Kenyan artistes’ efforts pay off as they are regionally-recognised in this super-awesome music awards

Africa’s leading music service - Mdundo, has partnered with the biggest Music Summit in Eastern Africa - ONGEA! 2017, to reward the most downloaded Kenyan music of 2016.

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ONGEA! 2017 runs 12.00pm-10.00pm Daily, from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 February, at the same Venue, where Entry is Free.

This will be the 3 Mdundo Award in history. The Awards are selected based on the number of Downloads on the Mdundo Platform, Shyqo Koinange - Head of Music at Mdundo, explains, “The philosophy behind our Awards is to acknowledge Musicians based on the real Consumption of their Music, instead of a panel or a voting process, which is often practiced. We are very happy to be Hosted by ONGEA! this year”.

This year’s Mdundo Awards will have 7 Categories and the Nominees are set to be Announced before Saturday 11 February:

Mike Strano, the Founding Director of the Event’s owner - PHAT! Music & Entertainment, says, “The Mission of ONGEA! is to help Develop a Music Industry in Eastern Africa that is Professional, Transparent and Profitable for All; so the Mdundo Awards resonate well with that Objective. We are very excited to Acknowledge the hard working Musicians who have been Nominated for these Awards”.

Previous award Winners include Bahati, King Kaka, Sauti Sol, Victoria Kimani and Willy Paul.

ONGEA! 2017 is supported by HBR103.5FM, 98.4 Capital FM, Vision TV, Protel Studios, MOB Entertainment, Artville Music, Extra Dimensions, PHAT! Productions, Safaricom, EnM Group, Mdundo, Bloggers Association of Kenya, Music in Africa, Plive, PHAT!buzz, Radar Security, Efficaxx, Sarit Centre and Zehneria Portico.

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