Billed to be much bigger and better than the previous editions, the third edition of Kikompola Music Awards was launched on 28th February 2019 at 103.5 Apex FM premises on Gokhale Road in Jinja and will be themed “Busoga ku Ntwiko” meaning Busoga on top.
In an engagement with the press shortly after the launch announcement, the Awards CEO, Matiya Oporya highlighted and reveled in the industry successes the awards have been able to influence. “We have previously been running under the theme Busoga Tuseteyo and with the successes in the industry, we are now pushing to drive Busoga to the top, which is our theme for 2019,” he said.
A brainchild of Ohm Promotions, a fast-growing events outfit in Jinja, Kikompola Music Awards (KMA) were curated in 2017 to promote, appreciate and unite music talent in Busoga. The event that has enjoyed a consistent boost and partnership with 103.5 Apex FM has, for the 3rd edition, attracted sponsorship from PAACO Events Plus, Neutral Herbal Life, D’Fantasy Lounge, Oko Properties and Easy Sky, a Visa consulting company.
Nominations to the 20+ categories commenced on March 1st 2019 and will run till March 22nd 2019, only on the Kikompola Music Awards Facebook Page. Thereafter, the official nominees will be announced on March 31st 2019 and voting will start immediately, climaxing in the awards gala night on May 18th 2019 at D’Fantasy Lounge.