VIGA Awards 2015 Full List Of Nominees

2015 VIGA Awards NOMINATION GUIDELINES

2015 VIGA Awards Nominees

We recently shared the nomination criteria for the VIGA Awards with you. Here are the nominees. Look at the list critically and leave a comment.
Acapella category:
1. SPRING GENTS/ OLWEBILUNGI BYONNA
2. CANAAN GENTS/WANITATA
3. HARMONIX
4. CAPE BROTHERS
Traditional music Category:
1. KATO BRIAN/AKOLA EKIJA
2. KATYABAGA GROUP/KATYABAGA
3. OLUKONOGO/OLIVIA MUWUMBA
4. BETTY MUWANGUZI/YAGALA UGANDA
5. STEPHEN ADHOGOMOLA/OLI MUNENE
Hiphop/Rap Category:
1. GAGAMAGOO KINENE/ANAMPANGUZA
2. LYLL MYKK/LOVE IS ENOUGH
3. BRIAN WADE/I BELIEVE IN YOU
4. NEW TESTAMENT/VIRTIOUS WOMAN
Dancehall/Ragga Category:
1. PATTY BALIGASIMA/YE MUKAMA
2. COOPYBLY/WHAT A LOVE
3. BRIAN MUSOKE/MANYA EBIRO
4. ROBIN SAN/SIMPLE LIFE
5. MORGAN ISAAC/EBIMALA
6. JK SHINE/THE BIBLE RIDDIM
RnB/Jazz/Soul Category:
1. NYANZI MUFRICA/TOLI WEKA
2. NEENO IRENE KATONDO/I HAVE A GOD
3. BRIAN LUBEGA/ASAANIDE
4. JULIE MUTESASILA/KIJJA KUGWA
5. KATALINA MEZU/DESTINY
Kadongo kamu Category:
1. KAGGWA EDWARD FRANCES/ENYAMBALA
2. KATO BRIAN/AKOLA EKIJA
3. RICHARD KULUMBA/AKALIGENDA MU GGULU
4. DR. MPONYE/EKIGENGE
5. MOSES MAWANDA/SITANI YANTAMA
Reggae Category:
1. MEHRETAB TESEAY(PAPPIO)/ IAM CHRISTAFARAI
2. ABRA & NESSIM/AJJAKULWANIRA
3. COOPYBLY/NKULEMBEERA MUKAMA
4. LEVIXONE,TAYLOR & JAY I/BLACK OR WHITE
5. ROBINSAN/EMBEERA
6. ANDREA PRESON/GUMPALUDDE
Afropop/Beat; Kwaito
1. NEENO IRENE KATONDO/ASINGA
2. DAVID BAALE a.k.a DEVINE/TAKE ME HIGHER
3. LEVIXONE&S.O.C/MUKUTU
4. PR.ROBERT BATEGANYA/AKOLA BIKULU
5. MARTIN SSEKU/SHINE
6. G-WAY/OKIKOLA OTYA?
Afristyle/Soukous/Zouk
1. HAMMY DARLIN/NIGIINA
2. TOM MUKUNGU/MUGEYENA KIKAMBWE
3. TERI AKWENKANA/RACHAEL NAMUBIRU
4. PAMELA SSENYONGA/AMPADDE
5. HAMMY DARLIN/NASIIMA GGWE
TECHNO/HOUSE/ROCK:
1. HOLY KEANE/LOVE LOVE
2. GN RONNIE AVANS/I JUST FEEL LIKE DANCING
3. FIRE HOST BAND/I SEE LOVE
4. PATTY BALIGASIMA/YE MUKAMA
5. KIWA JASON/WAMA WEBAALE
Production and support awards
• Video Producer Category:
1. ABRA-WEREK FILMS/WALINDA MBAGA-HAMMY DARLIN
2. J BLESSING
3. ENOCK-CLOUD MEDIA
Audio Producer Category:
1. PRODUCER RONIE
2. PADDY MAN
3. PRODUCER VAAD
4. KIWA JASON
5. PRODUCER RONNIE
Exceptional and technical musical awards
• Worship/praise song
1. JENNIFER MIREMBE/LOOK LOOK
2. JUSTINE NABBOSA/OLI KATONDA
3. T ERI AKWENKANA/RACHAEL NAMUBIRU
4. BRIAN LUBEGA/ ASAANIDE
5. NEENO IRENE KATONDO/YESU ELINYA LYO
Inspirational song
1. JUDITH BABIRYE/SITARUDI
2. AMBROSE SSEMUYABA/TUNULIRA KATONDA
3. BRIAN DUMBA/NYWELERA KU YESU
