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The Lyrical Virtuoso – Rest In Peace, Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo a.k.a Moses Radio

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1st February, 2018.

The Lyrical Virtuoso.

Humble to the eye

Calm and casual to the mind

Yet having a way with words and voice

Things that placed him favorably

In the hearts of many.

Not about the fame

Or creeping up the rope!

His heart grew toward

The multitude with need!

His heart – oh so humble!

Given to brighten the music industry

Yes! His lyrical, vocal genius went straight to the heart;

From a beat that kept one travelling to wonderland, forever

To a soul crying out for a better tomorrow,

His heart – a heart for his nation!

Oh, a huge gap left in the industry!

Hardly will it be filled

And forever will it be felt!

Gone too soon

But always, you will live.

Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo a.k.a Moses Radio

-The Lyrical Virtuoso,

Forever held dear

You will be missed.

May your soul rest in eternal peace.

Written by Consolate Kyarikunda

Copyright – HiPipo

 

Grace Nakimera kick starts national campaign against mal-nutrition

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Feeds hundreds in Mukono

On Sunday 21st January, stage queen ‘Grace Nakimera’ brought smiles to hundreds of kids’ faces in Mukono district as she treated them with free first class lunch and entertainment.

In a campaign dubbed Feed the Streets managed by Nakimera’s initiated organisation ‘Feed the Street Foundation’, the talented, multi award winning singer plans to move across the country every month providing meals to those most in need.

“Uganda’s biggest problem is mal-nutrition, if me and you don’t take the initiative to support those most in need, our future doctors, teachers, ministers etc will die of hunger or the diseases that come forth as a result of poor nutrition.” Grace Nakimera noted.

Upon sharing a few event photo moments on her official Facebook page, a one Ambrose Ishaam D’Alba commented saying “Grace we truly appreciate and acknowledge your services Madam right from yo music to the charity work but as I said earlier we also need such charity services in Jinja. Waiting for u #Mummy.”

Grace Nakimera served the kids along with her mother Rose Nabulya, daughter Macha Rinzen Kalema, and big brother, also talented singer and retired DJ Juju Kiyingi.

It should be remembered that Grace Nakimera has been running such campaigns for over three years. One most notable event was her Ntandika Charity Concert held in Kikubamutwe in 2014. There she served over 5,000 kids with food, drinks from Pepsi, Soap from Kiboko and other Christmas give goodies courtesy of DSTV.

The next Feed the Streets event will take place in the last week of February.

#HiPipoMusicAwards seal partnership with Afro Music Pop TV.

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As part of HiPipo Music Awards’ commitment to recognize, reward and appreciate musicians from across Africa, we are glad to announce the entry of Afro Music Pop TV; as our official continental TV partner.

Afro Music Pop is the largest exporter of African music and culture to the world broadcasting across Africa on DSTV 326 and GoTV 76.  In the UAE, Malaysia, Qatar, it is available on QtelMedia.

While unveiling this development, Innocent Kawooya, the HiPipo CEO noted that this partnership is timely as it will go a long way in showcasing how HiPipo Music Awards is playing a critical role in promoting African music and culture alike.

“We welcome Afro Music Pop TV, a well-known TV across the continent. Afro Music Pop comes with its massive broadcast expertize and continental reputation. Through Afro Music Pop TV, #HiPipoMusicAwards will be able to reach millions of African music fans across the continent and Asia. For us, this is a major boost, mainly for East African music,” Kawooya noted.

“HiPipo is committed to celebrating, honoring, and sustaining African music’s past, present, and future.” Innocent Kawooya added.

As part of this partnership, Afro Music Pop TV will broadcast HiPipo Music Awards pre-finale build-ups including category reviews and airing nominees’ songs. On the grand finale, the TV will broadcast live the event for at-least one hour. This will be followed with post event highlights and reviews.

The 6th HiPipo Music Awards are slated for 17th March 2018 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Voting (website and social media) in the over 50 categories is already underway. Early bird tickets are also already on the market.

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Race for Prestigious HiPipo Music Awards Is Heated- Massive Voting Started.

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Kampala – 12/01/2018: The race to the 6th Prestigious HiPipo Music Awards is getting very heated up with massive voting happening on all the channels namely; Awards Website, WhatsApp, Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

This is in addition to the excitement that many nominees have already exhibited and appreciated their fans for putting up their names for nomination. Many nominees are sharing videos and photos of their aggregated nomination and urging their fans to keep voting in big numbers.

