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Gwamba, Fredokiss dominates Malawi UMP awards: Apse Mtima is song of the year

Written by  Our Reporter

Urban Music People (UMP) has awarded musicians, industry personnel for their hardwork and accomplishment with new kid on the block Waxy K, old timers Gwamba and Fredokiss winning big.

Fredokiss: Speaking after the award Fredokiss: Speaking after the award
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The star studded red carpet event took place at Bingu International Convention Center on Saturday night.


Waxy K, whose rise to stardom came with his Zazii record,  capturing everyone’s attention is now Best New Act.


Gwamba went home with two accolades for Best Gospel Act and Album of the year for Jesus Is My Boss CD. His feature in Kell Kays Mr Yesu also found him being part winner of Best Collaboration award.

Tough choices reigned in Best Live Act category as Tay Grin had a great year putting up extraordinary push but it was Fredokiss with his massive ghetto free shows that took the night.


As if that was not enough, the newly signed NBS Bank ambassador won two more categories in Best Hip Hop and Artist of the year.


Fredokiss attributed all this success to God.


“I am grateful to God. There will more hard work from here,” he said.


Song of the year went to Malceba for his Apse Mtima record which undoubtedly deserved the win as it is the most talked about and has changed the vocabulary of the urban slang.


Disappointment  for Stich Fray as he had the highest nominations in five  categories but ended up with no gong.


Fans took to social media to express themselves.


One Repro K said “If you ever feel sad, remember Stitch Fray got most nominations at UMP 2017 but walked out empty handed”.


Another casualty is Purple C. The reggae dancehall artist was regarded as a favourate to win however, the Don Malinga Mafia reigned supreme and so did Sangie in the female category.


Tapps Bandawe was honoured for his exemplary work in championing urban music in the country. He was awarded the prestigious Lifetime achievement award.


In the newly introduced SADC act category, Cassper Nyovest emerged winner.


In a message via Twitter, the South African said he was grateful that his Family Tree label had achieved another accolade.


Here is a full list of UMP 2017 award winners :


Best Live – Fredokiss


Best Group/duo – Bossaro Music Group


Best Band – Mizu Band


Best Gospel Act- Gwamba


Best Collaboration – Kell Kay feat Gwamba “Mr Yesu”


Best Reggae Dancehall – Malinga Mafia


Best New Act – Waxy K


Best RnB – Kell Kay


Best Female Artist – Sangie


Best SADC Act – Cassper Nyovest


Best Hip Hop Act- Fredokiss


Video of the year- Dj Nathan Tunes feat Hazel Mak. Gwetsa


Best Video Director – Sukez


Album of the year – Gwamba “Jesus Is My Boss”


Producer of the year – BFB


Artist of the year – Fredokiss


Song of the Year – Macelba “Apse Mtima”

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