(L-R) Ramah Kizito, Bryan Namanya, Uncle Mo. Nely Tiez & Allan Darren pose for a photo moment with their accolades at the Pulse Influencer Awards (Picture: Event, Media)

Being the inaugural edition of the edition, the few shortfalls could be forgiven; other than that the very first of their kind;- the Pulse Influencer Awards Uganda were held yesterday, and a couple of industry hot shots in their various capacities were decorated with red star accolades plus packages in hampers from sponsors African Queen, Coca-Cola, Movit and Rwanda Air.

The ceremony took place last night at the vicinity of the Kabira Country Club Ballroom and was well attended by the nominees whose dress code was nothing short of the theme of the show; which was “Afro Excellence”.

What made the awards show quite unique was that they were happening concurrently in other territories across Africa; that is Nigeria & Ghana in Anglophone West Africa; Senegal & Côte d’Ivoire in Francophone West Africa and in East Africa (Kenya as well as Uganda).

The Pulse Influencer Awards looked at celebrating creativity, innovation, and digital communities and personalities, recognizing individuals from various sectors from arts, blogging, health and fitness, food, sports and, music, to social media, podcasts, communities duly recognized for “leveraging on technology (specifically social media) to build a following around their work or around curated works of art in their community and below were the winners from the night:  

TikTok influencer of the Year

Brennan Baby

Jose Chakala

Mikey Seems Too Funny – WINNER

Angela Summer Namubiru

Arthur Kayima

Instagram influencer of the Year 


A Pass

Sheila Gashumba

Eddy Kenzo — WINNER

LinkedIn Influencer of the Year 

John Babirukamu

Andrew Kilonzo

Barbara Kasekende

Moses Maurice Mugerwa — WINNER

YouTube Influencer of the Year

Triplets Ghetto Kids

Anne Kansiime

The Unpopular Opinion Ug

Crystal Newman

 Uncle Mo — WINNER

Facebook Influencer of the Year 

Dorah Mwima

Dictator Amir — WINNER

Ray Supasta


Mat Tee

Podcast Influencer of the Year

Talk Show 256

Big Conversations By Ordinary People

Hash Time With Nabuguzi Kiwanuka

George The Poet

The Ugandan Boy Talk Show – WINNER

Twitter Influencer of the Year 

Robert Kabushenga

Carlvin Bradley

Mordecai Muriisa

Hillary Bamulinde

Andrew Kyamagero – WINNER

Male Fashion Influencer of the Year 




Ramah Kizito – WINNER


Female Fashion Influencer of the Year 

Mwaj Ahmed

Yasha Keys

Natukunda Sharon

Anita Beryl

Sham Tyra

Fatuma Hasha

Peponi Couture — WINNER

Arts Influencer of the Year

Loukman Ali

Xenson Art



Immy Immaculate Mali — WINNER

Health & Fitness Influencer of the Year 

Shubu Fitness

Alt Fitness

Doryn Shapes

Koona Dance – WINNER

Dr. Paul Kasenene

Travel and Leisure Influencer of the Year 

Ssenyonyi Derrick


Newman Dixon

Isaiah Jobs

Nely Tiez — WINNER

Media Influencer of the Year 

Canary Mugume

Andrew Kyamagero

Douglas Lwanga

Raymond Mujuni Qatahar

Lynda Ddane

Denzel Mwiyeretsi

Faridah Nakazibwe — WINNER

Sandra Twinoburyo

Solomon Sserwanja

Calvin Da Entertainer

Blogger Influencer of the Year 

Campus Bee

Glim Uganda

Matooke Republic


Galaxy Fm


Satisfashion Ug

Diary of a Muzungu

Guide 2 Uganda

Food Influencer of the Year 

Dennis Asiimwe

Lucy Smize

Crystal Newman

Adala Food Prenuer

Asha Batenga — WINNER

Business Influencer of the Year 

Gerald otim

Moses Maurice

Davis Musinguzi (Founder Rocket Health)

Amos Wekesa – WINNER

Barbara Kasekende

Photography Influencer of the Year

Oscar Ntege

Ssebuuma Ivan

Ssenyonyi Derrick — WINNER

Walter Keys

Drama Duncans

Most Influential Actor of the Year

Mushema Housen

Ethan Kavuma

Morris Mugisha

Maurice Kirya (From “The Girl in the Yellow Jumper”) – WINNER

Mathew Nabwiso

Most Influential Actress of the Year 

Cleopatra Koheirwe

Natasha Sinayobye

Kansiime Anne

Eleanor Nabwiso

Sharon O

Miss Deedan

Tracy Kababiito

Racheal Nduhukire

Leila Kalanzi Kachapizo — WINNER

Beauty and Lifestyle Influencer of the Year 

Lucy Smize

Mona Faces – WINNER

Fathy Presh

Imani Make Up

Saida Beauty

Tech Influencer of the Year 

Geofrey Mutabazi – Charge Ko

Brian Namanya (Founder Tubayo)

Comedy Influencer of the Year

Anne Kansiime

Teacher Mpamire

Emeka The Romantic Mukiga

Dickson Zizinga

Uncle Mo — WINNER

Music Influencer of the Year 

Fik Fameica


Spice Diana



Eddy Kenzo – WINNER

Winnie Nwagi


A Pass


Dance Influencer of the Year 



Valentino Richard Kabenge

Sir Uncle Walter

Ewil Brenda Claire — WINNER

Sports Influencer of the Year 

Henry Nsekuye

Mark Guma

Desire Ayera

David Onyango

Clive Kyazze

Baron Edgar

Usher Komugisha

Daudi Ssebwami

Allan Darren Kyeyune — WINNER

Pan-African/ Voice For Africa Influencer of the Year 



John Allan Namu

Dr Dipo Awojide

Hanu F Agbodje

Vanessa Nakatte


Swirvy Nyar

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu — WINNER

Asides from the winners of the night, one other standout item from the awards show were spoken word performances as delivered by word smith Isabirye Mitch and also that the Top Bloggers President popped the question to the love of his life culminating the already colorful evening.

Congratulations to all the winners, and nominees, and the public for not only nominating but also participating in the voting exercise as well.