The ninth edition of the Pearl of Africa Music awards was launched during a cocktail party at Club Le Beaujolais in Kampala on Wednesday.
Musicians, sponsors, scribes and other guests attended the ceremony that saw the Pam organising committee chairman Mr Isaac Mulindwa announce the programme for the 2011 awards. He said that the awards-giving ceremony will be held on November 5.
Mulindwa was also thankful to all the stakeholders of the country’s premium music awards event and said that the organisers are working tirelessly to have a better event this year. “The Pam awards regional tours will take place in the East, West, South, North and Central sections of the country,” Mulindwa added.
It was a short speech affair as Mulindwa paved way for a number of artistes to show the crowd what they have up their sleeves for 2011. Toolman, Big Eye, Sheebah Karungi, Leila Kayondo and Mun G shared the limelight on stage.
They all did well but Golola Moses was in the house and he stole the show. The kick-boxing champion, who is famous amongst Ugandans mostly for his gab, started with thanking artistes and Pam awards for developing the Ugandan music industry. And to end his speech, Golola sent the crowd into laughter when he told them that he had to end his speech because he was going to Nairobi by “road work now and come back.”
The only woman-singer to ever win the coveted Artiste of the Year award Juliana Kanyomozi was also in the building alongside the likes of GNL Zamba, Atlas Da African, Coco Finger, Keko, Phina Mugerwa and Lady Mariam.