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Sheebah Karungi poses with her accolade at previous edition of the HiPipo Music Awards.

Sheebah Karungi poses with her accolade at a previous edition of the HiPipo Music Awards.

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The HiPipo Music Awards nominees list is out. While announcing the nominees, Innocent Kawooya, CEO HiPipo noted that the list features Uganda, East Africa and Africa-centric categories including Africa’s Number 1 Award. The categories highlight excellent works of art from over 15 African countries. Africa’s Number 1 Award goes to an artist that has been a trailblazer across Africa on different measures.

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All winners will ultimately be decided by fans, save for 8 categories including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year where the Music Assembly will contribute 30 percent to the vote count.

Now in their 8th edition, winners will be crowned at an award gala slated for 16th March 2019 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Here is the full list of nominees:

AFRICA

Africa’s Number 1

1. Yemi Alade
2. Wizkid
3. Tiwa Savage
4. Fally Ipupa
5. Diamond Platnumz
6. Davido

Africa Best Male Artist

1. Wizkid
2. Sauti Sol
3. Patoranking
4. Fally Ipupa
5. Diamond Platnumz
6. Davido

Africa Best Female Artist

1. Yemi Alade
2. Vanessa Mdee
3. Tiwa Savage
4. Sheebah
5. Daphne
6. Butera Knowless
7. MzVee

Africa Song of The Year

1. Starboy Wizkid Ft. Terri X Spotless X Ceeza Milli – Soco
2. Sauti Sol Ft. Nyashinski – Short N Sweet
3. King Monada – Malwedhe (Collapse Song)
4. Fally Ipupa Ft. Keblack & Naza – Mannequin
5. Diamond Platnumz Ft Omarion – African Beauty
6. Davido – Assurance

Africa Video of The Year

1. Yemi Alade – Bum Bum
2. Shatta Wale – Gringo
3. Sauti Sol Ft. Nyashinski – Short N Sweet
4. Patoranking – Available
5. Nasty C & Runtown – Said
6. Flavour Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Time To Party

Best Francophone Africa Act

1. Charlotte Dipanda Ft. Yémi Alade – Sista
2. Daphne – Jusqu’à La Gare
3. Dj Arafat Dosabado Afro – Décalé
4. Fally Ipupa Ft. Keblack & Naza – Mannequin
5. Serge Beynaud – Babatchai
6. Shan’l – Tchizambengue
7. Toofan – Toofan – Affairage

Best Song from Western Africa

1. Davido – Assurance
2. Falz – This Is Nigeria
3. Mr. Eazi – Pour Me Water
4. MzVee Ft. Patoranking – Sing My Name
5. Olamide – Science Student
6. Starboy Wizkid Ft. Terri X Spotless X Ceeza Milli – Soco
7. Tekno – Jogodo
8. Tiwa Savage Ft. Wizkid & Spellz – Ma Lo
9. Yemi Alade – Bum Bum

Best Song from Southern Africa

1. AKA Ft. Kiddominant – Fela In Versace
2. Ammara Brown – Akiliz
3. Jah Prayzah – Ronika
4. King Monada – Malwedhe (Collapse Song)
5. Nasty C & Runtown – Said
6. Roberto Ft. Patoranking – Contolola
7. Cassper Nyovest – Baby Girl

Best Lusophone Africa Act

1. Yola Semedo – Amo-Te
2. Preto Show & Biura – Sacanagem
3. Nelson Freitas – Mariana
4. Mr. Bow- Eu Pago
5. Kyaku Kyadaff – Mónica
6. Cle Entertainment – Hino

Africa Fans Favorite Fresh Talent

1. Yovi (Nigeria)
2. King Monada (South Africa)
3. Joyce Blessing (Ghana)
4. Shekhinah (South Africa)
5. Mankind (Kenya)
6. Natacha (Burundi)
7. Mbosso (Tanzania)

EAST AFRICA

Song of The Year Kenya

1. Willy Paul and Nandy – Njiwa
2. Victoria Kimani – Wonka
3. Sauti Sol Ft Nyashinski – Short N Sweet
4. Otile Brown & Sanaipei Tande – Chaguo La Moyo
5. Khaligraph Jones X Timmy Tdat – Kasayole
6. Akothee Ft. Mcgalaxy – Oyoyo

Song of The Year Tanzania

1. Vanessa Mdee Ft. Gnako – Wet
2. Navy Kenzo Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Katika
3. Nandy – Ninogeshe
4. Maua Sama & Hanstone – Lokote
5. Harmonize Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Kwangwaru
6. Alikiba – Mvumo Wa Radi

