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Sheebah lands 11 nominations at HiPipo Music Awards

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It has been a great week for music and for Sheebah Karungi in particular! The nominations for the 5th prestigious HiPipo Music Awards were this week released from Monday December 5 to Friday December 9.

A total of 35 categories were released including four special categories namely; Quinquennial Africa Music Vanguard Award (2012/2016), Music Icon of the Decade (Uganda: 2006-2016), HiPipo Video Trailblazer Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.

The other categories include East Africa Best Video, East Africa Super Hit, Song of the Year from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan. The nomination list is then completed with Uganda’s best performers as selected from different music genres and styles.

Sheebah Karungi, who has undoubtedly had an exceptional music year sealed with a massive album launch on December 2, lived up to the billing, with 11 nominations including Artiste of the Year, Best Female Artiste, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Album of the Year among others.

The other top nominees include Ziza Bafana, Radio and Weasel, David Lutalo, Bebe Cool and Eddy Kenzo, with each having at-least 5 nominations.

Under the theme ‘The Fans Decide’, the 5th HiPipo Music Awards have the most deserving nominees from across the different music fields, styles and audiences. The nominations were based on nomination forms as submitted by different stakeholders, music circulation, song quality and unique success.

“We are here again. After several months of serious research, stakeholders’ engagement and intense consultation, we are excited to unveil the nominees for the 5th edition of HiPipo Music Awards. The nominees are a clear reflection of the dynamism and difference in this year’s music. We congratulate all the nominees,” Innocent Kawooya, the CEO of HiPipo noted after releasing the nominations.

He added: “It is now the time for the fans to vote for the overall winners. This year we have website, sms and social media voting. Each of these voting avenues will contribute a percentage to the overall winners. It is important to note that the Awards keep growing and now covering the whole of Africa. While the Awards are in their 5th year, HiPipo is celebrating 10 years. The past decade has seen us innovate and develop the music industry. As HiPipo, we are committed to continue with developing the music industry even amidst several challenges.”

This year’s HiPipo Music Awards nomination process received over 30,000 nomination forms filled and submitted by Fans, Musicians, Promoters and Media. The songs eligible for nominations were those with either audio or video or both released between 1st October 2015 and 1st November 2016.

As per the Awards theme – the Fans Decide, voting kicked off this week on Social Media and Website while SMS and WhatsApp voting via mobile number +256773248282 will start today, Monday December 12. On SMS and WhatsApp, fans will vote through submitting Award Category and preferred Artiste or song e.g. “#HMA2017  #HiPipoArtistOfTheYear  #NomineeName”. Normal SMS and data rates apply. The voting exercise will continue till 4th February 2017.

HiPipo and her partners will present the Awards on 4th February 2017. Complete event details will be communicated at the most appropriate time.

HiPipo Music Awards: The Fans Decide!
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BELOW IS THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES #HMA2017

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ziza Bafana
Winnie Nwagi
Sheebah Karungi
Radio and Weasel
Eddy Kenzo
David Lutalo
Bebe Cool

BEST MALE ARTIST
Ziza Bafana
Navio
Eddy Kenzo
David Lutalo

Bobi Wine
Bebe Cool

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Irene Ntale
Mary Bata
Rema Namakula
Sheebah Karungi
Stecia Mayanja
Winnie Nwagi

BEST MUSIC GROUP
B2C
City Rock Entertainment
Da New Eagles
Pine Avenue5
Radio & Weasel
Viva Stars

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
B2C
Carol Nantongo
Ceaserous

Ffeffe Buusi
Jovan Luzinda
Roden Y

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nva Kampala by A Pass
The Chosen Album by Navio
Nkwatako by Sheebah Karungi
Sidda Mukyaalo by Young Cardamom & HAB
Zero to Hero by Eddy Kenzo

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
 #1 Spice by Young Cardamom & HAB
African Gal by Bebe Cool
Crying by Sauti Ya Africa
Kisasi Kimu by Sheebah Karungi
Speed by Juju
Viva Africa by Eddy Kenzo

SONG OF THE YEAR
Tuli Majje by Ziza Bafana
Nkwatako by Sheebah
Njogereza by Navio
Mwana Gwe by King Saha
Musawo by Winnie Nwagi
Kabulengane by Bebe Cool