Voting for nominees in the categories is open through different digital channels, including the project website and social media using strictly the defined hashtags.

The winners will be announced at the awards grand finale slated for 17th March 2018 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. All nominees from across Africa are invited to attend the glamorous awards event hosted in Kampala, Uganda, The Pearl of Africa.

In the run up to the event HiPipo is offering a 75% discount off tickets that are purchased in January. Tickets are 200K but you get a Mega 75% discount for tickets purchased in January. THIS OFFER WILL EXPIRE ON 28TH JANUARY 2018 AT MIDNIGHT.

Sauti Sol Feature Tiwa Savage In “Girl Next Door” – Brand New Single & Video off Upcoming LP

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Kenyan hit makers, prestigious HiPipo Music Awards 2017 ‘East Africa Super Hit Award winners and Africa’s Best Group, Sauti Sol, feature Nigerian queen of pop, Tiwa Savage, in new single: GIRL NEXT DOOR. Following the success of MELANIN, this Maleek Berry- produced track laced in Polycarp’s renowned fancy guitar riffs is the second single off Sauti Sol’s LP titled AFRIKAN SAUCE. The song was composed by Sauti Sol, mixed and mastered by Supersonic Africa, written and performed by Sauti Sol and Tiwa Savage, co-written by the phenomenal femcee, Fena Gitu from Kenya.

GIRL NEXT DOOR is a wavy sound into the new year- revolving around a love story between a guy and a girl on the same block (Bien Aime and Tiwa). The music video was shot in Lagos, Nigeria and directed by Unlimited LA.

Sauti Sol Feature Tiwa Savage - Girl Next Door
SAUTI SOL FEATURE TIWA SAVAGE IN “GIRL NEXT DOOR” – BRAND NEW SINGLE & VIDEO OFF UPCOMING LP

Tiwa Savage speaks on her first collaboration with Sauti Sol: “It’s been such an honor to work with Sauti Sol as I have been a big fan of their work since their first album ‘MWANZO’ back in 2008,” adding, “I am looking forward to us performing GIRL NEXT DOOR live in Kenya in the near future.” Sauti Sol echo Tiwa’s sentiments: “We love this jam so much! We’ve been eying Tiwa Savage for years and we’ve always wanted to work with her. The collabo was seamless and everything we anticipated it would be.”

In 2018, Sauti Sol will unveil a song each month off the AFRIKAN SAUCE LP. In November 2017, they released MELANIN featuring Patoranking – a mega hit which has surpassed 4.6 Million YouTube views in just one month. MELANIN has been voted among Africa’s best songs of 2017 by Okay Africa, among other publications.

6th HiPipo Music Awards Voting is Open!

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Following the release of nominees for the 6th prestigious HiPipo Music Awards, voting has been opened starting with social media voting and will close on the gala event day March 17th, 2018.

Social Media Voting

Voting is open effectively from 22 December 2017 for the different social media channel namely (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp) and SMS. Valid votes will have to use to right project and category #Hashtags

Online Website Voting

Online website voting will be open effective Jan 5th, fans and supporters will be able to vote for their best songs/videos/artists on the awards website  starting January 5th 2018

http://hma.hipipo.com/vote/

Music Assembly Voting

While all nominees are winners and are celebrated, the gala event final winner is one that accumulates the highest number of votes as per the voting criteria which will this year round be strengthened with the Music Assembly that is a composition of select previous winners and nominees of #HiPipoMusicAwards and select media personalities among others. The Music Assembly will have a vote that will contribute 30 per cent to 7 categories among which will be Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year while the rest of the categories as always will be fully decided by the fans vote.


Music Assembly Vote: 30%,  Public Vote: 70%

Weight Channels How to Vote
70% Website Vote at Awards Website
10% Whatsapp & SMS Add the phone number “+256-778-087194” to your contacts and send the string “#HiPipoMusicAwards #Category #NomineeName”
20% Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Make a post using the following string:
“#HiPipoMusicAwards #Category #NomineeName”

East Africa Best Songs and Videos of 2017 – HiPipo Music Awards Nominees.

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Kampala – 22/12/17: The 6th HiPipo Music Awards in celebration of the best songs and videos with an African focus and in the spirit of promoting the East African community cultural integration, has released nominees for East Africa centric categories. The nominee are excellent pieces of work from Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Innocent Kawooya, CEO HiPipo while congratulating the different artists upon this prestigious nomination noted that HiPipo Music Awards, East Africa categories will promote a more vibrant performing arts industry in East Africa which contributes to socio-economic transformation and deepen East Africa Cultural Integration with more East Africa Artists Collaborations”

The winners of these East Africa categories will be announced at the 6th HiPipo Music Awards grand finale slated for 17th March 2018 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. All nominees from Across Africa are invited to attend the glamorous awards event hosted in Kampala, Uganda the Pearl of Africa.

