Kenya’s most sought after mix master Joseph Mwenda alias Dj Joe Mfalme has scooped yet another continental music award nomination after the widely recognized AFRIMMA (Africa Music Magazine Awards) and AEA – USA (Africa Entertainment Awards)
The radio and TV deejay has been nominated for this year’s HAPA (Humanitarian African Prestigious Awards) Music awards, in the best African disc jockey category.
He will be battling it out with some of Africa’s finest mix masters which include; DJ Black Coffee | South Africa, DJ Spinall | Nigeria, Deejay Evra | DRC, DJ Maphorisa | South Africa, DJ D-Ommy | Tanzania, DJ Paulo Alves | Angola, DJ Nyce | Ghana, DJ Merco | France, DJ Exclusive | Nigeria.
Dj Joe Mfalme is honored to be representing Kenya in the awards and is grateful to the organizers who have recognized his craft as well as dedication in connecting people through music.
The HAPA Music Awards is a multi-cultural award with the sole purpose of honoring dignitaries, humanitarian acts, presidents, musicians, leaders, entrepreneurs and creative spirit of ordinary people who have captured audiences for generations and challenged our understanding through their arts and works.
Their mission is to build the bridge between the African cultures and the world for the kind of recognize outstanding African artists that we may not be privy to know in order continents.
The awards will be held on November 18th in Downtown Los Angeles, California – USA with the theme of Africa Unite.
Go ahead and vote for Dj Joe Mfalme via https://www.hapamusicawards.com/nominees
Ahead of the arrival of Yemi Alade‘s third studio album “Black Magic“, the vocal powerhouse enchants with the visual for her soaring romantic ballad “Nakupenda” featuring 2017 MTV EMA nominee from Kenya Nyashinski.
Housed on her extended play “Mama Afrique” and aided by the comeback king, the Swahili revamped version of the original sees Yemi Alade belt a classic African love anthem that will stand the test of time.
Yemi Alade rose to fame with her all timr hit dong Johnny after winning a Nigerian talent search in 2009, has since risen to great heights in the continent.
Former Kleptomaniax member Nyashinski previously collaborated with the Nigerian beauty on Coke Studio Africa season 4 in the live performance of Mungu Pekee. The track that saw great success is among the many tracks released by the talented rapper, who had previously been away from the spotlight for years, making his return in 2016.
The video that has already garnered over 50,000 views on YouTube in just one day was directed by Ovie Etseyatse.
This is not the first time Yemi has worked with a Kenyan artist nor sung in Swahili but sshe went a step further and released a French version of the song for her fans in francophone countries.
To support Nyashinski's bid for best Africa acts against Wizkid and Davido at the MTV EMAs vote http://www.mtvema.com/en-africa/vote