Ugandan popstar, Maurice Kirya is eating big in Tanzania. The ‘Mwoyo’ singer has been lined up among the performers at the prestigious East Africa Television (EATV) Awards. He is the only Ugandan artiste to perform at the inaugural awards.
He is to share the stage with some of the biggest musicians in East Africa including Vanessa Mdee, Alikiba, Shetta, Lady JayDee and Wahu from Kenya.
EATV and radio are arguably the biggest stations in the region since their inception in 2003 as a music channel and radio station in the region; the first of its kind in East Africa.
According to the Tanzania based stations, the awards that aim at rewarding artists’ music and film from East Africa countries will be an annual event.
“The introduction of these awards is intended for artistic appreciation and bring competition to this sector of the art in this region of East Africa,” the station says.
“This year, there will be a total of ten components including six elements of music and artists; three aspects of the film and one aspect of honour.”
Among the music categories to be awarded in the awards is Best Male singer, Best Female singer, Musician best sprout, Video of the year, Song of the year and Best group of the year.
Ali Kiba, Shetta, Gnako, Ben Pol and Mwana FA are tussling it out for the Best Male Singer of the year award while the Best Female singer of the year category includes our own, Lillian Mbabazi.
Lillian faces competition from Linah, Vanessa Mdee, Ruby, Lady Jaydee and Linah. Navio’s song, ‘Njogerezza’ has also been nominated among Best Video of the year.
On the other hand, the categories for films include Best Film of the year, Best actor and Best Actress of the year.