Pictorial: Min. Mutuuzo Graces Inaugural Janzi Awards Ceremony

Pictorial: Min. Mutuuzo Graces Inaugural Janzi Awards Ceremony

By Ivan Mwine

The inaugural Janzi Awards Ceremony, which was held at Kololo Airstrip on Saturday December 11, 2021, was characterised by sheer pomp and glamour, right from the decor to the exotic fashion styles of the guests.

Hon. Minister Peace Mutuuzo at Janzi Awards

Officiated over by the Minister for Labour, Gender and Social Development, Hon. Peace Mutuuzo, the ceremony which was hosted by TV star Karitas Karisimbi and Mark Agaba,  saw several celebrities walk away  with awards.

Music Icon Raga Dee hands over an award to best comedian Uncle Mo

This is the first batch of celebrities to receive awards as the nation awaits the second batch that is to be awarded on Sunday.

They include the following;

Best Cartoonist: Jimmy Spire Ssentongo

Best Nonfiction Writer: Owek. Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga

Best Interior Designer: One100Ug

Outstanding Architect: William Henry Sentongo

Outstanding Fashion Stylist: Marvo Kampala

Outstanding Makeup Artist: Mona Faces

Outstanding Fashion Designer: Abas Kaijuka

Domestic Tourism Award: Trip Addicts

Outstanding MC Award:  Mc Kats

Outstanding Magician: Jonathan Magic

Outstanding Community Museum Award: Igongo Cultural Centre.

Outstanding Comedian: Uncle Mo Kiboneka

MMinister Mutuuzo hands over an award to one the winners

Ms. Sylvia Owori, the Director, Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), who ensured that the ceremony was a success, thanked Gen.Salim Saleh, the Chief Coordinator OWC, for his support towards the cause to boost the creative and performing arts industry.

Comedians Mad Rat and Chico with others in the VIP tent

She also thanked all the guests that attended, the organisers of the event and all government officials who attended the event.

Talent promoter Ali Alybhai was one of the notable guests

Besides the awards however, the ceremony also featured fashion exhibitions by Joram Muzira and Sheebah Kassami, plus performances from cultural troupes, several celebrities among them Mad Rat & Chico, Jowy Landa, to mention but a few.

Karitas Karisimbi with some of the guests that attended the event

Watch out for Sunday’s edition of  glamorous Janzi Awards as more celebs receive accolades for their outstanding contribution to the creative and performing arts industry.

These are some of the models that lit up the Janzi Awards Ceremony
Jimmy Spire Ssentongo speaks after scooping an award


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