Desire, Chozen release sizzling Damn video

Curvy singer Desire Luzinda and Chozen Blood of TNS have finally released a sizzling video for the hot collabo titled ‘Damn’. Experts have predicted that the video is going to take Uganda and the entire East Africa by storm.

The video is truly amazing and believe me it is going to rock entertainment scenes as well as television screens.

Believe me it is a must watch video. Click here for a full Video

Jose Chameleone releases a reggae tune

Uganda’s finest singer Jose Chameleone has continued to rock the New Year with brand new fine tunes. His latest being a Reggae song titled ‘Kirabe’. The song was produced at Magic studios and it talks about African beauty.

“African Beauty Defined in this one!!! MAGIC STUDIOS, Producer: Magic Washington 2018 Kintu Riddim,” Jose Chameleone posted.

Enjoy the new tune ‘Kirabe’ right from here

The singer is set to release the videos of ‘Kirabe’ and ‘Champion’ soon and sources say the videos will be amazing.

Meanwhile the Leone Island Music Empire President said he is relieved to back home and with time to share with the family.

“Missing my two Ninjas. Nevertheless am blessed to spend time with my two small ones!! After all festive season run around and performances am grateful lord that I can finally spend some time with my family that I call my bosses.  Eh, Where is Daniella ???????? – Preparing Lunch I guess #CHAMPION Video Loading……………..LEONE ISLAND MUSIC EMPIRE,” Jose Chameleone posted.

No.1 Suspect Badman outs new track

South African based Ugandan singer N0.1 Suspect Badman has kicked off 2018 in style with a new track titled ‘We Ah Bad’. The dancehall tune was officially released yesterday 6th January 2018. The singer confirmed to us that the song’s video is officially out.

“The long awaited big budget movie in disguise of a music video, a piece of not just brilliant Art but also an outstanding performance. The number of hands, heads and talent that went into making this video is an example of what happens when we work together. I couldn’t have done it without all my friends and many talented professionals all amazing in their respective fields, from pilots to, drone operators, actor/actresses that helped this mega dream a reality. Thank you!!! My directors, D.O.Ps, camera operators. The entire TBS production crew, iRockPro, Keshy Video labs, Magic Touch, @jahlivefilms_. I thank you!

To my witnesses, thank you, thank you for accompanying me on this journey as i realize my dream, doing bigger and better things together!! This is my gift to you!

Happy 2018!!! The Dancehall Terrorist,” Badman posted.

Check out the Official video link of ‘We Ah Bad’ here

Jose Chameleone releases new track

Legendary singer Jose Chameleone has kicked off the New Year in style with a new track titled ‘Champion’. The song’s audio was released earlier this week with the video being worked on.

The ‘Bayuda’ singer has went on to promise his fans a music marathon this year.

“2018 Loaded……. Get ready for the Music Marathon. Greatness is achieved with time. Not Words. So, Whosoever depends on yapping to justify greatness, Eat this!!! We don’t talk, we sing!!!!!!!!!!!! #Legend #Champion. All my Music family please share this one as much as you can. LEONE ISLAND MUSIC EMPIRE. Check the song here,” Jose Chameleone posted.

Blast releases a new single

Tanzanian rapper Blast has released a new single titled ‘Usikae Kiree’. The audio of the song was produced by Jonstar and Licky.

The Hip Hop/rap song has already received massive air plays in Tanzania and is doing well across other East Africa countries.

“Brand New single from Tanzanian Rapper Blast – Usikae Kiree. Produced By Jonstar and Licky. Support Good Music from East Africa”

Desire Luzinda unveils collabo with Rockamilley

Curvy singer Desire Luzinda has unveiled a secret collabo with Rockamilley titled ‘True Love’. Desire said, “One of the songs we have recorded over the years but had never neither performed nor released it.

Enjoy ‘True Love’ by Desire and Rockamilley”. Enjoy the song through this link

Meanwhile Kitone singer said people should choose what they fight.

“Choose What You Fight”, she said.

