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Is Ykee Benda’s Career Moving To The Right Direction?

Photo by Habre Muriisa

Last Friday, the media, some artistes and other stakeholders in the entertainment industry where invited at Galaxy Fm for the unveiling of this year’s annual Zzina awards slated to take place on the 7th of April at Theatre Labonita.

Some artists where jubilating while others seemed not happy with the results. However, Ykee Bender, despite the fact that he is a new entrant on the entertainment scene was the biggest artiste of the night because he received the most nominations.

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Ykee Benda gets most nominations at the upcoming Zzina Awards 2017, will thispush his career to the next level? (Photo by Habre of Chano8)

Whether this will help push his music career ahead or just giving him hope, we are yet to find out but he was able to get seven nods, more than artistes like Sheebah, Rema and Ziza Bafana among others.

While addressing those who attended, Galaxy FM  and Zzina Awards CEO Innocent Nahabwe emphasized that the artistes are nominated entirely on merit and that the fans will decide the ultimate winners.

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The CEO Zzina Awards Innocent Nahabwe speaking at the inveiling of Zzina Awards 2017 edition

“The artistes recognized are those nominated and voted for by Galaxy FM listeners. So all you will see is the urban, youthful entertainment talent being recognized. These awards are purely about the votes and the nominees list comes from the nominations done via our Facebook and SMS platforms for the last one month.” Nahabwe added.

Artistes will be voted for via the Galaxy FM Facebook page, Website (www.galaxyfm.co.ug) and USSD code (*289*6#).

A look at the list of nominations

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

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

BEST MALE ARTIST

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

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 ARTIST

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

BEST LUGA FLOW/RAP SONG

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

BEST LUGAFLOW/RAP ARTIST

  • Da Agent
  • Gravity
  • 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

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
  • Onsanuula – 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

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

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

  • 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

 

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