The 2020 Verse5ve Awards has a record 13 categories with 84 nominations. About a third of the artists have been nominated in more than one category. We take a look at some of the most nominated artists in the Awards.
Muhanjii and Shani lead the way with five nominations each. Both have been nominated in their respective artists of the year awards as well as in the Afro-pop song of the Year category for their song 'Elevate.' They also get a Video of the Year nomination as joint directors of the video of the song as well. As if that was not enough, both of them feature in Yo Alex's 'Anaweza' which is in the Collaboration of the Year category. Individually, Muhanjii also has another shot in the Collaboration of the Year category with DJ Sadic's 'Bado Nazidi' while Shani's 'Sema' is also nominated in the Rap Solo Act of the Year.
Josh Xtra bagged four nominations including the Male Artist of the Year; Collaboration of the Year for the song 'Bakayoko' with MC Kibunjah; Rap Solo Act of the Year for the song 'Yeah'; and Video of the Year for 'Yeah' as well, which was directed by Dambiz.
Moji Shortbabaa, Stonee Jiwe, Collo G, Branny and Nzau bagged three nominations each. Other multiple nominees include Manolo, Kamlesh Kagaba, Annette Tenaya, Sheila Juma, Masterpiece, Jay Donga, Shem, 2Testifayaz, Wanavokali, Silvah Mistarish, Holy Dave and Yo Alex.
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