“I once met a very successful business woman and I asked her to share her secret with me. She smiled and said to me.. I started succeeding when I started leaving small fights for small fighters. I stopped fighting those who gossiped about me…I stopped fighting for a cheating partner…

I stopped fighting for attention…

I stopped fighting to meet up with public expectation…

I left such fights for those who have nothing else to fight. And I started fighting for my vision, my dreams, my ideas and my destiny. Then I started winning big”. That was the day I gave up on small fights. Some fights are not worth your time. Choose what you fight,” Desire Luzinda. Join her on Instagram through here

The 6th Prestigious HiPipo Music Awards Nominees! – Celebrating the Best Songs, Videos and Artists from Africa!

The nominees for the 6th prestigious HiPipo Music Awards have been released. In a broad and diverse list of categories, the 6th HiPipo Music Awards celebrate the best songs, videos and artists from East Africa and Rest of Africa.

While releasing the nominees, Innocent Kawooya, CEO HiPipo, noted that the awards are a strong and noble contribution to a vibrant and growing music industry by celebrating great pieces of work while at the same time bringing positive critic to art. Adding that “Although there can only be one winner in a category, each year, all of this year’s Finalists/Nominees have performed brilliantly and should be very proud of their achievements.”

On his part the executive director of the Music Assembly, Vianney Kushaba noted that while music is a subject where many people’s opinions are largely subjective, the Music Assembly will add more objective assessment to resolution of issues of the music industry and also participate in creating a much more bigger and glamorous awards project.

The Nominees

Africa: There are 3 Africa centric categories namely Africa Song of the Year, Africa Video of the Year and Best Francophone Africa Act. The categories highlight excellent works of art from over 15 African countries namely Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal and Congo with collaborations featuring artists of USA and Jamaican decent.

East Africa: In celebration of the best songs and videos from the East African community, the nominees feature several Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania artists with excellent single pieces of work and collaborations that further stimulate East Africa cultural integration.

Uganda: Sheebah Karungi, who has undoubtedly had another high-performance music year with over 15 videos released, lived up to the billing, with 13 nominations including Artiste of the Year, Africa Song/Video of the Year among others. The other top nominees include Eddy Kenzo featuring 10 times, Geosteady, David Lutalo, Rema, Navio with each having at-least 5 nominations.

Music Assembly and Voting

While all nominees are winners and are celebrated, the gala event final winner is one that accumulates the highest number of votes as per the voting criteria which will this year round be strengthened with the Music Assembly that is a composition of select previous winners and nominees of #HiPipoMusicAwards and select media personalities among others. The Music Assembly will have a vote that will contribute 30 per cent to 7 categories among which will be Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year while the rest of the categories as always will be fully decided by the fans vote.

Gala Event:

The glamourous red-carpet event is planned for 17/March/2017 at the Kampala Serena. The event will have Standard Tickets at 200,000 UGX [with 50 percent discount for early birds, purchases before 1 March], VIP Tables at 5 Million, and Corporate Tables at 6 Million.

Below is the complete list of the nominees!!

The 6th #HiPipoMusicAwards Nominees


Africa Song of the Year

Alikiba – Seduce Me

C4 Pedro Ft Sauti Sol – Love Again

Cassper Nyovest – Tito Mboweni

Darassa Ft. Ben Pol – Muziki

Davido – IF

Diamond Platnumz Ft. Ne-Yo – Marry You

Eddy Kenzo – Jubilation

Jah Prayzah Ft. Mafikizolo – Sendekera

Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa – Particula (ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna)

Roberto – Into You

Runtown – Mad Over You

Sheebah –  John Rambo

Wizkid – Come Closer Ft. Drake

Africa Video of the Year

AKA – Caiphus Song

Davido – Fall

Diamond Platnumz Ft. Morgan Heritage – Hallelujah

Flavour – Baby Na Yoka

Mafikizolo – Love Potion

Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa – Particula (ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna)