Song of The Year Rwanda

1. Alpha – #Yes
2. Buravan – Oya
3. Charly and Nina – Try Me
4. Meddy & The Ben – Lose Control
5. Passy Ft. Butera Knowless – Mbaye Wowe
6. Sheebah & Bruce Melodie – Embeera Zo
7. Uncle Austin Ft Meddy – Everything

Rwanda Video of The Year

1. Riderman Ft. Dream Boyz – Romeo And Juliet
2. Queen Cha – Winner
3. Meddy – Adi Top
4. Deejay Pius & Lady Jaydee – Manawe
5. Butera Knowless Ft. Ben Pol- Darling
6. Bruce Melodie – Blocka

Tanzania Video of The Year

1. Vanessa Mdee Ft. Gnako – Wet
2. Rayvanny & Diamond Platnumz – Mwanza
3. Navy Kenzo Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Katika
4. Mbosso – Hodari
5. Harmonize – Atarudi
6. Alikiba – Mvumo Wa Radi

Kenya Video of The Year

1. Victoria Kimani – Wonka
2. Sauti Sol Ft Nyashinski – Short N Sweet
3. Sauti Sol Ft. Burna Boy – Afrikan Star
4. Kaymo & Stigah – Gathigiriri
5. Kambua – Count Your Blessings
6. Blinky Bill – Don’t Worry

East Africa Super Hit

1. Vanessa Mdee Ft. Gnako – Wet
2. Sheebah Ft. Runtown – Weekend
3. Sauti Sol Ft. Nyashinski – Short N Sweet
4. Khaligraph Jones & Timmy Tdat – Kasayole
5. Harmonize Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Kwangwaru
6. Alikiba – Mvumo Wa Radi

East Africa Best Video

1. Vanessa Mdee Ft. Gnako – Wet
2. Sheebah – Omwooyo
3. Sauti Sol Ft. Nyashinski – Short N Sweet
4. Navy Kenzo Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Katika
5. Diamond Platnumz – Sikomi
6. Bruce Melodie – Blocka

UGANDA

Artist of The Year

1. Vinka
2. Sheebah
3. King Saha
4. Fik Fameica
5. Eddy Kenzo
6. David Lutalo

Best Female Artist

1. Fille
2. Rema
3. Sheebah
4. Spice Diana
5. Vinka
6. Winnie Nwagi

Best Male Artist

1. King Saha
2. Geosteady
3. Fik Fameica
4. Eddy Kenzo
5. David Lutalo
6. A Pass

Best Duo/Group

1. B2C
2. Voltage Music | Aka Kent & Flosso
3. New Chapter Africa
4. Brotherz Muzik
5. Sauti Ya Africa

Best Breakthrough Artist

1. Chosen Becky
2. Daddy Andre
3. Hanson Baliruno
4. Kenneth Mugabi
5. New Chapter Africa
6. Nina Roz

Best A-Cappella Group

1. Spring Gents
2. Sauti Ya Africa
3. Jehovah Shalom
4. Cape Brothers
5. Canaan Gents

Must Watch Talent

1. Alvin Kizz
2. Cosign
3. John Blaq
4. Katera Afrika
5. Kendriq Killa
6. Pia Pounds
7. Rasta Gadee
8. Viola Nakitende
9. Hitnature
10. Vip Jemo
11. Nshuti S Mbabazi

Best DJ

1. Dj Bryan
2. Dj Fikie
3. Dj Hearts
4. Dj Shiru
5. Dj Slick Stuart & Dj Roja
6. Selector Jay
7. DJ LL

Album of The Year

1. A Pass – African Yayo
2. Desire Luzinda – Transition
3. Eddy Kenzo – Roots
4. Juliana Kanyomozi – Bits & Pieces
5. Sheebah – Omwooyo

Video of The Year

1. David Lutalo Ft. Solidstar – Mile (Director NG Films)
2. Fik Fameica And Wembly Mo – Sconto (Director PEST)
3. Irene Namatovu – Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi (Director NG Films)
4. Levixone – Turn The Replay (Director J Blessings)
5. New Chapter Africa – Kampala
6. Sheebah – Omwooyo (Director Seed Visuals)
7. A Pass, Rouge, Fik Fameica – Midnight Drum Ft. Dj Maphorisa (Director Sam Coleman)

