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Sheebah Karungi leads nominations at HiPipo Music Awards: Check out full list here!

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Sheebah Karungi performing at Nkwaatako concert

The nominations for the 5th prestigious HiPipo Music Awards (#HMA2017) were this week released from Monday 5th December to Friday 9th December.

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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, topped the nominations with 11 nods 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.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

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 (Uganda)

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 Religious Song

Abikwasaganya by Coopy Bly
Ani by Levixone
Gwensinza by Sarah Musayimuto
Happy by Exodus
Omusiibi by Swahaba Kasumba
Talemwa by Maureen Nantume and Pastor Bugembe
Sinze Ninja By Naira Ali

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
Selector Jay

Best Regional Song

Ngom Ukelu by Bush Boy
Professor by Carol Kay
Kyakwera by Penny Patra Ft. Master J
Obulimi by Shine Omukiga
Ninkwesiga by Ray G Rhiganz
SeNiyo Uffura by Kmas
Leb Luo Kur by Okeng Born Town Ft Professa Big Wokos
Sekamu by Jessy Nector
Calo Fire by Tembo Hudson
Batugeya by T Jay Ft. Juicy Landy
Nalaarila by Omukajanga Jose MC Da Virus and Sarah Ntuule
I love You by Candy Beibe
Imito Gwaka by Pretty B Ft OJ Maxwell

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

Commended A-Cappella Group (Commendation Certificate)

Canaan Gents
Cape Brothers
For HIM
His Grace
Jehovah Shalom
Melody Gents
The Harmonics

Quinquennial Africa Music Vanguard Award (2012-2016)

Anselmo Ralph
Bebe Cool
Cassper Nyovest
Diamond Platnumz
DJ Arafat
Eddy Kenzo
Fally IPupa
Radio and Weasel
Sarkodie
Sauti Sol
Toofan
Wizkid

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

East Africa Super Hit

Agatako by Dj Puis & Jose Chameleone
Kamatia by Navy Kenzo
Salome by Diamond Platnumz Ft. Rayvanny
Shoulder Back by Redsan
Unconditional Bae by Sauti Sol Ft Alikiba
Zigo Remix by AY feat. Diamond Platnumz

East Africa Best Video

African Gal by Bebe Cool
Kisasi Kimu by Sheebah Karungi
Kuliko Jana by Sauti Sol Ft RedFourth Chorus
Salome by Diamond Platnumz Ft. Rayvanny
Utanipenda by Diamond Platnumz

Song of the Year: Kenya

Give It To Me by Akothee Ft Mr. Flavour
No Woman No Party by The Kansoul
Papa by King Kaka ft Elani
Shoulder Back by Redsan
Sirudi by Elani and Jaguar
Tenda Wema by Ringtone ft. Christina Shusho
Unconditionally Bae by Sauti Sol and Alikiba

Song of the Year: Tanzania

Aiyola by Harmonize
Aje by Alikiba
Kajiandae by Ommy Dimpoz X Alikiba
Kamatia by Navy Kenzo
Niroge by Vanessa Mdee
Salome by Diamond Platnumz Ft Rayvanny
Su by Yamoto Band Feat Ruby
Zigo Remix by Ay ft. Diamond Platnumz

Song of The Year: Rwanda

Agatako by DJ Pius Ft. Jose Chameleone
Habibi by The Ben
Indoro by Charly & Nina Feat Big Fizzo
Ko Nashize by Butera Knowless
Only You by Ben Kayiranga Ft The Ben
Rwanda by Urban Boys
Turaberanye by Bruce Melodie

Song of the Year: South Sudan

Zaman Towil by WJ the King
Sambala by MB Law and Rhapsody Ft Radio & Weasel
Juba Karabu by Mr. Lengs
It’s you by Neetah baby
Dula Nga Ya by Kawaja Revolution.
Ana Gaid by Crazy fox

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Song alert: Beckie 256 returns in double release

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Singer Beckie 256 has a had a come back after some time in the chill zone. The female singer has released two songs that could see her retain her spot on the dance floor making her fans and music lovers fall prey.

Ogamba Otya and Sikuwalana are the two latest releases from Beckie 256. While Sikuwalana is a duo featuring producer and singet Daddy Andre, Ogamba Otya is a single and Beckie 256 will make you grooves to this.

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Watch Ogamba Otya lyrics here https://youtu.be/z-kvIw1KKtQ

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I want to be like Eddy Kenzo, Ethiopia’s Tomy Plus breaks into East Africa

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Not so often do we have artistes from the horn of Africa penetrate into East Africa, after Eritrean singer Sammy is Tomy Plus who has gone against all odds to break into the very competitive East African music industry. Tomy Plus despite his short stay in the industry is impressively amazing as two of his many songs “She don’t like” and “Zena Larigat” are enjoying Massive airplay in Uganda and East Africa, not something easy.

Tomy Plus is greatly aided by his dancing talent exhibited in his videos and makes them appealing to his fans. Tomy is slowly gaining favour and following into East Africa and Uganda particularly.

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Who is Tomy Plus?

Tomy Plus real name Tomas Hailu is Ethopian aged 27 and is both a singer and dancer. His singing career started three years ago and has since done so many songs but most notably She don’t like and Zena Larigat that were done in Uganda.

He has been in Uganda three times on mission to connect with East African Countries musically as well as promoting Ethiopian Music Industry.

Tomy Plus started as a cultural dancer. He’s currently doing modern dance while singing.

He’s inspired by Chris Brown and Eddy Kenzo in Uganda.

He has performed on many big concerts in Ethiopia among them is Habesha in Ethiopia which he shared same stage with Eddy Kenzo.

Watch some of his videos here:

Zena Lagarit: https://youtu.be/iWfvQUn5vw8

Tiwejina: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8iKh2pOStNo

She don’t like: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hYrZS9JQxWQ

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Weasel Manizo is finally happy once again and deeply in love. Even more interesting, he is now dating Miss Rwanda 2014, Teta Sandra.

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The two love birds can’t help but display public affection. The two currently live together and Weasel is even penning a love song inspired by Teta.

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