East Africa’s largest online music service, Mdundo, is set to announce its awards nominees starting this week ahead of the ceremony on 17th February 2018 during the Ongea East Africa Summit happening at The Sarit Centre, Westlands.
The Mdundo awards return again this year and the ceremony is scheduled to take place on the second last day of East Africa’s biggest music summit, ONGEA. The fourth edition of Mdundo awards aims at recognizing the most downloaded musicians in Kenya and solely based on download statistics on mdundo.com. Previously awarded are artists such as King Kaka, Timmy T Dat, Willy Paul, Sauti Sol, Mercy Masika and many more. The artist with the most downloads in each category will be selected and and awarded accordingly. The official announcements of this year’s nominees will be as follows:
Most Downloaded Afropop Artist (24th January)
Most Downloaded Hip-hop Artist (25th January)
Most Downloaded Gospel Artist (26th January)
Most Downloaded Group Single (29th January)
Most Downloaded Male Single (30th January)
Most Downloaded Female Single (31st January)
Most Downloaded Single of the Year (1st February)
“We’re very excited to announce the 35 nominees of this year’s Mdundo Awards in the following weeks. It will be our 4th edition where we’ll acknowledge the musicians that had the most downloads. This year we have more than 40,000 African musicians on our service, all of which are contributing to a growing African music industry. The Mdundo Awards is a great place for us to honour those artists that managed to top our charts the past 12 months. We hope to see many musicians and music fans at the event,” Mdundo’s CEO, Martin Nielsen remarks.
Mdundo is one of Africa’s biggest music services with almost 2 Million monthly active users from across the continent. The music service has the past 3 years grown to include music from 40,000 African musicians and it is the easiest and cheapest way to access African music. With offices across East Africa the service is well positioned in the region, the objective for the young company is to provide music lovers with easily and affordable access to music as well as kill illegal piracy of music in Africa