The fourth edition of the HiPipo music words happened last evening at Kampala Serena hotel but unlike before, there were many surprises during the evening.
David Lutalo was the biggest winner of the night after scooping the artiste of the year as well as the male artiste category and on receiving the biggest award of the night; the ‘Manya’ artiste had this to say. “I would like to thank my fellow musicians because without them, this category wouldn’t have been formed. I would also like to thank God the almighty for the talent he gave me, my fans for the endless support and the organizers of HiPipo music awards.”
Sheeba who emerged victorious in the video of the year (Siri Zari) and female artiste of the year said that her journey has been all about persistence. “Few people believed in me at first and I kept doing what I thought was right and I would like to thank a few people who believed in me. Jeff Kiwa, you are the best and all Sheebaholics.”
On the other hand, Chris Evans, whose ‘Linda’ song alongside Rema won the best RnB track said. “We did this track two weeks after Rema had given birth. She was still weak but she persisted and if there is an artiste out there who hasn’t worked with Paddy Man, you are missing out a lot.”
After winning the best Zouk song (Memories), A Pass and Lillian came on stage and they gave a testimony about this song. A Pass said Lillian contacted him to do a song and in fifteen minutes, he was already done. “Soon after hearing the song, we already knew it was going to be a hit.” Lillian added. A Pass however cautioned the organizers to never put him in the category of song writers because he’s not one.
Meanwhile Bebe Cool won two awards; Best reggea song and Best album while Goodlyf won best group, song of the year (Juice). Radio also won best song writer, while disc spinner Shiru won best DJ, Gagamel pail took was voted active fans group.
Upcoming artists, Winnie Nwagi was voted breakthrough artiste and the public prize of the night went to Igama Benedict who drove home in a convertible Peugeot 207 car.