Ugandan comedian, Herbert Ssegujja Mendo, a popular stand-up comedian aka Teacher Mpamire has been nominated for the 2016 Africa Youth Awards in the ‘Discovery of the Year’ category. He will be battling with Vincent Nsubuga (Ugandan), Brian Okepher (Kenya), Esman Sinare (Ghana), Emtee (South Africa), Husayn Zaguru (Nigeria), Mark Angel (Nigeria), Mr Eaazi (Nigeria), Ndiki Djem M. Valerie (Cameroon), Togo Borga (Ghana) in the same category for the award.
This nomination comes as big news and a sign of appreciation of Ugandan comedy. To see Teacher Mpamire competing with other very talented funny people as a sign of recognition for his work is an encouragement to many young people and up coming comedians.
Africa Youth Awards were Launched in 2014 with the principal aim of appreciating the works of young Africans in Africa and the Diaspora. It was inspired by the lack of recognition for young Africans who have selflessly dedicated their lives to making sure the future of Africa is optimistic. And today this prestige award scheme has contributed a lot to African artists.
However for our artists to grow they need our support. Mpamire’s manager, Johnson Mujungu mentioned via social media that It’s your votes that will get your Teacher Mpamire home with the award and that the “voting starts today ” The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony to be held in Accra, Ghana. Congratulations Mendo and we wish you the very best. Keep at Chano8 for more details.