Song of The Year

1. A Pass – Didadada (Producer HerbertSkillz)
2. Bobi Wine – Kyarenga (Producer Sir Dan Magic)
3. Chosen Becky – Bankunza (Producer Nessim)
4. David Lutalo – Nkwagalira Ddala (Producer Mozart)
5. Fik Fameica – Property (Producer Artin on the beat)
6. King Saha – Biri Biri (Producer Andre on the beat)
7. Levixone – Turn the Replay (Producer Nessim)
8. Lydia Jazmine and Daddy Andre – You and Me (Producer Andre on the beat)
9. Sheebah – Beera Nange (Producer Nessim)
10. Vinka – Chips Na Ketchup (Producer Nessim)

Best Audio Producer

1. Artin Pro
2. Daddy Andre
3. Diggy Baur
4. Eno Beats
5. KaySam Ku Mapessa
6. Nessim
7. Yaled

Best Video Director

1. Darlington – Zero One Media
2. J Blessings
3. Marvin Musoke (Swangz Avenue)
4. Nolton and George (NG Filmz)
5. Pest – Grate Make
6. Zyga Pix

Best Song Writer

1. Black Skin
2. Daddy Andre
3. Dokta Brain
4. Jamie Culture
5. Nince Henry
6. Yesse Oman Rafik

Best Hip-Hop/Rap Song

1. Da Agent – Who Is Me
2. Feffe Bussi – Who Is Who
3. Fik Fameica – Mafia
4. Flex D’paper – Yenze Aliko
5. Mc Yallah – Mpambana
6. Navio Ft. Ice Prince & The Mith – Paper

Best Rnb/Soul Song

1. Cosign – Obeera Wa
2. Kenneth Mugabi – Nkwegomba
3. Maro Ft. Rema – Nsiima
4. Naava Grey – Twaala (Taata)
5. Rema – Touch My Body
6. Sheebah – Beera Nange
7. Shifah Musisi – Ebirowozo

Best Ragga/Dancehall Song

1. A Pass – Didadada
2. Fik Fameica – My Property
3. Fille – Sabula
4. Lydia Jazmine & Daddy Andre – You and Me
5. Slick Stuart, Dj Roja Ft. King Saha – Very Well
6. Ziza Bafana – Nazaala
7. Mun*G Ft. Nutty Neithan – Atakutya Gwentya

Best Reggae Song

1. Naava Grey – Nvuuma
2. Phila and Richie – Ofuge Mukama
3. Prodigal – Love Yiyo
4. Voltage Music | Aka Kent & Flosso – Byafaayo
5. Weasel & King Saha – Mpa Love
6. Destiny Nsonga – Aliwa

Best Band Song

1. Betina Namukasa – Eriiso
2. Chris Evans Kaweesi & Maureen Nantume – Kisaaganda
3. David Lutalo – Nkwagalira Ddala
4. Henry Mwanje – Togumenya
5. Irene Namatovu & Geoffrey Lutaaya – Baby Girl Baby Boy
6. Jamie Culture – Nambi
7. Mary Bata – Madowadowa

Best Contemporary Folk Song

1. Afande Miah – Tondhoba
2. Daxx Kartel – Abawuulu
3. Irene Namatovu – Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi
4. Maureen Nantume – Akambe
5. Sheebah – Omwooyo

Best Kadongo Kamu Song

1. Abdul Mulaasi – Mukomusajja
2. Afande Kadabada – Mudhankanu
3. Eddy Buyondo – Batamivu
4. Jackie Kizito – Tufumba Fekka
5. Menton Rass – Empande
6. Ngobi Joel Ft. Willy Mukaabya – Ekibuuzo

Best Zouk Song

1. Chosen Becky – Bankunza
2. Dianah Nalubega – Sukali
3. Evelyn Lagu – Kasita Bakuleka
4. Geosteady – Wakikyenga
5. Juliana Kanyomozi – Zaabu
6. Sasha Brighton – Kwata Kwata

Best Afrobeat Song

1. Bobi Wine – Kyarenga
2. Fille – Love Again
3. Geosteady – Finally
4. Jose Chameleone – Mateeka
5. Kalifah Aganaga & Dr Chameleon – Kiboko
6. King Saha – Biri Biri
7. Sheebah – Wankona
8. Tip Swizy – Squat Stand

Best Afropop Song

1. A Pass, Rouge, Fik Fameica Ft. Dj Maphorisa – Midnight Drum
2. Allan Toniks – Romance
3. Ceaserous – Kola Nabino
4. Jacobz Nsaali – Coconuto
5. Nina Roz – Olumya Bano
6. Vinka – Chips Na Ketchup

