The HiPipo Music Awards 2017 : Complete List of Winners

Yesterday, we witnessed the happening of the 5th prestigious HiPipo Music Awards (#HMA2017) at the Serena Hotel in Kampala. The HiPipo team increased the number of categories from 27 to 38 and introduced 8 new categories  including; ‘Quinquennial Africa Music Vanguard Award (2012/2016)’, ‘Music Icon of the Decade (Uganda: 2006-2016)’, ‘Must Watch Talent’, ‘Commended A-Cappella Group’, ‘Song of the Year-Kenya’, ‘Song of the Year-Tanzania’, ‘Song of the Year-Rwanda’ and ‘Song of the Year-South Sudan’. This year we have seen Beebe Cool & Sheebah take home the biggest awards of the nights which is a reflection of their hard-work of the past year. The event had top billing performances from acts such as Ziza Bafana, Navio, Sheebah Karungi, Bebe Cool, Sammy Kasule, Frank Mbalire, Ziwuna Band, Maureen Nantume, Levixone, Feffe Bussi, Afande Miah, Affande OJ, Sauti Ya Africa, Dj Pius among others. With the theme ‘The Fans Decide, here’s a complete list of the 5th HiPipo Music Award Winners.
1. Best Hip Hop Song
Sala Puleesa by Mun G
2. Best Global Act
Michael Kiwanuka
3. Song of the Year South Sudan
Sambala by MB Law and Rhapsody Ft Radio & Weasel
4. Must Watch Talent
5. Commended A-Cappella Group
Canaan Gents
6. Best Regional Song
Ninkwesiga by Ray G Rhiganz
7. Best Audio Producer
8. Best Video Producer
NG Filmz UG (Dr. Nolton)
9. Best DJ
Dj Slick Stuart & Dj Roja
10. Best Song Writer
John Kay
11. Best  ZOUK Song
Same Way by Geosteady And Lydia Jazmine
12. Song of the Year Rwanda
Indoro by Charly & Nina Feat Big Fizzo
13. Video Trailblazer Award
Waka Stars
14. Entertainment Showpiece Act of 2016
Madina Nalwanga
15. Quinquennial Africa Music Vanguard Award
Diamond Platnumz
16. Best R&B Song
Addicted by Maro Ft Iryn Namubiru
17. Best RELIGIOUS Song
Omusiibi by Swahaba Kasumba
18. Song of the Year Tanzania
Aje by Alikiba
19. Best Music Group
Pine Avenue5
20. Life Time Achievement Award
Sammy Kasule
Tuli Majje by Ziza Bafana
22. Best AFROBEAT Song
Nkwatako by Sheebah Karungi
23. Best REGGAE Song
Mariana by A Pass
24. Song of the Year Kenya
Unconditionally Bae by Sauti Sol and Alikiba
25. East Africa Super Hit
Unconditional Bae by Sauti Sol Ft Alikiba
26. East Africa Best New Act
Navy Kenzo
27. Best  BAND Song
Sembera by Mary Bata
28. Best  Folk Song
Mayumba Kumi by Jackie Kizito
29. Best AFROPOP Song
Dangerous by Ceaserous
30.   East Africa Best Video
Salome by Diamond Platnumz ft Rayvanny
31. Best Breakthrough Artist
Roden Y
32. Video of the Year
Kisasi Kimu by Sheebah Karungi (Video director Sasha Vybs)
33. Song of the Year
Kabulengane by Bebe Cool
34. Album of the Year
The Chosen Album by Navio
35. Best Male Artist
Bebe Cool
36. Best Female Artist
Sheebah Karungi
37. Music Icon of the Decade
Bebe Cool
38. Artist of the Year
Sheebah Karungi

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