VIGA AWARDS: Levixone voted male artist of the year.

Gospel artists and producers were recognized and rewarded the fourth edition of Victoria Gospel Academy (VIGA) awards that happened at Royale Imperial Hotel in Kampala. People arrived at the black and white themed ceremony at about 6:41pm, which started off with Evolve Band performance.

The first set of Artists performed and later moved to the VIGA magazine launch session.

Gospel artists and producers numbers are growing in Uganda Church music. This music has evolved over the years and is no longer a preserve of only staunch Christians but also the secular people. Some of these artists have now become household names in the music industry.

This ceremony went on till late in the night till the artists and producers were all awarded in over 20 categories.

Pastor Wilson Bugeme

Pastor Wilson Bugeme’s song Daala won the overall song of the year award, Levixone emerged as the male artist of the year and Julie Mutesasira was the Female artist of the year.

Julie Mutesasira Photo

Levixone sent out a post on his Facebook account thanking his fans for the love and support. In the same voice, he showed gratitude for being voted, attributing the glory to God.

Levixon, Best male artist

The Canaan Gents who have been hosted on #TheSundayIspiration show and #TheOverdrive show here at Capital FM received their award for the best Acapella.

canaan gents
Canaan Gents

The awards included:

Traditional music Category: Betty Muwanguzi – Yagala Uganda

Hiphop/Rap Category: Virtuous woman – New Testament


Dancehall/Ragga Category: Robin San – Simple life

RnB/Jazz/Soul Category: Brian Lubega – Asaanide

Kadongo kamu Category: Kaggwa Edward Frances – Enyambala

Reggae Category: Coopybly – Nkulembeera Mukama

Afropop/Beat; Kwaito category: Irene Kayondo – Asinga

Afristyle/Soukous/Zouk category: Rachel Namubiru – Teri Akwenkana

Diaspora song /artist (for Ugandan artists based outside Uganda): The Bahatizz

Techno/House and Rock category: Holy Keane- Love Love

Video Producer Category: Enock – Cloud media

Audio Producer Category: Kiwa Jason

Worship/praise song category: Justine Nabbosa – Oli Katonda

Inspirational song category: Judith Babirye – Sitarudi

Video of the year (for works that acclaim immense popularity): Coopybly- What a love

Best performer (for artists who exhibit great proficiency at performances): Betty Bada

Elgon song category: Stephen Adhogomola- Oli munene

Exemplary theme category (commendable non-gospel positive message songs): Betty Nakibuuka- Mama

Special entity song/artist (for ‘secular’ artist with the best gospel song): Lyto Boss ft Solome Mirembe/ Omwetaaga

Upcoming/New talent:  Patty Baligasima

Social media song/artist (for best promoted and marketed on social media i.e. Facebook, twitter, youtube, downloads, etc) :  Canaan Gents

Collaboration song: Dangelo Busuulwa & Judith babirye/ Waliwo ensonga

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