Awards

The Nitty Gritty At Zzina Awards 2017

All photos By Habre Muriisa
  • Zzina Awards 2017 went down on Friday the 7th of April 2017
  • It was a red carpet treat this at this year’s edition
  • Reggae legend Maddox Ssematimba and Denis Onyango were awarded specially
  • Sheebah Karungi took home the biggest award

Last Friday (the 7th of April), Uganda and the revellers who filled up Theatre Labonita witnessed the awarding of Ugandan artistes at the sold out Zzina Awards 2017 (4th edition) with Dancehall artiste Sheebah Karungi taking the biggest award of the night (Artiste of the year). It was a fun filled event that had top performers in music and comedy entertain the revellers.

Sheebah Karungi Artiste of year at Zzina Awards Photo by Habre Muriisa

Galaxy FM’s Mr Mosh handing over the artiste of the year award to Sheebah Karungi

“Only God Knows My Story” SheebahKarungi gave thanks to God

Unlike last year’s edition, this year’s came with a mega difference in set up, with the red carpet being one of the sessions that took people’s attention despite the fact that the run way was a little crowded. This however went on until a few minutes past 9 PM when awarding time commenced with a performance from Ykee Benda who sparked off people’s excitement with his hit tune ‘Farmer’.

Ykee Benda sparked off the revellers’ excitement performing Farmer

Dancehall artiste Ceaserous on the red carpet

The overwhelming number of attendees was felt through the heat that was all around the venue, getting fresh air were those who sat near the AC fans. In attendance were different celebrities, socialites and artistes who were mixed up in the ordinary and the VIP sections.

The best dancehall song was Dangerous by this man in black Ceaserous

The ordinary section was full so was was the VIP

Singer Fille dancing off her excitement in the ordinary section

Every nomination category of the 18 had an invited guest(s) to hand the accolades over to the winners and among them was Jose Chameleone, J Kazoora, BBS TV’s CEO Joe Kigozi, Leila Kayondo, Hellen Lukoma and MC Kats. The awarding session was however accompanied with comedy and musical performances  in form of breaks from comedians Mad Rat and Chico and artistes like Sheebah Karungi Naira Ali, B2C, Maurice Kirya, Vampino and Rabadaba.

Maurice Kirya Perfoming

Sheebah engaging the crowd with her performance

The revellers were excited throughout the entire function with Sheebah and her ‘Sheebaholics’ emerging the biggest winners, taking home four awards namely; ‘artiste of the year’, ‘best female artiste of the year’, ‘best collabo of the year’ (Farmer alongside Ykee Benda) and ‘best fans team’ (Sheebaholics). A round of applause goes to Galaxy FM the organisers.

Jose Chameleone after handing over the award of best comedian of the year Swengere.

Comedians Mad Rat And Chico were too funny

With an aim to recognise the immense talent Ugandan artistes have, the awards successfully went down and on top of awarding the nominated winners, there was a special recognition of Reggae Artiste Maddox Ssematimba Ssemanda who was given the life time achievement award and former Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango who was awarded as the best sports personality of the year.

Vampino (centre) alongside Party Pipo Entertainment pulling some Micheal Jackson moves while performing

Clad in Kitenge,Naira Ali had an amazing performance

Some of the revellers posing for the Chano8 camera

Some of the Sheebaholics at the event

Hellen Lukoma’s dress got men talking

Leila Kayondo was one of the award givers

Here is the full list of winners. (N.B) Names written in bold and italics in each category are the winners

BEST DANCEHALL SONG

  • Dangerous – Ceaserous
  • Gamululu – A Pass
  • Pull Up – Kent & Flosso
  • Smart Wire – Vampino
  • Tempo(Remix) – Dufla Diligon & Cindy
  • Tuli Majje – Ziza Bafana

BEST DANCEHALL ARTISTE

  • A Pass
  • Ceaserous
  • Cindy Sanyu
  • Nutty Neithan
  • Vampino
  • Ziza Bafana

BEST LUGA FLOW/RAP SONG

  • Nkalabuka – Da Agent
  • Omusomesa – Gravity
  • Sala Pulesa – Mun G
  • Yongeza Omuliro – Victor Kamenyo

BEST LUGAFLOW/RAP ARTISTE

  • Da Agent
  • Gravity Omutujju
  • Mun G
  • Navio
  • Victor Kamenyo

BEST INSPIRATIONAL SONG

  • Dembe – Bobi Wine
  • Gula Emotoka – Lil Pazo
  • Katonda Wange – David Lutalo
  • Mama – Pallaso
  • Money – Gravity & David Lutalo
  • Somesa Eggwanga – Radio & Weasel

BEST SHOWBIZ PERSONALITY

  • Bad Black
  • Jack Pemba
  • SK Mbuga
  • Zari

BEST CONTEMPORARY/RnB ARTIST

  • Fille
  • Geosteady
  • Irene Ntale
  • King Saha
  • Lydia Jasmine
  • Rema
  • Winnie Nwagi

BEST FANS TEAM

  • B2c Soldiers
  • Fire Base Army
  • Nwagicians
  • Radio & Weasel
  • Sheebaholics
  • Team Spice Diana

BEST PRODUCER

  • Andre
  • Danz Kumapeesa
  • Diggy Baur
  • Morgan Isaac
  • Nessim

BEST AFRO BEAT SONG

  • Aidah – Bobi Wine
  • Farmer(Remix) – Ykee Benda & Sheebah
  • Musawo – Winnie Nwagi
  • Mwana Gwe – King Saha
  • Ndi Wa Mululu – Geosteady
  • Njogereza by Navio
  • Onsanula – David Lutalo
  • Soraye – Eddy Kenzo
  • Tokigeza – B2C

BEST SONG WRITER

  • Andre
  • Black Skin
  • Doctor Brain
  • Radio
  • Ray Signature

BEST COMEDIAN

  • Alex Muhangi
  • Anne Kansiime
  • Mad Rat & Chiko
  • Mariachi
  • Salvado
  • Swengere

BEST COLLABORATION SONG

  • Agatako by DJ Pius & Jose Chameleon
  • Byagana – Ziza Bafana, Radio & Weasel
  • Farmer (Remix) – Ykee Benda & Sheebah
  • Gudi Gudde – Kalifah Aanaga, Radio & Weasel
  • Mulimu Ki – Mary Bata Nutty Neithan
  • Tempo – Dufla Diligon & Cindy
  • Wadda Wa – Chozen & Sheebah
  • What Did You Do – Fille & Nutty Neithan

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • Cindy
  • Fille
  • Irene Ntale
  • Lydia Jasmine
  • Rema
  • Sheebah
  • Winnie Nwagi

BEST MALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • Bobi Wine
  • Eddy Kenzo
  • Geosteady
  • King Saha
  • Radio & Weasel
  • Ykee Benda
  • Ziza Bafana

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • Bobi Wine
  • David Lutalo
  • Rema
  • Sheebah
  • Winnie Nwagi
  • Ykee Benda
  • Ziza Bafana

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ARTISTE

  • Da Agent
  • Ykee Benda
  • Lil Pazo
  • Kent & Flosso(Voltage Music)
  • B2C
  • Ceaserous
  • Roden Y

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Dangerous – Ceaserous
  • Farmer – Ykee Benda & Sheebah
  • Muna Kampala – Ykee Benda
  • Musawo – Winnie Nwagi
  • Nkwatako – Sheebah
  • Smart Wire – Vampino
  • Tokigeza – B2C

BEST SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Denis Onyango

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Madoxx Ssematimba

 

 

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