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How it went down at 100.2 Galaxy FM’s Zzina Awards 2017

The 2017 Galaxy FM organized Zzina Awards ceremony took place on Friday night April 7th at Theatre La Bonita.

100.2 Galaxy FM boss Dr. Innocent Nahabwe has praised his team for organisng the awards and thanked the general public for the support.

Dr. Innocent Nahabwe of Galaxy FM and Zzina Awards

“Thank you all my team and for this wonderful awards ceremony. We at Zzinaland love you. Thank you the public, Artistes and Galaxy FM fans for the support, I am so grateful,” Innocent said.

Winners were announced at the awards ceremony and handed their accolades in the 20 different categories as listed below;

BEST DANCEHALL SONG

Dangerous by Ceaserous

BEST LUGAFLOW/RAP SONG

Nkalabuka by Da Agent

BEST INSPIRATIONAL SONG

Mama by Pallaso

BEST FANS TEAM

Sheebaholics

SHOWBIZ PERSONALITY

Zari Hassan

BEST LUGAFLOW/RAP ARTIST

Gravity Omutujju

DANCEHALL ARTIST

Ziza Bafana

BEST CONTEMPORARY/RnB ARTIST

Geosteady

BEST PRODUCER

Nessim – Farmer

BEST COMEDIAN

Swengere family

SPORTS PERSONALITY

Dennis Onyango

BEST SONG WRITER

Mozey Radio

BEST AFROBEAT SONG

Aidah by Bobi Wine

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

Ykee Benda

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

Sheebah Karungi

BEST COLLABO

Ykee Benda

BEST MALE ARTIST

Ziza Bafana

SONG OF THE YEAR

Dangerous by Ceaserous

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Madoxx Ssemanda Sematimba

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Sheebah Karungi

My take on the Zzina Music Awards 2017

Sticking with the music theme, let’s talk about the ZZINA Music Awards which took place last Friday the 7th April at theater Labonita. Here’s how I quickly turned from disgruntled skeptic, to rather impressed and proud about the event.

Let’s be honest, if you’ve had a chance to watch previous music award shows in Uganda especially in the last three years, then I bet you were skeptical about the Zzina awards. As I sat down to watch the show, I was prepared to unleash my negative thoughts on Twitter and Facebook. I expected to see a disorganized presentation, drunken artistes with cringe worthy speeches, recorded performances not in sync with performers, and a delayed ‘everything’!

I was pretty taken aback. The set was beautiful, the MC’s eloquent, and knowledgeable about the artistes they introduced. Sitting with my phone in hand, I had no choice but to join the chorus of praise spreading across social media.

Yes…The Zzina Music Awards were well organized, and certainly a refreshing change to the usual poor standard (fake) award ceremonies we have been treated to by different stakeholders. There were some few glitches especially with time management. But I expect that next year these can be sorted out.

What were your thoughts on this year’s Zzina awards? What do you hope to see next year?

This is my Opinion and you are entitled to yours.

Dixon Bond Okello.

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