Here are the Nominees for the 12th Prestigious HiPipo Music Awards: Cast Your Votes Now!

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The HiPipo Music Awards (HMA) is proud to stride into its illustrious twelfth year and is excited to present the official 2023 nominations. The grand awards night is set to take place on Friday, 17th November, at the luxurious Kampala Serena Hotel.

Having established itself as a beacon of musical excellence in Africa, the HiPipo Music Awards has been at the forefront of celebrating and promoting the continent’s most exceptional talents. Over the years, it has been instrumental in uplifting and giving due recognition to countless artists.

This year, HiPipo has unveiled thirteen diverse categories that spotlight a vast expanse of talents. These span the dynamic Ugandan musical landscape, reach out to the broader East African horizons, and encompass the vibrant African continent.

Innocent Kawooya, CEO of HiPipo, expressed his enthusiasm; “The unveiling of the 2023 HMA nominations is a testament to the richness of African music. We are now calling upon all music enthusiasts to cast their votes for their favourite acts and artists. This is a celebration of the soundtracks of our lives from October 5th, 2022, to October 5th, 2023.”

Adding to this, he mentioned; “Our past ceremonies have showcased stellar performances, and this year promises even more dazzle. Stay tuned for the list of performers. But, for now, let’s ensure our favourite artists get the spotlight they deserve by voting for them.”

Voting is open until 6:00 PM on November 17th. Once the voting period concludes, the stage will be set for hours of anticipation, leading up to the grand announcement of the winners on the same night.

As the 2023 HiPipo Music Awards voting phase kickstarts, we are brimming with excitement. Alongside the global music community, we fervently await a night that promises to honour the best in African music.

Join us in this celebration! Cast your votes today at www.hma.HiPipo.com.

Categories Open for Public Nominations:

Africa

Africa Best ACT

  1. Ayra Starr – Sability
  2. Bien x DJ Edu – Too Easy
  3. Burna Boy – Rollercoaster (feat. J Balvin)
  4. Davido – UNAVAILABLE Ft. Musa Keys
  5. Diamond Platnumz – Yatapita
  6. Fik Fameica Ft. Cassper Nyovest, Khaligraph Jones & Navio – Mafia Remix
  7. Joshua Baraka – NANA Remix (Feat. Joeboy, King Promise & BIEN)
  8. Jux Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Enjoy
  9. Kizz Daniel, Empire – Cough
  10. Rexxie, Naira Marley & Skiibii – Abracadabra (Remix Ft. Wizkid)
  11. Ruger – Asiwaju
  12. Spyro Ft. Tiwa Savage – Who is your Guy? Remix
  13. Victony & Tempoe – Soweto

Africa Best Video

  1. Afande Miah & Afande OJ – Mambo Bado
  2. Asake – Organise
  3. A’shaan – Problem
  4. Burna Boy – Big 7
  5. Diamond Platnumz Ft. Koffi Olomide – Achii
  6. Kcee – Ojapiano
  7. Kizz Daniel, Empire – Cough
  8. Kuami Eugene, Rotimi – Cryptocurrency
  9. Mbosso – Huyu Hapa
  10. Patoranking – ABOBI
  11. TOOFAN – C’EST PAS NORMAL
  12. Wendy Shay – Habibi
  13. Zuchu Ft Innoss’B – Nani Remix

Africa Number One

  1. Asake
  2. Ayra Starr
  3. Burna Boy
  4. Davido
  5. Diamond Platnumz
  6. Fireboy
  7. Kizz Daniel
  8. Rema
  9. Sheebah
  10. Tiwa Savage

East Africa

East Africa Super Hit

  1. Bien – Inauma
  2. Billnass Ft Jay Melody – Puuh
  3. Deejay Pius – BONANE Ft Alyn Sano & Bushali Visualiser
  4. Diamond Platnumz – Yatapita
  5. Element EleéeH – FOU DE TOi Feat Ross Kana & Bruce Melodie
  6. Fik Fameica Ft. Cassper Nyovest, Khaligraph Jones & Navio – Mafia Remix
  7. Harmonize – Single Again
  8. Joshua Baraka – NANA Remix (Feat. Joeboy, King Promise & BIEN)
  9. Jux Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Enjoy
  10. Khaligraph Jones – Minimal Pressure
  11. Natacha – LAMGAMBO
  12. Sheebah – Yolo
  13. Wakadinali – Sikutambui