Mr. Eazi – Leg Over

Sarkodie – Pain Killer Ft. Runtown

Sauti Sol Ft. Patoranking – Melanin

Sheebah – The Way

Tekno – Rara

Tiwa Savage – All Over

Toofan – Terre

Best Francophone Africa Act

Adiouza – Ma La Nob

Awilo Longomba – Esopi Yo  ft. Tiwa Savage

Daphne – Calée

Dj Arafat –Kpadoompo

Dj Kerozen – Le Temps

Fally Ipupa – Eloko Iyo

Maabo – Yako Waral

Serge Beynaud – Akrakabo

Sidiki Diabaté – Je Suis Désolé

Toofan – Terre

East Africa

Rwanda Video Of The Year

Butera Knowless – Uzagaruke

Charly na Nina – Zahabu

Meddy – Ntawamusimbura

The Ben  – Habibi

Song of the Year Rwanda

Bruce Melodie – Ikinya

Butera Knowless – Winning team

Charly & Nina – Face to Face

Christopher – Simusiga

Deejay Pius – Wabulila Wa

Kid Gaju – Kami Ft. The Ben

Meddy – Slowly

The Ben ft. Tom Close – Thank You

Urban Boys – Mama

Yvery – Nkuko Njya Mbirota

Song of the Year Tanzania

AliKiba – Seduce Me

Darassa Ft. Ben Pol – Muziki

Diamond Platnumz – Marry You ft. Ne-Yo

Harmonize X Rich Mavoko – Show Me

Navy Kenzo ft. Patoranking – Bajaj

Rayvanny – Zezeta

Saida Karoli – Orugambo

Vanessa Mdee and Jux – Juu

WCB Wasafi Artists – Zilipendwa

Song of the Year Kenya

Akothee – Baby Daddy

C4 Pedro Ft Sauti Sol – Love Again

Femi One ft. Kristoff – Tippy Toe!

Gabu Ft. Roberto – Be Nice

Khaligraph Jones – Nataka Iyo Doh

Nyashinski – Malaika

Octopizzo – TBT

The Band BeCa – Brathe

The Kansoul – Bablas (Hangover)

Vivian Ft Redsan – Attention

Willy Paul & Alaine – I Do

East Africa Super Hit

Alikiba – Seduce Me

Darassa Ft. Ben Pol – Muziki

Diamond Platnumz Ft. Ne-Yo – Marry You

Eddy Kenzo – Jubilation

Geosteady Ft. Charly & Nina – Owooma

Sheebah Ft The Ben – Binkolera

Wcb Wasafi Artists – Zilipendwa

Willy Paul & Alaine – I Do

East Africa Best Video

Diamond Platnumz – Eneka

Eddy Kenzo – Jubilation

Harmonize X Rich Mavoko – Show Me

Juliana Kanyomozi – I’m Still Here

Meddy – Ntawamusimbura

Sauti Sol Feat Patoranking – Melanin

Sheebah Karungi – The Way

The Ben – Habibi

Wcb Wasafi Artists – Zilipendwa

Willy Paul & Alaine – I Do

East Africa Best Breakthrough Artist

Ben Pol [TZ]

Bruce Melodie [RW]

Darassa [TZ]

Lydia Jazmine [UG]

Meddy [RW]

Nyashinski [KE]

The Band BeCa [KE]

The Ben [RW]

Ykee Benda [UG]

Best East African Collabo

Avril Ft A Pass – Babiee [UG/KE]

Bahati Ft Eddy Kenzo – Barua Kwa Mama [KE/UG]

Buravan Ft. AY – Just a Dance [RW/TZ]

Geosteady Ft. Charly & Nina – Owooma [UG/RW]

Navio Ft King Kaka – Throne [UG/KE]

Rabadaba Ft Jody – Body [UG/RW]

Sheebah Ft. The Ben – Binkolera [UG/RW]

Willy Paul Ft Rayvanny – Nikungushe [KE/TZ]


