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Janzi Nominations Out, Public Vote To Account For 30%.

Written by on November 29, 2021

Out of the 75,000 nominations received by the Janzi Awards team, only 300 were announced on Friday during an event hosted at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala.

The Chairperson of the Janzi Awards organizing Committee who doubles as the Director of Operations at Operation Wealth Creation, Sylivia Owori said that the awards are meant to celebrate the creative industry and the role it plays in economy growth.

“These awards were born out of the Gulu arrangements but are also a testament that government is ready to support this industry. Government has finally given us its ear,” Owori said.

These awards according to the organizers seek to honor and celebrate artistic and creative excellence of Ugandans in the Creative and Arts Industry.

Nominees were drawn from 96 categories and 9 domains which encompass Music, Performing Arts, Collecting Societies, Film & Video, Visual Arts & Crafts, Books & Publishing, Software & Innovations, Cultural & National Heritage, Support Services.

“Members of the Janzi Awards Academy will review the nominees after the public vote is closed on the 5th of December and vote for the winners in all 96 categories. The public vote constitutes 30% of the overall winner’s vote,” the Press Statement by the organizers reads in part.

This is the first Janzi Awards event, and the declaration and awarding of winners will happen on December 11 and 12, 2021 at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala.

The full list of nominees is here under;

Outstanding Album of the Year

Azawi (African Music)

Ykee Benda (Kirabo)

Eddy Kenzo (Made in Africa)

Outstanding Song of the Year

Mudra (Muyaayu)

Mr.Eezzy (Tumbiiza Sound)

Pallaso (Malamu)

Pia Pounds (Tupaate)

Emerging Artist Award

Mudra (Muyaayu)

Zex Bilangilangi (Nalinda)

Mr.Eezzy (Tumbiiza Sound)

Outstanding Photographer

Oscar Ntege

Edgar Batte

Paddy Muramura

Outstanding Fashion Designer

Stella Atal

Abbas Kaijuka

Discrete Ug

Outstanding Stylist in Fashion

Tazibone Solomon

Mavo Kampala

Larry Casual

Outstanding Make Up Artist

Esther Nakaziba


Imani Makeup Studio

Outstanding Graphics Designer

Kirigoola Benon

Armup Media

Reagan Nalikka

Outstanding Interior Designer

Po Designz


Muti Interiors

Outstanding Landscape Designer

Barefoot Landscaping

Divine Landscapes Ltd

Katooke Landscape

Outstanding Architect

Jonathan Nsubuga

William Henry Ssentoogo

Henry Twahiirwa

Outstanding Copywriter

Eric Mununuzi (Bosco campaign)

Henry Onen (I Choose Peace – IPOD)

Adonia Waibale (GoTV, DSTV)

Outstanding Book

The First Woman (Written by Jeniffer Nsubuga)

Zura Maids (Written by Apio Atuko)

Deserted (Written by Bob Godfrey Kisiki)

Outstanding Children’s Storybook

Namulanda (By Walaabyeki Magoba)

Munini The weeping Bean (By Rachel Twinomugisha)

Battle of the Jungle Book (By Agaba Denis)

Outstanding Children’s Book Illustrator

Philip Nsamba

Davis Bamwine

Tumuhaise John Baptist

Outstanding Fiction Writer

Beatrice Lamwaka (Butterfly Dreams)

Bridget Ankunda (Do Not Love Me in English)

Mathias Mulumba (Poet, Novelist, Short storywriter)

Outstanding Non- Fiction Writer

Charles Peter Mayiga (Work and Prosper)

Joyce Mpanga (It’s a Pity She is Not a Boy)

Jimmy Spire Ssentongo (What I saw when I died.)

Outstanding Cartoonist

Jimmy Spire Ssentongo

Kwizera Arnold

Chris Ogon Atukwasize

Outstanding Newspaper/Magazine Columnist

Allan Tacca (“Will Tomorrow’s African Soldiers Die for the Continent’s Despots?”)

Yusuf Kajura (The Observer)

Esther Namugogi (New Vision)

Best Vlogger

Kisaaka Elizabeth (Transform Africa, Global Unites)

Nakamanya Lynnet (How I am Surviving in Covid 19, How to Make Barkcloth in Uganda)

Otwong Wile Ki Otwong (V-loger Influencer from Acholiland)

Outstanding Podcaster

Lucy Chihandae (The World is Ours)

Nabuguzi Kiwanuka (We need to heal)

Prudence Nyamishana (Adult, Bullying)


Outstanding Software Programmer

Emmanuel Isabirye

Kenneth Kwesiga

Sedrick Otolo

Outstanding Software Designer

Loft technologies

Javanet Systems

Jen troy


Outstanding Community Museum

Igongo Museum (South Western Uganda)

Koogere Foundation Cultural Museum (Tooro)

Madi Cultural Museum (Moyo District)

Outstanding Art Gallery

Magezi Art Exhibition

Afriart Gallery

Umoja art gallery

Outstanding Community Library

Kawempe Youth Centre

Kitengesa Community Library

Bundibugyo Community Library

Outstanding Public Library

Nakaseke Telecenter and Library (Nakaseke)

Soroti Public Library (Soroti)

Kabale Public Library (Kabale)

Domestic Tourism Award

Ritah Karungi Abwooli

Hellenah Olga Namutamba

Traditional Medicine Innovator Award

Bro Fr Anatoli Wasswa (First fully fledged herbal medicine clinic in the country)

Prof. Patrick Ogwang (Developer of Covidex)

Balibawo Herbert (Traditi

onal skills in Bone Setting)


Outstanding Talent Manager

Julius Kyazze

Martin Beta Muhumuza

Dorothy Nabunjo

Outstanding Emcees

Patrick Mujjuko

Brian Mulondo

MC Kats

Outstanding Promoters

Talent Africa 256

Kasana Events

Kt promotions

Outstanding Event Producer


Events Warehouse

Swangz Avenue

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