Being one of the few award shows left in Kenya, the much anticipated groove awards took place this Saturday at Safaricom stadium, Kasarani grounds, it went down in history as a colorful occasion as they celebrated their 10th annual groove awards, amidst fear of the readiness of the event as It was earlier postponed from the 1st to the 6th of June.

Fashion took the center stage as different artistes and celebrities showed up glam and elegant as their photos were taken at the red carpet. We couldn’t help but notice this year couples were more in numbers as they strode in arm in arm from Dj Crowbar and wife Joy to Eric Omondi who brought his girlfriend along I guess this makes that official. Not forgetting some of the secular artistes {Kaka Sungura and Octoppizzo) who chose to celebrate this night with their colleagues.

The awaited moment came on as winners of the different categories were announced, and the Man of the hour Bahati who chose to go official in a grey suit and a tie took the Male artistes of the year for the second year running as well as video of the year award for his song {Barua} this would not be his last as he took home more awards as the night progressed, of course our favourite gospel couple Dj mo and size eight were all coordinated in all white and a red and white clean cut jumper, as she dazzled in a white dress and a her red hair trademark. Dj Mo who took home the Dj of the year award changed outfits as he was inspired by a reggae kind of of hip choice for the remaining part of the night.

Despite the fact that Willy Paul didn’t bug an award the best moment came as he and size 8 and took to the stage and performed their hit song ‘Tamtam’, which saw the crowd go wild and one couldn’t help but notice the cabinet secretary Hassan Wario dance to the tune as Mercy Mersikas uplifting song ‘Mwema’ took the crowd by storm.

One by one the winners took to the stage as they received their awards, it got a bit emotional for some but finally they were getting recognition for a job well done, I must say it was night filled with grace and jubilee.

By Janet Karani.