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