Rema Namakula receiving her reward for Artist of the Month in the MTN Call Ring Back Tones(CRBT) Online Awards

MTN Uganda today rewarded the 1st winners of the MTN CallerTunez Online Awards. Rema Namakula famous for her “Mchuzi” song was rewarded with 2.5milion shillings as the artist of the month of August for her song “Mchuzi” being the most downloaded song in the Month of August.

“I am very happy and grateful to MTN for creating such a unique platform for artists and customers to be rewarded for their great work. I appreciate my fans for supporting me and downloading my Caller tunes “Mchuzi”. I encourage all customers and my fans to download my songs that are on the MTN portal” said Rema Namakula.

To download songs on your phone dial *170*2# and follow the prompts.

It was not only Rema that was rewarded today but 11 MTN customers were also rewarded with cash and Huawei Ascend phones as best customers of August.

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An MTN customer receiving her prize for participating in the CRBT online awards

These are first of its kind in Uganda. In this campaign, trending artistes and producers of content like recorded quotes, jokes, skits speeches or other sound bites will be rewarded for their work. Fans and customers that participate in downloading this content as CRBT’s will also be recognized as part of this campaign.

As part of MTN’s vision of delivering a bold new digital world, it is focusing on transforming society through digital innovations. For artistes, CRBT’s are fast becoming an alternative business model, complimenting other revenue streams like concerts and album sales. And for customers, “they are constantly finding new ways of entertaining themselves.

MTN CallerTunez Online Awards is a platform created to recognize and reward Artistes and Content Producers with the most downloaded CallerTunez on the MTN Portal while giving interested customers the awareness and opportunity to use this entertaining and engaging service.

Susan Kayemba, the MTN Senior Manager – Retention and Social Media at the rewarding ceremony today said that MTN will continue rewarding artists and customers every month as part of the CRBT Online Awards in the buildup of the grand awards at the end of this year. The monthly recognition will be of artistes with the most downloaded CallerTunez and customers with the most number of CallerTunez.