MTN PULSE BOOSTS YOUTH EXPRESSION THROUGH BUZZ TEENZ AWARDS
By Joel Mugabi
Buzz Teenz awards 2021 were popping this weekend as youth partied the year away to amazing performances by their favorite artists and DJs.
Sponsored by leading telecom MTN Uganda through its youth platform MTN Pulse, the Buzz Teenz awards, in their 15th edition, are the longest standing awards empowering the teens to celebrate and recognize their most admired personalities in the world of entertainment, including TV, radio, DJs, among others.
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Hellen Kirungi, the MTN Uganda Youth Segment Manager, noted that the youth are a very paramount demographic to the telecommunication company and the country at large, making it so important for them to have a platform that celebrates them and amplifies their voice to the rest of the world.
“We are glad to support the Buzz Teenz awards year on year because it is the dedicated platform to celebrate the teens, their achievements and their role models. MTN Pulse is in the business of empowering and providing youth with opportunities to flourish and the BTAs are yet another form of achieving this goal,” said Kirungi.
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Azawi was the highlight of the awards as she scooped majority of the accolades in the categories in which she was nominated.
Taking home the artist of the year, Teenz female artist, Teenz hottest song writer, Teenz hottest song of the year, and Teenz flyest video, the slow dancing singer was on point when she said “kiri automatic, it’s my year.”
The Teenz also voted Pallaso as their male artist. Abeggume Dj Ali Breezy ft Eezzy was the Teenz hottest collabo while Mbeera by Levixone ft Grace Morgan was the Teenz Gospel song.
Xfm was awarded the Teenz Hottest radio station while its Xplosion program was voted the Teenz hottest radio program. NBS After 5 was the Teenz hottest TV show with its presenter Douglas Lwanga as the Teenz hottest TV personality. NBS TV was named the Teenz TV Station.
Bobi Wine’s son, Solomon Kampala, also made an appearance at the BTAs 2021 to take home the Teenz fashion star award.
With the introduction of three new categories in recognition of the new trends in the world of entertainment, the BTAs 2021 comprised 21 categories. TikTok sound of the year, Hottest Tiktoker and Next Big thing were scooped by Omwana Wabandi by Daddy Andre, Mickey Seems 2 Funny and Brennan Baby, respectively.
Nessim, Dj Ali Breezy, Liam Voice and Naava Grey also received awards at the BTAs 2021.
Kirungi noted that voting was held online via pulse.mtn.co.ug and vote.buzzteens.com. MTN Pulse app is a one stop center for the youth. The application has the most lit music, food and shopping plugs, dope discounts on data and voice bundles. To become an MTN Pulser, one has to simply download the MTN Pulse App available on both Google play and iOS app stores and start enjoying all the discounted goodies. (For comments on this story, call, text or whatsapp us on 0705579994 [whatsapp line], 0779411734, 0200900416 or email us email@example.com).