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Malawi 2018 UMP Awards: All the winners

Written by  MBC Online

Malawian musician Pisky was the biggest winner at the 2018 Urban Music People (UMP) Awards ceremony held at Robins Park in Blantyre, Malawi, on 29 December.

Piksy: Wins big in UMP Awards Piksy: Wins big in UMP Awards

The artist went home with Artist of the Year and Song of the Year accolades. Tuno was crowned Female Artist of the Year winner while Eli Njuchi was named Best New Act. Suffix's album Before I Sleep earned him the Album of the Year title. Faith Mussa and Henwood triumphed in the Best Live Act and Best Producer categories respectively. South African artist King Monada came tops in the Best SADC Act category.

Other winners include Zathu Band (Best Band), Mabiliganya Empire (Best Duo/Group), Gwamba featuring Fredokiss (Collaboration of the Year), Fredokiss (Humanitarian Award) and Shammah Vocals (Best Afro Soul).

Below is the full list of winners:

Artist of the Year
•    Piksy

Music Video of the Year
•    ‘Lubwa’ – Tay Grin

    Music Video Director of the Year
•    VJ Ken

Album of the Year

•    Suffix – Before I Sleep

Song of the Year

•    Piksy – ‘Umakwana’

Collaboration of the Year

•    Gwamba ft Fredokiss – ‘Nthawi Zanji’

Best New Act
•    Eli Njuchi

Best Female Act
•    Tuno

Producer of the Year

•    Henwood

Best Urban Gospel

•    Shammah Vocals

Best Hip Hop Artist/Group
•    Toast

Best Dancehall Artist/Group
•    Purple C

Best R&B/Afropop Artist/Group
•    Kelly Kay

Best Band
•    Zathu Band

Best Duo/Group
•    Mabilinganya Empire

Best Live Act
•    Faith Mussa

Best SADC International Act
•    King Monada

Lifetime Achievement
•    Lucias Banda

Best Afro-soul Artist/Group
•    Shammah Vocals

Humanitarian Award
•    Fredokiss

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