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

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]

Uganda

Artist of The Year

David Lutalo

Eddy Kenzo

Geosteady

Rema

Sheebah

Best Male Artist

Chris Evans Kaweesi

David Lutalo

Eddy Kenzo

Geosteady

Navio

Ziza Bafana

Best Female Artist

Fille

Jackie Kizito

Mary Bata

Rema

Sheebah

Winnie Nwagi

 Best Duo/Group

B2C

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

Latinum

Vinka

Must Watch Talent

Barbarita

Critical Emario

Dax Vibes

Icey Kiba

Jazz Mavoko

Josh SB

JY Jaxon

Mina Izah

Nina Roz

Rhona Salme

Zulanda

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

Andre

Diggy Baur

Dr Fizzo

Eno Beats

Henry Kiwuuwa

Nessim

Paddyman

Yaled

 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

Rafiki

Black Skin

Andre

 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]

Bell Jamz delivers thrilling music experience at ASFAS 2017

It was all glitz, glamour and excitement at the 2017 Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) that took place at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Friday night (December 8th, 2017).

The event unlike the previous awards ceremony that were more focused on style and fashion was dominated by music performances delivered by Bell Lager under its music platform Bell Jamz. With the addition of music, the ceremony was not only bigger but better.

The awards ceremony featured performances from Ugandan artistes including, Sheebah, Desire Luzinda, Nutty Neithan, Fik Fameica, Hellen Lukoma and Latinum, among others.

Desire Luzinda on stage

Dancehall Singer Latinum, staged an electric performance that fired up the crowd and kept them begging for more.

The main acts of the night, South African duo Mafikizolo, turned the heat up serving hit after hit, crowning the night with their latest release “Love Potion” that also bagged them the Most Stylish Video of The Year accolade.

Top media personalities to host first edition of PAFA awards

The first ever edition of the Pearl of Africa Fashion Awards (PAFA), that were launched last week have today unveiled a lineup of top Uganda media personalities who are slated to host the December fashion event.

Sanyu FM’s Crystal Newman, Actor Roger Mugisha and Radio City’s Miss Deedan will be joined by NTV Uganda’s Sheila Gashumba, and Zahara Toto. The Live on the Red Carpet host, Kabs Haloha will be hosting the red carpet segment of the show that is taking place at Sky Beach, in Entebbe.

The top media guru will be hosting the fashion awards event that will recognize talent in the fields of fashion design, styling, Makeup, Fashion blogging and so many others.

The PAFA awards will take place on December 2,2017, with tickets to the much anticipated show already on sale at UGX50,000(Silver), UGX 1M(Gold) and UGX3M(Platinum).

Cameroonian singer Stanley Enow talks to Showbiz Uganda about his new song Caramel and working with East African singers

Stanley Enow is slowly becoming Cameroonian best singing icon and with his music network extending, he will surely rule musically. He recently releases a collabo with Nigerian star Davido. Enow is also planning on extending his music network by working with East African singers. He talked to Showbiz Uganda (SB) about his latest projects.

 

SB: Tell us who Stanley Enow is?

Stanley: My real name is Ebai Enow Stanley. I am a graduate in Business Journalism. I am a rapper as well as an independent label co-owner with a passion for perfection.

SB: Tell us about your new song Caramel and why did you decide to collaborate with Nigerian star Davido?

Stanley: Caramel celebrates independent and hard working ladies around the world. These days women are not just life givers. Women are bread winners and a major source of inspiration to the rest of the world. So Davido and I thought it good to celebrate such strong and powerful women musically.

I decided to collaborate with Davido not just for his amazing singing skills and talent but is also a very great guy with a good vibe.

SB: A number of Cameroonian singers are increasingly working with East African singers or trying to do so. What is behind this?

Stanley: Music is all about sharing. Music travels like wild fire. Music unites people as much as sports does. I think both regions see the need to interact with each other more and more then use music a medium of expression.

SB: Have you worked with any East African singers especially in Kenya.

Stanley: I have not had a publicized collabo with an East African artist but I have worked with Eddy Kenzo. I have also had vibe in the studio with Jokate Mwogelo x NahReel

SB: Any plans to work with Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania singers in the near future?

Stanley: I have done some work in the past with Eddy Kenzo. He is such a great singer and I love his vibe. I have also done some with Jokate of Tanzania. The track is yet to see the light and I plan working with Diamond Platinumz as well.

SB: What are your thoughts about the East Africa and West Africa music scene?

Stanley: African Music in general is growing like wild fire contrary to a few years back especially with this whole Afro beats movement. East and West Africa are no exceptions. I believe African Music as a whole will soon take over the world with East and West Africa taking the lead.

SB: What should your fans expect from you in the coming new year? Will you be dropping a new album?

Stanley: There are lots of major surprises. My album will drop early next year spiced up by some Afro flow and some extra wild rap bars.

Kyle Lewis directs eye-popping Zakwe music video featuring Cassper Nyovest & Musiholiq 

Arcade Content’s Kyle Lewis took some time out of advertising to direct Sebentin (Haters), Zakwe’s eye-popping new music video featuring Cassper Nyovest and Musiholiq.

Nasty C’s Bad Hair, Kyle’s previous music video for Mabala Noise, topped the Apple Music charts and won a string of accolades, including the highest award in the music video category at this year’s Loerie Awards and the Visible Spectrum Award for the best cinematography of the year.

Shot in ominous black and white by DOP Pierre De Villiers, Sebentin has all the trademarks of another Kyle Lewis classic, from Kaley Meyer’s startling styling to Stephen du Plessis’s rapid-fire edit, but the real joy is in watching three of South Africa’s best rappers trying to one-up each other.