Artist of The Year

David Lutalo

Eddy Kenzo




Best Male Artist

Chris Evans Kaweesi

David Lutalo

Eddy Kenzo



Ziza Bafana

Best Female Artist


Jackie Kizito

Mary Bata



Winnie Nwagi

 Best Duo/Group


Jayman and T Paul

Kent & Flosso: Voltage Music

Radio and Weasel

 Best Breakthrough Artist

Deena aka Sabrina Herr

Fik Fameica

Jayman and T Paul

Kent & Flosso: Voltage Music



Must Watch Talent


Critical Emario

Dax Vibes

Icey Kiba

Jazz Mavoko

Josh SB

JY Jaxon

Mina Izah

Nina Roz

Rhona Salme


Best DJ

Deejay Fikie

DJ Baby Love

DJ Bryan

DJ Hearts

DJ Mark

DJ Shiru

DJ Slick Stuart & DJ Roja

Selector Jay

Album of The Year

B2C – Born to Conquer

Eddy Kenzo – Biology

Geosteady – Lovenjitis

Maro – Atwooki

Sheebah – Karma Queen

 Video of The Year

David Lutalo – Kwasa

Eddy Kenzo – Jubilation

Juliana Kanyomozi – I’m Still Here

Navio – Rider

Rema – Banyabo

Sheebah Karungi – The Way

 Song of The Year (Uganda)

David Lutalo – Kwasa

Eddy Kenzo – Jubilation

Geosteady ft. Charly & Nina – Owooma

Radio & Weasel & B2C – Gutamiiza

Rema – Banyabo

Sheebah – John Rambo

 Best Audio Producer


Diggy Baur

Dr Fizzo

Eno Beats

Henry Kiwuuwa




 Best Video Director

Grate Make – Dir. Pest

Meddie Menz – Dir. Meddie

Ng Filmz – Dir. Nolton

Swangz Filmz – Dir. Marvin Musoke

Virtual Media – Dir. Zyga Phix

Jah Live – Dir. Frank

 Best Video Editing and Visual Effects

Dir. Nolton for “Kwasa”

Dir. Meddie for “Banyabo”

Dir.  Cyril Ducottet for “Missing You”

Dir. Ken Heights Sabiiti for “Kale”

Dir. Authur for “Ngoma Bugoma”

Dir. Pest for “Stamina Daddy”

Best Song Writer

Jamie Culture

Moses Radio

Dokta Brain


Black Skin


 Best Hip-Hop/Rap Song

Big Tril – Bad Gyal Ting (Wanji)

