HiPipoMusicAwards: Nominees for the 9th HiPipo Music awards announced

HiPipoMusicAwards: Nominees for the 9th HiPipo Music awards announced

Eddy Kenzo, Sheebah, John Blaq, Spice Diana and Fik Fameica are most nominated Artists this year

HiPipo, the organizers of the prestigious HiPipo Music Awards have revealed the nominees of the 9th HiPipo Music Awards. The release of the 2020 nominees followed a two months’ nominations submission, and clean-up process. Thousands of music stakeholders mainly from Uganda, East Africa and the rest of Africa took part in this exercise. 

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The 2020 edition is so strong on Africa with nominees coming from over 20 sub-Saharan and North Africa countries.

Burna Boy and Davido (both from Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), FallyIpupa and Maître Gims (both from DRC), Mohamed Ramadan and Sherine (both from Egypt) and Soolking(Algeria) are competing for Africa’s Number One Artist.


Africa Song of The Year
nominees are BigtrilParteAfter Parte (Uganda), Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killin Dem (Nigeria), Davido, Chris Brown – Blow My Mind  (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz Ft Fally IpupaInama(Tanzania/DRC), Joeboy – Baby (Nigeria), Mohamed Ramadan – Mafia (Egypt), Nasty C – SMA Ft. Rowlene(South Africa), Soolking feat. Ouled El BahdjaLiberté (Algeria) and WizKidJoro (Nigeria).


Eddy Kenzo leads the nomination list with 10 nods, closely followed by Sheebah, John Blaq, Spice Diana and Fik Fameica.
Bigtril’s sell-out hit Parte after Parteis in contention to win Uganda Song of the Year, East Africa Super Hit and Africa Song of the Year.

While announcing the nominees, Innocent Kawooya – the CEO of HiPipo noted that following the completion of a laborious nomination process, it is now time for music fans from wherever they are to cast their votes for their favourite acts and artists via social media and the awards website until 14th March 2020.

“The music assembly has done its part. The acts and artists befitting of a nomination are those that are shortlisted. In our case, befitting means those that meet the HiPipo Music Awards nomination criteria which is available for everyone via the project website. All nominees are already winners. Even so, we now urge the artists to rally their fans because the ultimate winners will be those with the highest number of votes.” Innocent Kawooya explained.

HiPipo and its partners will present the prestigious 9thHiPipo Music Awards on Saturday 14th March 2020 live from Victoria Hall of Kampala Serena Hotel. The gala night will be preceded by a special red-carpet event.  

Just like the previous years, the 2020 edition of HiPipo Music Awards is proudly sponsored by GOD.

The 9th HiPipo Music Awards Program.

28th October to 13th December 2019: Nominations Collection – DONE.
13th December 2019 to 3rd January 2020: Nominations Clean Up process – DONE.
6th January 2020: Announcement of nominees – DONE.
6th January to 14th March 2020 – VOTING UNDERWAY.
14th March 2020 – AWARDS GALA EVENT.

