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 Art||Short Stories|
|Emmanuel Wandera||Kennedy Kiiru Macharia|
|Martin Liam Njiru||Ian Abraham Nyakinya|
|Yona Wanjala Mudibo||Wilson Westwood|
|Francis Lee Gitahi||Moses Nguyai|
Poetry And Spoken Word
Online Radio And Podcast
|Mumbi Macharia||#LazeReggae Invasion Podcast|
|Cardiac poet||Mo Nyarinda|
|René Louis Solomon||Friday Foreplay|
|Crazy Mwanafunzi||The Get Down|
|Alfaisal 254||Asylum Radio: East Africa’s leading online radio station|
|Live Band||Experimental Music|
|Nairobi Horns Project||Halisi the Band|
|Chief and The Marshalls||Maryolive Mungai|
|Daniel Omulo Otieno|
|Feysal Anthony NAir|
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