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HiPipo Music Awards 2019: Full List of Winners

The 2019 HiPipo Music Awards took place on Saturday (March 16) at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Winners in different categories were announced and handed their accolades.

Here is the full list of winners:


Africa’s Number 1: Diamond Platnumz

Africa Best Male Artist: Diamond Platnumz

Africa Best Female Artist: Tiwa Savage

Africa Song of The Year: King Monada – Malwedhe (Collapse Song)

Africa Video of The Year: Shatta Wale – Gringo

Best Francophone Africa Act: Fally Ipupa Ft. Keblack & Naza – Mannequin

Best Song from Western Africa: Davido – Assurance

Best Song from Southern Africa: King Monada – Malwedhe (Collapse Song)

Best Lusophone Africa Act: Mr. Bow- Eu Pago

Africa Fans Favorite Fresh Talent: Natacha (Burundi)

Africa Must Watch AfroPop Artist: Yovi (Nigeria)

Africa RnB Maestro: Roberto (Zambia)

Africa Hip-Hop Maestro: Sarkodie and Navio

Africa Best Group: Sauti Sol


East Africa

Song of The Year Kenya: Sauti Sol Ft Nyashinski – Short N Sweet

Song of The Year Tanzania: Alikiba – Mvumo Wa Radi

Song of The Year Rwanda: Passy Ft. Butera Knowless – Mbaye Wowe

Rwanda Video of The Year: Bruce Melodie – Blocka

Tanzania Video of The Year: Mbosso – Hodari

Kenya Video of The Year: Victoria Kimani – Wonka

East Africa Super Hit: Harmonize Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Kwangwaru

East Africa Best Video: Vanessa Mdee Ft. Gnako – Wet



Artist of The Year: Sheebah

Best Female Artist: Sheebah

Best Male Artist: David Lutalo

Best Duo/Group: Voltage Music | Aka Kent & Flosso

Best Breakthrough Artist: Nina Roz and Chosen Becky

Best A-Cappella Group: Jehovah Shalom

Must Watch Male Talent: John Blaq

Must Watch Female Talent: Nshuti S Mbabazi

Best DJ: Dj Slick Stuart & Dj Roja

Album of The Year: Sheebah – Omwooyo

Video of The Year: Irene Namatovu – Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi (Director NG Films)

Song of The Year (Uganda): Bobi Wine – Kyarenga (Producer Sir Dan Magic)

Best Audio Producer: Nessim

Best Video Director: Nolton and George (NG Filmz)

Best Song Writer: Dokta Brain

Best Hip-Hop/Rap Song: Feffe Bussi – Who Is Who

Best Rnb Song: Cosign – Obeera Wa

Best Soul Song: Kenneth Mugabi Nkwegomba

Best Ragga/Dancehall Song: Lydia Jazmine & Daddy Andre – You and Me

Best Reggae Song: Naava Grey – Nvuuma

Best Band Song: Chris Evans Kaweesi and Maureen Nantume – Kisaaganda

Best Contemporary Folk Song: Irene Namatovu – Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi

Best Kadongo Kamu Song: Jackie Kizito – Tufumba Fekka

Best Zouk Song: Chosen Becky Bankunza

Best Afrobeat Song: Sheebah – Wankona

Best Afropop Song: Vinka – Chips Na Ketchup

Best Social Message: Maureen Nantume – Akambe (Written By Desire Kats)

Supa Diva Stand Out Act: Winnie Nwagi – Matala

Best School Act: Kyaddondo SS Matugga – Welcome To My World

Best Religious Song: Swahaba Kasumba – Omwezi Guno

Best Gospel Song: Levixone – Turn The Replay

Best Gospel Video: Baby Gloria – Mbu Ndi Lubuto

Best Religious Video: Ntanda Umar Samir – Subhanallah

Written Record Of The Year: Fik Fameica – Property

Best Artist In Diaspora: Mc Norman

Best Ug Collabo: Slick Stuart, Dj Roja – Very Well Ft. King Saha

Best Cross Boarder Collabo: B2c Ft. The Ben – No You, No Life

Best On-Stage Performer: Roden Y Kabako

Best Choreography: Ghetto Kids Triplets

Best Song from Eastern Region: Kim Nana – Podium

Best Song from Northern Region: Adong – Yata

Best Song from Southern Region: Lindah Blessing – Ntegedde

Best Song from Western Region: Amani Amaniga – Karamu

Best Cinematography: Pest Grate Make For Fik Fameica And Wembly Mo – Sconto

Best MDD Act: Amooti Omubalanguzi for Apaasa Paas

Life Time Achievement Award: Annet Nandujja

Video Trailblazer Award: Coopy Bly for Wakayima

Decade Afrotunes Lyricist: David Lutalo

Best Global Act: Joanita Zachariassen

National Medal of Honor for Arts and Sports: Golola Moses

Genius Producer of the Generation: Henry Kiwuwa

Commendation for Social Responsibility: Ghetto King, Nick Rasta

Commend Youth Industrial Innovator (Certificate): Uganda ONE CAR