Best Social Message

1. Gibson Fitting – Enkoko
2. Juliana Kanyomozi – Naliko Omukyala (Written by Peter Nawe)
3. Mariam Macqueen – Muslim Girls
4. Maureen Nantume – Akambe (Written By Desire Kats)
5. Sandra Nankoma – Kaddugala (Written by Sandra Nankoma)
6. Sarah Musayimuto – Fistula
7. Swahaba Kasumba – Ekanzu (Written by David Ssenyonga)

Supa Diva Stand Out Act

1. Fille – Sabula
2. Irene Ntale – Gukuba
3. Naira Ali – Sikyalinda
4. Rema – Touch My Body
5. Spice Diana – Ndi Mu Love
6. Winnie Nwagi – Matala

Best School Act

1. All School Stars – Jubireewo
2. Kyaddondo SS Matugga – Welcome To My World
3. St. Francis Junior School Buddo – Champions
4. St. Juliana High School Gayaza – Amazaalibwa
5. Winston Standard Senior Secondary School – Future
6. Kaloke Christian Primary School – Afaayo

Best Song from Eastern Region

1. Afande Kadabada – Mudhankanu
2. Byg Ben Sukuya – Mukyelema
3. Genious Drey – Acece
4. Kim Nana – Podium
5. Kmas Wandyembe – Shina
6. Via Kalikwani And Harriet – Watya Mukama

Best Song from Northern Region

1. Adong – Yata
2. Bush Boy – Adwogi Ne
3. General Ice – Oroma
4. Jenneth Prischa – Angee
5. Okeng Borntown Ft. Daxx Kartel – Gurunet
6. Pine Avenue5 All-Stars – Amoko Tama
7. Twisky Fingaz & Lucky Angel – Zingili

Best Song from Southern Region

1. Juicy Landy & Mr. Spelling – Nsanyuse Okulaba
2. Kent Yo Mbega – Nedila Ngeye
3. Lindah Blessing – Ntegedde
4. Morison Ft Emron – Yegwe
5. Omukajanga Virus – Who Is Who
6. Tonny Rich Ft Chris Johnz – Akagere

Best Song from Western Region

1. Amani Amaniga – Karamu
2. Emily Kikazi – Yansharabamba
3. Mat Henry & Cj Champion – Muhara Wa Bishop
4. Medotex – Bayoroba
5. Ray G Rhiganz – Tayari
6. Shine Omukiga – Iwe

Best Religious/Gospel Song

1. Baby Gloria – Mbu Ndi Lubuto
2. Coopy Bly – Wakayima
3. Fr. Joseph Tamale – Ave Maria
4. Levixone – Turn The Replay
5. Ntanda Umar Samir – Subhanallah
6. Sandra Suubi – Nsiimye
7. Swahaba Kasumba – Omwezi Guno

Best Religious/Gospel Video

1. Baby Gloria – Mbu Ndi Lubuto
2. Fr. Joseph Tamale – Ave Maria
3. Iryn Namubiru – Nsiimye
4. Levixone – Turn The Replay
5. New Chapter Africa – Kankwebaze
6. Ntanda Umar Samir – Subhanallah

Best Cinematography

1. Sam Coleman For A Pass, Rouge, Fik Fameica – Midnight Drum Ft. Dj Maphorisa
2. Pest Grate Make For Fik Fameica And Wembly Mo – Sconto
3. NG Films For Lily Kadima – Wekunkumule
4. Musoke Mavin For Winnie Nwagi – Matala
5. Jahlive For Tip Swizzy & Sheebah – Munyiiza

Written Record Of The Year

1. Chosen Becky – Bankunza (Written By Nince Henry)
2. David Lutalo – Nkwagalira Ddala (Written By David Lutalo)
3. Fik Fameica – Property
4. Rema Namakula – Siri Muyembe
5. Sheebah – Beera Nange (Written By Dokta Brain)
6. Who Is Who By Feffe Bussi (Written By Feffe Bussi)

Best MDD Act (In Music/Film/Drama/Documentary)

1. Cindy & Quad-A for Bella
2. Amooti Omubalanguzi for Apaasa Paasa
3. Your Music Your Voice

Best Artist In Diaspora

1. Ang3lina
2. Nick Rasta – Ghetto King
3. Mc Norman
4. No.1 Suspect Badman
5. Rashy K
6. Rickman

Best Ug Collabo

1. Beenie Gunter Ft Navio – Kill A Man
2. Brotherz Muzik & Sheebah – Tomorrow
3. Fik Fameica & Vinka – Katubikole
4. Lydia Jazmine & Daddy Andre – You and Me
5. Maureen Nantume & Chris Evans – Kisalaganda
6. Slick Stuart, Dj Roja – Very Well Ft. King Saha
7. Spice Diana Ft Weasel – Thirty Two (32)

