Janzi Awards 2021 Winners: The Complete List

Janzi Awards 2021 Winners: The Complete List

Charles Peter Mayiga, Prof Patrick Ogwang of Covidex, MC Kats, Pia Pounds and Levixone were some of the biggest winners at the Janzi Awards 2021.

The hit song ‘Tupaate’ by Pia Pounds took home two Janzi Awards: Outstanding Song of the Year and Outstanding Video Award. PHOTO via @TWITTER

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA ( https://lifestyleug.com/) —  At the Janzi Awards 2021, Charles Peter Mayiga, Prof Patrick Ogwang of Covidex, MC Kats, Pia Pounds, Levixone, Moses Matovu and Stylist of the stars Mavo Kampala were amongst the big winners. 

  • Moses Matovu, the founder of Afrigo Band, wins the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Two Janzi Awards went to Levixone: Outstanding Faith-Based Musician and Humanitarian.
  • Also, find out how Mavo Kampala is changing the fashion industry through collaboration.
  • You can see the full list of Janzi Awards 2021 winners below.

In its inaugural year, the Janzi Awards ceremony, which took place at Kololo Airstrip on Saturday, December 11, 2021, was marked by pomp and glamour, right from the decor to the exotic fashion styles of the guests.

It was hosted by TV star Karitas Karisimbicomedian Mark Agaba , and Isaac Rucci and witnessed several celebrities walk away with awards.

The Janzi awards were officiated by Labour, Gender, and Social Development Minister Peace Mutuuzo .

The red carpet event at the Janzi awards 2021 was hosted by Sheba Martha, Lynda Ddane, and Crysto Panda.

In addition to the awards, the ceremony featured fashion exhibitions by Joram Muzira of Joram Model Management and Sheebah Kassami, as well as performances from cultural troupes and several celebrities..

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The Janzi award was one of the best shows of the year, featuring live performances by the comedy duo Mad Rat & Chico, Jowi Landa, Mudra, and Mr Eezzy.

In her remarks, Sylvia Owori , Director, OWC, who ensured the ceremony was successful, thanked Gen Salim Saleh , the Chief Coordinator, for his support of the cause to grow the creative and performing arts industry.

Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa, guest of honor at the second day of the Janzi awards, said: “The government is setting up 21 industrial parks and I will discuss with him so that one of them will be dedicated to the creative industry. The Janzi awards are here to facilitate the development of the creative industry for all.”.

“The government is setting up 21 industrial parks, and I will talk to him about dedicating one to the creative industry, The Janzi is here to harmonize the industry for all,” said Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa on day 2 at the Janzi ceremony.”

During the Janzi awards ceremony, Moses Matovu, one of the founders of the Afrigo Band, Uganda’s longest-lasting band, received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Levixone received the Humanitarian Award.

Mozey Radio received the Outstanding Legendary Artist Award, his wife Lillian Mbabazi graciously received the Award in memory of his great works.

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Musicians such as A Pass, Liam Voice, Victor Ruz, AnKnown, Sheebah, Zex, and Pallaso performed at the Janzi grande finale on Day 2, while Kayz, Emeka, Alya and Alex Dangote welcomed attendees to the red carpet on Day 2.

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The complete list of Janzi Awards 2021 winners is below.

Outstanding Children Playbook

  • Namulanda by Walaabyeki Magoba

Outstanding non-fiction writer

  • Charles Peter Mayiga

Outstanding cartoonist award

  • Jimmy Spire Ssentongo

Outstanding comedy award

  • Uncle Mo Kiboneka

Outstanding Community Museum Award 

  • Igongo Cultural Centre

Outstanding magician/illusionist

  • Jonathan the Magician

Domestic Tourism Award

  • Trip Addicts

Traditional medicine innovator award

  • Prof Patrick Ogwang/Covidex

Outstanding MC award

  • MC Kats Katamba

Outstanding Innovator Award

  • Zeenode Limited

Outstanding makeup artist award

  • Mona Faces

Outstanding interior Designer

  • One100 Interiors Uganda

Outstanding architect award

  • William Henry Sentongo

Outstanding Painter

  • Joseph Ntesibe

Outstanding Photographer Award

  • Edgar Batte

Outstanding fashion designer

  • Abbas Kaijuka

Outstanding Stylish in fashion award

  • Mavo Kampala

Outstanding song of the year

  • Pia Pounds – Tupaate

Outstanding Western Artist 

  • Ray G

Emerging Artist Award

  • Zex Bilangilangi

Outstanding dance group 

  • Masaka Kids Africana

Outstanding TV Drama

  • Baguma

Outstanding video award

  • Pia Pounds – Tupaate

Outstanding audio producer 

  • Nessim pan production

Outstanding Audio producer Regional 

  • Master Beats 

Outstanding Faith-based musician

  • Levixone

Outstanding RnB artist 

  • Liam Voice

Outstanding kadongo Kamu male artist

  • Willy Mukaabya

Outstanding App

  • Afro Mobile

Outstanding Vocalist

  • Kenneth Mugabi

Outstanding Performer 

  • Sheebah Karungi

Outstanding Afro-Zouk Artist

  • B2C (Kampala Boys)

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Outstanding Entrepreneurial Artist 

  • Bobi Wine

Outstanding Actor

  • Housen Mushema

Male artist of the year

  • Pallaso

Female artist of the year

  • Azawi

Humanitarian Award

  • Levixone (Kosovo NGO)

Outstanding Producer/ Film & Video

  • Usama Mukwaya

Outstanding Visual Effects/ Film & Video

  • Usama Mukwaya

Outstanding DJ

  • DJ Slick Stuart And Roja

Outstanding Promoters

  • Talent Africa 256

Outstanding Album of the Year

Viewer’s Choice Award

Outstanding Video Producer Regional (North)

  • McElvis Onset (Rasta Swagg-Pi Naka)

Outstanding Film

  • The Girl in the Yellow Jumper (Produced and directed by Loukman Ali)

Outstanding Northern Artist

  • Profesa Maros (Centre)

Outstanding Eastern Artist

  • Rody Gavana (Akello)

Outstanding Theatre Production

  • The Chains of Dance (Edward Sembatya)

Outstanding Online Newspaper

  • Nile Post

Outstanding Video Producer

  • Sasha Vybz (Bebe Cool /Wire Wire)

Young Talent Award

  • Fresh Kid (Bambi)

Outstanding Live Band

  • Janzi Band

Outstanding Documentary

  • Demystifying Lifts and Lows 

Outstanding Actress

  • Eleanor Nabwiso 

Outstanding Screen Play Writer

  • Mutoni Jordanah (Baguma)

Outstanding Visual Effects

  • 16 Rounds 

Outstanding Book

  • The First Woman

Outstanding Newspaper/Magazine Columnist

  • Esther Namugogi 

Outstanding Podcaster

  • Lucy Chihandae (The World is Ours)

Outstanding Gaming Programmer

  • Daniel Okalanyi

Outstanding Art Gallery

  • Afriart Gallery

Outstanding Event Producer

  • Fenon

This list is still being updated, so check back soon.

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