For the past 10 years, Club Dj Awards have been a thing that disk jockeys country wide look up to. These awards reward only the best in the field of deejaying and the criteria is just simple. One needs to show skills on the wheels of steel as well as catching the crowd’s attention (exciting the crowd). There are no nominees for for these awards and it is a free entry if you feel you are good enough as a Dj.
Following the successful 10th edition last year, this year, Club which is the organising company launched the 11th edition which kicked off with the regionals in Gulu town
Starting off on 14th of April in Gulu, the competition will carry on to Mbale, Masaka, Jinja, Mbarara and will finally end up at Lido Beach in Entebbe on the 13th of May.
“Our forte as a Club is music, we believe in Ugandan music as a whole and our interest goes from musicians, to the guys behind the music itself right to the DJ’s who play this music. To us, As people are skilled in music in any way, we give them the platforms to showcase their individual talent so that they can take it to the next level,” said Robert Nsibirwa, the Club brand manager.
At Lido Beach Entebbe on the 13th of May, Djs from the central region will be challenged to the compete for the Title of number one Dj in the region and only one winner will take home Uganda’s Top Dj trophy and Ug Shs 2 million cash instantly.
This year, Uganda DJ Awards which later became Club Dj Awards founded by Anthony Yawe aka DJ Tony in 2008 mark 11 years under sponsorship from Nile Breweries’ Club. They are open to the first 20 DJ’s to register in all regions. They are judged according to their mixing ability towards crowd reaction and they are voted by the crowd.
So far the awards have gone to DJ Joel and DJ Slim, both from Gulu who have taken home UGX 1,000,000 and UGX 200,000 respectively.
Last year, Dj Isaac was the overall winner at an event that sucessfully went down at Lido Beach.