Best Cross Boarder Collabo

1. B2c Ft. The Ben – No You, No Life
2. Beenie Gunter Ft. Skales – Olina Work
3. Eddy Kenzo & Harmonize – Pull Up
4. Irene Ntale Ft. Mr. Eazi – Post Me
5. Navio & Vanessa Mdee – Nielewe
6. Sheebah Ft. Runtown – Weekend
7. Winnie Nwagi & Slim Prince – Fire Dancer

Best On-Stage Performer

1. Winnie Nwagi
2. Sheebah
3. Roden Y Kabako
4. Fik Fameica
5. Eddy Kenzo
6. Cindy

Best Choreography

1. Ghetto Kids Triplets
2. Galaxy Kids
3. Masaka Kids Afrikana
4. Hypers born talented

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Jose Chameleone blasts King Saha

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Music wars never seem to end in this country of ours and when King Saha came out and claimed to have been the one who wrote Dr. Jose Chameleone’s Valu Valu and Badilisha recently, we knew we were in for another of such wars.

According to King Saha who has been to Coke Studio this year, he is the one who penned the two popular songs. Chameleone has however come out to reveal that this is all bullocks.

Jose Chameleone

Here is what Chameleone said about the entire saga when contacted; “Those young people have things that are disturbing them. Valu Valu is not a song for simple minded people. I don’t want to fight with anyone but he should stop claiming music that is not his. I went to studio and created the entire song, he doesn’t have a genius mind to create the work I create. He is lying. Let him write for someone else and we see. He should stop using the media to sell his lies.”

Chameleone then referred all those in doubt to his producer PaddyMan who also confirmed that the songs are indeed his.

King Saha

“We worked on Valu Valu in 2012. This was after I started my studio audio one in 2011 and I called Chameleone to come and support me. He is a freestyler. He didn’t come with any demo, or book with the song. He got everything from his head as we were recording,” Paddy of Audio 1 revealed.

It should however be noted that some musicians don’t respect songwriters and when the song becomes a hit, they claim it all and leave the artiste with nothing.

We will keep you posted.

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Sheebah Karungi Thrills Campusers At Club Amnesia

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Club Amnesia treated campusers to another exceptional campus night hosted by diva Sheebah Karungi.

The campusers turned up in large numbers to witness and enjoy performances from one of the best artistes of their generation.

The self proclaimed Queen Karma arrived at the premises at around 1:00 pm amidst wild cheers and stepped on stage at about 2:00 AM donned in a stripped white and black costume that left many of the male campusers excited.

Sheebah performed most of her songs including “tunywe”, “Beera nange”, “mummy yo” and many more.

She performed for almost an hour before exiting the venue leaving the campusers enjoying non-stop entertainment from Galaxy Fm deejays like Nimrod, Herbert, Switch and Denno.

Our snoops managed to capture some of the magical moments, take a glimpse

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I almost became a staunch devil worshipper says Grace Sekamatte

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During the hay days of the Eagles Production band, founding member
Grace Sekamatte had everything going his way. Things turned south when the band disintegrated years ago.

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In his confession at the Miracle Cathedral before a large gathering, the music guru told Pastor Robert Kayanja that he has had many ups and downs that almost led to him becoming a staunch devil worshipper.

Grace said; “I have done a lot of music with Eagles Band before we broke into different groups. There are times when I felt I was on top of the world and then I felt I was so down. I was so tempted. I had a band that ruled over Kampala airwaves for 16 years. Every musician in our era used to respect us. 4 years ago we split and everyone went their own way. This was the end of our happiness. We are still singing but in diminishing returns business ways. This I could do in December I cannot do today.”

Grace added; “Everything in my life is failing. I had 3 options, the first one was to become a staunch devil worshiper, the second one to become a sheikh to read the Quoran or the thrid one, to look for any church that could help me build myself. 3 weeks now, I don’t drink. Pastor help me and pray for me.

It is at this moment that Pastor Kayanja and the church prayed for Grace and dedicated him to God.

Eagles Production was formed in 1999 by Grace Ssekamatte, Mesach Semakula, Ronald Mayinja, Fred Seruga, and Geoffrey Lutaaya. They had all at one time been entertainers – dancers and singers; having started out in Emitos Band, which was led by the late Umaru Katumba, a defector from The Ebonies.

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