5 weeks ago, we parked our bags and set off on the #GrooveWithSafaricom Tour, we visited 5 towns Machakos, Narok, Kisii, Mombasa and Karatina. Our last destination led us to Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani where the winners of the Groove Awards 2016 would be announced and awarded for their hard work and strive to transform lives through gospel music.

The ladies were elegantly dressed, and had long and beautiful strides as they walked down the red carpet to take pictures that would ensure the memories from the day were deeply rooted in their minds. The men on the other hand were all looking dapper in their well fitted (Italian – I presume) suits. Both the nominees and their supporters strut the red carpet runway looking very beautiful, each one leaving their own unique mark.

The décor inside Safaricom Stadium, Indoor Arena took our breath away as soon as we set foot in the building. The ambiance felt glamorous and the air was filled with excitement and anticipation in readiness for the winners in the different categories to be announced. Size 8’s opening act was full of energy and she had everyone in the audience on their feet. This was just the beginning of what would go on to be an epic evening. Daddy Owen, Mercy Masika, Gloria Muliro and Kelele Takatifu were some of the artists who performed during the award ceremony.

Winners in the different categories were awarded and they each accepted their award with an accompanying speech. We could tell some of the winners were well prepared with very composed speeches, like they had planned for this moment all their lives, while some just winged it and still managed to give a heartfelt speech, thanking all those who made it possible to be where they were in that exact moment in time.

The moment we had all been waiting for arrived and the drums rolled as the Emcee’s were ready to announce the Male and Female Artists of the Year 2016. This awards went to L-Jay Maasai and Mercy Masika respectively. The cheers and excitement from the crowd as they each accepted their awards and gave their speech is still very vivid in our mind and ears.

Thank you all for making Groove With Safaricom a success. Check out the list of all the winners here

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