Mbonyi Israel leads Groove Awards Rwanda 2017 Best winnersPosted By: Patience Rutayisire - On:18/12/2017
Groove Awards Rwanda destined to compensating gospel and worship musicians in favor of encouraging them to reach another level of spreading the word of God.
Headlined with the ‘’Together We Can’’ as the debatable subject of the concert, the events saw the large number of the youth despite uninvited guests were denied to attend the ceremony that kicked off 5pm and folded at 9pm.
Mery Masika, for the first time in Rwanda, electrified the stage
The gospel music gifted singers who attended were local artists such as; Aimiable Twahirwa, Tonzi, Phanny Wibabara, Jack B, Dominick Ashimwe other than foreigners that include the Super Kenyan bluebird , Mery Masika who landed unforgettable performance.
The CEO of Mo Sound and Groove Awards founder offering the prize to Israel Mbonyi
The ceremony officially opened by word of prayer led by Dr. Masengo Fidele, as soon as people echoed Amen the Rwanda’s national anthem followed in, Rwanda Nziza which simply means beautiful Rwanda.
Here is the full list of the best winners
- Best male artist of the year: Israel Mbonyi
- Best female artist of the year: Dinah Uwera
- Best Choir of the year: Shalom Choir (ADEPR Nyarugenge)
- Best upcoming music group or solo: Jado Sinza
- Best song of the year: Ndaguhetse by Gisubizo Ministries
- Best worship song of the year : Imvugo yiwe by Gentil Bigizi
- Best HipHop music : Yaguhenda by MD
- Best video music : Yesu ni sawa by Beauty for Ashes
- Best group dance: Shekinah Drama team
- Best Radio gospel program : Gospel Image show / RBA Musanze
- Best TV gospel program : Shalom gospel/ TV1
- Best journalist of the year ( Radio): Peace Nicodem Nzahoyankuye
- Best Christian website: Ibyishimo.com
5 batches selected by the judge panel
- Best songwriter: Israel Mbonyi
- Best Audio track producer: Justin Haragakiza
- Best video song producer: Pro Karenzo
- Best diaspora artist : Romulus Rushimisha
- Outstanding Gospel supporter: Pastor Ephraim Rushimisha
Shalom, the best choir of the year
Yesu ni sawa track awarded as best vieod music of the year
Kavutse Olivier recieved awards for Beauty For Ashes