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UG Hip Hop Awards 2019: Here’s the full list of nominees



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UG Hip Hop Awards

By Our Reporter

The third edition of the UG Hip Hop Awards has been announced, revealing the list of nominees and an awards gala date set. The awards are set out to celebrate the best hip hop music released in 2018 and are organized by The Tribe UG. According to The Tribe UG, the aim is to recognise the hip hop musicians that made 2018 a good year for the industry.

“We delighted to be back for the third edition of the hip hop awards. 2018 was a competitive year as we saw some household names go all out in the industry. Additionally, we saw some fresh and underground talent come up to express themselves with some good vibes,” explains Felix Byaruhanga, the PR and Marketing Manager at The Tribe UG.

In partnership with MTN Pulse, the awards ceremony will be held on 8th February 2018 at the MTN TIDAL Warehouse located at the MTN Headquarters on Jinja Road.

“MTN Uganda is once again delighted to be part of the hip hop awards as we appreciate what 2018 was like for this music genre. On top of sponsoring the awards, we are encouraging the public to participate in the fun MTN Cypher competition, an opportunity for them to showcase their rap skills; to win the top prize at stake: UShs1,000,000,” says Hellen Kirungi, the Youth Segment Manager, MTN Uganda.

To participate in the MTN Cypher, one is required to download the MTN Cypher pre-recorded instrumental available on the MTN social media platforms. They then record a 1-minute video on the track mentioning MTN Pulse. Participants will then share the video with friends with the hashtag #MTNCypher on social media (Facebook and Twitter – tagging @mtnug) to attract likes/retweets.

MTN Uganda shall be rewarding the person with the most likes/retweets with UGX 1,000,000. The 1st runner-up wins UGX 500,000 and 2nd runner-up UGX 250,000.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

1. Male Rapper of the Year

Fik Fameica
Fefe Bussi
JK Lubanto
Jim Nola MC

 2. Female Rapper of the Year

MC Yallah
Recho Rey
Tushi Polo
Race T

3. Album of the Year

OMUNGi Attibwa – Mun*G
On My Own – J-Wats
African Reality – AJO
Affropucino – Blixxack
Labongo & Gipir – Judas Rap Knowledge

4. Song of the Year

Yenze Aliko – Flex D’Paper
Terikuzikiza – Recho Rey
Iddi Aimin Dada – Fefe Bussi
Firimu – JK
Lubanto Wubila Hater – KSL

5. Producer of the Year

Mio Made
Dagg Mizzo
Nase Avatar
Yung Jey Basalesale

6. Collaboration of the year

Paper – Navio, Ice Prince, The Mith
Red Cypher – Josh SB, Ginsu, Ruyonga, Barna,
Wake & DJ Stef
Holla Remix – J-Wats, Pryce Teeba, Flex D’Paper,
DelBoy, Play01, Byg Ben
Emisana N’Ekiro – Blixxack & Tucker HD
Gangasta – DJ Crim, T-Bro & Lyrical G

7. Inspirational song of the Year

Believe – Emmix
Brokeness – Jesse10s
Ngenze – Bawanguzi Of Souls
Press On – Barna
Life is Beautiful – Lyrical Mycheal & Anthony Faulkner

8. Video of the Year

Paper – Navio, Ice Prince & The Mith
Firimu – JK Lubanto
Sconto – Fik Fameica
Terikuzikiza – Recho Rey
Iddi Amin Dada – Fefe Bussi

9. Lyricist of the Year

AJO – Transcend
St. Nellysade – Rap Up 2017
Blixxack – The Proem
Recho Rey – Terikuzikiza
Tushi Polo – Ke’Kaseera

10. Rookie of the Year

Recho Rey
Tushi Polo

11. Sweet 16 (Verse of the year)

Slavery – Suspekt
Paper – The Mith
Mpambana – MC Yallah
The Proem – Blixxack
Snapbacks – KSL

12. Mixtape of The year

Kingdome Come – Dagg Mizzo
Broken Master Piece – A1 Fresh
The Intro – Larry
Trap House Memoirs – Sliq Teq
November Came Late – Ledra & MAFB

13. Deejay of the Year

Deejay Crim
Tha DropOut
DJ Slaughter Elly
Deejay Lolah

14. Personality of the Year

The Mith & J Crim – Double Trouble (Urban TV)
Toobi S.M.O.L.Z – Radio King 90.2FM
Byg Kahuna – Hot 100
Meester Deejay & Slaughter Elly – SNMS (Radio City)
Calvin Da Entertainer – UBC TV

15. Rap Fusion of the Year

Nielewe – Navio, Vanessa Mdee
Tubikole – Fik Fameica & Vinka
Karamu – Amani Amaniga
Habiba – St. Nellysade & AB Kale
Gukubila – Lyrical Mychael

16. Diaspora Act of the Year

Jesse 10S
Kleo Namiiro

17. Western Rapper of the Year

Amani Amaniga
Crazie Wispa
T-Bro The King Kiga
Sagio Mhza Xamion’t

18. Northern Rapper of The Year

Gbaraspoken Emcee
O.P.U KobokoBoy
Toobi S.M.O.L.Z
Ken Lee
Judas Rapknowledge

19. Central Rapper of the year

JK Lubanto
Fefe Bussi
Jim Nola MC
Gravity Omutujju
Recho Rey

20. Eastern Rapper of the year

Leumas Owabajaja
Gibbon MC
MamRe Snares

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Big Eye StarBoss Stuck In Ugx. 450Million Debt, Tears For Rescue



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By BigEyeUg Team; In the face of being one of the most rewarded musicians by the President of Uganda for the past two years, Big Eye feels life is not worth to live.

