Hip hop gospel artist Gwamba and man of the moment Fredokiss were the two artists that won big on Saturday night during the Urban Music People (UMP) awards held at Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe.
Gwamba won album of the year award with his album Jesus is My Boss, gospel artist of the year, and best collaboration for his song Mr Yesu which he did with Kells Kay.
Fredokiss, real name Penjani Kalua, won the artist of the year award, best rap/hip hop artist of the year and best live act.
The three awards for Fredokiss could not have come at a better time than now as he has just been named brand ambassador for NBS Bank to encourage entrepreneurship among the youth.
Malceba, who became an overnight sensation with his song Apse Mtima, won the best song of the year award while Malinga Mafia won the best reggae/dancehall act.
Other winners are Kells Kay for best R’n’B artist, Waxy K for best new artist, Mizu Band for best band of the year, Bossaro Music Group for best duo/group.
Sangie won the best female act, DJ Nathan Tunes and Hazel won the best music video of the year award while Cassper Nyovest won the best Sadc act.
The awards ceremony was spiced up by performances from South Africa’s rapper Emtee. n