The youngsters decided and made their choices for their favourite artistes and personalities in the entertainment industry for the year. Ykee Benda and Sheebah Karungi carried their form from last year into 2017 where they dominated the awards which are organised by Buzz Events, sponsored by Mountain Dew and decided by the teens.
Although both artistes were missing at the awards ceremony that took place on Saturday 13th at UMA show grounds in Lugogo, they were well represented and cheered as members from their respective camps walked to the stage to receive the awards. YKee Benda is in Nairobi for Coke studio.
Just like in previous editions, most of the big name artistes were missing on the nomination list and mostly dancehall artistes dominated the awards with the teens preferring high tempo dancehall and ragga songs to traditional ‘Kidandali’ and low tempo songs and genres.
With gates opening as early as 10 am, the teens started congregating early enough to catch the vibes and excitement and in small groups, they streamed in and filled the hall by midday. Dressed in all kinds of weird attire strutting their stuff on the green carpet.
With several performances keeping the teens entertained, it was YKee Benda popular for songs like ‘Farmer’ (Ft Sheeba), ‘Muna Kampala’, ‘Hold Me’ and ‘Malaika’ in the end walked away with three accolades – Teeniez Male Artist, Teeniez Breakthrough Artist and Teeniez Best Song Writer while Sheebah took home Teeniez Female Artist and Teeniez Dancehall artist.
MP Allan Sewanya who won HIVOs Teeniez Coolest Political Leader, came after the event had ended but still got his award which was received by Mug G the teens and Pepsi ambassador. Ceaserous who has become a teen favourite also walked away with the Teeniez Flyiest video for ‘Dangerous’ after putting up an energetic performance while gospel star Exodus made a comeback with gospel artiste of the year award.
The event ended at 6pm with a performance from Vampino and Da Party Pipo.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS.
Teeniez Male Artist—Ykee Benda
Teeniez Female Artist—Sheebah karungi
Teeniez Best Hit Maker— Big Nash
Teeniez Dancehall artist— Sheebah Karungi
Teeniez Breakthrough Artist—Ykee Benda
HIVOz Teeniez Freedom Expression Leader— Bobi Wine
HIVOs Teeniez Coolest Political Leader— Allan Ssewanyana
Teeniez Celebrity Stylist— Abrayanz
Teeniez Best Song Writer—Ykee Benda
Teeniez Hottest Comedian— Anne Kansime
Teeniez Radio Personality— MR MOSH
Teeniez Wickedest DJ— Slick Stuart & Roja
Teeniez TV personality— Douglas Lwanga
Teeniez Best TV Show— NTV THE BEAT
Teeniez Hostest Ridim— Big bumper
Teeniez Hotttest Colabo— Big Bumper
Teeniez Female Sports Personality— Hadfa Nassuna Kawempe Muslim
Best Teeniez Gospel Song— Nyinimu by Exodus
Teeniez TV show Presenter— Crystal Panda
Teeniez Gospel artist—Exodus
Teeniez TV station—Magic 1 HD
Teeniez Funkiest Station— Galaxy FM
Teeniez Flyiest video— Dangerous by Ceaserous
Teeniez Hood Rapper— Da Agent
Best Teeniez Hip Hop song—Yes/No—Fefe Busi