4. ESTHER LINGA/EMYAKA EGYO
5. WILSON BUGEMBE/DAALA
Video of the year (for works that acclaim immense popularity)
1. JENNIFER MIREMBE/LOOK LOOK
2. HAMMY DARLIN/WALINDA MBAGA
3. COOPY BLY/WHAT A LOVE
4. ESTHER DINAH/NAMULONDO
Best performer (for artists who exhibit great proficiency at performances)
1. MARTIN SSEKU
2. HOLY KEANE AMOOTI
3. JK SHINE
Album of the year
1. DANGELO BUSUULWA/WANJAGALAKO KI
2. EL NAI/THE ANSWER ALBUM
3. JENIFFER MIREMBE/LOOK LOOK
4. MARTIN SSEKU/VICTORY
5. KIWA JASON/ WAMA WEBAALE
Exemplary theme category (commendable non-gospel positive message songs)
1. KATONDA WA SUNDAY-KATO BRIAN
2. NEW TESTAMENT/VIRTIOUS WOMAN
3. ENYAMBALA/KAGGWA EDWARD
4. HAMMY DARLIN/ASANTE
5. KATENDE MARTIN/OLI MWANA WANI?
6. WILSON BUGEMBE/NKWATA OMUKONO
7. BETTY NAKIBUUKA/MAAMA
8. GLADYS MIREMBE/BWEGUBA MULIMU
9. HUM KAY/PEACE ANTHEM
Special entity song/artist (for ‘secular’ artist with the best gospel song)
1. IREN NTALE/SOME THING ABOUT JESUS
2. LYTO BOSS ft SOLOME MIREMBE/OMWETAAGA
3. GEOFREY LUTAAYA/NDI YADDEYADDEKO
Upcoming/New talent
1. PATTY BALIGASIMA
2. PATRICIA WORSHIP
3. RUTH KWAGALA
4. NAS JUDE/ESAALA YANGE
5. MUKISA FERICK FERZIC/POSSIBLE
6. DOREEN AKINYI/YESU NI BWANA
7. KATENDE MARTIN/OLI MWANA WANI
8. MARIA KASOZI/BWAKUTA
9. ESTHER RUTH/OLI KATONDA ATUYAMBA
Social media song/artist (for best promoted and marketed on social media i.e. facebook, twitter, youtube, downloads, etc)
Collaboration song
1. DANGELO BUSUULWA & JUDITH BABIRYE/ WALIWO ENSONGA
2. IRENE HERBERTS & JULIE MUTESASILA /OGULUMIZIBWE
3. HOLY KEANE ft NDOCHA MBOTE/MILELE
4. LEVIXONE,TAYLOR & JAY I/BLACK OR WHITE
Male artist of the year
1. DANGELO BUSUULWA
2. WILSON BUGEMBE
3. COOPYBLY
4. MARTIN SSEKU
5. ROBIN SAN
6. HUM KAY
7. LEVIXONE
Female artist of the year
1. JUDITH BABIRYE
2. JULIE MUTESASILA
3. BETTY NAKIBUUKA
4. JOY TENDO
5. JACKIE SSENYONJO
6. OLIVIA MUWUMBA
7. HAWA MUSA
Song of the year
1. JENNIFER MIREMBE/LOOK LOOK
2. DANGELO BUSUULWA/WANJAGALAKO KI
3. HAMMY DARLIN/NASIIMA GWE
4. NUNGAMYA/BRIAN LUBEGA
5. RACHAEL NAMUBIRU /TERI AKWENKANA
6. WILSON BUGEMBE/DAALA
Regional awards
• Elgon song/artist (for artists based in Eastern Uganda)
1. KATYABAGA GROUP
2. DOREEN AKINYI/BYANASAYE
3. STEPHEN ADHOGOMOLA/OLI MUNENE
4. KATYABAGA GROUP/KATYABAGA
5. OLUKONOGO/OLIVIA MUWUMBA
Diaspora song/artist (for Ugandan artists based outside Uganda)
1. UNALIPENDA/DAVID KEEN
2. THEBAHATIZZ
3. FADA PEST/ POWER IN THE BLOOD
4. JENNIFER NAMAKULA
5. EVA NAKAMATE/NYWEZA

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