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HiPipo Music Awards adds Honors to Celebrate Women and Expand Continental Coverage

The 6th prestigious HiPipo Music Awards in celebration of female talent, hard work and achievements has released nominees for 3 further female centric categories.  In addition, 2 Africa categories for Western and Southern Africa have been added to the honors.

HiPipo is committed to celebrating, honoring, and sustaining African music’s past, present, and future.

Commenting on the release, Innocent Kawooya, the CEO HiPipo noted that “Because HiPipo is keen to promote and celebrate female talent, hard work and achievements we believe it is a good opportunity to further celebrate women in music with the addition of 3 women categories plus also expanding our coverage to celebrate music from Western and Southern Africa”.

Queen Sheebah Karungi at HiPipo Music Awards 2016

He added that “the last years have been filled with plenty of wonderful and very productive women in music; so many incredible women to look up to have been creating powerful art and some worth of trailblazing accomplishments, fueled by limitless creativity and impeccable work ethic.”

Alongside the success of these women-stars, there’s been an incredible wave of newer and rising female artists. HiPipo Music Awards offers an opportunity to raise awareness of, and celebrate, the female accomplishment in Music through the female categories in addition to all the general categories for west and south Africa. Here are the nominees;

Raising Diva Stand Out Act

Ang3lina – Go Down

Lydia Jazmine – Drum

Sarah Musayimuto  –  Nseyeya

Spice Diana – Anti Kale

Vinka – Malayika

Zanie Brown – Muyaye

East Africa Best Female Artist

Akothee [Kenya]

Avril [Kenya]

Butera Knowless [Rwanda]

Charly and Nina [Rwanda]

Nandy [Tanzania]

Sheebah [Uganda]

Vanessa Mdee [Tanzania]

Victoria Kimani [Kenya]

Africa Best Female Artist

Babes Wodumo [South Africa]

Daphne [Cameroon]

Josey [Ivory Coast]

Mampi  [Zambia]

MzVee [Ghana]

Sheebah Karungi Uganda]

Tiwa Savage  [Nigeria]

Vanesa Mdee [Tanzania]

Victoria Kimani [Kenya]

Yemi Alade [Nigeria]

Best Song from Western Africa

Davido – IF

Flavour – Baby Na Yoka

Mr. Eazi – Leg Over

Runtown – Mad Over You

Sarkodie – Pain Killer Ft. Runtown

Tekno – Rara

Tiwa Savage – All Over

Toofan – Terre

Wande Coal & DJ Tunez – Iskaba

Wizkid Ft. Drake – Come Closer

Best Song from Southern Africa

AKA – Caiphus Song

Babes Wodumo Ft. Mampintsha & Danger – Umngan’wami

C4 Pedro – Vou Ter Saudades

Cassper Nyovest – Tito Mboweni

Jah Prayzah Ft. Mafikizolo – Sendekera

Kwesta Ft. Wale – Spirit

Mafikizolo – Love Potion

Nasty C – NDA

Roberto – Into You

Shekhinah – Suited.

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