Uganda: 2019 Zzina Awards unveil nominees

The nominees of the sixth edition of the Zzina Awards have been announced ahead of the awards ceremony at Theatre La Bonita in Kampala, Uganda, on 22 March.

Members of the public have until 20 March to vote for their favourite acts in 17 categories.

Dancehall act Daddy Andre is the most nominated artist with seven nominations for Best Producer of the Year, Best Songwriter of the Year, Best Dancehall Song of the Year, Best Dancehall Artist of the Year, Best Song of the Year and Best Collaboration of the Year, a category in which he was nominated twice.

He is followed closely by Spice Diana and John Blaq who received six and four nominations respectively.

The Zzina Awards are organised by Galaxy FM and voting is done via the radio station's official website.  organises the annual awards and voting can is via the Galaxy FM official website.

Below is the full list of nominees:

Best Male Artist of the Year


  • King Saha
  • Jose Chameleone
  • Bobi Wine
  • Eddy Kenzo
  • Gravity Omutujju
  • John Blaq


Best Female Artist of the Year


  • Lydia Jazmine
  • Vinka
  • Rema
  • Spice Diana
  • Sheebah
  • Winnie Nwagi
  • Fille

Best Producer of the Year


  • Daddy Andre
  • Diggy Baur
  • Nessim
  • Eno Beats
  • Atin
  • T.O.N

Best Songwriter of the Year


  • Daddy Andre
  • Yesse Oman Rafiki
  • Nince Henry
  • Charlie Mugerwa
  • Dokta Brain

Best Dancehall Song of the Year


  • ‘Dididada’ –  A Pass
  • ‘Tukwatagane’ – John Blaq
  • ‘Now’ – Spice Diana and Daddy Andre
  • ‘Olumya Bano’  – Nina Rose
  • ‘Aye’ – Voltage Music
  • ‘Bwannamunigina’ – Fatty Kris
  • ‘Olina Work’ – Beenie Gunter

Best Dancehall Artist of the Year


  • Cindy
  • Voltage Music
  • Beenie Gunter
  • John Blaq
  • A Pass
  • Daddy Andre

Best Lugaflo/Rap Song of the Year


  • ‘Who is Who’ – Feffe Busi
  • ‘Property’ – Fik Fameika
  • ‘Who is Me’ – Da Agent
  • ‘Embuzi Zakutudde’ – Gravity
  • ‘Mafia’ – Fik Fameika
  • ‘Guma Bakunyige’ – Recho Rey
  • ‘Twazikoze’ – Hit Nature

Best Lugaflo/Rap Artist of the Year


  • Feffe Busi
  • Fik Fameika
  • Da Agent
  • Gravity
  • Recho Rey
  • Mun G

Best Breakthrough Artist of the Year


  • John Blaq
  • Chosen Becky
  • Recho Rey
  • Rickman
  • Karole Kasita
  • Co-Sign

Best Contemporary R&B Artist of the Year


  • Lydia Jazmine
  • Rema
  • Geosteady
  • King Saha
  • Winnie Nwagi
  • Ykee Benda
  • Fille
  • Chosen Becky
  • Toniks

Best Inspirational Song of the Year


  • ‘Heart of a Winner’ – B2C
  • ‘Born to Win’ – Fik Fameika
  • ‘Champion’ – Jose Chameleone
  • ‘Tambula Nange’ – Mowzey Radio

Best Afrobeat Song of the Year


  • ‘Kyalenga’ – Bobi Wine
  • ‘Mataala’ – Winnie Nwagi
  • ‘Kibooko Fire’ – Kalifa Aganaga ft Jose Chameleone
  • ‘Bankuza’ – Chozen Becky
  • ‘Siri Muyembe’ – Rema
  • ‘Wankoona’ – Sheebah Karungi
  • ‘Ndi Mu Love’ – Spice Diana
  • ‘Chips na Ketchup’ – Vinka
  • ‘On My Way’ – King Saha
  • ‘Mateeka’ – Jose Chameleone

Best Fans Team of the Year


  • Team Spice Diana – Spice Diana
  • Leone Island – Jose Chameleone
  • Sheebaholics – Sheebah Karungi
  • Ykee Empire – Ykee Benda
  • Nwagicians – Winnie Nwagi
  • Team Vinka – Vinka

Best Collaboration of the Year


  • ‘You and Me’ – Lydia Jazmine and Daddy Andre
  • ‘Mpa Love’ – Weasel and King Saha
  • ‘Kibooko Fire’ – Kalifa Aganaga and Jose Chameleone
  • ‘Now’ – Spice Diana and Daddy Andre
  • ‘Pull Up’ – Eddy Kenzo and Harmonize
  • ‘No You No Life’ – B2C and The Ben
  • ‘Atakutya Gwentya’ – Mun G and Nutty Neithan
  • ‘Katubikole’ – Vinka and Fik Fameika

Best Artist of the Year


  • Spice Diana
  • Sheebah Karungi
  • John Blaq
  • Bobi Wine
  • Jose Chameleone
  • Fik Fameika
  • Rema
  • King Saha

Best Song of the Year


  • Kyarenga – Bobi Wine
  • You and Me – Lydia Jazmine and Daddy Andre
  • Bankuza – Chosen Becky
  • Siri Muyembe – Rema
  • Tukwatagane – John Blaq
  • Chips and Ketchup – Vinka
  • Wankoona – Sheebah Karungi
  • Mateeka – Jose Chameleone
  • Property – Fik Fameika
  • Replay – Levixone

Best Comedian of the Year


  • Maricachi
  • Mad Rat and Chico
  • Maulana and Reign
  • Omukebete
  • Napoleone Ehmah
  • Crazy University

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