HiPipo Music Awards 9th Edition Start with Nominations, Deadline on 13th December

The 9th #HiPipoMusicAwards – March 14th 2020 – Kampala Serena Hotel
Burundi President , Pierre Nkurunziza hands over the Africa Fans’ Favorite Fresh Talent award to winner, Natacha La Boss at State House,* Bujumbura. The president congratulated *Natacha for representing Burundi very well.

The HiPipo music awards 9th edition has kicked off with nominations opening on Monday October 28, 2019 with the deadline slated on 13th December.

The HiPipo music awards 9th edition has kicked off with nominations opening on Monday October 28, 2019 with the deadline slated on 13th December.

The nominees, fans and guests will be hosted at Kampala Serena hotel in the grand finale on March 14, 2020.

The HiPipo CEO Innocent Kawooya, at the edition’s unveiling ceremony emphasized that, just like the very successful 8th edition, the 9th season of HiPipo Music Awards comes with #WeTheBest theme.

“The 8th edition was massive as we hosted musicians, fans and stakeholders from over 15 countries. The 9th edition is going to be bigger, better and sweeter. We remain committed to developing African music through objectively recognizing, rewarding and appreciating stand out acts throughout the continent,” Kawooya said.

HiPipo Music Awards  | #WeTheBest #Africa
The red carpet at the HiPipo award ceremony: COURTESY PHOTO

The nomination process

“We have categories with broader reach out to the different niche markets and regions to enable us celebrate a variety of music and embrace Africa. You can nominate your favourite artistes and acts via web and social media. The music eligible for nomination must have been released between 1st November 2018 and 31st October 2019,” CEO Kawooya stated.

The HiPipo CEO Innocent Kawooya: COURTESY PHOTO

Last year, the list of winners featured local artists like Sheebah Kalungi, Vinka and John Blaq. Artists outside Uganda who won awards included Sauti Sol (Kenya), Sarkodie (Ghana) Shatta Wale (Ghana), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) and Natacha (Burundi), among others. 

The awards ceremony also saw performances from Denmark-based Ugandan singer Joanita Zachariassen, Triplets Ghetto Kids, Nina Roz, Roden Y and Kenneth Mugabi.

Click to see full list of winners of HiPopo 2019

Project Partners.

As part of efforts to make the 9th edition bigger, better and sweeter, HiPipo is concluding several partnerships with other stakeholders. A full list of partners will be unveiled in due course.

Below is the program for all activities for the 9th edition

The 9th HiPipo Music Awards Program.

28th October to 13th December 2019: Nominations Collection

13th December 2019 to 3rd January 2020: Nominations Clean Up process.

6th January 2020: Announcement of nominees.

6th January to 14th March 2020: Voting underway.

14th March 2020: Awards Gala Event. 

#HiPipoMusicAwards  #WeTheBest

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