Eleven months ago, Sky Beach Lounge at Freedom City was filled with pomp and glamour as various music fans witnessed their favorite artistes being rewarded for their hard work.

The sixth edition of the annual Zzina Awards was launched on Tuesday night at Club Amnesia in attendance of several artistes, fans, and journalists.

Whereas Mowzey Radio (RIP) dominated last year’s awards, Daddy Andre, Lydia Jazmine, John Blaq, and Spice Diana seem to have outdid themselves this year.

Voting is open for all music fans to vote for their favorite stars but first, read the full list of nominees below;

  • Best SONGWRITER of the Year
  • Daddy Andre
  • Yesse Oman Rafiki
  • Nince Henry
  • Charlie Mugerwa
  • Dokta Brain
Daddy Andre
  • Best PRODUCER of the Year
  • Daddy Andre
  • Diggy Baur
  • Nessim
  • Eno Beats
  • Atin
  • T.O.N
  • Best COMEDIAN of the Year
  • Maricachi
  • Mad Rat & Chico
  • Maulana & Reign
  • Omukebete
  • Napoleone Ehmah
  • Crazy University
  • Best DANCEHALL SONG of the Year
  • Dididada – A Pass
  • Tukwatagane – John Blaq
  • Now – Spice Diana & Andre
  • Olumya Bano – Nina Rose
  • Aye – Voltage Music
  • Bwannamunigina – Fatty Kris
  • Olina Work – Beenie Gunter
  • Best DANCEHALL ARTIST of the Year
  • Cindy
  • Voltage Music
  • Beenie Gunter
  • John Blaq
  • A Pass
  • Daddy Andre
  • Best LUGAFLO/RAP  SONG of the Year
  • Who is Who – Feffe Busi
  • Property – Fik Fameika
  • Who is Me – Da Agent
  • Embuzi Zakutudde – Gravity
  • Mafia – Fik Fameika
  • Guma Bakunyige – Recho Rey
  • Twazikoze – Hit Nature
Recho Rey at the awards launch last night
  • Best LUGAFLO/RAP ARTIST of the Year
  • Feffe Busi
  • Fik Fameika
  • Da Agent
  • Gravity
  • Recho Rey
  • Mun G
  • Best BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST of the Year
  • John Blaq
  • Chosen Becky
  • Recho Rey
  • Rickman
  • Karole Kasita
  • Co-Sign
  • Best CONTEMPORARY R&B ARTIST of the Year
  • Lydia Jazmine
  • Rema
  • Geosteady
  • King Saha
  • Winnie Nwagi
  • Ykee Benda
  • Fille
  • Chosen Becky
  • Toniks
  • Best INSPIRATIONAL SONG of the Year
  • Heart of a Winner – B2C
  • Born to Win – Fik Fameika
  • Champion – Jose Chameleone
  • Tambula Nange – Mowzey Radio
  • Best AFRO-BEAT SONG of the Year
  • Kyalenga – Bobi Wine
  • Mataala – Winnie Nwagi
  • Kibooko Fire – Kalifa Aganaga ft. Jose Chameleone
  • Bankuza – Chozen Becky
  • Siri Muyembe – Rema
  • Wankoona – Sheebah Karungi
  • Ndi Mu Love – Spice Diana
  • Chips na Ketchup – Vinka
  • On My Way – King Saha
  • Mateeka – Jose Chameleone
John Blaq
  • Best FANS TEAM of the Year
  • Team Spice Diana – Spice Diana
  • Leone Island – Jose Chameleone
  • Sheebaholics – Sheebah Karungi
  • Ykee Empire – Ykee Benda
  • Nwagicians – Winnie Nwagi
  • Team Vinka – Vinka
  • BEST COLLABORATION of the Year
  • You and Me – Lydia Jazmine and Andre
  • Mpa Love – Weasel and King Saha
  • Kibooko Fire – Kalifa Aganaga and Jose Chameleone
  • Now – Spice Diana and Daddy Andre
  • Pull Up – Eddy Kenzo and Harmonize
  • No You No Life – B2C and The Ben
  • Atakutya Gwentya – Mun G and Nutty Neithan
  • Katubikole – Vinka and Fik Fameika
  • Best MALE ARTIST of the Year
  • King Saha
  • Jose Chameleone
  • Bobi Wine
  • Eddy Kenzo
  • Gravity Omutujju
  • John Blaq
  • Best FEMALE ARTIST of the Year
  • Lydia Jazmine
  • Vinka
  • Rema
  • Spice Diana
  • Sheebah
  • Winnie Nwagi
  • Fille
Lydia Jazmine
  • Best ARTIST of the Year
  • Spice Diana
  • Sheebah Karungi
  • John Blaq
  • Bobi Wine
  • Jose Chameleone
  • Fik Fameika
  • Rema
  • King Saha
  • Best SONG of the Year
  • Kyarenga – Bobi Wine
  • You and Me – Lydia Jazmine and Andre
  • Bankuza – Chosen Becky
  • Siri Muyembe – Rema
  • Tukwatagane – John Blaq
  • Chips and Ketchup – Vinka
  • Wankoona – Sheebah Karungi
  • Mateeka – Jose Chameleone
  • Property – Fik Fameika
  • Replay – Levixone

Well, do you think the nominations are credible? Who are your bets on? Get voting.

Related Story: 2017/18 Zzina Awards Full List of Winners – Mowzey Radio dominates

Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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