Tanzania Music Awards are national music awards held annually in Tanzania. They are also known as the Kilimanjaro Music Awards or the Kili Music Awards after their sponsor (Kilimanjaro Premium Lager). The awards were established in 1999 by the National Arts Council (BASATA) under the Tanzanian Ministry of Education and Culture.[1]

Award categories

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List of Top Artist 2022:[2]

List of 2022 awards:[3][4]

  • Song, Bongo Flava
  • Artist, bongo flava (male)
  • Entertainer, ⟨male⟩
  • Entertainer, ⟨female⟩
  • Artist, (male)
  • Artist, emerging
  • Album
  • Video
  • Artist, people's choice
  • Artist, people's choice (female)
  • Artist, East Africa
  • Artist, West Africa
  • Artist, South Africa
  • Collabo, African
  • Artist, singeli (male)
  • Artist, singeli (female)
  • Song, singeli
  • Artist, reggae/dancehall
  • Song, reggae/dancehall
  • Artist, taarab
  • Song, taarab
  • Artist, hip-hop (male)
  • Artist, hip-hop (female)
  • Dancer
  • Composer
  • Composer, melody
  • Director
  • Producer, bongo flava
  • Producer, singeli
  • Producer, hip-hop

2010 winners

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Category Artist Track
Best Male Singer Banana Zorro
Best Female Singer Lady Jaydee
Best Song Writer Mzee Yusuf
Best Upcoming Artist Diamond Platnumuz
Best Hip hop Artist Chid Beenz
Best Rapper (from a Band) Kitokololo
Best Song Diamond Platnumz 'Kamwambie'
Best Music Video CPwaa 'Problems'
Best Afro Pop Song Marlaw 'Pii Pii'
Best R&B Song Diamond Platnumz 'Kamwambie'
Best Hip Hop Song Joh Makini 'Stimu Zimelipiwa'
Best Collaboration Song AT ft Stara Thomas 'Nipigie'
Best Swahili Song (from a Band) African Stars Band 'Mwana Dar es Salaam'
Best Album (from a Band) African Stars Band 'Mwana Dar es Salaam'
Best Ragga/Dancehall Song Bwana Misosi 'Mungu Yuko Bize'
Best Reggae Song AY ft Wahu 'Leo (Reggae remix)'
Best Taarab Song Jahazi Modern Taraab 'Daktari wa Mapenzi'
Best Taarab[5] Album Jahazi Modern Taraab 'Daktari wa Mapenzi'
Best East African Song Kidumu and Juliana 'Haturudi Nyuma'
Best Traditional Song Mrisho Mpoto 'Nikipata Nauli'
Best Producer Lamar
Hall of Fame trophy
  • to an individual: Zahir Zorro
  • to an institution: Clouds FM

2011 winners

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Category Artist Track
Best Male Artist 20 Percent
Best Female Artist Lady Jaydee
Best Male Singer 20 Percent
Best Female Singer Linah Sanga
Best Song Writer 20 Percent
Best Upcoming Artist Linah Sanga
Best Hip Hop Artist Joh Makini
Best Rapper (from a Band) Khalid Chokoraa
Best Song 20 Percent 'Tamaa Mbaya'[6]
Best music video CPWAA ft Ms. Triniti, Albert Mangwea & Dully Sykes 'Action'
Best Afro Pop Song 20 Percent 'Ya Nini Malumbano'
Best R&B Song Ben Pol 'Nikikupata'
Best Zouk/Rumba Song Barnaba Classic 'Nabembelezwa'
Best Hip Hop Song JCB ft Fid Q & Chidi Benz 'Ukisikia Paah'
Best Collaboration Song JCB ft Fid Q & Chidi Benz & Jay Moe 'Ukisikia Paah'
Best Swahili Song (from a Band) Mapacha Watatu ft Mzee Yusuph 'Shika Ushikapo'
Best Ragga/Dancehall Song CPWAA ft Ms. Triniti, Albert Mangwea & Dully Sykes 'Action'
Best Reggae Song Hardmad ft Enika & BNV 'Ujio Mpya'
Best Taarab Song Jahazi Modern Taarab 'My Valentine'
Best East African Song Kidum & Lady Jaydee 'Nitafanya'
Best Traditional Song Mpoki Mjuni ft Cassim 'Shangazi'
Best Producer Lamar (Fish Crab)
Hall of Fame trophy
  • to an individual: Said Mabera
  • to an institution: Tanzania Broadcasting Radio (TBC)

