Popular Kalenjin gospel singer Lillian Rotich has turned down her Groove Awards nomination, just a day after the much awaited list came out.
Ms Rotich, who had been nominated in the Rift Valley Counties Song of the Year category for the hit Chamyet, says she learnt of her nomination when she was on a Mombasa tour.
“I take this opportunity to turn down the Groove 2016 Awards nomination and encourage everyone who has been supportive of my ministry to support and vote for other artists of their choice in the same category,” Lillian Rotich wrote on Facebook.
“For the past 8 years running, I have been nominated in this category (Rift Valley Counties Song of the Year) and even though I have NEVER won, I acknowledge that it has projected my ministry to the national and international platform,” she acknowledged.
That said, she urged Groove Awards organizers to reach out to up and coming gospel artistes in the region, adding that she has mentored many who would cherish such an accolade.
“However, I believe that there is so much talent in this region (Rift Valley) and specifically the Kalenjin community. I have participated in mentoring over 123 artists from the region and these talents are equally good with hunger to grow and bless souls. I advise Groove Awards to spread their wings and reach out to these talented and emerging artists by nominating them in the future,” she wrote.