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Femi One, Flaqo, Sauti Sol Bag Major Wins at NRG Fan Fave Awards
The people have spoken!
On Friday, NRG radio hosted its first virtual NRG Fan Fave awards. Hosted by comedian King Kalala, the ceremony honored some of the Kenya’s biggest names including musicians and other young movers making great strides in the creative arts as you, the fans, got the last word in voting for your favorite personalities.
Big winners of the night included Femi One, who bagged Gengetone Song and Collab OTY for her hit song “Utawezana” featuring Mejja. Sauti Sol not only snugged Group OTY but also Song OTY awards for “Suzanna”. Activist Boniface Mwangi, comedians Flaqo and Njugush dominated social media categories as the Twitter, Insta and Facebook Bosses OTY, respectively. Khaligraph Jones and Nadia Mukami were crowned Male and Female artists OTY, as Edgar Obare was not left to chance, winning Blogger OTY award.
Rounding out the night’s major honorees was Eliud Kipchoge, who was named the Sports Icon OTY for his tremendous successes in putting Kenya on the world map.
Check out the full list of NRG Fan Fave Awards winners 2020 below!
Male artist of year -Khaligraph Jones
Female artist of the year -Nadia Mukami
Song of the year -“Suzanna” by Sauti Sol
Group of the year -Sauti Sol
Facebook personality of the year- Njugush
Comedian of the year -Njugush
DJ of the year -DJ Joe Mfalme
TV star of the year – Amina Abdi Rabar
Gospel act of the year -Mercy Masika
Nganya of the year -Dexter
Sports Icon of the year -Eliud Kipchoge
Blogger of the year -Edgar Obare
Rising star of the year -Odi wa Murang’a
Insta Boss of the year -Flaqo
Vskit of the year – Wairimu
Campus Radio of the year -KU Radio
Style Icon of the year -Anita Nderu
Hip Hop song of the year- Glory by Nyashinski
Twitter Boss of the Year- Boniface Mwangi
Catch Phrase of the year- You can Gerrit (CS Mutahi Kagwe)
County of the year- Nairobi
Gengetone song of the year- Femi one feat. Mejja- Utawezana
Collabo of the year- Utawezana- Femi One feat. Mejja
Special Category of the year- Samidoh
Thank you ?? https://t.co/NgUCkONtL4
— SAUTI SOL (@sautisol) October 3, 2020
— Odi Wa Murang’a (@odi_wa_muranga) October 3, 2020
— Mwalimu Rachel (@MwalimuRachel) October 2, 2020
Ciru Muriuki Reveals Dad Succumbed to COVID-19
Just a month after losing her father, on Friday, Ciru Muriuki revealed that he succumbed to COVID-19. In a series of tweets, the celebrated journalist narrated an interaction with a petrol station attendant who happened to say that the pandemic was but a fake. “This weekend while at a petrol station, I struck up a conversation with the attendant, who proceeded to tell me that COVID-19 is fake, a ploy to get donor funds”, tweeted Ciru, adding that the attendant’s remarks “broke” her “because my father died of COVID-19.”
She also confirmed to have contracted the virus herself, “I also contracted the virus, and had to mourn my dad in almost complete solitude. I cannot think of anything worse”, and issued a warning to complacent Kenyans, “This thing is real. Complacence is our worst enemy.”
Netizens flooded her timeline with comforting messages following the statement.
??? Pole. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for reminding us that we all need to take precautions all the time.
— RayRay (@potentash) October 2, 2020
Sorry to all of you. In kenya, we can’t believe a lion is alive not unless we touch it. The way corona was introduced to us by the gvt it was very conspicuous. We could not believe it. Then the victims hide it. We needed people like you to be ambassadors of fight against covid-19
— mutie junior (@mutiej2) October 3, 2020
I almost lost my uncle for ulcers and pneumonia just because the hospital was waiting for his Covid19 test results. I am also sure that so many people who died during the period of Covid19 had be be pronounced to have succumbed of it even if it was not.. covid 19 was a cash cow
— kevin ochieng (@AberOchieng) October 3, 2020
‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey’ Trailer Released
Netflix has released the first official trailer for its upcoming Christmas-themed movie, “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey”. Starring Forest Whitaker, Madalen Mills and Keegan-Michael Key, and directed by David E. Talbert, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.
“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” arrives on the streaming platform and in select theaters November 13th,2020.
Anddd just like that, I have a new holiday fave. ?
“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” – written and directed by David E. Talbert, starring Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Anika Noni Rose with Phylicia Rashad and more, comes to Netflix on November 13!! pic.twitter.com/fsyWxT1ROB
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) October 4, 2020
FIRST LOOK: From legendary Playwright and Director, @DavidETalbert, comes this whimsical and inspiring new holiday movie that is pure magic AND has all your faves!!
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is coming this holiday season to Netflix! pic.twitter.com/PLkUpWELqL
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) September 29, 2020
#JingleJangle: I just seen a ton of screen shots of this on facebook. Sometimes I seen Blackness on this level I feel so proud. This looks so cool, I teared up a bit. Cant wait to check this out for the Holidays! https://t.co/1yAnixPwoj
— Will Johnson (@MendingMercy) October 1, 2020