Sandra Nansambu crowned first Pearl of Africa star winner
Sandra Nansambu Kalungi was announced the winner at the grand finale of the Pearl of Africa (POA) Star Search competition. She walked away with the Shs 60 million grand cash prize.
This was during the final event at Speke Resort Munyonyo which was powered by NBS Television, the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Graphic Systems, Uganda Talent Managers Association, MTN Uganda. Coca Cola, Uganda Tourism Board, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Radiant, Uganda Musicians Association and Talent Africa Group among others.
With a fiery passion, Nansambu used her voice to sing about hope, acceptance and triumph for all persons with disabilities.
She won the hearts of the jury, judges and Ugandans to be crowned the overall winner of POAStar.
From 2, 000 contestants, Nansambu rose to the occasion to excel in every tourism challenge, delivering world class performances in every elimination round, according to the judges.
Nansambu also became Uganda Tourism sector Ambassador as part of the accolades won.
The finalists were; Agami Tonny (POA03), Nansambu Sandra (POA06), Bruce Dickson (POA12), Balunya Ibrahim (POA08), and Mirembe Tracy (POA15) and Yesuanjagala Carsteen (POA25),
Central regional star, Mirembe Tracy and eastern regional winner Balunya Ibrahim won a recording deal as well as booking at TAG Studios.