Over the weekend, the maiden Janzi awards ceremony took place following the unveiling of nominees end of last month.

The two-day event took place at the Kololo Independence Grounds; and attracted a large turn-up, right from Artists, Comedians, Media, and performances from A Pass, Sheebah, Azawi, Kenneth Mugabi, Karole Kasita, B2C, Lilian Mbabazi among others.

Songstresses, Azawi and Pia Pounds were among the biggest winners of the night, as each bagged two awards with Azawi for the Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year categories and Pia Pounds for Song of the Year and Video of the Year awards.

Veteran musician and co-founder of Afrigo Band, Uganda’s oldest group, Moses Matovu was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, and gospel singer Levixone received the Humanitarian Award.

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Levixone wins Humatarian Award at the Janzi Awards show (Picture: Courtesy)

The late singer and member of the Radio and Weasel group, Mozey Radio won in the Outstanding Legendary Artist Award category. He was nominated alongside Maddox Sematimba and Jose Chameleon.

Below is the full list of winners:

  1. Outstanding Children Playbook – Namulanda by Walaabyeki Magoba
  2. Outstanding Non-fiction Writer – Charles Peter Mayiga
  3. Outstanding Cartoonist Award – Jimmy Spire Ssentongo
  4. Outstanding Comedy Award – Uncle Mo Kiboneka
  5. Outstanding Community Museum Award – Igongo Cultural Centre
  6. Outstanding Magician/Illusionist – Jonathan the Magician
  7. Domestic Tourism Award – Trip Addicts
  8. Traditional Medicine Innovator Award – Prof Patrick Ogwang/Covidex
  9. Outstanding MC Award – MC Kats Katamba
  10. Outstanding Innovator Award – Zeenode Limited
  11. Outstanding Makeup Artist Award – Mona Faces
  12. Outstanding Interior Designer – One100 Interiors Uganda
  13. Outstanding Architect Award – William Henry Sentongo
  14. Outstanding Painter – Joseph Ntesibe
  15. Outstanding Photographer Award – Edgar Batte
  16. Outstanding Fashion Designer – Abbas Kaijuka
  17. Outstanding Stylish in Fashion Award – Mavo Kampala
  18. Outstanding Song of the Year – Pia Pounds – Tupaate
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Outstanding Song of the Year Winner Pia Pounds (Picture: Courtesy)
  1. Outstanding Western Artist – Ray G
  2. Emerging Artist Award – Zex Bilangilangi
  3. Outstanding Dance Group – Masaka Kids Africana
  4. Outstanding TV Drama – Baguma
  5. Outstanding Video Award – Pia Pounds – Tupaate
  6. Outstanding Audio Producer – Nessim Pan Production
  7. Outstanding Audio Producer (Regional) – Master Beats
  8. Outstanding Faith-based Musician – Levixone
  9. Outstanding RnB Artist – Liam Voice
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Liam Voice Receives his accolade at the Janzi Awards (Picture: Courtesy)
  1. Outstanding Kadongo Kamu Male Artist – Willy Mukaabya
  2. Outstanding App – Afro Mobile
  3. Outstanding Vocalist – Kenneth Mugabi
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Kenneth Mugabi at the Janzi Awards Show (Picture: Courtesy)
  1. Outstanding Performer – Sheebah Karungi
  2. Outstanding Afro-Zouk Artist – B2C (Kampala Boys)
  3. Outstanding Entrepreneurial Artist – Bobi Wine
  4. Outstanding Actor – Housen Mushema
  5. Male Artist of the Year – Pallaso
  6. Female Artist of the Year – Azawi
  7. Humanitarian Award – Levixone (Kosovo NGO)
  8. Outstanding Producer/Film & Video- Usama Mukwaya
  9. Outstanding Visual Effects/Film & Video – Usama Mukwaya
  10. Outstanding DJ – DJ Slick Stuart and Roja
  11. Outstanding Promoters- Talent Africa 256
  12. Outstanding Album of the Year – Azawi (African Music)
  13. Viewer’s Choice Award – Eddy Kenzo
  14. Outstanding Video Producer (Regional, North) – McElvis Onset (Rasta Swagg-Pi Naka)
  15. Outstanding Film – The Girl in the Yellow Jumper (Produced and directed by Loukman Ali)
  16. Outstanding Northern Artist – Profesa Maros (Centre)
  17. Outstanding Eastern Artist – Rody Gavana (Akello)
  18. Outstanding Theatre Production – The Chains of Dance (Edward Sembatya)
  19. Outstanding Online Newspaper – Nile Post