Vinka Vs Azawi: Who is the Queen of Swangz Avenue?
13 October 2021
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Azawi and Vinka are two of the super talented female artists signed under Swangz Avenue. They joined the label in different years, but the two divas both command a huge following and sit on top on Uganda’s music charts with every song they release.
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Being under the same label, Azawi and Vinka are in good working relationship and have a healthy competition. In a recent interview, Azawi confessed that Vinka and Winnie Nwagi played a critical role in her musical growth, to an extent she considers them her sisters.
In this article, we’ve listed so of the key achievements thathave shaped their individual careers:
Vinka's journey with Swangz Avenue started in 2013 when she was tasked to handle Irene Ntale, Winnie Nwagi and other artists as a manager, until 2016. In 2017, she was officially signed and unveiled by Swangz Avenue as an artist amidst reports that Ntale was quitting the label. Later that year, she released her first single ‘Level' which officially introduced her into the game.
On her part, Azawi kicked off her music career in high school where she was writing songs for artists like Eddy Kenzo, Vinka, Lydia Jazmine and Nina Roz among others. She was officially unveiled by the label in 2019 and released her first single 'Quinamino' in 2020.
Vinka has won several awards in the famed Buzz Teenies Awards, and received nominations in awards like HiPipo.
Since she's relatively new in the industry, Azawi is yet to receive any award or nomination.
Vinka surprised fans in 2019 when she released a song each month, compiling them into an album. On her birthday this year, Swangz Avenue announced that she is working on a new album that will be released under Sony Music Entertainment.
On her part, Azawi has one 5-track E.P, 'LO FIT' (2020) and a 16 track album 'African Music' (2021).
YouTube Viewership and Subscribers
Vinka's YouTube account was created in April 2019 and currently has 50.3K subscribers. She has a cumulative viewership of 4,394,174. On the other hand, Azawi launched her channel in April 2020 and currently has 59.4K subscribers and a cumulative viewership of 5,669,099.
Social Media Followers
Vinka boasts of over 624K followers on Instagram and 751K on Facebook, while Azawi stands at 94.6K followers on Instagram and 301K on Facebook.
Vinka has worked with Nigeria's Ketchup, Yung6ix and Romanian singer-songwriter Inna, while Azawi has worked with Tanzanian recording artist Kinata MC for a remix of the latter’s 'Do Lemi Go’ hit.