Da Agent – Nkalabuka

Ffeffe Buusi – Yes No

Fik Fameica – Kutama

Mulekwa Nampeera – Abaana Bano

Mun G & Kemishan – Big Bumpa

Navio Ft King Kaka – Throne

Victor Kamenyo – Lagako

Best RnB/Soul Song

Desire Luzinda – Kale

Juliana Kanyomozi – Right Here

Kenneth Mugabi – Naki

Naava Grey – Ndi Ndi Ndi

Rema – Kaliro

Sheebah – John Rambo

 Best Ragga Dancehall Song

Cindy Sanyu – Run This City

Latinum – Man Away

Rabadaba and Jody Phibi – Body

Spice Diana – Bimpe

Vinka, Kent & Flosso – Over Dose

Slick Stuart & Roja – Eva

Ziza Bafana – Joker

 Best Reggae Song

Bruno K – One For The Road

Easy Bash – Ebirooto

Jamal – Pressure

Juliana Kanyomozi – I’m Still Here

Naira Ali – So High

Serena Bata – Byamutima

Slave Ooman And Man Son – Ani Asinga

 Best Religious Song

Diana Nalubega – Mbega Urukundo

Exodus – Tosumagira

Fr. Joseph Tamale – Gumikiriza

Levixone – Esaala

New Chapter – Bingi

Swahaba Kasumba – Mwebale Okusiiba

 Best Band Song

Chris Evans Kaweesi Ft. David Lutalo – Nguwe Ani

David Lutalo – Kwasa

Mary Bata – Tugenda Komawa

Maureen Nantume – Malidaadi

Mesach Semakula – I Do

Sophie Nantongo – Akambayaya

Eddy Yawe Ft. Carol Nantongo – Tukigale

 Best Contemporary Folk Song

Chris Evans Kaweesi – Nakupenda

Kapalaga Baibe – Omwana Wa Maama

Kiti Makiti – Ngoma Bugoma

Maro – Nziranago

Navio – Tumunonye

Sarah Musayimuto – Nseyeya

Swahaba Kasumba – Jagaana

Winnie Nwagi – Kano Koze

 Best Kadongo Kamu Song

Abdul Mulaasi – Byali Mu Plan

Gerald Kiweewa – Lukanyala

Hassan Ndugga – Kampala Agaanye

Jackie Kizito – Zirindaba

Kazibwe Kapo – Emundu

Sereste Kasule  – Mulamu

Willy Mukaabya – Wolokoso Ekyaana Kya Kayanda

 Best Zouk Song

Fille – Nakupenda (I Love You)

Geosteady – Tokendenza

Geosteady Ft Charly & Nina – Owooma

Lydia Jazmine – Nkubanja

Maurice Kirya – Go Insane

Rema – Yo Sweet

Zanie Brown – Muyaye

 Best Afrobeat Song

Big Eye Starboss – Bantute

Fille Clear Ft Babarita – Akatijjo

Irene Ntale – Stamina Daddy

Roden Y Kabako Ft Sheebah & Fik Fameica – Sitani Tonkema

Sheebah – The Way

Spice Diana – Bukete

Ziza Bafana – Mavuunya

Best Afropop Song

Ceaserous – Kilila

Eddy Kenzo – Jubilation

Kent and Flosso – Cheza  Mama

Lydia Jazmine – Drum

Rema – Banyabo

Radio and Weasel + B2C – Gutamiiza

 Best A-Cappella Group

Canaan Gents

Cape Brothers

Jehovah Shalom

Sauti Ya Africa

Spring Gents

The Harmonics

 Best Song from Eastern Region

Afande Miah Ft. Roo Ya Simba – Tunaweza

Genious Drey – Edeke Ejeni

Judith Akol – Aseu Ekatau

Ngobi Joel Ft Hoe and Yazo – Nafuna Omukisa

Park U – Kirintaka

Rexy – Kamalala

Sharon Sento Ft Byg Ben Sukuya – Hello Baby

Snr Gazampa Peter M – Biva Muntuyo

 Best Song from Western Region

Deena Ft. Megatone – Murungi

Eddy Vybz – Kwikiriza

Figo West – Sente

Gen Geeon – Karongo

Kazoora – Okumbumba

Mat Henry – Tibyemizaano

Medotex – Bakakyakara

Penny Patra – Omukazi Ashweerwa

Ray G Rhiganz – Nuunu

Shine Omukiga – Omugane

Amani Amaniga – Zagwa

 Best Song from Southern Region

Omukajanga Jose MC Da Virus – Bakoone

Juicy Landy & Mr. Spelling – Ebaluwa

Kool Banti – Mukyaka Mukyaka

Navy Kayz and Trisha – Neighbor Ebintu byo

Nikea Ft. Ratigan – Tompaana

Tonny Rich – Masaka

 Best Song from Northern Region

Beepee – Akello

Bushy the King – Sente

General Ice – Gin Aloo Obanga pe

Lucky Bosmic Otim – Osangala

Lucky Dee – Eni de Podi

Okeng Born town – Muziki Time

Pretty B – ”Dwoka Dwoni Piny’

Profesa Maros – Ole

Twisky Fingaz – Nyongeza

W’ojok Dekoda – Luo Juice

 Best School Act

Buddo SS- This Is Buddo

Destiny SSS Hoima – The World Of My Dream

Global Junior School – Talanta

St Joseph SS Naggalama – Uganda Ekkula

St. Anthony Kajjansi – Ebitutta

Best Social Message (Inspirational ACT)

Juliana Kanyomozi – I’m Still Here

Maureen Nantume – Ndimuzadde

Rema – Banyabo

Sarah Musayimuto – Maama Nkusabira

Uganda Special Honors

Hall of Fame

Born in Africa – [Philly Lutaaya]

Bus Dunia – [Herman Basudde]

Claire – Ronald Mayinja

Ddole y’omwana – [Lord Fred Ssebatta]

Drums of Africa – [Jimmy Katumba]

