Goodlyfe Rules Zzina Awards

The good life at the Goodlyfe camp continues, following their winning of four awards in the second edition of the Galaxy FM’s Zzina awards held last Friday night at Theatre La Bonita.

The singing duo of Mowzey Radio and Weasel once again took the award for best music group, beating Team No Sleep, which was a huge contender in that category.

Their hit single, Neera, proved to be their winning formula after it won the awards for best RampB song and song of the year while Radio also took home the award for songwriter of the year. Goodlye, who are reportedly away on tour in Netherlands, were represented by their financial manager, Lawrence Labeja.

The night’s second best winner, Bobi Wine, took the awards for inspirational song of the year (Byekwaso) and concert of the year for his totally-sold-out ‘Size Yo’ concert held at his One Love beach, Busabala. Some of the night’s highlights included Pallaso’s performance of his duet with Davido, Twatoba, which had the audience at the edge of their seats.

This was after he had sent waves of emotion in the audience with Mubambazanga, a tribute song to his deceased brother AK 47. An emotional crowd waved their hands from side to side, clearly showing how much they miss the fallen star.

Natty Nathan also put up a powerful performance, doing a medley of his hit songs such as Ondaba, Follow My Rules, and Nandudu. Dressed in skimpy school uniforms, his dancers provided all the excitement needed with their provocative and naughty dances.

“These girls are dressed like primary school children but they are dancing things for university students,” comedian Salvador said before presenting the award for best comedian to Amooti Omubalanguzi.

Amooti, who was flanked by fellow comedians Anna Kansiime, Afande Kerekere, and Alex Muhangi, thanked the organizers for recognizing comedy.

“This award is not only for me but the entire comedy industry. This is the first time that a category for comedy has been included in these award ceremonies and we are all grateful. This victory is for all comedians out there,” he said.

This year, the awards had new categories such as co- median of the year and showbiz personality of the year, which Desire Luzinda unanimously won. Afande Kerekere, who received the award on her behalf, struck the infamous V-pose, evoking laughter from the audience. At least we know why she won! Good job, Desire!

The legend of the year award went to Elly Wamala. His daughter Fiona Mukasa picked it and performed alongside Jose Chameleone the deceased’s song, Nga Bwewakolanga. The event organizers, however, seem to have underestimated the number of people who would attend. The theatre was filled to capacity with many people standing or sitting on the steps.

The night’s MCs Mr Mosh and Prim Asiimwe, both presenters at Galaxy FM, did a good job keeping the audience’s spirits up.

Just like last year, fans were disappointed after all the artistes they were eager to see did not turn up. Most of the night’s big winners: Bebe Cool, Bobi Wine, Eddy Kenzo, Ziza Bafana, Goodlyfe, Sheebah Karungi and Desire Luzinda were a no-show.

Most awards were picked by their aides, who claimed their ‘bosses’ were on tour.

According to Innocent Nahabwe, the proprietor galaxy FM and Amnesia, over 238,000 votes were received from social media, the galaxy FM website and mobile app. The audience, which mostly consisted of youthful Galaxy FM fans, was treated to an after-party at Amnesia.

Winners

Best RampB song – Neera (Goodlyfe) Songwriter of the year – Mowzey Radio

Music group – Goodlyfe

Song of the year – Neera

Concert of the year – Size Yo (Bobi Wine)

Inspirational song of the year – Byekwaso (Bobi Wine)

Female artiste of the year – Sheebah Karungi

Male artiste of the year – Eddy Kenzo

Dancehall artiste of the year – Ziza Bafana

Best comedian – Amooti Showbiz personality of the year – Desire Luzinda

Rising star award – Apass Luga-flow artiste – Gravity Omuttujju

Stage performance of the year – Bebe Cool

Best collabo – Mubbi Bubbi (Maro and David Lutalo)

Producer of the year – Nessim

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Source : The Observer

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