East Africa Super Video

  1. Afande Miah & Afande OJ – Mambo Bado
  2. A’shaan – Problem
  3. Bien x DJ Edu – Too Easy
  4. Diamond Platnumz Ft. Koffi Olomide – Achii
  5. Eddy Kenzo Ft. Morgan Heritage – Long to be home
  6. Element Eleeeh Ft. Ross kana & Bruce Melodie – Fou De Toi
  7. Harmonize – Single Again
  8. Mbosso – Huyu Hapa
  9. Nyashinski – Good to me
  10. Sheebah – Kika Buka
  11. Zuchu Ft. Innoss’B – Nani

Uganda

Best Regional Song

  1. A’shaan – Problem
  2. Benon Enze – Arua City Ft. Endy Joe
  3. Emily Kikazi X Rab J Ekyafaayo – Sharamu (Decide)
  4. Josh Rash – Onyamai
  5. Karah Gloria – E social Media
  6. Okeng Born Town – My Charana
  7. Omutume Planet – Chai Wenjaye
  8. Planet Aaron – Ekisambi Kya Abwooli
  9. Profesa Maros – Gala Eye
  10. Ray G X Ziza Bafana My Boo
  11. Shanandi – Maama Uganda
  12. Tinah Baiby – Tikaaloba
  13. Titus Vybes Ft. Eddy Kenzo – Sisikem

Breakthrough Artist

  1. Acidic Vokoz
  2. Alien skin
  3. Ava Peace
  4. Joshua Baraka
  5. Jowy Landa
  6. Kin Bella
  7. Ugaboys
  8. Victor Ruz
  9. Vivian Mimi
  10. Omugagga Ssende & Sharif Lukenge
  11. BentiBoys Africa

Most Viral Song 

  1. Alien Skin – Party
  2. Alien Skin – Sitya Danger
  3. B2C – Obulungi Bunuma
  4. Crysto Panda – Empele
  5. Gravity Omutujju – Kwepicha
  6. Hatim and Dokey – Did I Die
  7. Mudra D Viral – Balo Balo
  8. Omutume Planet – Chai Wenjaye

Song of the Year

  1. Alien Skin – Party
  2. B2C – Obulungi Bunuma
  3. David Lutalo – Nalongo
  4. Spice Diana – Siri Regular
  5. Joshua Baraka – Nana
  6. Karole Kasiita Ft. Vinka and Winnie Nwagi – Chekecha RMX
  7. Rema Namakula – Ampisaawo
  8. Sheebah – Kika Buka
  9. Vinka – Bailando

Video of the Year

  1. Afande Miah & Afande OJ – Mambo Bado
  2. A’shaan – Problem
  3. Azawi – Omwenge
  4. B2C – Kitooke Kyagonja
  5. David Lutalo – Nalongo
  6. Eddy Kenzo & Morgan Heritage – Long to be Home
  7. Mudra D Viral – Balo Balo
  8. Rema Namakula – Ampisaawo
  9. Sheebah – Kika Buka
  10. Victor Kamenyo Ft. Pipo – Money Bags

Best Male Artist

  1. Alien Skin
  2. B2C
  3. David Lutalo
  4. Eddy Kenzo
  5. Fik Fameica
  6. Joshua Baraka

Best Female Artist

  1. Karole Kasita
  2. Kataleya and Kandle
  3. Sheebah
  4. Spice Diana
  5. Vinka
  6. Winnie Nwagi

Artist of the Year

  1. Alien Skin
  2. David Lutalo
  3. Eddy Kenzo
  4. Fik Fameica
  5. Sheebah
  6. Vinka

Join us in this celebration! Cast your votes today at www.hma.HiPipo.com.