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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.

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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Toniks signs under Gifted Music Group

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The latest news reaching our desk indicates that singer Allan Toniks is officially part of Uganda’s ever growing music label, Gifted Music group

The singer who has been quiet for a while is set to do a musical comeback with huge pojects under his new home GMG. Sources close to the record label revealed to us that everything was finalised and within a short period of time, Allan will be officially announced as a GMG member

Toniks is the second artist to be signed under the label after signing sensational singer Smart Djaba earlier this year. Allan’s first song under GMG, Romance is set to be out this Saturday 24th February 2018

We will keep you posted

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MTN Uganda announces sponsorship of the Nyege Nyege Festival

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Olivier Prentout, the Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda, addresses guests during the launch.

Olivier Prentout, the Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda, addresses guests during the launch.

MTN Uganda has become the official title sponsor for the annual Nyege Nyege International Music Festival. The announcement comes after MTN Uganda reached an agreement to sponsor the festival for the next three years. The sponsorship is effective from the September 2018 edition.

“MTN Uganda is delighted to be the title sponsor of the Nyege Nyege International Music Festival. As a brand we recognize that being part of this celebration of the arts and culture for three days non-stop helps create sustainability of this very important festival,” said Olivier Prentout, the Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda.

He said this at the unveiling ceremony that took place at The Square, Industrial Area on Wednesday evening.

MTN is sponsoring the Nyege Nyege International Festival with the aim of ensuring it continues to develop, attract artists and the thousands of music, arts and culture enthusiasts that show-up for the three days.

“This festival is a celebration of music and culture from all over the world. This 3-day celebration allows people to connect, learn something new and have a good time. MTN feels that this is the right festival to partner with since we are all about celebrating, innovation and facilitating the growth of others,” Prentout added.

The festival not only attracts local revelers but is also an opportunity for Uganda’s tourism sector to thrive as people from several parts of the world attend. It will take place from Thursday, 6th September to Sunday, 9th September 2018 along the shores of The Nile in Jinja.

“We would like to thank MTN Uganda for believing in this celebration of music and culture. This will be an opportunity for us to keep hosting the event and supporting the ever-increasing numbers that turn up to celebrate,” said Derek Debru, one of the Founders of Nyege Nyege.

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Spice Diana breaks silence on allegedly wearing artificial hips.

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Embattled singer Spice Diana may fall prey to all the mushrooming bad rumors about her but she will not let one thing go un-explained. The singer who has in the recent past had very rough days has broken the silence on allegations that she wore hips on her concert day and perhaps still wears then. The singer who previously has had bad interview days on BBS and NTV will let all that pass but not the lies that she wore hips.

 

According to Spice Diana, on her concert day she had a costume for the day and was expected to make a grand entrance, to fly in like an angel. “Spice was to come on stage flying like an angel and obviously she had to wear support right from her thighs. Inside her costume she had material from which the ropes that support her were tied and that explains the alleged hip extensions that people are implying.” Her manager explained. The singer further confirmed and admitted that had other clothings inside her costume but they were not hip extensions but rather part of her support to her flying entrance.

Spice Diana is with no doubt one of the very beautiful female singers we have and we agree she doesn’t need hip extensions to rock us.

 

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