BEST AUDIO PRODUCER
Danz Kumapeesa
Diggy Baur
Dr Fizzo
Nessim
Paddyman
Yaled

BEST VIDEO PRODUCER
DFH Uganda (Dr. Cyril Ducottet)
Grate Make Films (Dr. Pest)
Jahlive Films (Dr. Frank Jah)
NG Filmz UG (Dr. Nolton)
Savy Films (Dr. Sasha Vybs)

BEST SONG WRITER

Dokta Brain
John Kay
Moses Radio
Nince Henry
Rafiki
Unique

BEST HIP HOP SONG
Batuwulira by BigTril ft. Fille
Bukokolo by Mulekwa Nampeera
Eh Mama by Mith ft. Maro
Nduulu by Victor Kamenyo
Nsekula by Feffe Bussi and Sheebah
Sala Puleesa by Mun G
Tunyumize by Gravity Omutujju

BEST RNB SONG
Addicted by Maro Ft Iryn Namubiru
I Do by Diana Nalubega
Kidomoole by Hindu Asha
Kyewankola by Fille & Ray Signature
Nawe by Clarissa Nabulime
Nsikatila by Undercover brothers

BEST RAGGA DANCEHALL SONG
Emotoka by Lil Pazo
Farma (Farmer) Remix by Ykee Benda And Sheebah Karungi
Ki Ekiganye by Bebe Cool
Still Standing by Cindy Sanyu
Tuli Kuki by Spice Diana
Tuli Majje by Ziza Bafana
Walk To Work by Nutty Nathan

BEST REGGAE SONG
African Gal by Bebe Cool
Mariana by A Pass
Namagembe by Maddox Semanda
You are Mine by Nubian Li & Katera Afrika

BEST BAND SONG
Alintwala by Stecia Mayanja
Embosera by Jovan Luzinda
Nantale by Chris Evans
Oliwa Mukisa by Stabua Natooro
Onsaanuula by David Lutalo
Sembera by Mary Bata

BEST FOLK SONG
Mayumba Kumi by Jackie Kizito
Njogereza by Navio
Omulangadu by Gibson Fitting & Angella Kirabo
So Nice by David Lutalo
Tindi Tindirio by Kapalaga Baibe
Africa by Henry Tigan ft Kian Banks

BEST ZOUK SONG
Ddagala by Eddy Kenzo
Omusawo by Winnie Nwagi
Ontuuka by Carol Nantongo & Dr Hilderman
Same Way by Geosteady And Lydia Jazmine
Sembera by Irene Ntale
Sibookya by Princess Amiirah
Sibyamukisa by Rema Namakula

BEST AFROBEAT SONG
Agatako by Deejay Pius And Dr Jose Chameleone
Aidah by Bobi Wine
Akalulu by Ziza Bafana
Mwana Gwe by King Saha
Mwana Wabandi by Radio and Weasel
Ndiwamululu by Geo Steady
Nkwatako by Sheebah Karungi
Number Emu Kabako by Roden Y

BEST AFROPOP SONG
Dangerous by Ceaserous
Kaazi Yetu Afande OJ & Afande Miah
Kabulengane by Bebe Cool
Nazaala by Lily Kadima
Nkuziniremu by Big Eye
Omulembe Guno by Aziz Azion and Sheebah Karungi

BEST DJ
B2K Selector
Deejay Crim
DJ Baby Love
Dj Crisio
Dj Hearts
Dj Mark

Dj Shiru
Dj Slick Stuart & Dj Roja
ix. Selector Jay.

MUST WATCH TALENT (COMMENDATION CERTIFICATE)
Aidan Queen
Allan Hendrick
Byaxy

Da Agent
Danra De Leader
Dickson Effekt
Hot Kawa
Jayman and T-Paul
Joe Bbosa
Kent & Flosso Voltage Music
KizAza
Lilian Fatta
Minayo
Shidy Style
Topic Kasente
Karama

MUSIC ICON OF THE DECADE
Sheebah
Ronald Mayinja
Radio and Weasel
Navio
Mesach Semakula
Juliana Kanyomozi
Jose Chameleone
Iryn Namubiru

Eddy Kenzo

David Lutalo
Bobi Wine
Bebe Cool
Geofrey Lutaaya

 

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