There is a new awards event to celebrate and appreciate African music, going by the name, African Entertainment Awards USA aimed at promoting, uplifting, and uniting Africans globally.
This big event has been created to act as a platform for the voicing and advancing of the African Diaspora around the world and also addressing issues affecting Africans in the US and its territories.
Well, Kenyan celebrities are shinning yet again in this awards as they have been nominated in different categories in the much anticipated ceremony for next month.
Top East African boy band Sauti Sol, Choclate City’s Victoria Kimani, actress Lupita Nyong’o and actor Benjamin Ochieng and super model, Najuma Nasenyana have all received nominations in the AEA USA.
This is a great honour as all of these celebrities are Kenyans even if some are based in other countries. Benjamin Ochieng is a renowned actor who has featured in top American like; Tears Of The Sun, God’s Not Dead, Kwame, Default, The Boy and many more. He has been nominated in ‘Best Actor In A Film Or Series’.
Oscar award winner Lupita Nyong’o has also been nominated in the ‘Best Female Actress In A Movie’, with other top actresses like, Charlize Theron, Nigeria’s Yvonne Nelson, Zimbabwean Benu Mabhena.
BET nominees Sauti Sol are just getting better as the years go by. They have been nominated in the ‘Hottest Group’ category where they are up against Nigeria’s duo P-Square, South Africa’s Mafikilizo and Togo’s band, Toofan.
Victoria Kimani whose signed to Nigeria’s Chocolate City has been nominated for ‘Best Female Artist Of The Year’, with Tanzania’s songstress, Venessa Mdee, Nigeria’s Yemi Alade and South Africa’s Bucie.
Super model Najuma Nasenyana, who has modeled for Victoria Secret has been nominated for ‘Best Female Model’ with South Sudan’s Alek Wek, Ethiopia’s Liya Kebede, Sudanese American model, Ataui Deng and Nigeria’s Oluchi Onweagba.
Uganda’s Ann Kansiime has also been nominated in ‘Best Comedian’, up against Basket Mouth and Trevor Noah, Comrade Fatso and Michael Blackson. There you have it, vote for your favorite celebrity if you want them to scoop the awards to this one of a kind event.
The African Entertainment Awards USA will be held October 31st 2015 at the Mary Burch Theater Essex County College, New Jersey, where top African artists like Diamond Platnumz will perform.