Monday, November 08, 2010

PAM Awards happened on Saturday....

The Pearl of Africa Music Awards, in case you have no idea-Uganda's 'premier music awards'-some call them. After failing to happen in 2009, shareholders bickering, they sort of bounced back this year, and the ceremony was the UMA Showgrounds Main hall , Lugogo.

Like with all awards, there were a few surprises...Like I thought Cindy had 'real' broken up with her longtime boyfriend Mario Burnett (the same guy who owns Cayenne, one of Kampala's hottest hang out spots).

Cindy makes an entrance with Mario Burnett

Then There was the hard to miss (or ignore, depending on your feelings about her) Straka Mwezi,who gave this year's Pearl of Africa Music Awards an unforgettable twist....

Straka's 'infamous' tumble on national television
And The Winners Were...
Northern artiste of the year: Brazen Rule
Western artiste of the year: Rama P
Eastern artiste of the year: Rocky
West Nile artiste of the year: King Weedman
Best hip hop single: Kikankane (GNL Zamba)
Best hip hop artiste: Navio
Best afrobeat single: Basiima Ogenze (Jose Chameleone)
Best afrobeat artiste: Jose Chameleone
Best gospel single: Wanjagala (Judith Babirye)
Best gospel artiste: Wilson Bugembe
Best cultural group: Percussion Discussion
Best folk pop artiste: Suzan Kerunen
Best kadongo kamu single: Embaga Ya Kiwewa (Gerald Kiwewa)
Best kadongo kamu artiste: Mathias Walukagga
Best ragga artiste: Rabadaba
Best reggae artiste: Bebe Cool
Best R&B single: Abakyala Bazira (Jamal)
Best R&B artiste: Aziz Azion
Best live band: Qwela Band
Best live band single: Taliiyo (Messach Ssemakula)
Video of the year: Raw (Navio)
Songwriter of the year: Silver Kyagulanyi
Audio producer: Benon Mugumbya
Best new artiste: Eddy Kenzo
Best Female artiste: Iryn Namubiru
Best Male artiste: Radio & Weasel
Album of the year: Kasepiki (Bebe Cool)
Song of the year: Omukwano Gunyuma (Samalie Matovu)
Artiste of the year: Bebe Cool

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