Singer Eddy Kenzo must be the luckiest local artist after winning four awards including best video, best male artiste, best East African Act Artiste at the 2016 Uganda Entertainment Awards last night.
Kenzo’s Soraye song won him best video of the year in the awards whose organisers have bitterly been accused by music fans for reportedly being hypocritical and predetermined after more than half of the nominees failed to show up for the award ceremony.
Among the barrage of accusations was one fan, Sharon Alison who tweeted saying “UEA16 crap awards crap organisation and disorganisation plus sheer incompetence. I just want to scratch my eyes out. Do better next time.”
In the award ceremony graced by Nigeria star Yemi Alade, Levixone won best gospel artiste of the year while Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine won all round entertainment personality of the year.
However, Alade disappeared in thin air shortly after she performed her Johnny song among others.
A one tweep, Arthur tweeted “Why would you let a Nigerian perform? And you’re supposed to be honouring local talent.”
Singer Lydia and Geosteady were awarded best collabo of the year with their Sameway song, which rocked local airwaves.
Karungi Sheebah was given Best Female Artist, Rema Namakula awarded Best RnB while Winnie Nwagi’s ‘Musawo’ is song of the year.
DJ Slick Stuart and DJ Roja were given best DJ of the year.
Additionally, the NTV Beat presenter Douglas Lwanga was given best TV male presenter while his colleague Frank Walusimbi a luganda news anchor and presenter of Tuwaye won UEA16 award for Remarkable TV Host.
Lifetime Achievement Award – Afrigo Band.
The UEA16 Humanitarian Award was won by PastorRobert Kayanja, founder and senior pastor at Miracle Center Cathedral.
Ivan Byekwaso won the UEA16 best sports personality.
Kansiime Anne / Entertainer awarded outstanding Female Comedian.
Farouk Mutebi wins Best Male Actor.
Flavia Namulindwa of Bukedde TV wins Best Female TV Personality.
Tumusiime Flavia – Best Female Radio Personality.
Bryan Kella McKenzie – Best Male Radio Personality.
Leah Kalanguka – Outstanding Female Model.
Winnie Nwagi- Breakthrough artist
Sasha VyBz – Best Music Video Producer
Anita Beryl – Best Fashion Designer.