Tanzania Music Awards

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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[edit]

2010 winners[edit]

Category Artist Track
Best Male Singer Banana Zorro
Best Female Singer Lady Jaydee
Best Song Writer Mzee Yusuf
Best Upcoming Artist Diamond
Best Hip hop Artist Chid Benzi
Best Rapper (from a Band) Kitokololo
Best Song Diamond 'Kamwambie'
Best Music Video CPwaa 'Problems'
Best Afro Pop Song Marlaw 'Pii Pii'
Best R&B Song Diamond '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[2] 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[edit]

Category Artist Track
Best Male Artist 20 Percent
Best Female Artist Lady Jaydee
Best Male Singer 20 Percent
Best Female Singer Linah
Best Song Writer 20 Percent
Best Upcoming Artist Linah
Best Hip Hop Artist Joh Makini
Best Rapper (from a Band) Khalid Chokoraa
Best Song 20 Percent 'Tamaa Mbaya'[3]
Best music video CPWAA ft Ms. Triniti, Mangwair & Dully Sykes 'Action'
Best Afro Pop Song 20 Percent 'Ya Nini Malumbano'
Best R&B Song Ben Pol 'Nikikupata'
Best Zouk/Rumba Song Barnaba '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, Mangwair & Dully Sykes 'Action'
Best Reggae Song Hardmad ft Enika & BNV 'Ujio Mpya'
Best Taarab Song Jahazi 'My Valentine'
Best East African Song Kidum & Lady Jaydee 'Nitafanya'
Best Traditional Song Mpoki ft Cassim 'Shangazi'
Best Producer Lamar
Hall of Fame trophy
  • to an individual: Said Mabera
  • to an institution: Tanzania Broadcasting Radio (TBC)

2012 winners[edit]

Category Artist Track
Best Male Artist Diamond
Best Female Artist Khadija Kopa
Best Male Singer Barnaba
Best Female Singer Lady Jaydee
Best Song Writer Diamond
Best Upcoming Artist Ommy Dimpoz
Best Hip Hop Artist Roma
Best Rapper (from a Band) Kalijo Kitokololo
Best Song Suma Lee 'Hakunaga'[4][5]
Best Music Video Diamond 'Moyo Wangu'
Best Afro Pop Song Suma Lee 'Hakunaga'
Best R&B Song Ben Pol 'My Number One Fan'
Best Zouk/Rhumba Song Ali Kiba 'Dushelele'
Best Hip Hop Song Roma 'Mathematics'
Best Collaboration Song Ommy Dimpoz ft Ali Kiba 'Nai Nai'
Best Swahili Song (from a Band) African Stars '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[edit]

Category Artist Track
Best male artist Diamond
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
Best Song Kala Jeremiah Dear God
Best Music Video Ommy Dimpoz Baadaye
Best Afro Pop Song  Ommy Dimpoz ft Vanessa Mdee Me an You
Best R&B Song Rama Dee ft. Mapacha 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 song writer 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[6]

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