Last Saturday evening, the 2nd annual rising star awards took place at Sheraton Hotel Kampala but what was supposed to be a celebrity gathering turned out an ordinary event with few celebrities in attendance and most awards were picked up by representatives while others were wrapped and taken back by the organizers.
Some of the big winners of the night include Ann Kansiime who took the comedian star of the year, Jahlive was voted music video production star, Solome Basuuta went home with the gospel star of the year while Sheeba Karungi scooped the Diva star of the year.
When A pass was announced the Breakthrough star, his speech was the highlight of the night. “It’s nice to win the race and be number one and it’s great to appreciate people by your side because their effect on you helped you get to this point,” he said before sampling ‘Tulikubigele, Wuuyo and Memories.
Airtel music star finalists Bruno K was also among the winners as he took home the Talented Youth Star of the year.
“It’s about time Diggy took home an award. He’s an amazing producer whose work should also be recognized. I’m so happy for him” said Nessim after losing the Star Audio producer of the year award to Diggy Bauer.
Being his first award in Uganda, Isaiah Katumwa was so excited about the legendary star award that he regretted why he hadn’t attended the event with his family. “I’m truly honored and wish my family was here to celebrate with me. For the past 20 years I’ve been in the music industry, this is the first award I’m winning in Uganda,” he said.
Other big winners of the night included David Lutalo who won the Star of the year award; King Saha overcame Bebe Cool, Sheeba, Radio and Weasel, Naava Grey, Pallaso and Kenzo for the Prominent Star of the year accolade.
Artistes Small Pin charger and Maestro, son to city tycoon Jack Maestro were some of the performers of the night but it was the Triplets kids who got everyone’s attention and some dollar tips from Jack Pemba after they put up a flawless performance.