Saturday, 5 December 2015


As the invitation to #madAwards read

The crowning of the best in our industry happened. A night we saw a pulling of an enormous crowd of artist gather to celebrate the dance industry. The show attracted presentations that do not usually fit the normal stage, we saw top performers raise the bar live on stage and as it would have been, alot of challenges were put behind to have this night be a night to remember. I sit hear and contemplate what could have gone right and what could have been done better but am quick to restrain myself from forgetting how far we have come. I celebrate #MadAwards for not being the best but for showing a great first step towards the right direction. I celebrate the likes of Ian Wainaina who worked tirelessly to gather the right artist for the show, Bboy harry for having the guts to stage direct, Bboy Kay(Breaksession) for handling the the crews and organizing the guest list for the show. Chiluba dance aka the beast behind the man for carefully organizing the performances and making the experience formidable. He tells me that he is yet to get to his best and for him this was just a tip of what he is made off. The dancepeeps team came through for the content developed but this was logged behind this very able graphic designer-Alfred aka the Mad talent from Africa. The team was headed by EZ(FBI) who bore the idea and was responsible for gathering the organizing team. 

But today we talk winning, I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate winners who by your vote are the best in the industry. 

  • Best YouTube Sensation & Best Afro/ Dancehall Crew- Kenya Legacy - Nairobi
  • Best Male Dancer- Kanda Junior -Nairobi
  • Best Female Dancer - Carol - Jims and Dims
  • Best Dance Crew-Igiza - Nakuru
  • Best HipHop Crew-G-Syders - Nairobi
  • Best Latin Dance Crew- Salsa Afrique-Nairobi
  • Best Choreographer- Bruz  -The Band-Nairobi
  • Best Modern Dance in Drama Festivals-NYS-Nairobi
  • Best Dance Event/ Show-Jims Experience
  • Best Dance Advert/Media-Trust
  • Best Sport Celebration Dance- Gor Mahia
  • Best Dance Music Video Pakacha - D.K
  • Best Dressed DanceHall Crew: Jims & Dims - Nairobi
  • Best Dressed Male/Female Dancer -Luwi - Tsunami (Nairobi)
  • Best Judge :-Joanne Ball Burgess
  • Best Performing/Dance Artist- Willy Paul
  • Best Dance Song-Furi Furi -Jimmy Gait & D.K
  • Best Corporate/NGO/Govt supporting Dance- Nairobi City County
  • Most promising Crew-seraphics-(all Girls)
  • Best Alternative Dancers-Viva Marimba -  (Nairobi)
  • Best BBoy /B GAL-B Boy:  Zungu - Tanzania.
For being the best and standing out. we salute you. As we try to raise our standards, get better rating and make this art a profession that is well paying, we hope to challenge all of the industry players to step up their efforts so that we increase our presence in the entertainment industry and to push for a self servicing industry. Instead of waiting for the storm to calm let us Dance in the rain.

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