OWC tips Ugandan Artists On Creativity/Job Creation

In Summary
  • Over 80 awards in culture,creative and performing Arts industry up for grabs.
  • Theme "Uganda for us.us for Uganda.
  • The awards are aimed at encouraging innovation and creating up to 50 jobs and great incomes  from creativity.
Silvia Owori addressing guests at the launch of Janzi awards-independence park Kampala.
Silvia Owori addressing guests at the launch of Janzi awards-independence park Kampala.
Image: Moses Kidandi

The Executive director operation wealth creation Sylvia Owori has called on youth across the country to embrace and promote  new initiatives from Ugandans aimed at expanding the job market and generating incomes.

Sylvia Owori made the remarks while  speaking at the launch of the first ever Janzi awards aimed at appreciating culture,creative and performing arts industry in Uganda.

 The JANZI AWARDS, a celebration of outstanding achievements, innovations and diversity in Uganda‚Äôs Cultural, Creative and Performing Arts Industry.

Display of the janzi instrument at the maiden launch.
Display of the janzi instrument at the maiden launch.
Image: Moses kidandi

The awards are named after the Janzi instrument which is a string instrument that was invented by a local musician James Ssewakiryanga.

The Name was inspired by  Luganda word for grasshopper Ejjanzi whose spirit of natural form is  mirrored and inculpated in the design  and feel  of the instrument.

The Janzi Awards are a culmination of meetings, trainings, and other consultative engagements with different stakeholders that include Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC), National Cultural Forum (NCF), Uganda Performing Right Society, Uganda Musicians Association (UMA), Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), and the Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development.