Hipipo, the organisers of the prestigious Hipipo Music Awards have revealed the nominees for the 9th Hipipo Music Awards. The release of the 2020 nominees followed a two months’ nominations submission and clean up process. Thousands of music stakeholders mainly from Uganda, East Africa, and the rest of Africa took part of this exercise. The 2020 edition is so strong on Africa with nominees coming from over 20 sub-Saharan and North African countries.
Burna Boy and Davido (both from Nigeria), Desmond Platnumz (Tanzania) Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Fally Inpupa, and Matŕe Grims (Both from DRC), Mohamed Ramadan-Mafia and Sherine (both from Egypt), and Soolking (Algeria) are competing for Africa’s Number One Artist.
Africa Song of the Year – Nominees are Bigtril Parte After Parte (Uganda), Burna Boy × Zlatan – Killin Dem (Nigeria), Davido, Chris Brown – Blow My Mind (Nigeria) Desmond Platnumz ft. Fally Inpupa – Inama (Tanzania/DRC) Joeboy – Baby (Nigeria), Mahamed Ramadan – Mafia (Egypt) Nasty C-SMA ft. Rawlene (South Africa), Soolking ft. Ouled El Bahdja-Libertè (Algeria), Wizkid – Joro (Nigeria). Eddy Kanzo leads the nomination list with 10 nods, clovely followed by John Blaq, Spice Diana and Fik Fameica. Bigtril’s sell-out parte after parte is in contention to win Uganda Song of the Year, East Africa Super Hit and Africa Song of the Year.
Whiles announcing the nominees – Innocent Kawooya, the CEO of Hipipo noted that following the completion of a laborious nomination process , it’s now time for music fans from wherever they are to cast their votes for their favorite acts and artists via Social Media and the awards website till 14th March 2020. The music assembly has done it’s part. The acts and artists befitting nomination are those that are shortlisted. In our case, befitting means those that meet the Hipipo Music Awards Nomination criteria which is available for everyone via the project website.
“All nominees are already winners. Even so we now urge the artists to rally their fans because the ultimate winners will be those with the highest number of votes”, Innocent Kawooya explained. Hipipo and it’s partners will present the prestigious 9th Hipipo Music Awards on Saturday 14th March 2020, live from Victoria Hall of Kampala Serena Hotel. The gala night will be preceeded by a special red carpet event. Just like previous years, the 2020 edition of Hipipo Music Awards is proudly sponsored by God.