Anne Kansiime Tops Uganda’s Top 100 Celebrities List – New Vision

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Her hundreds of video clips on You Tube made her one of the most loved comedians in the country, and that has made Anne Kansiime jump to the top of this year’s Top 100 Celebrities, as released by the New Vision on Friday.

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Her hundreds of video clips on You Tube made her one of the most loved comedians in the country, and that has made Anne Kansiime jump to the top of this year’s Top 100 Celebrities, as released by the New Vision on Friday.

By Kalungi Kabuye

Her hundreds of video clips on You Tube made her one of the most loved comedians in the country, and that has made Anne Kansiime jump to the top of this year’s Top 100 Celebrities, as released by the New Vision on Friday.

It was largely her very strong presence on social media that tipped the numbers into her favour.

In previous rankings New Vision used mainly the number of media mentions a person had in 12 months, but this year combined media mentions with Facebook and twitter presence, and came up with a more realistic measure of fame.

That meant that athletes, who dominated last year’s rankings, were relegated to mid table as they are yet to become very active on social media, although they generally led on media mentions.

Eight of the top 10 celebrities were musicians, with Kansiime, a comedian, and Mariam Ndagire the veteran actress the only two that were not.

trueEight of the top 10 celebrities are musicians

A big surprise was Angella Katatumba, who came in at number 2, again showing the strength of social media presence. Her Facebook page has over 300,000 likes and counting, while Bobi Wine only has 30,000 likes.

There were 5 women in the top 10, including rapper Keko who, while not having many media mentions and not many Facebook likes, nevertheless had the most Twitter followers among the top 100 with almost 40,000.

Flavia Tumusiime was the highest rated radio presenter at number 13, while gossip queen Mary Luswata was the highest ranked TV presenter at 18. Frank and Sheila Gashumba made a father-child presence, while Zari Hussein beat out fellow socialite Judith Heard by 2 places (29 to 30).

Olympic and World Marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich was the highest ranked athlete at 35, with just 10,000 Facebook likes and only 100 followers on Twitter.

Now New York-based Africa’s Next Top Model winner Aamoti topped the fashion fraternity, coming in at 43, while fashion designers Sylvia Owori (45) and Brenda Maraka (71) also featured.

Full list below:

Uganda’s top 100 celebrities

1.    Anne Kansiime – comedian           
2.    Angella Katatumba  – musician           
3.    Bebe Cool – musician
4.    Chameleone – musician
5.    Juliana Kanyomozi – musician
6.    Maurice Kirya – musician
7.    Navio – musician
8.    Keko – musician
9.    Bobi Wine – musician
10.    Mariam Ndagire – actress
11.    Desire Luzinda – musician
12.    GNL Zamba – musician
13.    Flavia Tumusiime – radio presenter
14.    Frank Gashumba – commentator
15.    Cindy – musician
16.    Eddy Kenzo – musician
17.    Mowzey Radio – musician
18.    Mary Luswata – TV Presenter
19.    Irene Ntale – musician
20.    DJ Shiru – Deejay
21.    Weasel     – musician
22.    Lillian Mbabazi – musician
23.    Sheila Gashumba –
24.    Rema Namakula – musician
25.    Zuena –
26.    Leila Kayondo – musician
27.    Naava Grey – musician
28.    Isaac Lugudde – basketball player
29.    Zari Hussein – socialite
30.    Golola Moses – kick boxer
31.    Judith Heard – socialite
32.    Patrick ‘Salvado’ Idringi – comedian
33.    Cleopatra Koheirwe – singer/actor
34.    Denzel Mwiyeretsi – TV host
35.    Stephen Kiprotich – athlete
36.    Jennifer Musisi – KCCA Executive Director
37.    Nince Henry – musician
38.    Vampino – musician
39.    Aziz Azion – musician
40.    Jackie Chandiru – musician
41.    Judith Babirye – gospel musician
42.    Grace Nakimera – musician
43.    Aamito – model               
44.    Sharon O – musician
45.    Sylvia Owori – fashion designer
46.    Moses Kipsiro – athlete
47.    Iryn Namubiru – musician
48.    Peter Miles – musician
49.    Mc Kats – presenter
50.    Coco Finger – musician
51.    Stecia Mayanja – musician
52.    Dr Hilderman – musician
53.    Emmanuel Okwi – football player
54.    Mosha – TV presenter
55.    Fat Boy – radio presenter
56.    Dorcus Inzikuru – athlete
57.    Alex Muhangi – comedian
58.    Pablo Kimuli – comedian
59.    David Obua – football player
60.    Sheba Karungi – musician
61.    Rabadaba – musician
62.    Straka – TV presenter
63.    Irene Namatovu – musician
64.    Bush Baby – TV presenter
65.    Captain Dolla – musician
66.    Sweet Kid – musician
67.    Veronica Tindi – comedian
68.    Sophie Nantongo – musician
69.    Val Oketcho – Radio presenter
70.    Silver Kyagulanyi – musician
71.    Brenda Maraka – fashion designer
72.    Duncan Mugabe – tennis player
73.    Ibrahim Sekagya – football player
74.    Bella Ndagire – musician
75.    Ragga Dee – musician
76.    Daniel Kawesa – musician
77.    Wilson Bugembe – gospel musician
78.    Michael Ross – musician
79.    Exodus – gospel musician
80.    Aisha Nassanga – TV presenter
81.    Phiona Bizzu – beauty queen
82.    Brenda Nanyonjo – owner Miss Uganda
83.    Catherine Kusasira – musician
84.    Bad Black – socialite
85.    Jamal – musician
86.    Halima Namakula – musician
87.    Geoffrey Lutaya – musician
88.    Young Mulo – musician
89.    Ronald Mayinja – musician
90.    Peace Menya – radio presenter
91.    Patrick Ocham – cricket player
92.    Arthur Blick – motor cross rider
93.    Moses Matovu – musician
94.    Tony Mawejje – football player
95.    Abbey Mukibi – actor
96.    Angela Kalule – musician
97.    Susan Muwonge – rally driver
98.    Robert Seguya – rugby player
99.    Best Kemigisa – Tooro Queen Mother
100.    Timothy Mudoola – rugby player
 

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First published here: newvision.co.ug

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