Monday, September 11, 2006

Channel O partners with Kisima awards

EDGAR R. BATTE
Channel O, one of Africa’s leading TV entertainment powerhouses has partnered with Kenya’s Kisima Music Awards, to screen and market the event across the continent. According to Victor Mayeya, the Chief Executive Officer of the Kisima Music Awards, this is a plus as the regional annual ceremony spreads its wings across the continent.
NOMITATED: Obsessions
Preparations to host this year’s edition of the event that takes place this Saturday July 15 at the Carnivore grounds are in final stages and this time round, a number of Ugandan local artistes have been nominated in various categories. Ngoni for (Nasiima Gwe), Benon & Vamposs (Mumuleete), Chameleone (Shida Za Dunia), and Oscar Muwonge (Murembo) were nominated under the best Video Uganda category.
The East African Bashment Crew (Necessary Noize and Bebe Cool) were nominated under both the reggae and raga categories for African Unite and Fire Anthem songs. Dream Studios’ Washington Ebangit got a nod for the best producer (East Africa) and Obsessions (Wekuume), Maurice Kirya (Bera Nabo) and Jose Chameleone (Mama Rhoda) were nominated for the best song from Ugandan.Artistes expected to perform live at the event are Wyre, Nameless, Jua Cali, Longombas, Sunny Singh Jimwat, Deux vultures, Dola kabbary, Krystin Ndela (from Kenya) while Uganda will be represented by theObsessions and Maurice Kirya and Juma Nature will represent Tanzania. The emcees on this day will be former Sanyu FM presenter, now based at Kenya’s Capital Radio Seanice Kacungira, plus another Ugandan Marcus and Kenya’s representative to M-net’s 2004 Project Fame Didge.
For Ugandans who are interested in attending the event, tickets at the gates are going for approximately UShs73,000 for VIP tickets and Ushs25,000 for the gallery. Advance Tickets are available for about Ushs68,000 for VIP seats and Ushs22,000 for the gallery.

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