The Hipipo Music Awards Winners 2017- Uganda


    Sunday, February 5,2017 we witnessed the happening of the 5th prestigious HiPipo Music Awards (HMA2017) at the Serena Hotel in Kampala. The HiPipo team increased the number of categories from 27 to 38 and introduced 8 new categories including; ‘Quinquennial Africa Music Vanguard Award (2012/2016)’, ‘Music Icon of the Decade (Uganda: 2006-2016)’, ‘Must Watch Talent’, ‘Commended A-Cappella Group’, ‘Song of the Year-Kenya’, ‘Song of the Year-Tanzania’, ‘Song of the Year-Rwanda’ and ‘Song of the Year-South Sudan’.

    This year we have seen Beebe Cool & Sheebah take home the biggest awards of the nights which is a reflection of their hard-work of the past year. The event had top billing performances from acts such as Ziza Bafana, Navio, Sheebah Karungi, Bebe Cool, Sammy Kasule, Frank Mbalire, Ziwuna Band, Maureen Nantume, Levixone, Feffe Bussi, Afande Miah, Affande OJ, Sauti Ya Africa, Dj Pius among others. With the theme ‘The Fans Decide, here’s a complete list of the 5th HiPipo Music Award Winners.

    1. Best Hip Hop Song
    Sala Puleesa by Mun G
    2. Best Global Act
    Michael Kiwanuka
    3. Song of the Year South Sudan
    Sambala by MB Law and Rhapsody Ft Radio & Weasel
    4. Must Watch Talent
    5. Commended A-Cappella Group
    Canaan Gents
    6. Best Regional Song
    Ninkwesiga by Ray G Rhiganz
    7. Best Audio Producer
    8. Best Video Producer
    NG Filmz UG (Dr. Nolton)
    9. Best DJ
    Dj Slick Stuart & Dj Roja
    10. Best Song Writer
    John Kay
    11. Best ZOUK Song
    Same Way by Geosteady And Lydia Jazmine
    12. Song of the Year Rwanda
    Indoro by Charly & Nina Feat Big Fizzo
    13. Video Trailblazer Award
    Waka Stars
    14. Entertainment Showpiece Act of 2016
    Madina Nalwanga
    15. Quinquennial Africa Music Vanguard Award
    Diamond Platnumz
    16. Best R&B Song
    Addicted by Maro Ft Iryn Namubiru
    17. Best RELIGIOUS Song
    Omusiibi by Swahaba Kasumba
    18. Song of the Year Tanzania
    Aje by Alikiba
    19. Best Music Group
    Pine Avenue5
    20. Life Time Achievement Award
    Sammy Kasule
    21. Best RAGGA-DANCEHALL Song
    Tuli Majje by Ziza Bafana
    22. Best AFROBEAT Song
    Nkwatako by Sheebah Karungi
    23. Best REGGAE Song
    Mariana by A Pass
    24. Song of the Year Kenya
    Unconditionally Bae by Sauti Sol and Alikiba
    25. East Africa Super Hit
    Unconditional Bae by Sauti Sol Ft Alikiba
    26. East Africa Best New Act
    Navy Kenzo
    27. Best BAND Song
    Sembera by Mary Bata
    28. Best Folk Song
    Mayumba Kumi by Jackie Kizito
    29. Best AFROPOP Song
    Dangerous by Ceaserous
    30. East Africa Best Video
    Salome by Diamond Platnumz ft Rayvanny
    31. Best Breakthrough Artist
    Roden Y
    32. Video of the Year
    Kisasi Kimu by Sheebah Karungi (Video director Sasha Vybs)
    33. Song of the Year
    Kabulengane by Bebe Cool
    34. Album of the Year
    The Chosen Album by Navio
    35. Best Male Artist
    Bebe Cool
    36. Best Female Artist
    Sheebah Karungi
    37. Music Icon of the Decade
    Bebe Cool
    38. Artist of the Year
    Sheebah Karungi

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