Sylvia Awori calls upon Muscians to apply for Funding at OWC and all other Youths as directed by the President

The Executive director operation wealth creation Sylvia Awori has called on youth across the country to embrace and promote  new initiatives from Ugandans aimed at expanding the job market and generating incomes.

Sylvia Owori made the remarks while  speaking at the launch of the first ever Janzi awards aimed at appreciating culture,creative and performing arts industry in Uganda.

Sylvia Awori calls upon Muscians to apply for Funding at OWC
Sylvia Awori calls upon Muscians to apply for Funding at OWC

The JANZI AWARDS, a celebration of outstanding achievements, innovations and diversity in Uganda’s Cultural, Creative and Performing Arts Industry.

Display of the janzi instrument at the maiden launch.

The awards are named after the Janzi instrument which is a string instrument that was invented by a local musician James Ssewakiryanga.

The Name was inspired by  Luganda word for grasshopper Ejjanzi whose spirit of natural form is  mirrored and inculpated in the design  and feel  of the instrument.

The Jjanzi Display Stages

The Janzi Awards are a culmination of meetings, trainings, and other consultative engagements with different stakeholders that include Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC), National Cultural Forum (NCF), Uganda Performing Right Society, Uganda Musicians Association (UMA), Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), and the Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development.

In other News, Parliament has been tasked approached by Music Associations to appropriate funds

To help Muscians especially during the COVID19 lockdown perfom on Televisions

This thursday Musicians, promoters and events managers under Events Association of Uganda led by Singers Ragga Dee and Cindy Sanyu appeared before Parliamentary Budget Committee to justify their request to be appropriated 7.7 billion (almost eight billion)

This money is meant to enable them organise shows on TV to entertain the Ugandans since the music industry is still under lockdown.