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Hip Hop Awards return

Navio at Hip Hop awards 2016

The third edition of the MTN Hip Hop Awards, which are meant to celebrate the best hip-hop music released in 2018, has been announced.

The organisers also revealed the list of nominees.

“We delighted to be back for the third edition of the hip hop awards. 2018 was a competitive year as we saw some household names go all out in the industry. Additionally, we saw some fresh and underground talent come up to express themselves with some good vibes,” said Felix Byaruhanga, the PR and Marketing Manager at The Tribe UG, the organisers of the awards.

The announcement was made via video link on MTN Uganda’s official Facebook page.

There are 20 categories in the 3rd edition of the Awards, including ‘Song of the year’, ‘Album of the year’ and ‘Video of the year’ among others.

According to Byaruhanga, there is an opportunity for the public to vote for the best by send a message to 7197.

The awards ceremony will be held on 8th February 2018 at the MTN TIDAL Warehouse located at the MTN Headquarters on Jinja Road and tickets are Shs20,000 ordinary and Shs50,000 for VIP.

On the same evening, MTN Uganda shall be rewarding the person with the most likes/retweets with UGX 1,000,000. The 1st runner-up wins UGX 500,000 and 2nd runner-up UGX 250,000.

Others nominees include;-

  1. Male Rapper of the Year


Fik Fameica

Fefe Bussi

JK Lubanto

Jim Nola MC

  1. Female Rapper of the Year

MC Yallah

Recho Rey

Tushi Polo


Race T

  1. Album of the Year

OMUNGi Attibwa – Mun*G

On My Own – J-Wats

African Reality – AJO

Affropucino – Blixxack

Labongo & Gipir – Judas Rap Knowledge


  1. Song of the Year

Yenze Aliko – Flex D’Paper

Terikuzikiza – Recho Rey

Iddi Aimin Dada – Fefe Bussi

Firimu – JK

Lubanto Wubila Hater – KSL 

  1. Producer of the Year

Mio Made

Dagg Mizzo


Nase Avatar

Yung Jey Basalesale

  1. Collaboration of the year 

Paper – Navio, Ice Prince, The Mith

Red Cypher – Josh SB, Ginsu, Ruyonga, Barna, Wake & DJ Stef

Holla Remix – J-Wats, Pryce Teeba, Flex D’Paper, DelBoy, Play01, Byg Ben

Emisana N’Ekiro – Blixxack & Tucker HD

Gangasta – DJ Crim, T-Bro & Lyrical G

  1. Inspirational song of the Year

Believe – Emmix

Brokeness – Jesse10s

Ngenze – Bawanguzi Of Souls

Press On – Barna

Life is Beautiful – Lyrical Mycheal & Anthony Faulkner

  1. Video of the Year 

Paper – Navio, Ice Prince & The Mith

Firimu – JK Lubanto

Sconto – Fik Fameica

Terikuzikiza – Recho Rey

Iddi Amin Dada – Fefe Bussi

  1. Lyricist of the Year 

AJO – Transcend

St. Nellysade – Rap Up 2017

Blixxack – The Proem

Recho Rey – Terikuzikiza

Tushi Polo – Ke’Kaseera

  1. Rookie of the Year 




Recho Rey

Tushi Polo

  1. Sweet 16 (Verse of the year)

Slavery – Suspekt

Paper – The Mith

Mpambana – MC Yallah

The Proem – Blixxack

Snapbacks – KSL

  1. Mixtape of The year 

Kingdome Come – Dagg Mizzo

Broken Master Piece – A1 Fresh

The Intro – Larry

Trap House Memoirs – Sliq Teq

November Came Late – Ledra & MAFB

  1. Deejay of the Year 

Deejay Crim

Tha DropOut

DJ Slaughter Elly

Deejay Lolah

  1. Personality of the Year

The Mith & J Crim – Double Trouble (Urban TV)

Toobi S.M.O.L.Z – Radio King 90.2FM

Byg Kahuna – Hot 100

Meester Deejay & Slaughter Elly – SNMS (Radio City)

Calvin Da Entertainer – UBC TV

  1. Rap Fusion of the Year 

Nielewe – Navio, Vanessa Mdee

Tubikole – Fik Fameica & Vinka

Karamu – Amani Amaniga

Habiba – St. Nellysade & AB Kale

Gukubila – Lyrical Mychael

  1. Diaspora Act of the Year 


Jesse 10S


Kleo Namiiro

  1. Western Rapper of the Year 

Amani Amaniga

Crazie Wispa

T-Bro The King Kiga

Sagio Mhza  Xamion’t

  1. Northern Rapper of The Year 

Gbaraspoken Emcee

O.P.U KobokoBoy

Toobi S.M.O.L.Z

Ken Lee

Judas Rapknowledge

  1. Central Rapper of the year 

JK Lubanto

Fefe Bussi

Jim Nola MC

Gravity Omutujju

Recho Rey

  1. Eastern Rapper of the year 

Leumas Owabajaja


Gibbon MC

MamRe Snares

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