For the second time in a row, controversial gospel stars Willy Paul and Bahati have been given the cold shoulder by Groove Awards.

The Groove nomination night was held on Tuesday night 2nd April at UON’s Chandaria Towers with the two singers missing on the list of nominees.

After they were snubbed last year, it was generally believed they would get their acts right and hopefully get nominated this year and maybe scoop an award or two.

Well, nothing they have done over the last year has been enough to convince people they uphold Christian values.

They have especially not been helped by their recent ventures to Tanzania to work with Diamond Platnumz’ Wasafi label.

Explaining the reason why young gospel kids were not in the list, a representative of Groove, Pastor Patric Kuchio said;

“This year, we have made bold steps. We have left people intentionally whose character does not represent Christian values. ”

He added: “Character matters. When it comes to groove, whether it is showbiz or entertainment character matters.”

Interestingly, Bahati was a no-show for the nomination while Willy Paul walked out disappointed before the show could officially end.