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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 ( —  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. 

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.

The complete list of Janzi Awards 2021 winners is below.

Outstanding Children Playbook

Outstanding non-fiction writer

Outstanding cartoonist award

Outstanding comedy award

Outstanding Community Museum Award 

Outstanding magician/illusionist

Domestic Tourism Award

Traditional medicine innovator award

Outstanding MC award

Outstanding Innovator Award

Outstanding makeup artist award

Outstanding interior Designer

Outstanding architect award

Outstanding Painter

Outstanding Photographer Award

Outstanding fashion designer

Outstanding Stylish in fashion award

Outstanding song of the year

Outstanding Western Artist 

Emerging Artist Award

Outstanding dance group 

Outstanding TV Drama

Outstanding video award

Outstanding audio producer 

Outstanding Audio producer Regional 

Outstanding Faith-based musician

Outstanding RnB artist 

Outstanding kadongo Kamu male artist

Outstanding App

Outstanding Vocalist

Outstanding Performer 

Outstanding Afro-Zouk Artist

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Outstanding Entrepreneurial Artist 

Outstanding Actor

Male artist of the year

Female artist of the year

Humanitarian Award

Outstanding Producer/ Film & Video

Outstanding Visual Effects/ Film & Video

Outstanding DJ

Outstanding Promoters

Outstanding Album of the Year

Viewer’s Choice Award

Outstanding Video Producer Regional (North)

Outstanding Film

Outstanding Northern Artist

Outstanding Eastern Artist

Outstanding Theatre Production

Outstanding Online Newspaper

Outstanding Video Producer

Young Talent Award

Outstanding Live Band

Outstanding Documentary

Outstanding Actress

Outstanding Screen Play Writer

Outstanding Visual Effects

Outstanding Book

Outstanding Newspaper/Magazine Columnist

Outstanding Podcaster

Outstanding Gaming Programmer

Outstanding Art Gallery

Outstanding Event Producer

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

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