Full Nomination List Below

Africa

1. Africa Number 1
i. Burna Boy (Nigeria)
ii. Davido (Nigeria)
iii. Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
iv. Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
v. Fally Ipupa (DRC)
vi. Maître Gims (DRC)
vii. Mohamed Ramadan (Egypt)
viii. Sherine (Egypt)
ix. Soolking (Algeria)
2. Africa Song of The Year
i. Bigtril – Parte After Parte (Uganda)
ii. Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killin Dem (Nigeria)
iii. Davido, Chris Brown – Blow My Mind  (Nigeria)
iv. Diamond Platnumz Ft Fally Ipupa – Inama (Tanzania/DRC)
v. Joeboy – Baby (Nigeria)
vi. Mohamed Ramadan – Mafia (Egypt)
vii. Nasty C – SMA Ft. Rowlene (South Africa)
viii. Soolking feat. Ouled El Bahdja – Liberté (Algeria)
ix. WizKid – Joro (Nigeria)
3. Africa Fans Favorite Fresh Talent
i. Innoss’B (DRC)
ii. Joeboy (Nigeria)
iii. Mbosso (Tanzania)
iv. Natacha (Burundi)
v. Nviiri The Storyteller (Kenya)
vi. Rosa Ree (Tanzania)
vii. Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
viii. Simmy (South Africa)
ix. Teni (Nigeria)
x. Vinka (Uganda)
4. Best Song from Francophone Africa
i. Fally Ipupa – Maria Pm (DRC)
ii. Innoss’B – Yope (DRC)
iii. Maître Gims – Miami Vice (DRC)
iv. Salatiel – Anita (Cameroon)
v. Shan’l – C’est Pas Les Gbés Gbés Gbés (Gabon)
vi. Soolking Feat. Ouled El Bahdja – Liberté (Algeria)
vii. Toofan ft. Jacob Desvarieux & Kassav – OU LÉ (Togo)
viii. Ya Levis – #Katchua (DRC)
5. Best Song from Western Africa
i. Davido – Risky ft. Popcaan (Nigeria)
ii. Joeboy – Baby (Nigeria)
iii. Rudeboy – Audio Money (Nigeria)
iv. Sarkodie – Lucky ft. Rudeboy (Ghana)
v. Stonebwoy – Ololo ft. Teni (Ghana)
vi. Tiwa Savage – “49-99” (Nigeria)
vii. WizKid – Joro (Nigeria)
viii. Zlatan X Burna Boy – Killin Dem (Nigeria)
6. Best Song from Southern Africa
i. AKA, YoungstaCPT – Main Ou’s (South Africa)
ii. Cassper Nyovest feat Boskasie – Move For Me (South Africa)
iii. Jah Prayzah – Sadza NeMuriwo (Starring IYASA) (Zimbabwe)
iv. King Monada- Chuwana (South Africa)
v. Nasty C – SMA Ft. Rowlene (South Africa)
vi. Roberto -Beautiful (Zambia)
vii. Sho Madjozi – John Cena (South Africa)
7. Best Song from Northern/Arabic Africa
i. Mohamed Ramadan – Mafia
ii. Mostafa Hagag – Khatwa
iii. Naseny Leh – Tamer Hosny
iv. Salma Rachid Ft Mok Saib – Ma Gazelle
v. Sherine – Ya Betfaker Ya Bet7es
8. East Africa Super Hit
i. Big Tril – Parte After Parte (Uganda)
ii. Deejay Pius – HOMBA HOMBOKA (High Heels) (Rwanda)
iii. Diamond Platnumz – The One (Tanzania)
iv. Harmonize ‘Uno’  (Tanzania)
v. Rayvanny Ft Diamond Platnumz – Tetema (Tanzania)
vi. Sailors – Wamlambez (Kenya)
vii. Sauti Sol ‘Extravaganza’ Feat. Bensoul, Nviiri, Crystal Asige & Kaskazini (Kenya)
viii. The Ben – Vazi (Rwanda)
ix. Vanessa Mdee – That’s For Me Ft. Distruction Boyz, Dj Tira, Prince Bulo (Tanzania)
x. Willy Paul Ft Rayvanny – Mmmh (Kenya)
9. Burundi Best Act
i. Bantubwoy – Sugua
ii. Big Fizzo – Sibeza
iii. Double Jay – Numva Nshaka
iv. Dr Claude – Utuntu
v. Esther Nish X Kidum – Umbamwo
vi. Kirikou Akili – Washa
vii. Lolilo – Guitar
viii. Natacha -Ufise Gute
ix. Sat-B – Don’t Cry Ft Aslay
10. Kenya Best Act
i. Bensoul – Lucy
ii. Chris Kaiga – Zimenice Ft. Tezzla
iii. Masauti – Kiboko
iv. Miracle Baby – Wamlambez
v. Nadia Mukami – Radio Love
vi. Otile Brown X Khaligraph Jones – Japo Kidogo
vii. Redsan – Rio
viii. Sauti Sol ‘Extravaganza’ Feat. Bensoul, Nviiri The Storyteller, Crystal Asige & Kaskazini
ix. Willy Paul Ft Rayvanny – Mmmh (Kenya)
x. Zikki-Welcome To Kenya
11. Rwanda Best Act
i. Amalon – Byakubaho
ii. Andy Bumuntu – On Fire
iii. Bruce Melodie – Katerina
iv. Butera Knowless – Day To Day
v. Deejay Pius – Homba Homboka (High Heels)
vi. King James – Igitekerezo
vii. Meddy – All Night
viii. Nari High – The Mane All Stars
ix. The Ben – Naremeye
12. Tanzania Best Act
i. Diamond Platnumz – The One
ii. Harmonize ‘Uno’
iii. Mbosso – Tamu
iv. Nandy Featuring Sauti Sol – Kiza Kinene
v. Rayvanny Ft Diamond Platnumz – Tetema
vi. Vanessa Mdee ‘That’s For Me’ feat. Distruction Boyz, DJ Tira & Prince Bulo