Ebinyumu – [Elly Wamala]

Ebisanyi – Kabuye Semboga

Jim – Joanita Kawalya [Afrigo Band]

Kimuli kya Rose – [Fred Maiso]

Malibongwe – Limit X

Walumbe Zaaya – [Paul Job Kafeero]

Wipolo – [George Okudi]

Taurus Musik “Christmas Vibe”

Introducing Christmas Vibe the official

Taurus Musik proudly presents the official 2017 Christmas jingle “Christmas Vibe” by all our signed artists i.e. Dela, Kagwe Mungai, Alicios, Lady Jaydee and Zambian’s very own Urban Hype.


Taurus Musik has had a fantastic year with the signing of two Afrcan Divas, Lady Jaydee and dropping of numerous hits throughout the year. The Christmas song is our way of thanking the fans for their continuous in 2017 and to wish them a merry Christmas and hope they enjoy the ‘Christmas Vibe’.

The song is a, modern Christmas song with expression in the various languages of our artists.  

DJ Billy’s ‘Strictly Ugandan’ music show marks one year

UK Based Uganda spin master DJ Billy is taking Ugandan music industry to another level with a live online weekly show dubbed Strictly Ugandan with DJ Billy streaming live every Thursday from 9PM (GMT) 11PM (Ugandan time).

The show is making one year of existence this year. It was started in December 2016. The streaming live #StrictlyUgandan on Facebook (@djbillylive) takes place every Thursday 9pm GMT

The show is aimed at promoting Ugandan music and it includes interviewing different Ugandan artistes. DJ Billy has praised Ugandans around the world for embracing/Loving the show.

The show involves some charity work supporting Children of Imprisoned Mothers through Smile African Child.

“Special thanks to behind the scene team, David R Walugembe, Priscilla Kalibala, Lyton Namubiru, Charles Munamasaka, David Steel & Solome Mulungi. Like or follow our Facebook page: @djbillylive  twitter; @djbilly3010 Insta; @djbillybilly,” DJ Billy said.

You can send in your requests or shout friends via our studio line +447459264858 #StrictlyUgandan

DJ Billy started strictly Ugandan after he left his Beffta award winning radio show on Pamtengo radio which aired every Friday.

Follow DJ Billy on Facebook through this link to enjoy the show

Grammy Award-Winning Morgan Heritage Gets Best Reggae Album 2018 Grammy Nomination

Undoubtedly one of contemporary reggae’s most powerful forces on the global stage, Morgan Heritage latest “Avrakedabra” album received a well deserved Grammy nomination. 

On Tuesday, November 28th, the recording academy announced the nominees for the 60th GRAMMY Awards, and with that the nominations Best Reggae Album, CHRONOLOGY – CHRONIXX, LOST IN PARADISE – COMMON KINGS, WASH HOUSE TING – J BOOG, STONY HILL – DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY and AVRAKADEBRA – MORGAN HERITAGE

With their Rolling Stones-reminiscent endurance, longevity and outstanding showmanship, Morgan Heritage are a force to be reckoned with, not only in Reggae but also in music as a whole. Morgan Heritage’s name is duly cemented in history, as critics, fans and music lovers

“When our music is celebrated by our fans, that is the greatest satisfaction an artist can ask for. When your peers consider your music top of the class, it’s just humbling. These are blessings and we’re grateful to Jah for giving us the guidance, health, strength and perseverance to keep spreading this message of peace, love, equality and justice for all mankind. Bless up the Recording Academy for recognizing Avrakedabra!” – Morgan Heritage

The untraditional creation of this album with recording sessions taking place across 4 different continents highlights the groups effort of taking Reggae music to the 4 corners of the Earth. “The title was inspired by our love of history. Being that we are students of history, we discovered this word and it’s various pronunciations throughout the history of time. We chose it as the title of the album because we like it and we feel it represents the new Era that our career is about to enter. The meaning we will leave to the audience to choose, since we’ve discovered so many over the dispensation of time”, explained Morgan Heritage about the album title “Avrakedabra”.

The milestone telecast will take place Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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