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Vote For Your Favourite Kenyan Celebrities On TUKO.co.ke Awards 2024; Here’s How

The nominees will be selected by an independent jury, made up of different entertainment industry leaders. However, readers will determine the winners by voting for their favourite finalists in each category.

The second edition of the TUKO.co.ke Entertainment Awards 2024 officially launched on May 15, 2024. To better include the diversity of the Kenyan entertainment scene, the digital media platform has increased the number of categories and the number of nominees in each of them.

The nominees will be selected by an independent jury, made up of different entertainment industry leaders. However, readers will determine the winners by voting for their favourite finalists in each category.

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Meet the Jury of TUKO.co.ke Entertainment Awards 2024

Silva Kido

One of Kenya’s foremost entertainment reporters and a prominent radio presenter, Kido brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, with a deep understanding of the industry’s inner workings

“It was a very fair process because it cuts across all generations including Gen Z. It gave an opportunity to everyone who deserved a nomination to get appreciation. I look forward to this nomination creating opportunities for artists in future to get the recognition they deserve.”

Peter Kawa

A veteran actor and respected talent manager, Kawa has left an indelible mark on Kenya’s film and entertainment scene. His keen eye for talent and industry insights make him a valuable addition to the jury.

Graphic of the TUKO.co.ke Entertainment Awards 2024. /TUKO

“The experience was good, I liked that you brought in a new set of eyes. We gave a bit of attention to people who are transitioning from old-age media and giving a try to new-age media and doing really well,” he says.

“The new age media also got a chance and we had a variety of practitioners in the jury with everyone presenting a certain practice in media. In terms of choices, we did pretty well. I wish every one of them all the best as they go on to represent the future.”

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DJ Redbone

Widely regarded as one of Kenya’s top female DJs, DJ Redbone is known for her exceptional skills on the decks and her ability to seamlessly blend old-school classics with contemporary hits. Her expertise in the music scene brings a unique perspective to the jury.

“The TUKO Entertainment Awards is doing an amazing job in recognizing & appreciating the talent, hard work & dedication of creatives & entertainers in the industry. I’m honoured to have been a part of the jury & I feel very confident in the selection we made as a team.”

Victor Otengo

As the Head of Entertainment at TUKO.co.ke, Victor Otengo brings over six years of experience in the entertainment industry to the jury panel. His deep understanding of the Kenyan entertainment landscape ensures a comprehensive evaluation of nominees.

“First, I’d like to thank the jury for accepting our call to assist us with this final list. And also to the artists who put in the work. What we hope to achieve is bring life to high standards and healthy competition amongst artistes, which only leads to growth and every one of us benefits,” lauded Otengo.

“Kenya has so much talent and we’d like the world to watch us celebrating it. I wish all the nominees the best and urge the fans to vote for their favourite star(s). Voting is absolutely free of charge!

William Osoro

With extensive experience in both entertainment and business journalism, William Osoro, the Senior Special Formats Editor at TUKO.co.ke, has interviewed some of the biggest names in the industry. His seasoned perspective adds valuable insight to the jury deliberations.

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“We had input from several industry experts with years of experience. The discussion was all rounded and I was very satisfied with the final list because it was authentic and mirrors the Kenyan entertainment scene.”

How to Vote

Voting for the TUKO.co.ke Entertainment Awards 2024 is ongoing and fans now have the opportunity to vote for their favourite entertainers.

With the judges having nominated the top talents, it’s now up to the public to decide who will be crowned the stars of the Kenyan entertainment scene.

Everyone can vote, but you can only vote once for each category. You don’t need to register to vote, follow these steps:

  1. Head over to the TUKO.co.ke Entertainment Award page.
  2. Scroll down to the nominees and click “VOTE”
  3. Choose your favourite personality in each category, hover over their image to read more about them, click on their name, and press “VOTE”
  4. Repeat the process for all 10 exciting categories, which range from Best Actress to Best Influencer of 2024.

The categories include:

Best Actress of the Year

This award honours remarkable talents whose performances in film or television have enthralled audiences and raised the bar for acting in Kenya.

Best Actor of the Year

This category celebrates male performers whose exceptional acting has deeply moved fans and left a lasting mark on the industry.

Best Female Artist of the Year

This award recognizes female musical geniuses whose songs, performances, and charisma command recognition.

Nominees for the TUKO.co.ke Entertainment Awards 2024. /TUKO

Best Male Artist of the Year

This category acknowledges the most impactful male musician whose unique sound and performance style are unmatched, reflecting their music and entire persona.

Breakout Star of the Year

This new category celebrates budding creatives who have made impactful strides in growing their audiences and influence over the past year.

Influencer of the Year

This award celebrates individuals who have used their influence to positively change their fields, motivating others to follow their lead.

Most Stylish Celebrity

This award is for the fashion icon whose flawless style has left a lasting impression and set new trends in fashion.

YouTuber of the Year

This new category celebrates content creators who have entertained and informed audiences through engaging videos and built a loyal community.

Podcast of the Year

This new category honours outstanding podcasters whose shows have captivated listeners with compelling storytelling, insightful interviews, and thought-provoking discussions.

Song of the Year

This new accolade is for the track that has dominated the charts, inspired listeners, and showcased musical excellence by blending powerful lyrics, melodies, and exceptional production.

“Our internal and impartial system will count votes, recording every vote clicked in, ensuring fairness and accuracy,” says TUKO.co.ke in a statement sent to Viral Tea.

More information about the awards can be found on the official website: https://corp.tuko.co.ke/tuko-awards-2024-second-edition

The voting for the TUKO.co.ke Entertainment Awards 2024 will end on July 3, 2024, and winners are to be announced on July 4, 2024.

Voting is easy and completely FREE! You can also follow TUKO.co.ke across all its social media channels to join conversations about the awards.

About TUKO.co.ke Entertainment Awards

TUKO.co.ke, as the heartbeat of Kenya, established TUKO awards to celebrate Kenyans who are making a difference through their work and talents.

The TUKO Entertainment Award Second Edition is an annual celebration of Kenya’s greatest entertainers. The award was launched in 2024 to honour Kenyan creatives who are changing lives through content creation.

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