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Joy Wendo nominated Best African Musician/Band in Germany at the AFRONEWS Awards 2023

African community awards. AFRONEWS AWARDS 2023. Joy Wendo has been nominated for Best African Musician/Band in Germany at the AFRONEWS Awards 2023.

Who is Joy Wendo

Joy Wendo is a Software Engineer and musician living and working in Germany. She is the founding member of Harambee Live, an Afro Fusion Band based in Osnabrück. In 2019 she was nominated for the Musician of the Year Award at the African Women in Europe Awards.

In 2021, Joy Wendo collaborated with and went on a music tour with Makatumbe (Makatumbe Family Tour), performing in major cities in North Germany. She also did a live stream event, “Amandla! Music against Racism and Discrimination.” Amandla is a Festival that Joy and her Band Colleague Bantu began in 2019 and has been growing slowly over the years. The Festival will take place this year in September and will feature some artistes flying in directly from South Africa.

Born in Kenya to church-going parents, Joy Wendo grew up singing in the church choir. She later collaborated with other renowned artistes like Kidum, JC Matata, Jamnazi, the Hot Sounds Band among others before launching her solo career and finding her roots in Germany.

While still in Kenya she also collaborated with Ari Pekka Rannisto, a Filmmaker from Finland who featured her song on one of his shot films. “Jah People” is a peace song she wrote after the post-election violence in 2007. The film later won an award at the Tampere International Short Film Festival.

Joy Wendo has released several singles thereafter, with “Ni SiSi Tuko” being her latest single available on most digital stores. Other singles include “Nakupenda” (2017), “Noga Noga” “Lugano Lwi Mirembe” and “Mapenzi”, all released in 2019.

She is one of the African Artistes in the diaspora who are working hard to promote African cultures in Europe. Her debut album with her band Harambee Live, is expected to be out mid this year.


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YouTube: Joy Wendo

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The AFRONEWS AWARDS celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements of Africans in different fields in Germany. They are a way of appreciating and encouraging Africans who have excelled in different fields and are making a positive contribution to the German society.

The Awards also recognise the good work done by African organisations/associations and businesses to promote a positive image of Africa and Africans, facilitate integration of Africans in Germany, promote business opportunities and international cooperation between Germany and African countries, and above all, make Germany and the world a better place for all of us.

How to vote for your nominee

Public voting online for the official Award nominees is officially open on the 7th August 2023 here: AFRONEWS Awards Germany (2023) – VOTING IS NOW OPEN!!

How to sponsor the AFRONEWS Awards 2023 Gala Night

The Afronews Awards 2023 Gala Night is a high-level event that offers companies a variety of channels to increase their visibility amongst members of the African Community in Germany. To sponsor the event, please contact;

Stephen Ogongo,
Editor of Afronews Germany,
Tel/WhatsApp: +393333010654.


Chris Black,
GMB Promotions
Tel/WhatsApp: +49 163 1254715

Sponsors of AFRONEWS Awards 2023

Ortel Mobile, Germany’s leading prepaid sim cards provider for people with a migration background, is the major sponsor of the AFRONEWS AWARDS 2023.

The Awards are also sponsored by Taptap Send, an easy-to-use smartphone app that lets you send money to family and friends with just a few taps and a debit card.

The African Community in Germany Awards Gala Night 2023

The event will be held in Waiblingen, Stuttgart on 21st October 2023. The venue chosen for the Afronews Awards Gala Night 2023 is: Bürgerzentrum Waiblingen, Bürgerzentrum, An d. Talaue 4, 71334 Waiblingen, Stuttgart. The date is: 21st October 2023, from 17:30. Save the date!!

Booking to attend the AFRONEWS Awards Gala Night 2023

You are all encouraged to attend the Afronews Awards Gala Night to join us in celebrating achievers from our community.

Reservations are made on a first-come first-served basis. For further info on Reservations to attend the Awards Gala Night, please contact:

GMB Promotions
Email :
Tel/WhatsApp: +49 163 1254715