From music to movies, series: Celebrities who won awards in 2021

Local programs are now gaining traction from all corners of the continent and abroad.

In Summary

• The Kenyan entertainment industry has grown and if you're a true fan of the industry, you can attest to this.

• With hard work comes fruits and results and the reward may come in form of a trophy money or any other kind.

Actor Joe Kinyua alias Njoro wa Uba
Actor Joe Kinyua alias Njoro wa Uba
Image: MOSES MWANGI

2021 has been a great year for so many people; from getting new jobs, landing deals, taking that leap of faith, you name.

It came with its own fair share of blessings.

Movies and series have been our companions for so many years.

Some of us learnt how to speak just by watching programs and yes we have learnt a lot along the way.

The Kenyan entertainment industry has grown and if you're a true fan of the industry, you can attest to this.

Opportunities have presented themselves in so many ways.

If I can give a few examples, Netflix and Showmax have really opened doors for so many artists.

Local programs are now gaining traction from all corners of the continent and abroad.

Our very own are winning awards and gaining recognition left, right and centre and we love that for all of them.

With hard work comes fruits and results and the reward may come in form of trophy money or any other kind.

Most creatives are rewarded with awards, especially artists, artists where one is nominated for a specific category and the public participate in choosing whom they think deserves the award.

In Kenya, we have very many award ceremonies that appreciate the hard work done.

Well, this year we have witnessed some of the most talented get the awards they deserve.

Here are celebrities who won awards this year 

Sarah Hassan

Sarah Hassan has proven to be unstoppable. The actress has shocked many this year with the endless wins. Indeed when it rains it pours.

This year, Sarah Hassan bagged two Kalasha awards for Lead Actress in the film, Just In Time and Best Lead Actress in TV drama, Crime And Justice.
This year, Sarah Hassan bagged two Kalasha awards for Lead Actress in the film,  Just In Time and Best Lead Actress in TV drama, Crime And Justice.
Image: Instagram/Sarah Hassan

She has entertained us in Crime and Justice, Just in Time among others and her hard work has beautifully paid off.

This year, she bagged two Kalasha awards for Lead Actress in the film,  Just In Time and Best Lead Actress in TV drama, Crime And Justice.

Nikita Kering

The multi-talented songbird Nikita Kering has shocked many with her gift. She's an amazing artist and a songwriter and her gift have not gone unnoticed.

Nikita bagged an AFRIMA award for the Best Female artiste Eastern Africa. You go girl.
Nikita bagged an AFRIMA award for the Best Female artiste Eastern Africa. You go girl.
Image: Instagram/Nikita Kering

Nikita bagged an AFRIMA award for the Best Female artiste in Eastern Africa. You go girl.

Sauti Sol 

Award-winning Kenyan Boy band Sauti Sol was crowned as the Best group for the AFRIMA awards.

The boy band treated their fans to a fire concert on Jamhuri Day at the Carnivore grounds after two years and saying it was lit is an understatement.

Sauti Sol members
Sauti Sol members
Image: courtesy

The totally sold-out concert was one for the books. More like an assignment well understood.

Shanah Manjeru also won an AFRIMA award for best inspirational music.

Catherine Kamau

Catherine Kamau popularly known as Kate the actress is not new to this industry. We have watched her in different programs she has become a household name.

Catherine Kamau is among those who smiled this year after she won a Kalasha award for Best Supporting Actress in the film, Kutu.
Catherine Kamau is among those who smiled this year after she won a Kalasha award for Best Supporting Actress in the film, Kutu.
Image: Instagram/Catherine Kamau

Well, Kate is among those who smiled this year after she won a Kalasha Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film, Kutu.

Joe Kinyua

This year has been good to Joe Kinyua also known as Njoro wa Uba.

Joe Kinyua "Njoro wa Uba" at Kalasha awards.
Joe Kinyua "Njoro wa Uba" at Kalasha awards.
Image: MOSES MWANGI

He has proven that this industry is very lucky to have him and his hard work did not go unnoticed.

Crazy Kennar

Crazy Kennar is a household name and he came and took the industry by storm. The very funny and creative comedian has cracked our ribs with his well thought out skits.

Crazzy Kennar bagged himself a Pulse Influencer Award for Kenya’s Comedy Influencer, Facebook Influencer and Instagram Influencer of the Year!
Crazzy Kennar bagged himself a Pulse Influencer Award for Kenya’s Comedy Influencer, Facebook Influencer and Instagram Influencer of the Year!
Image: Instagram/Crazy Kennar

This year, Kennar bagged himself a Pulse Influencer Award for Kenya’s Comedy Influencer, Facebook Influencer and Instagram Influencer of the Year!

The sky is clearly the limit.

Azziad

The queen of TikTok has all the reasons to say this year has been far too beautiful to her.

It rained and poured in Azziad's world. She was nominated for an E! People's Choice Award, a category that had some of the greatest African stars.

Azziad won a Couture Africa Style award for the Most Stylish Female Content Creator.
Azziad won a Couture Africa Style award for the Most Stylish Female Content Creator. 
Image: Instagram/Azziad

Just being nominated alone is a win for the influencer.

Well, Azziad won a Couture Africa Style award for the Most Stylish Female Content Creator. 

This year she also launched her own line of bags in collaboration with Denri Africa. That's what you call securing the bag.

Edited by D Tarus