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Hip Hop awards live up to the hype

Big Tril, Reycho Ray and Ykee Benda performing. Photo by Isaac Ssejjombwe

Hip Hop music is believed to be known and liked by just a few people unlike other genres and because of this, not very many people witnessed what transpired during the 4th edition of the annual Hip Hop Awards that took place at the MTN Warehouse on Friday evening.

Although the event didn’t have much publicity, it saw quite several genres enthusiasts came to witness the crowning of the best Ugandan Hip Hop artistes for the past year.

The Mith receiving the award fo most inspirational song. Photo by Isaac Ssejjombwe


The event that kicked off at 9 pm saw Hip Hop giants deservedly win different categories which makes these awards one of the most credible ones. 

Among the notable winners include Lyrical G taking home the Lifetime Achievement Award. The singer has been around for more than 20 years and has inspiring many Hip Hop artistes in Uganda. Big Trill won both the Male Artiste of the Year and his ‘Parte after Parte’ scooped Hip Hop song of the year. 

Rachael Ray took both the Hip Hop female artiste and MTN caller tune for her ‘Guma Bakunyige’ track. Feffe Bussi won Central rapper of the year beating Fik Fameica, VIP Jemo, Da Agent and Rachael Ray to it. 

Rapper Babaluku. Photo by Isaac Ssejjombwe

GNL Zamba to it took home the diaspora rapper of the year while Flexx De Pepper won Video of the Year for the ‘Level up video. The Mith’s ‘Amen’ was voted inspirational song and Tucker HD’s ‘Vroom’ album was crowned the best album of the year. Navio also went home with the Lyricist of the Year award.

There were performances from Feffe Bussi, whose freestyle was a confirmation that he’s the king in that department as he gave big ups to fellow rappers in the audience like Navio, Babaluku, and Big Trill among others in his lines.

Photo by Isaac Ssejjombwe

It was, however, the remix of ‘Bomboclat’ which featured Ykee Benda, Navio, Big Trill and Rachael Ray that was the highlight of the night as Racho Rey and Big Trill went out of their way to do a simple freestyle on stage.

Navio and his wife during the event. Photo by Isaac Ssejjombwe

Other performances came in from Byg Ben and Tanzania’s most prolific and respected Hip-Hop artist, Joh Makini.

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