Even not the recent 10 hybrid cows can console him back to his flamboyant lifestyle.

Apparently, struggling singer Ibrahim Mayanja aka Big Eye StarBoss is out of sorts after accumulating over Shs. 450Million in debts.

In a live Facebook video, the ‘Ndi Single’ singer has cried out his heart to the President of Uganda, H.E YK Museveni, fellow NRM members, and fans at large to redeem his current financial crisis that may ride him into jail.

The self-proclaimed ‘Star Boss’ says he purchased a residential house worth Shs. 460Million but he managed to make an initial deposit of Shs.60Million with hope of mending the balance in the shortest time possible.

On a sad note, all his plans were doomed earlier this year after being pelted with bottles as he was performing live on stage which pursued concert promoters to also shun his bookings.

Big Eye StarBoss

After mounting unbearable pressure from the bank over the debts, Big Eye’s hopes drained and he resorted to selling his own car which has not also matched the debts to date.

Big Eye also says he has defaulted additional Shs.50Million as rent for the past 6months.

He also notes that he has a limited grace period to make the full payment for the house if he is not ready to lose even the initial deposit of Shs.60Million.

I am left with limited time to complete the house payment or else am likely to lose even the Shs. 60Million that I paid at first,” said Big Eye.

He further claims to have not received any payment from the NRM political party despite offering campaigning services for H.E YK Museveni in the 2010 and 2015 campaigns.

As usual, the singer is receiving severe controversy all over the media as majority ascertain him to be a ‘mere beggar’ who is often drawn to seeking public sympathy, a mark he seems not to be bothered with.

Watch video here (courtesy: LAA);

We will keep you posted

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NXT Radio’s Karitas seeking show switch?



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By Reporter

Karitas for the first time talks about what happened between her and Ronnie McVex.

Karitas stormed out of a live Radio show after her co- cost said to her things she did not like. The pair is back to working together putting the incident behind them.

She appeared on The morning Zoo hosted by Marcus and seemed to bond well with him. Many commented that the pair should rather host a show together since she is not comfortable working with Ronnie. Agree?


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French Embassy teams up with TAG TV on Fete de la Musique Concert



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By Reporter

The French Embassy in Uganda & TAG TV present Fete de la Musique Concert (World Music Day) Online edition happening on Sunday June 21st at 7:30pm on the Facebook pages of Talent Africa, French Embassy in Uganda, Alliance Francaise Kampala and Bonjour Kampala.

The Fete De La Musique also known in English as World Music Day aims to bring together music and artists as it has done since its creation by France’s Ministry of Culture in 1982.

Fête de la Musique has become a unifying event, a major popular, national and international movement. In the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic, the need for social distancing and limited physical gatherings has inspired an unprecedented form of celebration of this momentous day that is an online edition.

This year’s celebration in Uganda will feature an impressive roaster of local and international musicians like Iryn Namubiru, Suzan Kerunen, Joel Sebunjo, Herbert Ssensamba, Sara Vauclair, Dodova & Cojack that will have you dancing and singing from the comfort of your homes on your mobile device and TV.

The Fete De La Musique Uganda online concert will be produced by Talent Africa Group and TAG Studios.


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Beenie Gunter Heaped In Child Neglect Accusations



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By BigEyeUg Team; If there is a single scandal that will stout a celebrity’s career, is that of child neglect.

For innumerable years now, most celebrity brands around the world have lost their paths and diminished by the consequences of denying responsibility for their own offspring.

This is a concern on table of multi-talented Ugandan singer Baguma Crescent, aka Beenie Gunter who has been pinned by his former mistress, a one Akankwasa Phiona.

Speaking at NBS TV’s Uncut show, Phiona trolled the ‘Olina Work’ hitmaker for allegedly impregnating her and neglecting his duties as a father to his own child.

The mistress claims to have met Beenie Gunter a few years back at Latino bar in Namugongo where they cracked an intimate relationship as she routinely paid him visits at his residence in Kiwatule by then.

Beenie Gunter

It was at this juncture that Phiona conceived and her pregnancy news were such unpleasant to the ‘Gun Talk City’ CEO as he opted for an abortion.

However, Beenie’s last plan wasn’t successful after Phiona failing to rise the abortion fee.

Months later, Phiona gave birth but her plans to meet her baby daddy were in vain after he had shifted from the former residence in Kiwatule.

Further, her plans to meet Beenie Gunter’s parents instead were also ruined after he turned-down her request to handover the child to them.

Since then, the mistress has lived a miserable life with her baby that involves being evicted from her rental house and starvation.

However, we are yet to have Beenie’s take on the accusations.

Watch video here (Courtesy: Sanyuka TV) ;

We will keep you posted as the scandal unfolds.

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