By McLloyd Kudzingo
Musicians Driemo and Suffix each won two awards at the 2022 Maso Awards’ ceremony, which was held at Amaryllis hotel in Blantyre on Saturday night.
Driemo walked away with Best male artist award and Best music video for his hit song ‘Mojo’
It was a night to remember for the Mojo hit maker as his manager Van Gongo and producer Tactic won the Manager of the Year and Producer of the Year award respectively.
Gospel hip-hop artist Suffix won the Best gospel act while his song Mwandikondera which he featured the Mighty Ndirande Anglican Voices won the Gospel Song of the Year award.
Other people who won awards last night include Mibawa TV owner John Nthakomwa, Poet Raphael Sitima, Fashion Designer Roy View and Actress Flora Suya.
Veteran musician Gides Chalamanda won the Life Time Achievement Award.
The event which was hosted by Capital FM presenter Victor Daffrece and Cynthia Zonde Zulu was spiced up by scintillating performances by among others; hip-hop duo The Daredevils and Boniface Ndamela of ‘Chinafuna m’bale’ fame.
There was also a moment of silence for the late hip-hop artist Martse who died on 23rd May this year in a house fire at Cape Maclear in Mangochi.
Below is the Full List of the 2022 Maso Awards
Visual Artist of the year -TNGO Arts
Photographer of the year- JCK Media
Fashion Designer of the Year- Roy View
Manager of the Year -Van Gongo
Best Comedian- Che Mandota
Life Time Achievement Award -Gidesi Chalamanda
Poet of the year – Raphael Sitima
Best Graphic Designer -Spyral
Best feature film – The Last Fishing Boat
Best Actress – Flora Suya
Videographer of the Year- Vinny Visuals
Media Personality of the Year- Priscilla Kayira
Male Artist of the Year -Driemo
Female Artist of the Year -Tuno
Music Video of the Year – Mojo by Driemo
Gospel Song of the Year – Mwandikondera by Suffix
Best Live Act- Taygrin
Album of the Year – RED FLAG by Eli Njuchi
Best Gospel Act – Suffix
Dj of the Year -Joy Nathu
Song of the Year- Anana by Piksy
Best Collabo of the Year- Legends by Phyzix featuring Various Artists
Producer of the Year- Tactic
Best group/duo of the Year- Ace Jizzy & Beejay
Best sound engineer of the Year- John Nthakomwa
Best male upcoming artist of the Year- Zonke
Best female upcoming artist- Kellie Divine
Best Dance Crew – Fighters Dance Crew