It’s another breakthrough for Zakwe, the Durban rapper who’s opened for Kanye West and won Best Lyricist at the SA Hip Hop Awards, Best Hip Hop Artist at the Metro FM Awards, and Best Vernacular Hip Hop at the South African Traditional Music Awards, not to mention five SAMA nominations.

Watch: https://youtu.be/tgqS2Ra0w6o

For more information on Zakwe, visit http://mabalanoise.co/artist/zakwe/

Nigerian singer Elvis releases a new song

Kenyan based Nigerian star singer Elvis Who has released a new song titled ‘Sugar Cane’. The new song which is about love has already massive air plays in East Africa. In Uganda, the song is already playing on Sanyu FM.

In song, the singer features former Sanyu FM presenter Shalom Kalule and the two are rumoured to be in love. In fact Elvis wrote the song for her.

Click here to check out the song https://youtu.be/BDRr4cRaQY8

Nigeria’s Wizkid coming to Uganda in December

Face TV, in partnership with Star times Uganda present the ‘Thursday Night Live with Wizkid’ show happening this December, in Kampala.

The much anticipated show by award winning Nigerian act, Wizkid has been confirmed for this December 7, 2017 at Lugogo Cricket Oval. The announcement was made yesterday at a press conference organised by FACE TV, who are the organisers of the musical fest.

‘We are glad to announce that we have managed to lock down on a date for the concert with Nigerian artiste, Wizkid. The mega star will be performing live in Kampala on December 7, 2017. Face TV is the proud organiser of the show dubbed ‘Thursday Night Live with Wizkid’ and together with our sponsor, Star times, Ugandans should expect not only one of the most memorable performances, but musical experiences as well. We are pulling all the stops to ensure that everything from production, to the set up is top notch,’ says Pejay Boaz, Face TV’s Executive Director.

27 year old Wizkid became a household name in Nigeria and across the continent with the song, ‘Holla at Your Boy’ from his debut studio album, superstar. He went on to release many more club bangers  and chart toppers including “Tease Me/Bad Guys”, “Don’t Dull”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo” and “Oluwa Lo Ni”.

His defining moment came in 2016 when Wizkid collaborated with American rapper Drake on the hit, ‘One dance’, which reached the  number one spot in over ten countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

A great line up of Uganda’s biggest performers is set to share the stage with the superstar, come December 7, 2017. These Include Radio & Weasal, Winnie Nwagi, Cindy, Irene Ntale, Fik Fameica, B2C, Geo steady, Vampino, King Saha, Fille and Big Eye.  DJs Roja &Slick Stuart, Dj Hearts, Dj Nimrod and Dj Shiru will be on the decks, keeping the revellers on their feet all evening.

Tickets go on sale from November 20, 2017 with the early bird tickets sales ending on December 6, 2017. These can be purchased at all Shell Select stations country wide, Funz Video outlets, Quicket.co.ug (for online purchases), Face Studio Bugolobi and all Star Times outlets.

They will also be available at the entrance point at the show at UGX 300,000 for VVIP, UGX100, 000 for VIP and UGX 30,000 for ordinary.

All those who wish to redeem their tickets from the previous purchases should come to the FACE Studio offices between November 6 and 30, 2017, from 10am to 5:30pm.

‘Tickets will be available from 23rd November, online at www.quicket.co.ug, Face Studios in Bugolobi, Capital Shoppers, FunzVideo Outlets & selected Shell Select Shops. We humbly advise all Wizkid fans to only purchase their tickets from the gazetted areas. This is to avoid any inconveniences,’ says Joseph Mwima, Director, Quicket Uganda.

‘Thursday Night Live with Wizkid’ is proudly sponsored by Star Times, Galaxy FM, Quicket, and powered by FACE TV.

The 6th Prestigious HiPipo Music Awards nominations kickoff

Nominations for the 6th Prestigious HiPipo Music Awards kicked off a few days ago and gearing up so well so far.

The 6th edition of HiPipo Music Awards comes with a broad theme “The Hall of Fame” plus an introduction of the first ever and only music assembly that will be a composition of select previous winners and nominees of HiPipo Music Awards and select media personalities among others from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan plus a few other select Africa countries.

The 6th Prestigious HiPipo Music Awards – Hall Of Fame

The 6th edition of the awards will take place on 27th January 2018 at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall.

Eddy Kenzo, Bebe Cool Nominated For 2017 AFRIMA Awards

Uganda’s 2017 Coke Studio Africa representatives, Bebe Cool and BET Award Winner Eddy Kenzo, are among the Africa’s top celebrated stars nominated for the 2017 edition of the annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), set to take place this November.

The two musicians along with 16 other Coke Studio Africa stars were unveiled this August at Renaissance Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

Eddy Kenzo at the Coke studio

Eddy Kenzo, who is in the studio for the second consecutive year and just released his new album “BIOLOGY”, is among the AFRIMA nominees in the category of Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa together with Coke Studio king from Tanzania: Alikiba. He has also been nominated in a number of other categories, including; Video of the Year, Album of the Year in Africa, Artiste of the year in Africa and Song of the Year.

Uganda’s self-proclaimed King of dancehall, Bebe Cool is among the nominees for Best Artist or Group in African Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall.

Public voting is open! Vote for your favourite Coke Studio Africa stars via www.afrima.org

Bebe Cool with Falz after a recording session in the studio

Coke Studio Africa is Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show. It is a non-competitive music show that brings together diverse African music talent for world-class showcases, while giving upcoming artists the opportunity to work with some of the best local and international music and production talent. It brings together artists from different genres, eras and regions to create a modern and authentic African sound through music fusion.

The production now includes artists from South Africa, Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Togo, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia and Cameroon. The last edition featured Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Togo whilst South Africa had its own production. This season will broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa.