Eddy Kenzo was the biggest winner of the third edition of the Uganda Entertainment Awards (UEA) held at Kampala Serena hotel last Saturday.
Kenzo was the top winner last year. The awards are meant to appreciate outstanding talent in the entertainment industry. The awards were a success this year, right from the red carpet to the cheerful hosts.
Radio personality Malaika Nyanzi has really turned the tables and is arguably the best female MC on the circuit at the moment, blending smarts with humour and also engaging the crowd.
However, the biggest problem is the voting system and criteria of selecting winners, which is not clear, thus the backlash on social media about the winners. Kenzo walked away with Artiste of the Year and Male Artiste of the Year awards, a decision met with raised eyebrows from the crowd.
But the audience cheered on as The Triplets Ghetto Kids were given the Best Dance Group award after beating Roz Viccy Cathy, Trojans Dance Group, IDU, Kings 256 and Platinum Dance Crew.
And from representing Uganda on the BET stage in French Montana's Unforgettable video, that got him his first No.1 hit on the Hot Rap Songs charts, the Ghetto Kids are not about to stop.
They became the highlight of the night after putting up a crazy performance.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Best TV Series - Second Chance UG
Best East African Act - Diamond Platnumz
Song writer of the Year - Yesse Oman Rafik
Best Artiste in Diaspora - Ang3lina
Audio producer of the Year - Dans Kumapessa
African Act of the Year - Ray Vanny
DJ of the Year - Selector J
Dancehall Artiste of the Year - Cindy Sanyu
Collaboration of the Year - Owooma - Geosteady ft Charly and Nina
Kadongokamu Artiste of the Year - Mathias Walukagga
Band of the Year - Band Cindy
Gospel Artiste of the year - New Chapter Africa
Best Actor - Roger Mugisha
Best Actress - Hellen Lukoma
Outstanding Model of the Year - Ronald Waiswa
Artiste of the Year - Eddy Kenzo
Male Artiste of the Year - Eddy Kenzo
Female Artiste of the Year - Sheebah Karungi
New Act of the Year - B2C
RNB Artiste of the Year - Geosteady Blackman
Video of the Year - Jubilation by Eddy Kenzo
Song of the Year - Owooma by Geosteady ft. Charly & Nina
Video Producer of the Year - Sasha Vybz
Entertainment TV Presenter - MC Kats
Radio Host of the Year - Dj Nimrod
Best Entertainment Program - NTV The Beat
Best Comedy Group - Swengere Family
Best Theatre Drama Act - Akandolindoli
Sports Personality - Dennis Onyango
Best Fashion Designer - Anita Beryl
Hip-hop Artiste of the Year - Fic Fameica
Lifetime Achievement Award - Ragga Dee