Ali kiba sweeps Tanzania’s KTMAs 2015




Are you #teamkiba or #teamdiamondplatnumz? Whoever you were rooting for last night, every Tanzanian no doubt enjoyed Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards (KTMA) 2015, that went down at Milimani City Hall in Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania’s version of the Grammys or BET Awards celebrated the country’s music and the artistes who put in the time and effort to produce the tunes that are beloved by music lovers from all walks of life.

Although Ali kiba and Diamond Platinumz, Tanzania’s music heavyweights did not grace the colorful ceremony to actually accept their awards, the duo dominated the night even in absentia.

Vee Money trio doing their thang

Vee Money trio doing their thang

Ali kiba took home five out of six KTMA2015 nominations, and Platinumz scooped two out of five nominations.

Here is the full list of all winners.

Best Swahil Song (Band)

 Vijana Wa Ngwasuma, “Walewale”

 Best R&B Song

 Jux, “Sisikii”

Video of the Year

 Diamond Platinumz, “Mdogomdogo”

 Best Hip-Hop Song

 Prof J Ft. Diamond Platinumz, “Kipi Sijasikia”

 Best Hip-Hop artist

 Joh Makini,

Best Group Bongo Fleva – Miyamoto Band 

Best Group Taarab – Jahazi Modern Taarab 

Best Band – Fm Academia

 Best Upcoming artiste – Baraka Da Prince

 Best Song with Natural Taste “Waite”-Mrisho Poto Ft. Felly Kano

 Best Song Zouk / Rhumba – “Nitampata Wapi” – Diamond Platinumz

 Best Song Afro Pop –“Mwana”—Ali Kiba

 Best Producer Bands – Enrico 

Best Producer Bongo Lyrics Fleva – Nahreel 

Best Rapper Band - Jose Mara

Best Composer Bongo Fleva – Ali Kiba

Best Rapper Taarab- Yussuf Mzee

Best Entertainer Male – Ali Kiba

Best Entertainer Female – Venessa Dee

Best Male Singer Taarab – Mzee Yussuf

Best Bongo Flava Male Singer Male – Ali Kiba

 Best Singer Female Taarab – Isha Mashauzi

Best Bongo Fleva Singer Female – Vanessa Dee

Best Taarab Song

“Mapenzi hayana Dhamana” – Isha Mashauzi

Song of the year

“Mwana” – Ali Kiba

Best East African Song

“Sura Yako”—Sauti Soul

 Best Reggae Song

“Let Them Know” –Maua