Malawi 2018 UMP Awards: All the winners

Malawian rapper Suffix was crowned Album of the Year winner. Photo: Facebook
Malawian musician Pisky was the biggest winner at the 2018 Urban Music People (UMP) Awards ceremony held at Robins Park in Blantyre, Malawi, on 29 December.

The artist went home with Artist of the Year and Song of the Year accolades. Tuno was crowned Female Artist of the Year while Eli Njuchi was named Best New Act.

Suffix's album Before I Sleep earned him the Album of the Year title while Faith Mussa and Henwood triumphed in the Best Live Act and Best Producer categories respectively. South African artist King Monada came tops in the Best SADC Act category.

Other winners include Zathu Band (Best Band), Mabiliganya Empire (Best Duo/Group), Gwamba featuring Fredokiss (Collaboration of the Year), Fredokiss (Humanitarian Award) and Shammah Vocals (Best Afro-soul).

Below is the full list of winners:

Artist of the Year
  • Piksy 
  • Fredokiss
  • Gwamba
  • Suffix
  • Tay Grin
Music Video of the Year
  • ‘Lubwa’ – Tay Grin
  • ‘Kusasa Mau’ – Gwamba
  • ‘Ndendende’ – Janta
  • ‘No one’ – Sonye ft Tuno
  • ‘Temporary’ – Lackie ft Teddy
Music Video Director of the Year
  • VJ Ken
  • Essim
  • Mest Media
  • Ron Cz
  • VJ Ice
Album of the Year
  • Suffix – Before I Sleep
  • Mady P –  Chi One Tambala
  • Provoice – Knock It 1986
  • Seven O’ More – Yr2099
  • Sonye – Somewhere in Africa
Song of the Year
  • Piksy – ‘Umakwana’
  • Macelba ft Saint – ‘Maluzi’
  • Malinga Mafia – ‘Vuto Si Ine’
  • Tay Grin – ‘Lubwa’
  • Wikise – ‘Uli Nzinga?’
Collaboration of the Year
  • Gwamba ft Fredokiss – ‘Nthawi Zanji’
  • Macelba ft Saint – ‘Maluzi
  • Martse ft Bucci – ‘Dosage’
  • Saint ft JJC – ‘Friends’
  • Toast ft Eli Njuchi – ‘Hakuna Matata’
Best New Act
  • Eli Njuchi
  • Lackie
  • Man Chi
  • Mazz o Penga
  • Teddy
Best Female Act
  • Tuno
  • Hazel Mak
  • Hilco
  • Kim of Diamonds
  • Sangie
Producer of the Year
  • Henwood
  • BFB
  • Gaffar
  • Janta
  • DJ Sley
Best Urban Gospel
  • Shammah Vocals
  • Gwamba
  • Kelvin Sings
  • Saxess
  • Suffix
Best Hip Hop Artist/Group
  • Toast
  • Fredokiss
  • Seven O’ More
  • Macelba
  • Suffix
Best Dancehall Artist/Group
  • Purple C
  • Jay Jay Cee
  • Mady P
  • Malinga Mafia
  • Provoice
Best R&B/Afropop Artist/Group
  • Kelly Kay
  • Bucci
  • Kelvin Sings
  • Teddy
  • Tuno
Best Band
  • Zathu Band
  • Black Missionaries
  • Mibawa Band
  • Mizu band
  • Soul Raiders
Best Duo/Group
  • Mabilinganya Empire
  • Bossaro
  • Daredevilz
  • Fortress
  • W Twice
Best Live Act
  • Faith Mussa
  • Fredokiss
  • Gwamba
  • Suffix
  • Tay Grin
Best SADC International Act
  • King Monada
  • AKA
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Diamond Platinumz
  • Nasty C
Lifetime Achievement
  • Lucias Banda
Best Afro-soul Artist/Group
  • Shammah Vocals
  • Faith Mussa
  • Lawi
  • Lulu
  • Patience Namadingo
Humanitarian Award
  • Fredokiss

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