HiPipo Music Awards


HiPipo is extremely proud to announce that the 10th HiPipo Music Awards, held at Mestil Hotel on 10/12/2021, were nothing short of a rip-roaring success!

We were already patting ourselves on the back for the fact that we had reached a decade worth of awards and events. This longevity doubly speaks to not only the dedication HiPipo has exhibited consistently and persistently staging this gala and presenting these awards, it also reaffirms the trust the artistes and the public, nationally, regionally and continentally, continue to have in HiPipo. Let this longevity quash all qualms about our legitimacy, about our way of doing things.

From the red carpet to the venue, we knew we had to present something worthy of erasing the two-year wait we have all had for a truly glamourous gala. For HiPipo, this was more than an awards event, it was also a celebration and a ‘thank you’ to those that have entertained and cheered us during some of the most trying times in recent memory.

To top it off, of course, had to be performances to match. And in that regard there was no disappointment whatsoever. Solid mainstays like Afande Miah, Victor Kamenyo, Jehovah Shalom and Levixone were joined by exciting up-and-comers like gospel starlet Becky Nakaayi.

But the true show-stoppers were none other than Uganda’s greatest band, an ensemble whose timelessness and awesomeness remain as inspirational as ever, the great Afrigo Band. They truly brought the house down, and turned the gala into the party we knew it would ultimately be. The fact that front-man Moses Matovu won a Lifetime Achievement Award speaks to what HiPipo is all about, rewarding the talent and creativity of Africa’s finest from studio to stage.

We congratulate the winners. Let the awards inspire you to do even more, to keep perfecting your craft, and to keep proving that it is on this continent where all the best beats start! You are the pride of the people: few things say that more than a HiPipo Award. See you all next year.

Here is the full list of the 10th HiPipo Music Awards award winners

  1. Africa Number 1 – Eddy Kenzo
  2. Africa Best Act – Rayvanny + Maluma – Mama Tetema
  3. East Africa Super Hit – Natacha – Pakuchena
  4. Artist of the Year – Eddy Kenzo
  5. Song of the Year – Eddy Kenzo & Martha Mukisa – Sango
  6. Video of the Year – Maureen Nantume – Munda Eri
  7. Breakthrough Artist – Liam Voice
  8. Lifetime Achievement Award – Moses Matovu
  9. Digital Music Queen of the Decade – Sheebah
  10. Best Regional Song
    • Chris Johnz – Kiro Mo
    • Serena Bata Ft Ray G – Rukundo

This was to be more than an awards show, but also a celebration.