Wendy Harawa bags 2 awards in Uganda
Gospel musician Wendy Harawa has won two awards at the Royal Gospel Music Awards 2022 held in Uganda on Saturday.
The artist, who last year launched an album titled Wandiyitana which was spiced up by American gospel artist Travis Greene, bagged the Southern Africa Song of the Year for ‘Hallelujah’, featuring Zambian musician Abel Chungu, and Southern Africa Artist of the Year.
In the Southern Africa Artist of the Year category Wendy outshone nominees such as Zambia’s Pompi and Chungu whereas in the Southern Africa Song of the Year, she beat off competition from, among others, Pompi featuring Mag44 track ‘Kontolola’ and Esther Chungu’s ‘Healing’ song.
Wendy, who is also a dancer, collected two awards out of her four nominations which included Collaboration Song of the Year and Video of the Year.
The artist, who has been vibrant collaborating with artists from other countries, wrote on her Facebook page that she was thankful to have won the two awards.
“First of all, I would like to congratulate my fellow nominees, for we are all winners, it does not mean I am the best but the grace of God was with me this time around and your votes did it,” Wendy said.
“Thank you Malawi, thank you Africa, thank you Uganda, above all, thank you King Jesus Christ my Lord. The Royal Gospel Music Awards; my gratitude is beyond measure. Malawi, the awards are coming home. We did it,” she added.
Wendy, who attended the awards ceremony in Uganda, said later that it was overwhelming for her to win the two awards.
“It is overwhelming, it just shows that when you have Jesus, everything is possible and I am happy to do it for Malawi once again,” the ‘Mundisunge Ndinu’ creator said.
This is not the first time for Wendy to triumph in the Royal Gospel Music Awards as, in 2021, she collected the Best Zouk Song Award for the track ‘Zikomo’, alongside Ugandan artist Levixone.
Apart from Wendy, other artists received awards in different categories in the awards that are aimed at celebrating gospel arts.
The awards are spearheaded by Royal Gospel Music, an all Christian celebration of gospel arts that supports, nurtures and grows Christian talent through different initiatives and the awards are just a crown on the different projects they do underground.