Press Statement
KISIMA UNVEILS MWANIKI MAGERIA AND AGNES NONSIZI AS MCs FOR AWARDS GALA
Nairobi, December 10, 2020….The Pan African Kisima Music & Film Awards has unveiled renowned television hosts, Mwaniki Mageria and Agnes Nonsizi as the masters of ceremony for this Sunday’s Gala award at the Sarit Centre Expo, Nairobi, Kenya. The two who will host the glitzy and glamorous event bring a wealth of experience in hosting top awards in Kenya and the continent giving Kisima the class that it truly deserves. Mwaniki is a TV personality with shows on two local stations and a director in the production company Documentary & Reality TV Ltd which produces the shows. Besides being an MC of long-standing, he has served as a board member at the Kenya Film
Commission. He also sits on the Government Creative Economy Taskforce and on the Oscars Selection Committee – Kenya.
Mwaniki is a strong believer that he is yet to give his best and there’s much more he wants to give to the world.

Nonsizi is also a TV Host, the 2019 Zuri Award Winner in the Media Category and a Music business consultant with more than seven years’ experience on the African entertainment scene and Kenyan media. As a TV presenter she has been a host of two entertainment shows Cia Reggae & Muthungutho Live that aired on two local stations till 2019. She is the lead publicist and co-founder at Terazo New Media, an entertainment PR agency based in Nairobi Kenya. The Kisima awards chairman Dr Fred Simiyu said the two had been picked from a list of top hosts who had expressed interest in show-casing the top music and film gala on the continent this year.

“We believe we have the best team in Mwaniki and Nonsizi to host this year’s event thatwill unveil the best musicians, music, films and actors across the continent. I invite Kenya, Africa and indeed the whole world to follow this live event on Sunday, December 13 from
1500 EAT on NTV, Nation.africa and online”, Dr Simiyu added. About Kisima Music & Film Awards Kisima started off as a Kenyan event in 1997 with clay trophies at Nairobi’s Braeburn theatre to become East Africa’s most glamorous event and now a Pan African event not just for music but also incorporating film.
The awards were revitalized in 2003, with organisers arranging to coincide its events with the Fête de la Musique. With increased funding and support from both government and sponsors the new scheme featured updated nomination and voting processes, larger award
ceremonies held at a customised Kisima Dome tent targeting artists from across the nation. However rather than all performing arts the new awards now recognised only musical talent. In 2004 the scheme was expanded to incorporate artists from all of East Africa,
subsequently recognising musicians from Uganda and Tanzania. The awards have since continued to expand, attracting international entrants and personalities, and have come to be an integral part of both Kenyan Music and Culture. Kisima is the Swahili word for a “well”. The franchise is owned 100% by Dr. Fred Simiyu, Chairman of IQ Marketing, Nairobi, Kenya.

For further information contact;
David Okwembah +254 738 331 128
Or
hellow@kisimamusicfilmawards.africa