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HiPipo Music Awards 2020 Full List of Winners

The 9th Edition of the HiPipo Music Awards has finally came to an end with a number of artists, entertainers and other personalities nominated receiving accolades accordingly.

However unlike in the previous editions, this year’s edition happened virtually as winners from over 40 categories as voted for by the music fans from across the Continent were revealed. This came in line with the Government’s COVID-19 guidelines where the finale that was originally scheduled for March 16th at Kampala Serena Hotel, owing to the global outbreak of the Corona Virus Pandemic was postponed to the 29th of May.

The event had top notch performances from Sheebah Karungi, Kenneth Mugabi, Roden Y, Triplets Ghetto Kids, Kian Banks, Triple S and many others where viewers streamed live on the HiPipo Facebook page beginning from 8:00pm.

Here is the full list of Winners.


Singer Eddy Kenzo was voted Africa’s Number one Artist
  • Africa’s Number 1 – Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
  • Africa Song of The Year- Bigtril – Parte After Parte (Uganda)
  • Best Song from Francophone Africa – Innoss’B – Yope (DRC)
  • Best Song from Western Africa – Joeboy – Baby (Nigeria)
  • Best Song from Southern Africa – King Monada- Chuwana (South Africa)
  • Best Song from Northern/Arabic Africa – Mohamed Ramadan – Mafia
  • Africa Fans Favorite Fresh Talent – Mbosso (Tanzania)

East Africa

Tanzanian Bongo Flava star Diamond Platinumz also reaped big from the East Africa Awards
  • Kenya Best Act Otile Brown X Khaligraph Jones – Japo Kidogo
  • Tanzania Best Act Diamond Platnumz – The One
  • Rwanda Best Act Deejay Pius – Homba Homboka (High Heels)
  • Burundi Best Act Natacha -Ufise Gute
  • East Africa Super Hit Diamond Platnumz – The One (Tanzania)


Singer John Blaq was one of the Artists blessed with more than two accolades from the Awards
  • Artist of The Year – Eddy Kenzo
  • Best Female Artist – Sheebah
  • Best Male Artist – Eddy Kenzo
  • Best Breakthrough Artist – John Blaq
  • Best A-Cappella Group – Jehovah Shalom
  • Must Watch Talent – Lydia Bless
  • Best DJ – Dj Slick Stuart & Dj Roja
  • Video of The Year – Kabako – Sabisubira
  • Song of The Year (Uganda) – John Blaq – Do Dat
  • Best Audio Producer – Producer Ronnie
  • Best Video Director – Nolton And George (NG Filmz)
  • Best Song Writer – Daddy Andre
  • Best Hip-Hop/Rap Song – Bigtril – Parte After Parte
  • Best Soul Song – Kenneth Mugabi – Oliwa
  • Best Ragga/Dancehall Song – Sheebah x Orezi – Sweet Sensation
  • Best Reggae Song – Fille & Voltage Music – Squeeze
  • Best Band Song – Chris Evans – Call Me
  • Best Contemporary Folk Song – Da Agent & Betinah Fasie – Bamungamba
  • Best Kadongo Kamu Song – Kasule Cereste – Stress Free
  • Best Zouk Song – B2C & Rema – Gutujja
  • Best Afrobeat Song – John Blaq – Do Dat
  • Best Afropop Song – John Blaq – Ebyalagirwa
  • Best Social Message – David Lutalo – Ensi
  • Best School Act – Amasomero G’abazira Ba Cbs – Happy Birthday Ssaabasajja.
  • Best Religious/Gospel Act – Levixone Ft. Timeless Noel – Chikibombe
  • Written Record Of The Year – Spice Diana & Ray G writer for Omusheshe
  • Best Collabo – B2C & Rema – Gutujja
  • Best Choreography – Ghetto Kids Triplets
  • Best Song from Eastern Region – Irene Kayemba – Kankinemu
  • Best Song from Northern Region – Professor Maros – Med Mac
  • Best Song from Southern Region – Mayor Chris Johnz – Nkooye Obwomu
  • Best Song from Western Region – Ray G – Weeshe
  • Best Cinematography/Editing – Martin Beta for Ogwo (Eddy Kenzo ft Wembly Mo Foundation)
  • Most Stylish Artist – Fik Fameika
  • Best Rnb Song – Slick Stuart, DJ Roja – Sunday ft. Allan Toniks
  • Video TrailBlazer – Masaka Kids Afrikana
  • Exeptional Young Act – Fresh Kid
  • Life Time Achievement Award – Moses Matovu of Afrigo Band
  • Producer of the Generation – Dr. Tee – Kazibwe Travis
  • Golden Medal of Honour for Supporting Preservation Ugandan Sound and Identity. Gen. Salim Saleh

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