Musician Kell Kay has led the Urban Music People awards (UMP) with four nominations in the just announced 2019 UMP Awards blended edition Fashion + Music.
His debut album 'Love After 24' is making waves and garnering votes.
Other artists have tied up on two nomination in different categories. They include Gwamba, Patience Namadingo, Hazel Mak, Eli Njuchi and Wikise.
The initial 2019 UMP Awards ceremony will be held on 14 December at Crossroads Hotel in Blantyre.
The announcements were done over the weekend at an auspicious event which was in held in the capital city of Lilongwe at the rebranded WAVES formerly Cockpit.
As is the tradition with prestigious musical gatherings in the country music is the focus of the whole thing and performances from Hazel Mak and Malinga gave the audience the vibe.
UMP Director Ken Zizwa said the announcements were well received and that as a team they are happy with the participation of the urban music and fashion public in coming up with the nominees.
Zizwa said he expected the same enthusiasm to go into the final round of voting.
Arleady banker and social media influencer Ben Wandawanda is poised to receive the Fashion Icon award and Jai Banda the (music) Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Fashion Living Legend Award recipient-designate will be announced next week.
UMP AWARDS 2019 Nominees Artist of the Year (Female) 1. Hilco 2. Kim of diamonds 3. Sangie 4. Temwa 5. Tuno
UMP AWARDS 2019 Nominees Artist of the Year (Male)1. Eli Njuchi 2. Gwamba 3. Kell Kay 4. Seven O More 5. Wikise
UMP AWARDS 2019 Nominees Best Duo/Group 1. Archaida Universe 2. Brainlock Fam 3. Mabilinganya Empire 4. Njuchi Zitatu 5. XVI
UMP AWARDS 2019 Nominees Song of the Year 1. Chikamuphulikire Wikise 2. Go Kell Kay 3. Mpaka Kale Kell kay 4. Mtengamoyo Saint 5. Ng'wing'wi Patience Namadingo
UMP AWARDS 2019 Nominees Producer of the Year 1. DJ Brown 2. DJ Sley 3. Henwood 4. Martin Angelz 5. Zephy
UMP Awards 2019 Nominees Most Fashionable Celebrity (Female)1. Hazel Mak 2. Nthanda Manduwi 3. Priscilla Kayira 4. Temwa
UMP AWARDS 2019 Nominees Music Video of the Year 1. Chikamphulikire Wikise 2. Go Kell Kay 3. My bag Toast 4. Ndagoma Fredokiss ft Bucci & AK 5. Ngwingwi Patience Namadingo
UMP AWARDS 2019 Nominees Fashion Designer of the Year 1. Christian Entwan 2. Jay Designs 3. Mis Pearls 4. Xandria
UMP Awards 2019 Nominees Best New Fashion Designer 1. Dickson Keith Kanyenda 2. House of Daniella 3. Legacy Fashions 4. Scorpie Clothing
UMP AWARDS 2019 Nominees Model of the Year (Female) 1. Christina Mabvuto 2. Claire Thindwa 3. Rebecca Thindwa 4. Sinikiwe Mvula
UMP AWARDS 2019 Nominees Most Fashionable Celebrity (Male) 1. Bucci 2. Gwamba 3. Tay Grin 4. Toast
UMP AWARDS 2019 Nominees Model of the Year (Male) 1. Dickson Ziba 2. Keitumile Kawilima 3. Miracle Suya 4. Paul Tembo