Voting for nominees in these categories is open through different digital channels, including the project website and social media using strictly the defined hashtags.

Here are the East Africa Categories nominees.

Africa Best Songs and Videos of 2017 – HiPipo Music Awards Nominees

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Kampala – 20/12/17: The 6th HiPipo Music Awards in celebration of the best songs and videos with an African focus has released nominees for 3 Africa centric categories namely Africa Song of the Year, Africa Video of the Year and Best Francophone Africa Act.

The categories highlight excellent works of art from over 15 African countries.  The nominations feature among other artists from Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal and Congo with collaborations featuring artists of USA and Jamaican decent.

Innocent Kawooya, CEO HiPipo noted that HiPipo Music Awards, Africa categories further reflect HiPipo’s broad embrace, celebration, and honor of music from Africa and by Africans that has entertained us and shaped our culture.  He added that the year has been good for music in Africa seeing many hit songs and club bangers being released that have continued to thrive and spread the reach of African art across different corners of Africa.

The winners of these Africa categories will be announced at the 6th HiPipo Music Awards grand finale slated for 17th March 2018 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. All nominees from Across Africa are invited to attend the glamorous awards event hosted in Kampala, Uganda the Pearl of Africa.

Voting for nominees in these categories is open through different digital channels, including the project website and social media using strictly the defined hashtags.

Here are the nominees.

Africa

  1. Africa Song of the Year
    • Alikiba – Seduce Me
    • C4 Pedro Ft Sauti Sol – Love Again
    • Cassper Nyovest – Tito Mboweni
    • Darassa Ft. Ben Pol – Muziki
    • Davido – IF
    • Diamond Platnumz Ft. Ne-Yo – Marry You
    • Eddy Kenzo – Jubilation
    • Jah Prayzah Ft. Mafikizolo – Sendekera
    • Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa – Particula (ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna)
    • Roberto – Into You
    • Runtown – Mad Over You
    • Sheebah – John Rambo
    • Wizkid – Come Closer Ft. Drake
  1. Africa Video of the Year
    • AKA – Caiphus Song
    • Davido – Fall
    • Diamond Platnumz Ft. Morgan Heritage – Hallelujah
    • Flavour – Baby Na Yoka
    • Mafikizolo – Love Potion
    • Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa – Particula (ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna)
    • Eazi – Leg Over
    • Sarkodie – Pain Killer Ft. Runtown
    • Sauti Sol Ft. Patoranking – Melanin
    • Sheebah – The Way
    • Tekno – Rara
    • Tiwa Savage – All Over
    • Toofan – Terre
  2. Best Francophone Africa Act
    • Adiouza – Ma La Nob
    • Awilo Longomba – Esopi Yo Tiwa Savage
    • Daphne – Calée
    • Dj Arafat –Kpadoompo
    • Dj Kerozen – Le Temps
    • Fally Ipupa – Eloko Iyo
    • Maabo – Yako Waral
    • Serge Beynaud – Akrakabo
    • Sidiki Diabaté – Je Suis Désolé
    • Toofan – Terre

#HiPipoMusicAwards #HallOfFame Shortlist Released

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Music’s highest honor, #HiPipoMusicAwards, will celebrate a wealth of musical richness of over decades starting at the 6th prestigious HiPipo Music Awards where we shall enshrine some classic recordings in the Hall of Fame.

The initial batch of songs shortlisted for the Hall of Fame of which some will be enshrine and commemorated in the Hall of Fame is released. Find out more  

http://hma.hipipo.com/05/12/2017/hipipomusicawards-halloffame-shortlist/

#HiPipoMusicAwards Nomination Submission are open until 15th November 2017

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Nomination channels for the 6th prestigious HiPipo Music Awards are open until 15th November 2017 when this exercise will be closed.  The nomination process is part of a series of decisive activities that are being undertaken and will culminate with the 6th HiPipo Music Awards grand finale slated for 27th January, 2018 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

The 6th edition of HiPipo Music Awards – comes with a broad theme “Hall of Fame”.

Submit your nomination today! Visit this link

http://hma.hipipo.com/nominate-2017/

#HiPipoMusicAwards #HallofFame #MusicAssembly