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Club Music Video Awards 2017: Here’s the full list of winners

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Abaasa at the Club Music Video Awards

Abaasa receives one of his awards won at the Club Music Video Awards

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The Club Music Video Awards winners have been announced. They were revealed at a blue carpet event held at Kampala Serena Hotel on Saturday evening.

The awards were swept by “Voice Inside” video by rapper Patrobas 256 and singer & producer Abaasa which took home six of the seven awards for which it was nominated including the top accolade of the evening “Video of the Year”.

Abaasa could not hide his surprise as he received the award revealing that he did not expect to dominate the evening.

According to Abaasa, “Voice Inside”, directed by UK-based producer Nicholas Tate, is about following your heart and understanding who you are as an individual and then bringing that out.

The special recognition award was handed to Daniel Ogong, former NBL Marketing Director for his contribution to local music industry for having approved several budgets geared towards supporting different music-related projects.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Best Choreography

Magic – Winnie Nwagi
Njogereza – Navio
Kabulengane – Bebe Cool
Nyinimu – Exodus (Winner)

Best Cinematography

Akaliro – Rema
Voice Inside – Patrobas x Abaasa
Yeye – Cindy Sanyu x Wahu Kagwi
Mariana – A Pass (Winner)

Best Costume & Make Up

Sembera – Irene Ntale
Only You – Lilian Mbabazi
Bukolomoni – Byazy x Cindy Sanyu
Mbilo Mbilo (remix) – Eddy Kenzo x Niniola (Winner)

Best Directing

Style & Flows – Double 5
Sembera – Irene Ntale
Voice Inside – Patrobas x Abaasa (Winner)
Magic – Winnie Nwagi

Best Duo or Group

Pull Up – Kent and Flosso (Voltage Music)
Plenty Plenty – Radio & Weasel
Nkwagala – B2C
Dagala – Radio & Weasel (Winner)

Best Set Design

Thank You – Benjamin Spartos
Sembera – Irene Ntale
Mwana Gwe – King Saha (Winner)
Nkwatako – Sheebah Karungi

Best Special Effects

Emergency – Keya Nemesis
Pistol – Fic Fameika
Smart Wire – Vampino
IAIAO – Black Skin (Winner)

Best Use of Technology

Voice Inside – Patroba x Abaasa
Still Standing – Cindy Sanyu
Yeye – Cindy Sanyu & Wahu (Winner)
Kabako – Roden Y
Tempo (Remix) – Cindy Sanyu x Dyfla Diligon

Collaboration of The Year

Only You – Lilian Mbabazi
Gamululu – APass/Konshens
Bukolomoni – Byaxy & Cindy
Yeye – Cindy Sanyu and Wahu
Voice Inside – Patrobas x Abaasa (Winner)

Female Video Of the Year

Magic – Winnie Nwagi
Go Down – Irene Ntale (Winner)
Akaliro – Rema
Omukwano gwe Kilo – Irene Ntale

Inspirational Message Video Of The Year

Tonzoleya – Topic Kasente Ft Sheebah
Gwenafunye – Esther Nabatanzi
Thank You – Benjamin Spartos
Voice Inside – Patrobas x Abaasa (Winner)

Male Video Of The year

Plenty Plenty – Radio & Weasel
Viva Africa – Eddy Kenzo
Voice Inside – Patrobas x Abaasa (Winner)
Movie Star – Mi Casa x Eddy Kenzo

Newcomer Of The Year

Thank You – Benjamin Spartos
Run Away – Abaasa (Winner)
Gwenafunye – Esther Nabatanzi
Tonzoleya – Topic Kasente x Sheebah

Viral Video Of The Year

Musawo – Winnie Nwagi (Winner)
Magic – Winnie Nwagi
Farmer (Remix) – Ykee Benda x Sheebah

Video Of The Year

Go Down – Irene Ntale
Voice Inside – Patrobas x Abaasa (Winner)
Movie Star – Eddy Kenzo
Omukwano – Irene Ntale

Special Recognition

Daniel Ogong (Former NBL Marketing Director) (Winner)

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World Music Day fete on this Saturday

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One of the acts at a previous edition of the Fête de la Musique concert.

World Music Day 2018, also know as Fête de la Musique, celebration is on this weekend. The annual music fete which is aimed at promoting music for everyone, from amateurs to professionals, and encouraging artists to perform in public spaces for free will be held on Saturday, June 23 at the French School along Lugogo Bypass.

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To be held under the theme, “transforming the youth through music, creation, fusion and the power of the MC”, it will be headlined by UK hip-hop artiste Rodney P alongside Skitz in a hip-hop reggae fusion showcase. The concert will also feature performances from regional artistes including Uganda’s Byg Ben Sukuya, Nemesis Keya, Recho Rey, and Yallah MC, and DRC’s  Control Posse Kongoloko and R’Afrika among others.

The music concert will be preceded by a traditional instrument making workshop which will kick off at 3pm at the same venue. The session will be led by Albert Ssempeke, a well know instrumentalist and creative hailing from the Buganda Kingdom.

Started in France in 1982, Fête de la Musique has grown to over 120 countries and 700 cities around the world, transforming the event into an iconic international music affair.

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Socialite Zari Hassan named judge for Miss Uganda Pageant

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South Africa based Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan has been announced as one of the judges and patrons for the 2018 Miss Uganda Pageant.  She will also be a guest speaker at a CSR (corporate social responsibility) activity targeted to young girls organised by the Miss Uganda Foundation.

According to Brenda Nanyonjo, CEO of the Miss Uganda Foundation, Zari was chosen as one of the judges because she is the epitome of “beauty and brains”. “Zari is the perfect example of our motto at Miss Uganda which is beauty with a purpose! She is not only a beautiful woman but she has managed to achieve so much in her career as a businesswoman while she is raising 5 children. We believe she will be an excellent judge for the pageant.” She said.

Talent Africa’s CEO Aly Allibhai also noted that, “We are really excited to have Zari as a part of our team for the Miss Uganda Pageant. She is a strong independent women who is an inspiration and role model to young women in Uganda. The things she has achieved are phenomenal, she has been though many hardships but she always find a way to bounce back and keep developing and building her personal brand to be one of Uganda’s most celebrated personalities.”

The Miss Uganda finale is slated for August 10th at Kampala Sheraton Hotel.

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A Pass, Vinka to host upcoming Spinny Silent Disco

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Singers, A Pass and Vinka will host the forthcoming Spinny Silent Disco. To be held on Saturday, June 30 at Atmosphere Lounge, Kololo, the event is billed to be another party explosion in the city.

As has always been the norm with Spinny Events, there will be a lineup of celebrated Kampala spinners like DJ Urbanstar, DJ Crim, Deejay LL, Lolah, Slick Stuart and Roja, Benon DJ, DJ Jerry, Malias, Bryan among many others to grace the decks.

DJ Spinny, who is known for hosting plush gatherings in Kampala and Kigali noted that the party will be nothing short of excitement and explosive merrymaking.

“There is a lot in stock for our fans,” he said. “The music, the DJs, and the energy we hope to exhibit is nothing you’ve seen before.”

A Pass and Vinka being some of the top-selling new generation artists, Atmosphere Lounge is expected to flood with stylish and free-spirit youthful fans.

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