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The Uganda Music Awards: Here’s the full list of nominees

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Eddy Kenzo leads nominations in the inaugural edition of The Uganda Music Awards(TUMA) which were announced on Thursday evening at a ceremony held at Fame Lounge.

The “Jubilation” singer scooped seven nominations including Artiste of the year, Best Male Artiste, Best music Video and Song of the year among others.

He is followed closely by Team No Sleep queen Sheebah Karungi and Dancehall star Ziza Bafana who each received four nods.

The awards are intended to recognize and celebrate outstanding artistic achievement, technical proficiency, performance excellence and positive contribution to the music industry in Uganda.

Following the nominations, the organisers will now embark on activations, workshops and media tours across the country. These activities will culminate into the award gala night which will be held on 4 August at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Voltage music duo, Kent & Flosso pose for photo with comedian Afande Kelele (C) at the TUMA nominees party.

Voltage music duo, Kent & Flosso pose for photo with comedian Afande Kelele (C) at the TUMA nominees party.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Artiste of the year

1.Eddy Kenzo
2. Sheebah Karungi
3. David Lutalo
4. Jose Chameleone
5. Bobi Wine

Best Female Artiste

1. Winnie Nwagi
2. Sheebah Karungi
3. Lydia Jazmine
4. Fille
5. Rema Namakula
6. Irene Ntale

Best Male Artiste

1. Eddy Kenzo
2. David Lutalo
3. Ziza Bafana
4. Ykee Benda

Best Music Video

1. Banyabo by Rema Namakula
2. Jubilation by Eddy Kenzo
3. Mariana by A Pass
4. Wantegula by Abaasa
5. He Go Down by Irene Ntale

Best Breakthrough Atiste

1. Ceaserous – Dangerous
2. Da Agent – Mayi Mayi
3. Moroots – Kings and Queens
4. B2C – Tokigeza
5. Kenneth Mugabi – Naki
6. Ykee Benda – Farmer Remix

Best Producer

1. Kuseim
2. The Weezy
3. Danz Ku Mapeesa
4. Diggy Baur
5. Nessim

Best Ragga/Dancehall artiste

1. Vampino – Smart Wire
2. Cindy Sanyu – Still Standing
3. Voltage Music – Pull Up
4. Ziza Bafana – Tulimajje
5. Rabadaba – Yo Body

Best Regional Artiste (Central)

1. B2C- Tokigeza
2. Ceaserous – Dangerous
3. Eddy Kenzo – Addicted
4. Ziza Bafana – Tulimajje
5. Maro – Nziranago

Best Regional Artiste (Eastern)

1. Candy man – Epucit
2. Isaiah Destiny – Mbolele
3. Josh Buxton – Akalimo
4. Mr Oj – Yongayo
5. Mas de rapper

Best Regional Artiste (Western)

1. Qreaus – Rukundo
2. Hakamukiga – Enzamba Egambe
3. Sabasaba Atatya Mbeera
4. Kigambo Araali -Tooro k’okasemera

Best Regional Artiste (Northern)

1. Gbaraspoken – Kapia
2. Smokie Allan – No Cry/ My loving
3. Judas Rap Knowledge – Last King of Payira
4. Blamo & Laxzy – Kunu
5. MC Wang Jok – Wang Pedding

Best Traditional

1. Candy man – Epucit
2. Davie Mex – Motherland
3. Winnie Nwagi – Kano koze

Best Urban

1. Eddy Kenzo – Jubilation
2. Naava Grey – Ndi
3. Abaasa – Wantegula
4. Sitenda – Nze Naawe
5. Moroots – Kings and Queens

Fans Choice Award

1. Nina Roz – Mekete
2. Lydia Jazmine – Cherry
3. Juliana Kanyomozi – I’m Still Here
4. B2C – Tokigeza
5. Ceaserous – Dangerous

Gospel Artiste of The Year

1. Levixone – Esaala
2. Coopy Bly ft Wilson Bugembe – One Body
3. Exodus – Nyinimu
4. The Collective – Amen
5. Brian Lubega – Wakitibwa

Song of The Year

1. Eddy Kenzo – Jubilation
2. Rabadaba – Yo Body
3. Sheebah Karungi – Akuuse
4. Navio – Njogereza
5. Jose Chameleone – Agaatako
6. Ziza Bafana – Tulimajje

Best Afro Fusion

1. Navio – Njogereza
2. Kenneth Mugabi – Naki
3. Rema Namakula – Banyabo
4. Afrie – Yodi Yodi
5. Naava Grey – Ndi

Best Artist in the Diaspora

1. Ang3lina – Go Down
2. Tindy Twyla – Secret Lover
3. Mark Stel – I like
4. Ferida Rose – Njabala
5. Ganda Boys

Best Dance Crew

1. Ghetto Kids
2. H2C
3. Clay Dance Company
4. Tabu Flo Dance Company

Best Hip Hop

1. Da Agent – Nkalabuka
2. Byg Ben – Nzokuse
3. Gravity Omutuju – Musomesa
4. St Nellysade ft Keko – Tukomyewo
5. Ruyonga – God NDA

Best Reggae

1. A Pass – Mariana
2. Juliana Kanyomozi – I’m Still Here
3. Bruno K – One for The Road
4. Jah Brixman – Mwagala
5. General Czar-bu – Engeri Yokukwana

Best Kadongokamu Artiste

1. Mathias Walukagga
2. Kazibwe Kapo
3. Fred Sebatta
4. Fred Sebbaale
5. Willy Mukabya

Best Instrumentalist

1. Kitanda Micheal
2. Joseph Sax
3. Kiracho Njoroge
4. Charmant
5. Roy Kasika

Best Afro Pop

1. Maro – Nziranago
2. Bobi Wine – Aidah
3. GeoSteady – Owooma
4. Jose Chameleone – Agatako
5. Fille Mutoni – Mbeere eno
6. Sheebah Karungi – Wadawa

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Witty Boy in studio, gears up for 2019

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South African based Ugandan Raggae, Afro beat singer Witty Boy is in studio again as he prepares to have a more enlightened year ahead. The singer has started this year aggressively hitting studio in South Africa.

We have learnt that Witty Boy is in Cosher Studios cooking for his fans teaming up with producer Cosher to do and finish a new product they have named “We came from Far”

Witty Boy has vowed not to keep his fans hungry this year.

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Chameleone denied me a collabo – Cindy

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Last Thursday saw two great artistes hug and confess to eachother willingness to work together. Cindy Sanyu who is arguably best female singer and Chameleone who too is believed to be finest among males shared same stage at comedy store in Lugogo.

In the middle of Chameleone’s session, he paused and called Cindy on stage who had nothing but praise for her. The pair hugged. Chameleone then admitted that he loved Cindy and her music. Chameleone also wondered why they had never thought of a song together. It is at this moment that Cindy admitted she would be proud to be on same track with him. “I can never say No to Chameleone, no one would” Cindy said.

It is on these grounds that we think Cindy and Chameleone could be on the same track this year.

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Fans roast Hilderman for “Eating” President’s money and denying

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Singer Hilderman is in hot soup after being exposed by fellow singer Bebe Cool for being among the singers who took some of the 400 million shillings that the President gave to Artistes. Over time Hilderman has accused the President for using tax payers’ money to donate to youth, artistes and other sectors giving the impression he could never take it.

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On the evening of Saturday, Bebe Cool released a video where Hilderman was signing and receiving his share of the 400 million shillings. In his defence, Hilderman said it was three years ago something that angered fans. The singer has been fighting back and deleting some comments that pinned him.

Here are some of the reactions from his post.

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