Janzi Awards happened for the first time over the weekend in a luxurious and pompous ceremony.
These awards in their inaugural year sought to award the different personalities in the different sectors of the creative and arts industry.
These awards seek to appreciate and reward the different sectors of the creative industry.
“The government is setting up 21 industrial parks and I will talk to him so that we dedicate one to the creative industry. The Janzi Awards is here to harmonize the creative industry for all. Uganda for Us, Us for Uganda.” Said the guest of honor, the government chief whip Hon Thomas Tayebwa.
There were a number of performances from the likes of Apass, Sheebah, Karole Kasita, Lilian Mbabazi, Liam Voice, Moses Matovu among others.
The event that was hosted TV personality Karitas Karisimbi, comedian Mark Agaba and Isaac Rucci had a red carpet session, live perfomances and many other entertainment sessions.
The red carpet session was hosted by Lynda Ddane, Crysto Panda and Sheba Martha.
Big winners of the night such included Pia Pounds, Pallaso, Sheebah and many others.
Full List Of Winners
Legendary Artiste – Moze Radio
Outstanding MC award – MC Kats Katamba
Innovator Award – Zeenode Limited
Outstanding cartoonist award – Jimmy Spire Ssentongo
Outstanding comedy award – Uncle Mo Kiboneka
Community Museum Award – Igongo Cultural Centre
Lifetime Achievement Award – Moses Matovu
Outstanding magician/illusionist – Jonathan the Magician
Domestic Tourism Award – Trip Addicts
Traditional medicine innovator award – Prof Patrick Ogwang/Covidex
Interior Designer – One100 Interiors Uganda
Outstanding fashion designer – Abbas Kaijuka
Outstanding Stylist in fashion award – Mavo Kampala
Actor – Housen Mushema
Outstanding makeup artist award – Mona Faces
Children Playbook – Namulanda by Walaabyeki Magoba
Non-fiction writer – Charles Peter Mayiga
Outstanding architect award – William Henry Sentongo
Outstanding Painter – Joseph Ntesibe
Photographer Award – Edgar Batte
Dancehall Artiste of the year – Cindy Sanyu
Dance group – Masaka Kids Africana
Outstanding TV Drama – Baguma
Outstanding song of the year – Pia Pounds – Tupaate
Female Artiste of the year – Azawi
Outstanding kadongo Kamu male artist – Willy Mukaabya
Outstanding App – Afro Mobile
Vocalist – Kenneth Mugabi
Outstanding Performer – Sheebah Karungi
Outstanding Afro-Zouk Artist – B2C (Kampala Boys)
Entrepreneurial Artist – Bobi Wine
Outstanding Western Artistv – Ray G
Outstanding video award – Pia Pounds – Tupaate
Audio producer – Nessim pan production
Outstanding Audio producer Regional – Master Beats
Outstanding Faith-based musician – Levixone
RnB artist – Liam Voice
Male artist of the year – Pallaso
Humanitarian Award – Levixone (Kosovo NGO)
Outstanding Producer/ Film & Video – Usama Mukwaya
Viewer’s Choice Award – Eddy Kenzo
Video Producer Regional (North) – McElvis Onset (Rasta Swagg-Pi Naka)
Outstanding Film – The Girl in the Yellow Jumper (Produced and directed by Loukman Ali)
Visual Effects/ Film & Video – Usama Mukwaya
Outstanding DJ – DJ Slick Stuart And Roja
Outstanding Promoters – Talent Africa 256
Album of the Year – Azawi (African Music)
Outstanding Northern Artist – Profesa Maros (Centre)
Eastern Artist – Rody Gavana (Akello)
Outstanding Theatre Production – The Chains of Dance (Edward Sembatya)
Online Newspaper – Nile Post