It was a colourful Friday night at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall as the long anticipated Uganda Entertainment Awards 2016 were held last night. These awards are aimed at rewarding all the top entertainers in the country and also in the region in fashion, music, movies, TV, radio, sports, deejaying and many more.
The second edition last night which began with a red carpet treat, got revellers enjoying the limelight as they paused for photos and also featured on television interviews on the long red carpet run way as they marched into the hall. However, to be able to reduce on time for the awarding ceremony, there was a pre-event ceremony hosted by MC Esco and radio City’s MC Deedan to award a few of the nominees in different categories prior to the main event at the hotel’s Katonga Hall
Later, the attention got back to Victoria hall where the main function took place with an opening performance from Maurice Kirya who performed ‘Work It Out’ and ‘Ghost’ songs. Navio followed next performing ‘Njogereza’ alongside traditional singer Annet Nandujja and lastly gospel singer Levixone doing ‘Ina Di Jungle’
Songstress Desire Luzinda who was elegantly dressed like an angel was the next performer and she did ‘Buliwendi’ amidst a lot of ululations from the crowd especially the men who were excited to see her curvaceous body.
Since it was a red-carpet event, revellers were dressed to kill in their best attire and the music performances were restricted to only one song per artiste which left fans craving for more. Some of the exciting moments at the event came from the MC of the night Salvado Idringi who was co-hosting alongside Andrew Kyamagero and Malaika Nyanzi. He began cracking jokes that left revellers in stitches and Eddy Kenzo’s energy while giving out his acceptance speeches, gave the audience food for thought.
Scorpion Girls from Tanzania also performed with the guest performer Yemi Alade all the way from Nigeria closing the event with a brief appearance as she only sampled the popular song ‘Johnny’ and left stage a few minutes later which left the crowd yearning for more as some thought she was going to come back but all in vain as she only promised to return in future for a ‘real concert’.
There were many guests at the VIP section like business man Jack Pemba, NRM’s Capt. Mike Mukula, Lalana, Rajeev Ruparelia, Gordon Kirumira, pastor Jessica Kayanja (wife to pastor Robert Kayanja) Artistes and socialites.
Check the full list of winners below
Best Break through Artiste: – Winnie Nwagi
Best Video Producer: – Sasha Vybz
Best Fashion Designer: – Anita Beryl
Best Female Radio Host: – Flavia Tumusiime
Best Male Radio Host: – Bryan Mc Kenzie
Outstanding Female Model: – Leah Kalanguka
Best Actress of the Year: – Fausita Nanziri
Best Actor of the Year: – Farouk Mutebi
Best Male TV Personality: – Douglas Lwanga (NTV)
Best Female TV Personality: – Flavia Namulindwa (Bukedde)
Best Entertainment TV Show: – NTV The Beat
Best TV Station: – Bukedde TV
Best Gospel Artiste -Levixone
Best Fashion Branda-Kwesh
Best Radio personality- Kasuku
Best Video of the Year: – Soraye by Eddy Kenzo
Best Female Comedian: – Anne Kansiime
Best RnB Artiste: – Rema Namakula
Best Gospel Artiste: – Levixone
Outstanding Male TV Host: – Frank Walusimbi
Best Radio Station: – Galaxy Fm
Best All round Entertainment Personality: – Bobi Wine
Best Song of the Year: – Musawo by Winnie Nwagi
Best Male artiste of the Year: – Eddy Kenzo
Best Female Artiste of the Year: – Sheeba Karungi
Best Artiste of the Year: – Eddy Kenzo
Best East African Act: – Eddy Kenzo.
Best Collabo of the Year: – Same way by Geosteady ft Lydia Jazmine.
Best Artiste in Diaspora: – Bella Mubiru
Best Dj of the Year: – Slick Stuart and Roja
Best Band of the Year: – Qwela Band
Best Dance Hall Artiste: – Ziza Bafana
Best Audio Producer: – Ronnie Da Don
Best Reggae Artiste: – A Pass
Best TV Serie: – Deception
Humanitarian Award: – Pastor Robert Kayanja.
Life Time Achievement Award: – Afrigo Band
Best Comedy Group-Comedy Files
Best Kadongo Kamu Singer-Mathias Walukagga
Best Male Sports Personality- Ivan Bwekwaaso
Best Female sports personality- Lilian Zawede