By Ronald Mugabe
KAMPALA - The most anticipated teens’ fete, the Buzz Teeniez Awards took place last Saturday at the Lugogo based Kati-Kati grounds, in Kampala.
Vision Group, budding star Irene Ntale as well as the Goodlife duo, Mowzey Radio and Weasel plus Pallaso dominated the award winners’ list.
This 8th edition of the annual teens’ event attracted a multitude of teenagers; most of them holiday makers that had come to witness the fruits of their votes, not to mention watching their favourite celebrities perform live on stage.
FAVORITE: Irene Ntale won the Teeniez best RnB artiste award. PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe
Despite the heavy downpour that threatened to mar the awarding ceremony, it kicked off at just a few minutes to noon with great music mixes filling the air to help obliterate the cold mood at the time. The teens uncontrollably wiggled their bodies, something that seemed to imply that perhaps they had not had such much fun in a long time.
By 1:00pm, the youthful revellers were already smitten enough thanks to a well done job by DJ Mark as well as a thunderous performance from 100Acres rapper, Santana. A few minutes later, the key activity of the day was set rolling with the first award, the Nisisi Award going to Santana.
Shortly after, RnB singer Ray Signature took to stage amidst wild screams from the revellers. There were more performances from Viboyo, Khalifa Aga-Naga, Irene Ntale, Reef HD, amongst other artistes including Eddy Kenzo whose latest hit single, Sitya Loss sent the crowd wild.
The event was brought to a halt at around 6:30pm with the teens counting it a well spent evening though the happiness was short-lived as some delinquent teenagers started grabbing phones and other valuables from their fellows just a few strides from the venue.
This was as good as it could get – colourful, thrilling and memorable! PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe
Below is the full awards list:
Ni sisi Award - Santana
Teeniez best RnB artiste - Irene Ntale
Teeniez hottest radio personality - Denzel (X-FM, Vision Group)
Teeniez hottest TV personality – Danze Mosha (Urban TV, Vision Group)
Teeniez best breakout artiste – Irene Ntale
Teeniez hottest collabo – Amaaso (Goodlife and Pallaso)
Teeniez funkiest FM station – Galaxy FM
Teeniez funkiest video – Amaaso (Goodlife and Pallaso)
Teeniez wickedest DJ – DJ Shiru
Teeniez gospel song of the year – prophesy (Exodus)
Teeniez best TV show – exposed (NTV)
Teeniez teen TV show host – MC Talha (The Spot, UBC TV)
Teeniez best TV station – Urban TV (Vision Group)
Teeniez best beats maker – Nash Wonder
Teeniez best dancehall artiste – Khalifa Aga-Naga
Teeniez best hood rapper – Navio
Teeniez hottest riddim - Amaaso (Goodlife and Pallaso)
Teeniez best hip-hop song – Kata (Navio)
Teeniez best female artiste – Irene Ntale
Teeniez best male artiste – Mun*G