Zambian music sensation, Yo Maps, last night was the biggest winner at the Kwacha Music Awards bagging five prizes.
The singer, real name, Elton Mulenga, scooped awards in various categories that included Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Male Artiste, Best Conscious Song and Best Mainstream Pop song.
The Abel Chungu assisted smash hit ‘Try Again’ was responsible for ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Best Mainstream Pop’ and ‘Best Conscious Song’ awards.
Other notable winners on the night were Chef 187 who walked away with Best Rap/Hip-Hop album and Best R & B song for his record ‘Nobody’.
Pompi scooped Best Male Gospel Artiste while Towela Kaira won the Best Female Artiste of the Year.
Rapper Sampa the Great won Best International Artiste while last year’s big winner Chile One Mr Zambia scooped the Best Artiste Copperbelt Province.
Copperbelt rappers Chanda na Kay won Best Duo while Jaggery Chanda of the WITCH fame was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Below is the full list of winners
KWACHA MUSIC AWARDS 2023 WINNERS
*ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Yo Maps)
*SONG OF THE YEAR (Try again – Yo Maps)
*BEST MALE ARTISTE – Yo Maps
*BEST FEMALE – Towela kaira
*BEST RAP/HIP-HOP – Chef 187
*BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE – Sampa the great
*BEST MAINSTREAM POO SONG – Try again Yo Maps
*BEST COPPERBELT ARTISTE – Chile One
*BEST COLLABORATION – Slap Dee ft Casper nyovest
*BEST ARTISTE WESTERN PROVINCE – Mumble Jumble
* BEST ARTISTE LUSAKA PROVINCE – DIZMO
* BEST ARTISTE NORTHERN PROVINCE – Muzo aka Alphonso
*BEST ARTISTE SOUTHERN PROVINCE – KING ILLEST
* BEST ARTISTE NORTHM-PROVINCE – Cox
* BEST ARTISTE MUCHINGA PROVINCE – Happy K
* BEST ARTISTE LUAPULA PROVINCE – Nack Unity
*BEST ARTISTE EASTERN PROVINCE – Chile 84
*BEST ARTISTE CENTRAL PROVINCE – Emmy BrokenHill
* BEST DUO – Chanda na kay
*BEST RnB SONG – Nobody, chef 187
* BEST LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Mr Jagary Chanda
* BEST DANCEHALL – T-Sean
* BEST MUSIC PRODUCER – T-Sean
* BEST NEW COMER MALE – Triple M
* BEST NEW COMER FEMALE – Terry the vocalist
* HUMANITARIAN AWARD – Macky 2
* BEST INDIGENOUS SOUND – Afunika
* BEST CONSCIOUS SONG – Try again, Yo Maps
* BEST BAND – Amayenge
* BEST CHOIR – Security and defense choir
* BEST GOSPEL ALBUM – Pompi _ pole pole
* BEST GOSPEL ARTISTE MALE – Pompi
* BEST GOSPEL ARTISTE FEMALE – Deborah
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