Uganda

1. Artist of The Year
i. Spice Diana
ii. Sheebah
iii. John Blaq
iv. Fik Fameica
v. Eddy Kenzo
vi. David Lutalo
2. Best Female Artist
i. Winnie Nwagi
ii. Vinka
iii. Spice Diana
iv. Sheebah
3. Best Male Artist
i. John Blaq
ii. Fik Fameica
iii. Eddy Kenzo
iv. David Lutalo
4. Song of the Year
i. B2C & Rema – Gutujja
ii. Bigtril – Parte After Parte
iii. Eddy Kenzo – Semyekozo
iv. John Blaq – Do Dat
v. Rickman X Dt Timo – Bango
vi. Sheebah X Carol Nantongo – Sirwana
5. Written Record of The Year
i. Ronnie and Alexander Muge writer for Enyanda (Sheebah)
ii. David Lutalo writer for Tugende
iii. John Blaq writer for Makanika
iv. Kapa Cat writer for Sikyo
v. Spice Diana & Ray G writer for Omusheshe
vi. Shena Skies writer for Sunday (Slick Stuart, DJ Roja)
6. Best Social Message
i. Ziza Bafana – Ebizibu
ii. Tip Swizzy -Tebatusera
iii. Saava Karim – Freedom Anthem
iv. Fik Fameica –Tobiloberamu
v. David Lutalo – Ensi
7. Video of the Year
i. Slick Stuart, DJ Roja & Allan Toniks – Sunday
ii. Kabako – Sabisubira
iii. Irene Namatovu – Tweyanze
iv. Feffe Bussi – Love Yo
v. Eddy Kenzo – Signal
vi. B2C & Rema – Gutujja
8. Best Breakthrough Artist
i. Fresh Kid
ii. Grenade Official
iii. John Blaq
iv. Recho Rey
v. VIP Jemo
9. Must Watch Talent
i. Jowy Landa
ii. Kapa Cat
iii. Lydia Bless
iv. Prince Omar
v. Shena Skies
vi. Vivian Tendo
vii. Zulanda
viii. Karole Kasita
ix. Ring Rapper
10. Best A-Cappella Group
i. Jehovah Shalom
ii. Spring Gents
iii. The Harmonics
11. Best DJ
i. Dj Bryan
ii. Dj Fikie
iii. Dj LL
iv. Dj Shiru
v. Dj Slick Stuart & Dj Roja
vi. DVJ Mercy
vii. Selector Jay
12. Best Audio Producer
i. Artin Pro
ii. Bomba Beat
iii. Daddy Andre
iv. Diggy Baur
v. Nessim
vi. Producer Ronnie
vii. T.O.N
13. Best Video Director
i. Aaronaire
ii. Darlington – Zero One Media
iii. Jahlive Films
iv. Marvin Musoke (Swangz Avenue)
v. Nolton And George (NG Filmz)
vi. Pest – Grate Make
vii. Zyga Pix
14. Best Song Writer
i. Black Skin
ii. Daddy Andre
iii. Jamie Culture
iv. Nince Henry
v. Shena Skies
vi. Yesse Oman Rafik
vii. Producer Ronnie
15. Best Hip-Hop/Rap Song
i. Bigtril – Parte After Parte
ii. Fik Fameica – Omu Bwati ft Patoranking
iii. Flex D’paper – Level Up
iv. Fresh Kid – Banteeka
v. Kapa Cat – Sikyo
vi. Recho Rey – Cheating
16. Best Rnb Song
i. Allan Toniks & Fille – Falling
