The annual Vine Entertainment Awards which celebrate and reward Christians who are extraordinarily impacting their spheres of influence occurred yesterday the 27th June 2021. The Christian fraternity in Uganda always looks forward to these awards and this year the expectation was high since they would be hosted in a physical event. However, due to the raise of Corona Virus cases in Uganda, and locking down the country for 42 days since 18th June 2021, the awards had to be hosted online. The event was streamed live from Youtube and Facebook.
The preparation for these awards have been ongoing and only content released between January 2020 until November 2020 was valid for the awards. . The list of successful nominations was released in March 2021 and hence voting.
The 2021 Vine Entertainment Awards consisted of 20 categories which included The African Act, Ugandan Artist, Album, Video, New Artist, Dance Group, DJ, Spoken word, Comedian, and song of the year ., Business, Family, Media, Education, Film, Social Impact, Sports, Leadership/ Governance, Junior Impact, and Honorary awards.
At the end of last night, Coopy Bly also known as Kusasira Edwin Sserwanga Scooped the Award for Artist of the Year. Coopy bly has released four songs, Tujjakuwona, right now, tewelabira kusaba and Embuutu between January and November 2020. All these songs have been popular and enjoying massive media play across all radio, TV stations, and music streaming channels.
This award comes in as a double blessing to the artist who has just welcomed a new baby two weeks ago.
List of all Vine Awards Winners 2020
African act of the year – Levixone
Artist of the Year – Coopybly
Song of the year – Kabaka Kristo (Grace Nakimera)
Video of the Year – Celebrate Beza Deborah Ft Levixone
Album of the Year – SIFFE (JohnMarie)
New Artist of the Year – Mildred
DJ of the year – DJPius
Comedian of the year – Uncle Mark
Dance group of the year – Paul Selah and Hype Squad
Spoken word Act of the year – Juliet Namukasa
Honorary Award – LimitX
Sports Act of the Year – Joshua Chiptegei
Film Act of the Year – Steven Ayenyi
Leadership Impact of the year – Allen Kagina
Junior Impact Award – Proclaim Music
Social Impact Award – Yimba Uganda
Education Impact Award – Judith Adongo
Family Impact award – Lydia Nyesigomwe
Media Impact Award – Nancy Kacungira
Business Impact Award – Jeniffer Mwuukye