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

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Kampala – 05/02/2018: 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.

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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”.

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

  1. Angelina – Go Down
  2. Lydia Jazmine – Drum
  3. Sarah Musayimuto –  Nseyeya
  4. Spice Diana – Anti Kale
  5. Vinka – Malayika
  6. Zanie Brown – Muyaye

 East Africa Best Female Artist

  1. Akothee [Kenya]
  2. Avril [Kenya]
  3. Butera Knowless [Rwanda]
  4. Charly and Nina [Rwanda]
  5. Nandy [Tanzania]
  6. Sheebah [Uganda]
  7. Vanessa Mdee [Tanzania]
  8. Victoria Kimani [Kenya]

Africa Best Female Artist

  1. Babes Wodumo [South Africa]
  2. Daphne [Cameroon]
  3. Josey [Ivory Coast]
  4. Mampi [Zambia]
  5. MzVee [Ghana]
  6. Sheebah Karungi [Uganda]
  7. Tiwa Savage [Nigeria]
  8. Vanesa Mdee [Tanzania]
  9. Victoria Kimani [Kenya]
  10. Yemi Alade [Nigeria]

Best Song from Western Africa

  1. Davido – IF
  2. Flavour – Baby Na Yoka
  3. Eazi – Leg Over
  4. Runtown – Mad Over You
  5. Sarkodie – Pain Killer Ft. Runtown
  6. Tekno – Rara
  7. Tiwa Savage – All Over
  8. Toofan – Terre
  9. Wande Coal & DJ Tunez – Iskaba
  10. Wizkid Ft. Drake – Come Closer

Best Song from Southern Africa

  1. AKA – Caiphus Song
  2. Babes Wodumo Ft. Mampintsha & Danger – Umngan’wami
  3. C4 Pedro – Vou Ter Saudades
  4. Cassper Nyovest – Tito Mboweni
  5. Jah Prayzah Ft. Mafikizolo – Sendekera
  6. Kwesta Ft. Wale – Spirit
  7. Mafikizolo – Love Potion
  8. Nasty C – NDA
  9. Roberto – Into You
  10. Shekhinah – Suited

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Photos: Jose Chameleone buys Daniella house in US

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After flauting money last week, we can confirm Jose Chameleone has bought his family that now resides in the states a family house. It should be remembered Jose Chameleone’s family of wife and five children last year relocated to the states where they all study now.

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Chameleone yesterday purchased a family home for his family at an estimated $250,000 in Atlanta.

The family yesterday visited their new home after payment and are enjoying progress. Congratulations Hose Chameleone

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Nina Roz to perform at Friday Night Lights finale

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By Our Reporter

Songstress Nina Roz will be the headlining act this Friday at the grand finale of the Friday Night Lights (FNL) basketball tournament which is hosted at Panamera bar and restaurant.

Nina Roz who rose to fame for her smash hit singles like “Mekete” and “Omuliro” among others will be entertaining revelers alongside the vibrant DJ Simples, making a perfect combination for a lit Friday evening.

The tournament which is now in its eighth season will see four teams battle it out in the semi-finals, with the winning teams progressing to the finals before the champion is ultimately crowned. The teams which are still in the race for this year’s trophy are; Madol, Flirsh, Zama, and Ikong.

Also dubbed ‘The Battle of The Titans,’ sponsors; Tusker Lite, Sprite, Roke, and Nxt Radio teams will also participate in the games.

For the past seven seasons, FNL has managed to secure a spot as the most exciting, and fun-filled basketball tournament in Kampala. The tournament is aimed at bridging the gap between the fans and the sport by encouraging fans to participate in the games.

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Bobi Wine celebrates birthday at Chameleone’s DNA lounge in Kololo

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Bobi Wine’s suprise Birthday was requested and organized at DNA Lounge by his family on Tuesday night.

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It started when Bobi Wine was brought in and by surprises he realized it was a birthday trap. In company of his friends, amidst cheers. At the entrance some with red berets were asked to remove them and also not turn the party into a political event considering Politicians usual behaviour of using the microphone for his political crusades.

The crew all entered with their red berets off and the party begun. It was a great evening kicked off. Although some of his guests on taking the microphone started to flip a good party with political phrases to which he Bobi Wine requested they remain calm and on course to enjoy his birthday. That prompted the management to switching off the microphones as to keep it strictly a birthday celebration.

Bobi Wine understood the situation and urged his counterparts to enjoy his birthday party.The microphones were turned off and the music went on. The birthday boy had a great evening with his wife, family and friends.

Happy Birthday Bobi Wine.

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