DEAR awards ceremony becomes a reality in Irving, Texas.

In a very busy weekend last Saturday saw numerous events in the DFW, among them is the DEAR, Diaspora Entertainment Awards & Recognition; A ceremony that celebrates Kenyans’ efforts around the world for their hard work and contribution in their chosen occupation.

Far and wide they came to The Venue Marriott Hotel Las Colinas, Irving texas. The event was graced by contestants and representatives among them Hon. Richard N tong’i a Nyaribari chache  Mp, Roselyne Nyakona of HRC kenya, among many. AGR FM was also represented by Diaspora Heart Beat host Felix Nyangate and EPI CEO.its the first of its kind and the following were termed winners among other contestants.

one of the community organizer award Steve Aseno Photo credit: DEAR awards


Outstanding Automotive and Transport Entreprenuer

Seagate Freight

Outstanding Agency of the Year

Lydia Akumu

Outstanding Sports Award / Life Achievement

Lorna Kiplagat

Best Actress Award

Clarice Otieno

Best Actor award

Benjamin Onyango

Outstanding New Scientist

Dr. Rose Gathungu

Education/ Academic

Betty Tambo

Best Blog Radio

Kenyan Diaspora Blog Radio

Outstanding Food and Beverage Restauratuer

Afrika Fusion Restaurant

Outstanding NGO

Lucy Mckenzie (I Care Operation)

Spiritual Award

Pr. Zippora Bogonko

Best Kenyan Male Artiste

Sanni M’mairura

Best Kenyan Female Artiste

Rosemary Biyaki

Best Music Producer of the Year

Billy Frank

Best Band/group of the Year

Moipei Sisters

Photographer of the Year

Mosey Waweru

Journalist of the Year

Anthony Karanja

Best Dj

Simple Simon (Nzau)

Best Female Model Award

Margaret Muchemi

Best Community Organizer

Steve Aseno

Best Gospel Music Award

Jedidah Magiri

Best Radio Entertainment Award

One Mic Show

Best Male Model Award

Matthew Moreka

Best Swahili Music Award

David Keen

Best African Magazine Award

Jambo News

Best Fashion Designer

Beatrice Wambui Njuguna

Best Businesswoman of the year/Entrepreneur

Connie Bryant

Businessman of the year Award

Abraham Kirwa

Outstanding Military Personel

Colonel Kariuki

Outstanding Legal Defender

Henry Ongeri

Friend of Kenya Award

Bishop T. D. Jakes

Lifetime Achievement Award

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta (Zero Campaign)

a message from the CEO Pam Mogaka: “We want to thank everyone that participated in this year’s DEAR Ceremony. All the memories that were created will have a lasting impact in all of us. The nominees, the winners, the perfomers and all those who work hard every day to make the event a success, thank you! You make this world a little bit better, keep up! On behalf of the founders and the supporters Thank you! We hope the new and improved DEAR 2016 will blow your minds! Stay tuned!”

these were the nominees from which the above won.

Outstanding agency of the year

Connie Bryant (Professional Home Medical and Hospice Care)

Lydia Akumu (Century Health Staffing Services)

Seagate Freight

Outstanding Automotive and Transport Entrepreneur

Rose Njeri

Evans Nyakundi

Seagate Freight

Best Actor award

Benjamin Onyango

Charles Ounda

Timothy Kimani

Bernard Guto

Best Actress award

Clarice Otieno

Aisha Noor Truphena

Lupita Nyong’o

Edna Ombogo

Education/Academic Award

Betty Tambo

Maina Kanyiri

Sports Award / lifetime achievement

Wesley Korir

Lorna Kiplangat

Wilson Wahome

Steve Ouko

Douglas Wakiihuri

Best Band/group of the Year

Mobby Mobisa & Cliff G

Moipei sisters

Outstanding New Scientist

Rose Gathugu

Best Blog Radio

Karisan Media

AGR FM

Kenyan diaspora Blog Radio

One Mic Show

Denzel Musumba

Mukurima Muriuki

Outstanding Food and beverage restaurateur

Moto Moto Kitchen (Linda Stewart)

Afrika Fusion Restaurant

Outstanding NGO

Lucy Mckenzie (I Care Operation)

Roselyne Orwa (Ronfoundation)

John Micheal Ouko

Eunice Meja (Upendo)

FoK (Face of Kenya)

Beatrice Williamson (Maisha)

Catherine Ondari

Lyn Evan (JNN)

Kenya Diaspora Sports Organization

East African Chamber of Commerce

Spiritual Award

PR. Zippora Bogonko

Damaris Mkubwa

Best Kenyan Female Artiste

Penzi Amani

Rosemary Biyaki

Florence Andenyi

Best Kenyan Male Artiste

Sanni Mairura

Robert Nyabwari

Fanaka Nation

Prince Mbetu

David Keen

Daddy V Kenya

Best Music Producer of the year

Billy Frank

Micheal Wanguhu

Photographer of the Year

John Olembati

Richard Ooga

Bernard Gutwa

Winnie Obiero

Mosey Waweru.

Christopher Onyaye

Best DJ award

Simple  Simon (Nzau)

Castro Otieno

Joshua Nyakundi

Dominic Ondabu

Best Young Female Model Award

Sheilla Nyambane

Best Academic Achievement

Betty Tambo

Maina Kanyiri

Marie Ojiambo

Best Community Organizer

Faith Chepkwony

Micheal Mugo

Steve Aseno

Vincent Tongi

Nyangeya Bwomanga

Patrick Nganga

Kevin Wanjohi

Roselyne Nyankona

Geoffrey Mogire

Patrick Nganga

Endita  Kiarie

Monica Kangethe

Kakenya Ntaiya

Bernard Kamau

Casmir Masega

Best Gospel Music Award

 Florence Andenyi

 Jesus Addicts

Jedida Magiri

Catherine Ondari

Kenyan Catholic Community

James Warachi

Andrew Kerosi

NLQ-Newlife questers

Best Radio Entertainment Award

 Susan Njeri Thomi

Orina Ontiri

Denzel Musumba

Chris Wamalwa

One mic show

Felix Nyangate

Best Male Model Award

Mathew Moreka

Best Female Model Award

 Melina Obare

 Marsha Lily

 Rose Njeri

 Sonnie Njau

 Margaret Muchemi

 Jessica Benson ( Jessy Benson)

 Harriet Maleche

 Reachel  Marete

 Janet Ratemo.

 Sheilla Nyambane

Best African Magazine Award

Catherine Gathuka Franklin.

Jambo News

Mwakilishi News

Best Fashion Designer

Kemunto Cutler

Beatrice Wambui Njuguna

Best Businesswoman of the year/Entraprenuer

 Lyna Mounde

 Connie Bryant

 Mercy  Nyamoko

Outstanding Military Personnel

Cypstar Onsongo

Eric Nyatenya

Kim Tanui

Colonel Kariuki

George Ponge

Bernard Ocharo

Outstanding Legal Defender

Henry Ongeri

Friend of Kenya Award

 Bishop T. D. Jakes

Michael  Chitwood

Melisa Lamming

Alice Avila

Lifetime Achievement Award

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta (Zero Campaign)

Benson Kasue (Diaspora Grassroots Mobilization)

for more contact http://www.diasporaawards.com/

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