UG Hip-Hop Awards 2017: Full List of Winners

The second edition of the UG Hip-Hop Awards was held on Thursday (December 14, 2017) at the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala.

The UG Hip-Hop Awards 2017 brought together all stake-holders in the Ugandan Hip-Hop fraternity including artistes, producers, deejays and media personalities among others.

The winners in the various categories were announced and handed their accolades at the ceremony.

Among the winners were rappers Pryce Teeba for ‘Male Artist of the Year’ and Fasie for ‘Female Artist of the Year’. Rapper The Mith took home the award for ‘Song of the Year’ for his song ‘Burst a Shot’.

Upcoming rapper Lil-Rich was the winner of MTN Uganda’s ‘MTN Cypher’ competition after recording a video of himself rapping over the MTN Cypher Beat and sharing it on Social Media.

Here is the full list of winners:

Male Artist of the Year

Pryce Teeba

Female Artist of the Year


Rookie of the Year

JK Lubanto

Mixtape of the Year

Not For Sale – Flex D’Paper

Central Rapper of the Year

Da Agent

Northern Rapper of the Year

Toobi Smolz

Eastern Rapper of the Year

Lemas Owabajaja

Western Rapper of the Year

Amani Amanigga

Rap Fusion of the Year

Tumunonye – Navio

Deejay of the Year

Tha Dropout

Producer of the Year

Nase Avatar

Diaspora Artist of the Year


Album of the Year

Something From Nothing – 92XL

Song of the Year

Bust A Shot – The Mith

Collaboration of the Year

Vuqa Cypher

Video of the Year

Rather Be With You – Atlas

Lyricist of the Year

I Pray – Brooks Aftermath

Inspirational Sing of the Year

Power – Mal X

Sweet Sixteen of the Year

Timothy Code

Media Personality of the Year

Mr. Skillz

MTN Cypher winner 2017

Lil-Rich (Shs 1M, Audio and Video recording)

MTN Cypher First runner up

Ghetto Upgrade (Shs 500,000)





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