|BEN GITHAE - Mabataro|
THREE TIME GROOVE NOMINEE: Ben Githae is used to success. He's had numerous hit songs and albums, and enjoyed great airplay over the years. His first album, Mwiri Uyu (My Body) was released in 1996, and he's since followed that up with five others, including the Kisima nominated 2006 album Milanza na Roho. Yet it's his recent album, MABATARO which is gaining him significant attention. Driven by the hugely popular and much demanded Maya Ni Mabataro (Kikuyu for 'These are my requests'), the album has gotten him serious crossover attention.
This peasant's son turned inspirational musician, who's toured both regionally and internationally, is up for three major awards; Male Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Central Song of the Year.
Note that PewaHewa.com merely highlights the artist, and DOES NOT endorse the artist or their music as a winner in the respective categories. Nominations in relevant 2010 Groove categories are as follows:
SONG OF THE YEAR