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DamaLie shines as MultiChoice wins at IKON and New Vision film awards

  • Best TV Drama: “Damalie”
  • Best Actress in a TV Series: Doreen Mirembe for her stellar performance in “Damalie”
  • Best Actor in a TV Series: Symon Base for his remarkable portrayal in “Prestige”
  • Best Music in a TV Series: Sanyu for the captivating soundtrack of “Abubakar Isiko”
  • Best Reality TV Show: “Date My Family”
  • Best Makeup Artist in a TV Show: Prestige’s Sera Nasike and Esther Nakaziba for their exceptional work
  • Best Actor in a TV Series: Allan Kutosi for his standout performance in “Sanyu”

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | TV drama DamaLie led the way as MultiChoice Uganda’s content clinched multiple coveted awards at both the iKon and New Vision Film Awards in the past week. At the events, which celebrate excellence in television and film across East Africa, saw MultiChoice Uganda’s content shine bright.

At the New Vision Film Awards, DamaLie took home the award for Best TV Series, with Doreen Mirembe winning Best Actress for her role as Damalie. Allan Kutos was also recognized as the Best Actor for his performance in Sanyu Series that is in its 5th year running and 4th Season. Additionally, Judithiana and Joel Ndugwa were awarded Best Reality TV Producers for their show Date My Family, while Isiko Abubaker, an alumnus of the MultiChoice Talent Factory won Best Music/sound in the Sanyu series.

This success continued at the IKON Awards, where DamaLie once again won Best TV Series, with Doreen Mirembe and Simon Base Kalema winning Best Actress and Best Actor respectively for their roles in DamaLie and Prestige respectively.

Doreen Mirembe, the producer of DamaLie, expressed her gratitude for the various recognitions received, stating, “It is wonderful to do great work and get recognized for it. It is a well-deserving and satisfying experience.” She also alluded to what viewers can expect from the upcoming season of DamaLie, promising a thrilling new chapter for fans of the show.

“What viewers have enjoyed in this season of DamaLie is nothing compared to what is coming. We are returning to their screens in Season 2 with a bang! I encourage our crew and cast to continue honing their craft to deliver the best-in entertainment.”

Rinaldi Jamugisa, the PR and Communications Manager at MultiChoice emphasized the company’s ongoing investment in the local film industry stating, “We believe in the power of storytelling to inspire, entertain, and unite communities. Our ongoing investment in the local film industry is evident in our unwavering dedication to nurturing homegrown talent and celebrating diverse stories.”

“By providing opportunities and resources, we aim to foster a vibrant ecosystem where creativity thrives, and local narratives resonate globally.”

Calling for heightened and concerted efforts on Anti-Piracy, Jamugisa highlighted the importance of protecting content to ensure that creators can benefit from their work. “It’s imperative that creators safeguard their content, not just for their benefit but to preserve the integrity of the creative process. At MultiChoice, we are staunch advocates for protecting intellectual property, ensuring that creators can fully reap the rewards of their hard work, storytelling prowess and innovation in film.”

Jamugisa further highlighted MultiChoice’s commitment to supporting young talent and encouraged aspiring filmmakers to pursue their dreams.

“Nurturing emerging talent is at the core of our mission at MultiChoice. We are immensely proud to provide a platform through the Multichoice Talent Factory for young filmmakers to showcase their creativity and bring their visions to life. Through dedication, hard work, and passion, the possibilities are limitless, and we are here to champion and elevate the next generation of storytellers.”

 

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