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Pan African music streaming service Mdundo has announced its East Africa awards list for the year with a list featuring some of the biggest artists in the continent.

The Mdundo Awards are given to artists on the platform who have achieved milestones that are worthy of recognition. The awards are divided into three categories; platinum (1,000,000+ downloads), gold (500,000+ downloads) and silver (250,000+). Platinum awards are the highest recognition an artist receives followed by gold awards then silver awards.

East Africa is a huge music market with listeners loving various genres such as Bongo, Kaswida, Gengetone, Kapuka, and more. The awards feature some of the biggest artists in East Africa with big names such as Diamond Platnumz with two Platinum Awards and Femi One, who has been awarded a silver award for her hit club banger Utawezana.

List of Awardees

Platinum awards

  • Jeje - Diamond Platnumz

  • Waah (feat. Koffi Olomide) - Diamond Platnumz

Gold awards

  • Fall In Love - Harmonize

  • Nimekuzoea - Nandy

  • Jeshi - Harmonize

Silver awards

  • Tamu (feat Rayvanny) - Mac Voice

  • Wapo - Harmonize

  • Utawezana - Femi One

The Mdundo awards are a way, every quarter, to recognize and celebrate the efforts of artists across Africa who put in the work and effort to create great music that entertains and informs us. Mdundo continues to work on its mission to provide legal access to music to over 300 million people in Africa who do not have access to streaming data.


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