NBS Sport is elated to announce the nomination of Grace Lindsay Mbabazi, also known as the “Queen of Sport,” for the prestigious Uganda Rugby Union Journalist of the Year Digital Category award. Grace, an exceptional female sports journalist, has not only leveraged her online presence to tap into business and sports opportunities but has also attracted top sponsors, opening doors to numerous ventures.
Her unwavering dedication to covering rugby is vividly demonstrated online .Grace has reported from major sports events, ranging from the Rugby World Cup Sevens, Africa Cup, Challenger Series, and Rugby League, to football events such as the Bundesliga, Serie A, AFCON, Champions League, Europa League, and more. Her impressive portfolio includes exclusive interviews with notable figures such as Africa Rugby President Herbert Mensah, World Rugby President Sir Bill Beaumont, former Liverpool players Sadio Mané and Kolo Touré, and Arsenal legend Robert Pires among other big names .
In 2018, Grace was not only voted the Best Female Sports Journalist but also ranked among the top 10 journalists on the continent at the international awards organized by AIPS. Her extensive network and international opportunities underscore the remarkable achievements of a journalist who, within two years of her career, has achieved unparalleled success.
Grace’s journey from being an actress in Kansiime Comedy skits and Africa Magic movies to pursuing her passion for sports journalism is commendable. Starting as an intern at NBS TV in 2016, her hard work earned her a well deserved contract. She has since risen through the ranks, serving not only as a Sports Journalist but also as the Programs Manager for NBS Sport, the Vice President of the Sports Press Association, and an Ambassador for Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim.
With travels to 36 African countries and 7 European countries, Grace’s extensive journeys are fueled by her profound love for sports. In the same category, she competes against Vision Group’s Ramazan Kakooza, Kawowo Sports’ Ernest Akorebirungi, and Fat Kats’ Rueben Kihumuru. Additionally, NBS Sport Reporter Brian Assimwe is nominated in the TV/Radio category, competing with NTV’s Ismail Dhakaba and Radio One’s John Torach. NBS Sport extends its best wishes to all the nominees.