NTV Life Stories host Zuena Kirema and T-Nation show presenter Sheilah Gashumba were Friday awarded at the Radio and TV Academy awards held at Sheraton Hotel Gardens.
The beauty queen and wife to Reggae artist Bebe Cool, Zuena saw her show scoop the Best Documentary award beating other shows like Omuntu wabantu (Bukedde) Adventure (Record TV), Vital Doctor (UBC) and Ekyooto (star TV) while Sheilah took the Best Teens Program of the year.
Life Stories is an emotional TV show where people share their life stories of battling addictions, family tragedy, illnesses, finding love, marginalized groups, loss and turning points from which viewers learn about virtues like forgiveness, self control, honesty, reconciliation, reformation, healing, strength, moving on, compassion and love.
The show features different people narrating their stories with questions from Zuena to guide the her guest(s) as the stories flow.
The Award comes at a time when Zuena hasn’t even celebrated her first anniversary at the station. She took over as the host of the show in August last year after her predecessor Justine Nameere quit to join Urban Tv.
Meanwhile Sheilah’s T-Nation show shook off competition from the other shows in her category to the Best Teens Tv Program of the year Award; adding another award to the tens that the teen TV personality has to her name.
She had been nominated along Wats On (Record TV), Saturday Variety Show (Top TV), Ba Mu class (Star TV), Youth Voice (NBS), Campus 101 (Urban TV), Teens Club – WBS though her greatest competition was from the latter.
The awards rewarded 40 journalists for their works.
The Radio and Television Academy was incorporated in Uganda in 2010. The awards which were in their second edition are aim at encouraging, recognising and promotion of excellence in Uganda broadcasting and Audio production.
They also plan to extend education and understanding of the medium among policy-makers, opinion formers, business community, listeners and all those who work or aspire to work in Radio and TV.