ii. Cosign – Kayayana
iii. Jamie Culture – Nkulowooza
iv. Maro – Anjagala
v. Navio Ft King Saha- Nkwagala Omu
vi. Slick Stuart, DJ Roja – Sunday ft. Allan Toniks
17. Best Soul Song
i. Kenneth Mugabi – Oliwa
ii. Naava Grey – Laavu Eno
iii. Nshuti Mbabazi – Alemelako
iv. Sandra Nankoma – Mwisuka
v. Shifah Musisi – Tondekangawo
18. Best Ragga/Dancehall Song
i. Cindy Sanyu – Boom Party
ii. John Blaq- Makanika
iii. Rickman X Dt Timo – Bango
iv. Sheebah x Orezi – Sweet Sensation
v. Spice Diana x Rosa Ree – Jangu Ondabe
vi. Vip Jemo – Sima
vii. Ziza Bafana – Kingdom
19. Best Reggae Song
i. Chris Evans – Bwebinyuma
ii. DJ Shiru – Reggea Music Ft Bruno K & Josesax
iii. Fille & Voltage Music – Squeeze
iv. Kenneth Mugabi – Obadde Wa
v. Trekxone – Mukama Taasa
20. Best Band Song
i. Carol Nantongo – Ompuuba
ii. Chris Evans – Call Me
iii. David Lutalo – Tugende
iv. Henry Mwanje & Namiiro Reachel – Awululu
v. Jovan Luzinda – Mpedde
vi. Sasha Brighton – Gwe Manyi Gange
vii. Vivian Tendo – Hajjati Wa Hajji
21. Best Contemporary Folk Song
i. Afande Miah, Hoe & Yazo – Miluvu
ii. Da Agent & Betinah Fasie – Bamungamba
iii. Irene Kayemba  – Yanyiridde
iv. Irene Namatovu – Tweyanze
v. Lily Kadima – Ighe Olinaki
22. Best Kadongo Kamu Song
i. Gerald Kiweewa – Obuwangwa
ii. Jackie Kizito – Obufumbo bwekyavu
iii. Kasule Cereste – Stress Free
iv. Kazibwe Kapo – Ffa Kubikwatako
v. Willy Mukabya – Omwan’aninze
23. Best Zouk Song
i. B2C & Rema – Gutujja
ii. Chosen Becky – Kyosaba
iii. Chozen Blood & Winnie Nwagi – Yitayo
iv. Eddy Kenzo – Signal
v. Geosteady – Ebisembayo Ft Chosen Becky
vi. Lydia Jazmine – Wankolera
24. Best Afrobeat Song
i. Eddy Kenzo- Semyekozo
ii. Feffe Bussi- Love Yoo
iii. Grenade – Nkuloga
iv. John Blaq – Do Dat
v. Kabako – Sabisubira
vi. Sheebah X Carol Nantongo – Silwana
vii. Spice Diana & Ray G – Omusheshe
25. Best Afropop Song
i. Daddy Andre – Sikikukweeka
ii. David Lutalo – Eat zote
iii. Fik Fameica – Am Different
iv. John Blaq – Ebyalagirwa
v. Nina Roz- Munda Dala
vi. Sheebah – Enyanda
vii. Vinka – Sure
26. Best Religious/Gospel Act
i. Baby Gloria – Remote Control
ii. Grace Nakimera – Anviriddeyo
iii. John Marie Ft Dvoice – Mukama Mulungi
iv. Levixone Ft. Timeless Noel – Chikibombe
v. Robinsan – Oxygen
vi. Wilson Bugembe – Nkusabira Nyo Nyo Nyooo
