A Glimpse of entertainment at MTM Awards 2017
...our treasured moments...
Emceeing at the MTM Awards
Junior has been emceeing the awards since inception in 2012. A seasoned public speaker and broadcaster Junior has been at it since 12 starting his long journey to entertainment & events at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Nairobi. 2017 saw Georgia Holmes, Mrs Wiltshire Sensational UK & former Miss South West Great Britain Finalist 2014 partner Junior at the awards.
Empress of Soul Sophia Bovell
The Empress never fails to amaze, a stunning performance at the MTM Awards 2017, finishing with her tantalising rendition of Sade’s Smooth Operator. Conspicuously unconventional Sophia is a musician, with a love of jazz, blues, Motown, soul, and sounds like Sade
Excellent communicator and social networking fanatic!
Dadili Timor Leste
Dadili Group promotes the East Timor traditional dance and music. The primary group of East Timor, home to one of the uniqueness and most diverse Timorese dance communities in Bristol, United Kingdom. Dadili made their first appearance at the Glittering Gala Evening in 2016 and “they brought the house down”. They were back bigger and with more dances plus an After-Party exclusive…at MTM Awards 2017. “We are glad and proud to perform our cultural dance and music in events locally and internationally. Through cultural dance and music, we hope to reduce conflicts and bring peace and unity in the community as a whole”.
Tebe-tebe is usually danced in important events such as harvest time, traditional ceremony. Tebe Funo dance explains the war from hundred years ago when a king from Manufahi, Timor Leste, named Boa Ventura accumulated his people to beat the drummer and blow a horn to assemble his warriors.
Rahi made his first appearance at the MTM Awards 2014 performing an award-winning Swahili song Ewe Mola (Oh Lord) from the East African coastline and the rest is history. A joy to watch Rahi has been part of the awards entertainment line-up since and gave his all in 2017. Rahi Bains was born in Punjab in 1939 and moved to Kenya in 1947 to join his parents.
He was trained in Indian Classical Music by two of his gurus, Ustad Manmohan Singh Musapuri and Pandit Manesh Chandra Kansara. His first singing debut, on air, was with Voice of Kenya Broadcasting station in 1956, and first live appearance first was on 15th May 1957 and has never looked back after that session and demonstrated his talent by singing songs in Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu ghazals, qawwalis, bhajans, Bengali folk and Swahili songs.
Bonny Wanda & Muangaza Band
Muangaza Group, seasoned musicians that have backed some African greats across Africa & Europe. Muangaza brought a touch of Afro-Jazz to the awards. Band leader Bonny Wanda is a genius on the bass and has amongst many greats backed the Godfather of Soul James Brown. Muangaza is currently preparing for a UK tour and looking to do Europe in 2019.
….. and it does not end there as there’s Afters… it’s the Official After Party with some of the finest entertainment as you dance the night away.T he 2018 After-Party includes a free drink and gives revellers two dance floors to party late. No added fee to After Party, your Award Ticket gives you unlimited entertainment. It includes a disco by