It is not surprising that Juliana Kanyomozi tops this list, considering that the songbird is the PAM Awards Artiste of The Year. Kanyomozi was nominated for her â€˜educativeâ€™ songs.
She was followed by Bobi Wine who was chosen for his good presentation and consistency. In third place was Jose Chameleone for knowing when to release a song. . Moze Radio & Weasel can celebrate yet another triumph as they were nominated for being the greatest combination, while Bebe Cool got a nod for his ability to make crowds go crazy.
Best drama group
The Ebonies emerged best drama group for their educative plays. Amarula Family came second for their comic performances. Third was Bakayimbira Dramactors, while fourth was Afri-Talent. In fifth and sixth places were Ndere Troupe and Theatre Factory.
For writing educative songs, singer/songwriter, Sylver Kyagulanyi, emerged best writer. Second was renowned poet and literary scholar, Professor Timothy Wangusa, chosen for his novel, Upon This Mountain. Wangusa was followed by Matia Magambo for promoting the girl child. Also nominated were playwrights Andrew Benon Kibuuka, Mariam Ndagire, Alex Mukulu and Ashraf Ssemwogerere.
Best TV presenter
WBSâ€™ Straka Mwezi (Late Show) reigned supreme with 462 nominations, followed by Mukasa Kafeero of Kola Ngâ€™Omuddu. UBC TVâ€™s Val came third. He might be new on TV, but Record TVâ€™s Patriko Mujuka managed a decent fourth place while fifth was NBSâ€™ Tough B.
This one goes to Bobi Wineâ€™s Mazzi Mawanvu. Readers nominated the song because it is boastful yet inspirational. Sirina Mulala by Sweet Kid and Juliana Kanyomozi came second, while in third place was Chameleoneâ€™s Bayuda. Moze Radio and Weaselâ€™s Nakudata was fourth-best.
Best local actor
The Eboniesâ€™ Sam Bagenda (Dr. Bbosa) emerged the best in this category for being â€˜naturalâ€™. In second place was actress, singer and playwright, Mariam Ndagire.
Radio Simbaâ€™s funnyman, Amooti, came third; readers said he was productive and hilarious. Abby Mukiibi was fourth, while in fifth place was Kato Lubwama, described by readers as â€˜seriousâ€™.
Best Foreign Song
Ne-Yo won for Miss Independent, followed by Chris Brown with With you and Rihanna and TI with Your Life. Shayne Wardâ€™s Breathless came in at number four.
Best International musician
Chris Brown topped this list, followed by Ne-Yo and rapper Lil Wayne. Senegalese R&B star, Akon, was fourth
Best radio DJ
The Capital FM Late Date host, DJ Ronnie, was the winner of this category. His colleague Alex Ndawula was second followed by Sanyu FMâ€™s Fat Boy. In fourth place was Radio Simbaâ€™s Omulangira Ndausi.
Journalist of the year
WBS TVâ€™s Peter Kibazo topped the category, followed by The New Visionâ€™s environmental journalist, Gerald Tenywa. Weekly Observerâ€™s Semujju Nganda, Andrew Mwenda, WBSâ€™ Peter Ntimba, NTVâ€™s Barbara Angopa and The New Visionâ€™s Norman Katende followed.
Best radio programme
This one went to Kiriza Oba Gaana, a political talk show hosted by Medi Nsereko on CBS FM. CBSâ€™ Mambo Bado, emerged second followed by Capital Gang, Kagwirawo, Late Date and Waz Up (K FM).
Best radio newsreader
Radio Ugandaâ€™s veteran newsreader, Baale Francis, is the most popular. Super FMâ€™s Aisha Semaktiko came second
Best radio presenter
This position went to CBSâ€™ Meddie Nsereko, followed by K FMâ€™s Dâ€™Mighty Breakfast co-host, Aisha Alibaih. In third place was Lucky, also from K FM.
Best TV newsreader
WBSâ€™ Katende Malibu beat perennial winner, UBCâ€™s Baale Francis.
Cartoon of the year
The New Vision cartoons took the top four slots. James Gayoâ€™s Kingo emerged number one; Charles Onenâ€™s Mr. Ras emerged second followed by Tom Rush.
Photograph of the year
Readers voted the picture of the collapse of the NSSF building as their best of 2008.
The best entertainers of 2008