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