Monday, September 11, 2006

Ugandans Nominated for Kisima Awards

Edgar R. Batte
As the East African countries aim towards regional integration, the three countries of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania are also coming together through music. Kenya's premier music accolades, the Kisima awards have also integrated awards that recognise musicians in sister countries.
Uganda artistes have been nominated for the awards under the two categories of Best song Uganda and the Best Video Uganda. In the Best song Uganda category nominees are Ngoni for their Nasima Gwe hit, Chameleone-Mama Rhoda, Maurice Kirya-Beera Nabo as well as the Obsessions for Wekuume.
The Best Video Uganda category has Benon & Vamposs for Mumuleete competing with Chameleone's Mama Rhoda and Ngoni's Nasima Gwe. Washington Ebangit from Dream studios is nominated under the Best Producer (East Africa) category.
The East African Reggae Bashment Crew that has Bebe Cool and the Neccesary Noize dou of Nazizi and Wyre has got two nods under the reggae and ragga categories for their songs African Unite and Fire Anthem respectively.
In an exclusive telephone interview with Victor Mayeya Odwori the Chief Executive Officer Kisima Awards, he said that the Kisima awards are aiming to get more presence in the region.
The Kisima awards gala night is set for July 15. Last year, Blu*3 won two Kisima awards.


Blogger umuzungu said...

I knew the song from Mama Rhoda to Rwanda this summer and she loves me but I don't understand the meaning of the lyric, you could say it me?
Thank you

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