2022 HiPipo Music Awards Nominations Out

2022 HiPipo Music Awards Nominations Out

HiPipo are delighted to unveil the nominees of the 2022 HiPipo Music Awards slated for 18th November, 2022, at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Musicians; Sheebah, Fik Fameica, Azawi, and David Lutalo top the nomination list with at-least four nominations each.

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They are together with Winnie Nwagi and Eddy Kenzo nominated for Artist of the Year, among other categories. These six have with no doubt had a splendid 2022.

The Africa Number One Award is being competed for by nine Artistes that have had mega-hit songs and put up exceptional performances in 2022. These are; Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, Ckay, Diamond Platnumz, Fireboy, Goya Menor, Kizz Daniel, Pheelz, and Rema.

Altogether, there are eleven vote-determined categories while the Life Time Achievement Award will be decided by the HiPipo Music Awards Assembly.

“It is a special day today as we release this year’s nominations. We received thousands of submissions from which this final list has been generated. We have twelve qualitative categories. The nominees are a perfect representation of Uganda, East Africa and Africa’s music industry performance in 2022,” Innocent Kawooya, the HiPipo CEO said while releasing the nominations.

He added: “With the nominations out, we move to the next stage of the project, which is voting. This will run from today until 18th November. While all nominees are winners, the overall winners will be those with the highest number of votes per category. We encourage all music lovers to take part in this critical exercise.”

Now in its eleventh consecutive edition, HiPipo Music Awards continues to be recognised not just for the critical acclaim and prestige it bestows on its winners and nominees, but, also for its longevity and consistence as well.More than ten uniquely gifted artistes have been lined up to perform this year led by Bebe Cool, Naava Grey, Kenneth Mugabi and Afande Miah.

The full list of performers will be unveiled in due course. “After 10 years, we know our strengths, we have learnt from our past; starting from the first awards event, which was an online virtual experience, held in May 2012. We always thrive to improve and set benchmarks for the industry. As such the eleventh edition will be a show like never before,” Nicholas Kalungi, the HiPipo Chief Operations Officer noted. This year’s tickets will be sold at UGX 100,000 – ordinary, UGX 200,000 – VIP and UGX 3,000,000 for a table for eight.

For now; get ready to vote, book your ticket and see you on 18th November, 2022 at Kampala Serena Hotel.


Africa Number 1

Ayra Starr

Burna Boy


Diamond Platnumz


Goya Menor

Kizz Daniel



Africa Best Act

Burna Boy – For My Hand Ft. Ed Sheeran

DADJU – AMBASSADEUR (ANIMATEUR : BRIGADE)Diamond Platnumz Ft Zuchu – Mtasubiri

Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran – Peru

Goya Menor & Nektunez – Ameno Amapiano Remix

Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga

Nyashinski – Properly Ft. Femi One

Pheelz – Finesse (Ft. BNXN)

Rema – Calm Down

Ruger – GirlfriendEAST AFRICA

East Africa Super Hit

David Lutalo – Kabisi Ka Ndagala

Diamond Platnumz Ft. Mbosso – Oka

Azawi – Majje (Ft. Fik Fameica)

Bruce Melodie – Akinyuma

Natacha – LAMOTO

Rayvanny Ft Zuchu – I Miss You

Sheebah – Nkwata Bulungi (Bailamos)

Iry Tina – Bindekere

Butera Knowless – Bafana Bafana Ft. Bull

Dogg & Fireman

Nyashinski – Properly Ft. Femi One

East Africa Super Video

Bien x Aaron Rimbui – Mbwe Mbwe

David Lutalo – Kabisi Ka Ndagala

Diamond Platnumz Ft. Mbosso – Oka

Diamond Platnumz – Unachezaje

Nyashinski – Properly Ft. Femi One Sheebah – Nabaleka

Innoss’B – Mortel


Artist of The Year

Azawi David Lutalo

Eddy Kenzo

Fik Fameica


Winnie Nwagi

Song of the Year

Azawi Ft. Fik Fameica – Majje

Eddy Kenzo – Nsimbudde

John Blaq – Follow

King Saha – Zakayo

Mudra & Sheebah – Ayi

NTAATE – Brag About God

Rema Namakula – Akafee Che

Winnie Nwagi – Malaika

Video of the Year

Azawi Ft. Fik Fameica – Majje

David Lutalo – Kabisi Ka Ndagala

John Blaq – Follow

Jose Chameleone – Forever

Karole Kasita – Nywamu

Vinka – Fimbo

Breakthrough Artist

Eli Bulamu

Kataleya & Kandle


Ronald Alimpa


Digital Music Queen of the Year


Kataleya and Kandle Sheebah


Winnie Nwagi

Best Regional Song

Chris Johnz Ft. Fille – Ccupa

Elton Loverboy – Abekuri

Kim Nana – Tukutukutu

Levixone & Ray G – Yoya

OMEGA 256 – Am coming

Pato Loverboy Ft. Lucky Dee – Lworo Benega

Profesa Maros – Yin ilo

Serena Bata & Yaled – Onfunye Omusoga Shanandi – Masala

Titus Vybes – Nadunga

Most Viral Song

Eddy Yawe Ft. Martha Mukisa – Neteze

Gravity – Tusimbudde

King Fa – Kokonyo

King Saha – Zakayo

Pinky x Grenade Official – Picha

Roland Alimpa – Seen Don Olusuku Lwa Cement

Lifetime Achievement Award.

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