One of gospel music’s most anticipated nights finally arrived.
With Power 104.1 FM’s Becky Katagaya and Ronnie Habasa as the hosts, Pr Wilson Bugembe, Zabuli and Levixone leading the pack of nominees with over 3 nods each, the 2018 VIGA Music Awards were graced by Christians and various industry key players at the Imperial Royale Hotel on Saturday 19th May, 2018.
The VIGA Awards Chairman for 10 years Mr. Nick Nyombi used the event to announce Mr Lwassa Daniel as the new CEO, effective immediately.
Bishop Franklin Mondo Mugisha, the lead pastor at Empowerment Christian Prayer Center International appreciated the outgoing CEO and his team saying “2018 you have done well.”
List of Winners
Song writer of the year – Brian Lubega (Ndiwuwe).
Videographer of the year – Lambart animation/spire creative ( Wakayima by Coopy Bly) .
Audio Producer of the year – John Marie.
Dj Of the year – Dj Awar.
Dance group of the year – DNA dancers.
Musician/ Instrumentalist of the year – Michael Kitanda.
Most supporting Tv personality/ Station of the year – Carol Flower of Ntv .
Most supporting radio personality of the year – King Wesley of Spirit FM.
Most supporting social media platform of the year – Ug gospel life.
Gospel legends Awards – Simeon Kayiwa.
Acapella song – Nkwagala by Canaan gents.
Traditional song – Olugambo by Kevina Nsamba.
Kadongo Kamu song -Omwoyo gwokulya by Ezra Bagala.
Techno/House/Rock song – Kingdom Come by Sandra Ssuubi.
Hiphop/ Rap – ‘God DNA’ by ruyonga.
Dancehall/ Ragga song – Kingdom Come by HolyKeane Amooti.
RnB song – Yaweh by Ronnie Avans.
Reggae song – ‘Otwebembere’ by Dreign.
Jazz/Soul/Country song – Nsubira by Solome Basuuta.
Afro beat/Zouk song – Esaala by Levixone.
Afri style song – ‘Wanaaaza’ by Pr Wilson Bugembe.
Junior category – Watoto Children’s Choir.
Upcoming/rising female artist- Ethel J.N.
Upcoming/rising male artist- Don Zabbu.
Diaspora song- kankuyimuse by Eva Nakamatte.
Regional entity- Bollingo Nangai by Mike Nimweze (East)
Special entity – Balikowola by Victor Kamenyo.
Unique/special theme song – ‘Omwano ono’ by Jackie Ssenyonjo.
Collaboration song – Nanyini kampala by Fortune spice and Robinsan.
Best live band/group – The Collective Ug.
Video of the year – Wakayima by Coopy Bly.
Album of the year – Olugambo by Kevina Nsamba.
Female artist of the year – Zabuli.
Male artist of the year – Pr Wilson Bugembe.
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