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CREATIVES GARAGE ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 3RD SONDEKA AWARDS

42 Nominees from Kenya and East Africa have been selected from over 200 successful applicants as finalists for the Sondeka Awards.

(Nairobi, Kenya, March. 3, 2020) Creatives Garage has compiled the list of final nominees for the 3rd annual Sondeka Awards. 42 nominees were selected from Kenya from an applicant pool of over 200 successful applicants. The awards were created by Creatives Garage to recognise members of the art community for excellence in their respective fields. 

The categories for the awards are Traditional Art, Short Stories, Poetry and spoken word, Online Radio  and Podcasts, Live Bands, Experimental Music and Digital Art. A panel of judges consisting of Liz Kilili, Muthoni Gathecha and Victor Gatonye will also select one creative to receive a lifetime achievement award. This award goes out to individuals who,during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding significance to the African creative economy and scene.Members of the public are urged to vote via www.sondeka.org before the deadline of 27th March 2020. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony that will be held on 1st April 2020. In addition to the awards handover the event will also have live performances by artists from around the region including Serro, Saisi and Renee Githinji. The latter was part of the winner last year in her category, dance.

The nominees for the 2020 Sondeka Awards are

Traditional ArtShort Stories
Emmanuel WanderaKennedy Kiiru Macharia
Martin Liam NjiruIan Abraham Nyakinya
Yona Wanjala MudiboWilson Westwood
Francis Lee GitahiMoses Nguyai
m_nineGladwell Pamba
AngoCj Gicheru




Poetry And Spoken Word


Online Radio And Podcast
Mumbi Macharia#LazeReggae Invasion Podcast
Mak MansaOneDown
Cardiac poetMo Nyarinda
René Louis SolomonFriday Foreplay
Crazy MwanafunziThe Get Down
Alfaisal 254Asylum Radio: East Africa’s leading online radio station


Live BandExperimental Music
SERROBasthma
Nairobi Horns ProjectHalisi the Band
Shamsi MusicKALI
RASHMumala Maloba
WeN_MusicCathy Matete
Chief and The MarshallsMaryolive Mungai


Digital Art
Daniel Omulo Otieno
Feysal Anthony NAir
John mutahi
Ng’endo Mukii
Bénir
Kelvin Shani
About Creatives Garage

Creatives Garage is a multi-disciplinary collective space for Creatives to network, share ideas, collaborate, learn, gain market accessibility and push boundaries. Our goal is to create a thriving ecosystem that impacts investing opportunities to deliver financial and social double bottom-line returns. We work with visual artists, performing artists and tech innovators who are social change agents in the society. Creatives Garage is a registered Arts Trust based in Nairobi. It was registered in 2013.

Contact: Trish Gitau

Phone: +254720721003

Email: curator@creativesgarage.org

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