Azawi is competing with Ykee Benda (Kirabo album) and Eddy Kenzo (Made in Africa) at the Janzi Awards 2021 for “Outstanding Album of the Year”.
KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA ( https://lifestyleuganda.com/) — Azawi, a Ugandan musician, received four nominations for the inaugural Janzi Awards 2021, scheduled for the 11th and 12th of December 2021. Here is how to vote.
- The Janzi Awards 2021 honors Azawi, Eddy Kenzo, and Ykee Benda as nominees.
- ‘Stylist of the stars’ Mavo Kampala is nominated in the category ‘Outstanding Stylist Fashion’.
- For ‘Outstanding Fashion Designer,’ Abbas Kaijuka is up against Stella Atal and Discrete UG.
- Check out the complete list of nominees for the Janzi Awards 2021 here.
Priscilla Zawedde, better known as Azawi, is nominated in several top music categories, among them Outstanding Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Outstanding Afrobeat/Pop Artist, and Outstanding Performer.
Janzi Awards aims to provide an inclusive platform to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements, innovations, and diversity in Uganda’s cultural, creative, and performing arts forms.
Awards are named after a Janzi Instrument, an instrument invented by James Ssewakiryanga and inspired by African music.
This instrument is named after the Luganda word for grasshopper, ‘Ejjanzi,’ whose spirit and natural form is reflected in the design and feel of the instrument.
Chairperson of the Janzi Award organising committee, Sylvia Owori, said they received over 75,000 entries before reducing them to 300 from which the winners will be announced this month.
According to her, the awards recognize the creative industry’s role in creating jobs as well as its contribution to the economy.
The 25-year-old ‘Slow dancing’ singer will compete against Shebaah Karungi, Eddy Kenzo and Pallaso in the ‘Outstanding Performer’ category.
Azawi and Kenzo had previously worked together on the song ‘Nkuchekele’ off the ‘African Music’ album, which is currently topping all mainstream media charts.
Lastly, Azawi was also nominated in the category of ”Female Artist of the Year”, in which she will face off against Sheebah Karungi and Spice Diana.
To vote for Azawi at the 2021 Janzi Awards, please visit https://www.janziawards.com/music/ and register if you aren’t already a member or login, then choose one of the 4 categories where she is nominated.
As part of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Music, Moses Matovu of Africa Band will be honored for his contributions to Uganda’s music industry.
In fashion, Mavo Kampala aka ‘stylist of stars’ is nominated for ‘Outstanding Stylist in Fashion’. He will compete against Tazibone Solomon and Larry Casual.
In the category of ‘Outstanding Fashion Designer,’ Abbas Kaijuka takes on Stella Atal and Discrete UG.
For the complete list of nominees for the Janzi Awards 2021, click here.