The first Ever East African Music Awards which were held in Nairobi, Kenya , Uganda’s song bird Juliana Kanyomozi managed to scoop the Female artist of the year 2011 award while X-FM’s Keko bagged the best promising Artiste award.
Juliana was nominated for her Alive again single in the best female category along with other artistes like Rwanda’s Liza Kamikazi for More than a dream, Tanzania’s
Lady Jaydee for her single Teza and Kenya’s Wahu for Sweet Love.
Bebecool and the goodlyfe duo Mozey Radio and Weasel were the other Ugandans who had been nominated but the were advised to put in more effort so that they could win some awards next year.
Kidum from Burundi was crowned the award’s first Artiste of the year, while Kenya’s Jaguar and Rwanda’s Dr. Clause shared the male Artist accolade