27. Best Collabo
i. B2C & Rema – Gutujja
ii. Eddy Kenzo X Harmonize – Inabana
iii. Fik Fameica  { Omu Bwati } ft Patoranking
iv. Fille Ft. Voltage Music – Squeeze
v. Sheebah Karungi Ft Orezi- Sweet  Sensation
vi. Slick Stuart, DJ Roja – Sunday ft. Allan Toniks
vii. Spice Diana & Ray G – Omusheshe
28. Best Choreography
a. Galaxy Kids
b. Ghetto Kids Triplets
c. Masaka Kids Afrikana
d. Trojans Dance Crew
e. Wembly Mo Foundation
29. Best School Act
i. Amasomero G’abazira Ba Cbs – Happy Birthday Ssaabasajja.
ii. Buddo S.S – Bansindika
iii. Buddo S.S – We Are The Hope
iv. Kyadondo Secondary School Matuga – Without Green
v. Mumsa High School Mityana – Kirimululu
vi. St. Peters S.S Bombo-Kalule – Ki Kyo Ye
vii. Wakiso Muslim S.S – Mutuyambe
30. Best Song from Eastern Region
i. Afande Miah, Hoe & Yazo – Miluvu
ii. Irene Kayemba – Kankinemu
iii. Jojo Laze – Omoyo
iv. Menton Rass And Roo Ya Simba – Busoga Tuseteyo
v. Peter Rymz- Nabushawo
vi. Usher Roberts – Twatambula
31. Best Song from Northern Region
i. Beepee – Par Pira
ii. General Ice – Boli Free
iii. Okeng Born Town – Anyaka Man
iv. Original Lady Bella – Big Nayaboli
v. Pine Avenue5 – Private Dancer
vi. Prince Yubu Ft. Daxx Kartel And Shim Dropa – Between
vii. Professor Maros – Med Mac
viii. W’ojok Dekoda – Alur Mudhing
ix. Romeo Odong – Pililili Yoo Leng
32. Best Song from Southern/Central Region
i. Juicy Landy – Silinda Leero
ii. Lindah Blessing – Tundula
iii. Chris Johnz – Nkooye Obwomu
iv. St. Maxi Mayne Ft. Gnl Zamba – Koi Koi Freestyle
33. Best Song from Western Region
i. Amani Amaniga & Big Beats – Kyahwire Remix
ii. Emily Kikazi – Mpaka Mpaka
iii. Gen Geeon – Nfumbata
iv. Happi Freeman – Kingambire
v. Kelon G – Byansi byakuleka
vi. Medotex – Maama
vii. Ray G – Weeshe
viii. Spice Diana & Ray G – Omusheshe

Film

34. Best Cinematography/Editing
i. Jaylive Films for Love Yo (Feffe Bussi)
ii. Martin Beta for Ogwo (Eddy Kenzo ft Wembly Mo Foundation)
iii. Marvin Musoke for Sabisubira (Kabako)

 

Fashion and Style

35. Most Stylish Artist
i. B2C.
ii. Eddy Kenzo.
iii. Fik Fameika.
iv. Grenade.
v. Lydia Jazmine.
vi. Nina Roz.
vii. Pia Pounds.
viii. Spice Diana.

Specials

36.Lifetime Achievement Award (TBC)
37. Producer of the Generation (TBC)

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