2012 winners

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Category Artist Track
Best Male Artist Diamond Platnumz
Best Female Artist Khadija Kopa
Best Male Singer Barnaba Classic
Best Female Singer
Best Song Writer Supper Bass
Best Upcoming Artist Ommy Dimpoz
Best Hip Hop Artist Roma Mkatoliki
Best Rapper (from a Band) Kalijo Kitokololo
Best Song Suma Lee 'Hakunaga'[7][8]
Best Music Video Diamond Platnumz 'Moyo Wangu'
Best Afro Pop Song Suma Lee 'Hakunaga'
Best R&B Song Nicki Minaj 'You love'
Best Zouk/Rhumba Song Ali Kiba 'Dushelele'
Best Hip Hop Song Roma Mkatoliki 'Mathematics'
Best Collaboration Song Ommy Dimpoz ft Ali Kiba 'Nai Nai'
Best Swahili Song (from a Band) African Stars Band 'Dunia Daraja'
Best Ragga/Dancehall Song Queen Darleen ft Dully Sykes 'Maneno Maneno'
Best Reggae Song Warrior from the East 'Arusha Gold'
Best Taarab Song Isha Mashauzi 'Nani Kama Mama'
Best East African Song Jaguar 'Kigeugeu'
Best Traditional Song AT & Mwanne 'Vifuu Utundu'
Best Producer Maneke (AM Records)
Hall of Fame trophy

2013 winners

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Category Artist Track
Best male artist Diamond Platnumz
Best Female Artist Lady Jaydee
Best Male Singer Diamond
Best Female Singer Recho
Best Song Writer Ben Pol, Mzee Yusuf, Kala Jeremiah, Chalz Baba
Best Upcoming Artist Ally Nipishe
Best Hip Hop Artist Kala Jeremiah
Best Rapper (from a Band) Fagasoni/Ferguson
Best Song Kala Jeremiah Dear God
Best Music Video Ommy Dimpoz

Diamond Platnumz

Baadaye
Best Afro Pop Song Ommy Dimpoz ft Vanessa Mdee Me an You
Best R&B Song of the year Rama Dee ft. Mapacha Watatu Kuwa na subira
Best Zouk/Rhumba Song Amini
Best Hip Hop Song Nay wa Mitego Nasema Nao
Best Collaboration Song Ommy Dimpoz ft Vanessa Mdee Me and you
Best Swahili Song (from a Band) Mashujaa Band Risasi Kidole
Best Ragga/Dancehall Song Dabo Predator
Best Reggae Song Kilimanjaro Warriors from The East
Best Taarab Song Mjini Chuo Kikuu Khadija Kopa Mjini Chuo Kikuu
Best East African Song Jose Chameleone Valu Valu
Best upcoming songwriter Master FFE
Best Traditional Song Chocheeni Kuni Mrisho Mpoto ft Ditto
Best Producer Man Walter
Hall of Fame trophy
  • to an individual: Salum Abdallah
  • to an institution: Kilimanjaro Band wana Njenje[9]

