Zimbabwean duo of Seiraj “Bkay” Khan and Farhaan “Kazz” Khan — better known as Bkay and Kazz to their legion of fans both at home and abroad — scooped the best African artist/group award at the African Musicians and Deejays (UK) awards held in Sheffield last weekend.
The awards, meant to appreciate the work done by Africans living in the Diaspora, saw a variety of artists walking away with awards.
Bkay and Kazz shrugged off stiff challenges from fellow Zimbabwean musicians Silvaa King and Jusa Dementor. Nominated alongside the trio were State of Mynde, VJ OJ and Ogga.
This is their latest recognition in that country after being crowned winners of the UK’s Live & Unsigned contest in 2007.
DJ Edu from Kenya walked away with the Best African DJ/UK and Best African DJ in the Afro Beats category on the night, while South African DJ Standish collected the best African DJ in the House Mix category.
Other winners on the night were Jah Hanief for Best African DJ in Dancehall Mix and Kenoree Holmes for Best African DJ in R&B mix.
Joe Mapondo, the organiser of the awards, said the turnout was fantastic and the event was a success.
“Our main aim for these awards is just to show the world that Africa has talent. We are also on a journey introduce African music to the whole world,” said Mapondo.
Bkay and Kazz have released two albums so far, Boomslang and 7 Wonders.