The question everyone must be asking is â€œwho will be crowned female artiste of the year?â€
Unlike the menâ€™s category, the female artistes have released outstanding music that makes prediction nearly impossible.
What is beyond doubt is that Juliana Kanyomozi does not stand a chance of retaining the crown she won so resoundingly last year as she has not released a follow-up to her debut, Nabikowa. Miles Rwamiti
and David Tumusiime make their predictions:
The rivalry is back on! Both artistes may claim that they have left their differences in the past but Julianaâ€™s refusal to perform at Irynâ€™s launch proves otherwise as much as Julianaâ€™s low opinion of Irynâ€™s manager and owner of Sabrinaâ€™s Pub, Hope Mukasa.
Never mind that Sabrinaâ€™s Pub is often touted in profiles of Juliana as the place where she developed her music career.
In less than a year since she blew back into town, Iryn was able to release an album, Nkuweeki, that comprises two singles enjoying heavy rotation on the airwaves.
The single Nkuweeki is definitely one of the songs of the year, a love ballad Iryn sings so emotionallyâ€” fans have been known to burst into tears during her concerts.
The other single on the album is the nursery rhyme, Simbalala, that has an inescapably catchy chorus.
Nkuweeki has even led music pundits to ask a question that was not possible just a year ago. Who is the better female singer between Juliana and Iryn? The 2006 PAM Awards may help in settling that score.
For too long, Kisaakye has been stuck Kinigeria, the song that made her name.
The song capitalised on Ugandansâ€™ craze for the Nigerian films.
The saucy lyrics for this â€˜hotâ€™ song had many adults winking as they protested that it was â€˜about other thingsâ€™ and made a star out of Kisaakye.
PAM AWARDS 2006: HOT RACE FOR FEMALE TOP PRIZE