2022 winners

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2022 Tanzania Music Awards[10][11]
Category Winner
(work)
Nominee
(work)
Nominee
(work)
Nominee
(work)
Nominee
(work)
Artist, (male) Harmonize Professor Jay Ben Pol Jux Young Lunya
Artist, (female) Nandy Frida Amani Joyce S. Mwaikofu Christina Shusho
Entertainer, ⟨male⟩ Harmonize Ali Kiba Sholo Mwamba Dulla Makabila Whozu
Entertainer, ⟨female⟩ Saraphina Nandy Shilole Maua Sama Anjella
Artist, emerging (male) Rapcha Kussah Kinata MC Lody Music Damian Soul*
Artist, emerging (female) Saraphina Abby Chams Marry G Zuhura A. Lwodyah Trixy Tonic
Artist, people's choice (male) Ali Kiba Harmonize Professor Jay Jux Marioo
Artist, people's choice (female) Nandy Rosa Ree Maua Sama Mary G Christina Shusho
Album Ali Kiba (One King) Harmonize
(High School)
Weusi
(Air Weusi)
Marco
Chali (Ona)
Wakazi
(Sauti za Busara Live)
Video Ali Kiba (Salute) Professor Jay
(Utaniambia Nini)
Jux
(Mapepe)
Kusah
(I Wish)
Rapcha
(Lisa)
Artist, East Africa Ali Kiba Alpha Rwirangira Sauti Sol Nandy Eddy Kenzo
Artist, West Africa Davido Burna Boy Wizkid Tiwa Savage Yemi Alade
Artist, South Africa Sho Madjozi Focalistic Jay Rox Cassper Nyovest DJ Maphorisa
Song, bongo flava Marioo
(Beer Tamu)
Harmonize
(Teacher)
Nandy
(Nimekuzoea)
Jux
(Sawa)
Maua Sama
(Zai)
Artist, bongo flava (male) Marioo Harmonize Ben Pol Jux Whozu
Artist, bongo flava (Female) Nandy Rosa Ree Mary G Saraphina Anjella
Collabo, African Harmonize (Attitude) Nandy
(Leo Leo)
Jux
(Free Your Mind)
Marioo
(Miamor)
Whozu
(Chawa)
Artist, singeli (male) Sholo Mwamba Balaa MC Kinata MC Man Fongo Meja Kunta
Artist, singeli (female) Snura Mimah Rehema Khamis Tajiri Lamona
Song, singeli Sholo Mwamba
(Alowee)
Kinata MC
(Do Lemi Go)
Balaa MC
(Stress)
Kala Jeremiah
(Wewe)
Fido
(Ugaigai)
Artist, reggae/dancehall Baddest 47 Ras Squad Dabo Mtanzania Warriours From the East Paul Raphael Mihambo
Song, reggae/dancehall Baddest 47
(Unaota)
Arusha All Star
(Mwenge)
Dabo Mtanzania
(Propaganda)
Ras Squad
(Queen)
Warriours from the East
(Jambo Remix)
Artist, taarab (male) Mzee Yusuph Mwinyi Mkuu
Artist, taarab (female) Khadija Yussuf Sikudhani Ally Nasra Shaban Abdallah Fatma Mahmoud Malkia Leyla Rashid
Song, taarab Mzee Yusuph
(Usinifokee)
Mwinyi Mkuu
(Keep Talking)
DSM Taarab
(Tunapwaga na Uhuru)
Mwanahamisi Pogoba
(Roho Mbaya Ugonjwa)
Artist, hip-hop (male) Young Lunya Professor Jay Darassa Rapcha Nay Wa Mitego
Artist, hip-hop (female) Chemical Zuhura A. Lwodyah Liss La Mode Rosa Ree Frida Amani
Lyricist Professor Jay
(Utaniambia Nini)
Ali Kiba
(Utu)
Rapcha
(Lisa)
Marioo
(Miamor)
Darassa
(Loyalty)
Composer, melody Ali Kiba Chege Maarifa Stamina Marioo
Dancer, (female) Baby Drama
Director Hanscana Travellah Joozey Nicklass Director S
Producer, bongo flava Mr T Touch S2kizzy Kimambo Yogo Beats Bin Laden
Producer, hip-hop S2kizzy Mr T Touch Kimambo Yogo Beats Bin Laden
Producer, singeli Kenny Touchez
(Do Lemi Go)
Kenny Touchez
(Sawa)
*Note: Damian Soul is a long-established artist nominated to the 'emerging artist' category by mistake.

See also

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References

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  1. ^ Tanzania Music Awards: A short history of Tanzania Music Awards
  2. ^ Kwaz (4 April 2022). "The Best And Top Tanzania Artist 2022 – 2023". Muhanidj.com. Dar es Salaam: Muhanidj. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  3. ^ Kwaz (4 April 2022). "Tanzania Music Awards Winners Washindi Tuzo za muziki tanzania 2021/2022". Njiromediaa.com. Dar es Salaam: Njiromediaa. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  4. ^ Nzula (5 April 2022). "Full List of winners from the Tanzania Music Awards". kbc.co.ke. Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  5. ^ http://www.zanzibar.net/music_culture_music_styles/taarab
  6. ^ allAfrica.com: '20 Percent' Bags Five Tanzania Music Awards 27 March 2011
  7. ^ The Citizen: Ecstasy, shock losses dominate 2012 Kili awards 16 April 2012
  8. ^ The Citizen: Kili: More than just awards 20 April 2012
  9. ^ "Orodha ya washindi wa Tuzo za Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards - wavuti.com". Archived from the original on 13 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  10. ^ Nzyoka, Mumbua Nzula (5 April 2022). "Full List of winners from the Tanzania Music Awards". Dar es Salaam: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  11. ^ Maganga, Charles (3 April 2022). "Here Is The Full List Of Winners For 2021 Tanzania Music Awards". notjustok.com. Dar es Salaam: notjustok. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
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(List of winners from the Tanzania Music Awards)