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UG Hip Hop Awards set to return in May

The MTN UG Hip Hop awards, the annual event that recognises and celebrates growth in the music genre in the country are back with the 5th edition.

It is not news that 2020 was a hard year for everyone and because of this, most events have not happened as planned. However with the lockdown loosening up a bit, where most Awards have decided to ‘sit out’ the Covid wave, it is commendable that UGHHA and MTN have decided to proceed with this year’s Award. The awards are scheduled to take place on May 16, 2021.

The awards will however be virtual with only 200 invited guests and MTN Pulsers invited to witness what will be going on.

The rest of the Hiphop lovers will be able to catch the event live on the MTN official YouTube channel. It also being streamlined on the UGHHA site as well as their Instagram and Facebook pages are all solely concentrating on the Awards.

The 2021 awards will feature the Pulse Nation Cypher competition that will allow new and undiscovered talent to showcase their abilities in an online rap battle.

Judges from the previous competition

The MTN “Pulse Nation” Cypher will be open again to any young (or old) rappers that want to compete. They simply send in a video to the MTN pulse site and enjoy cash prizes upwards of 2,800,000ugx as well as being featured on a cypher with some of UG’s greats.

Here is the full list of the awards nominees;

Male artist of the year 

  • Jim Nola MC
  • Judas Rapknowledge da Akbar David and Goliath fight
  • St. Maxi Mayne – ENO MATURE
  • Navio – ABAANA BEEKA
  • Fik Fameica

Female artist of the year 

  • Recho Rey – BWOGANA
  • Felista di SUPER STAR – I can’t breath
  • Stone Age – KYEKIMU
  • M.C Yallah – Dunia

East African Artist of the year 

  • Khaligraph Jones Tuma Kitu
  • Joh Makini Dangerous
  • Nyashinski Lift Me Up
  • Femi One UTAWEZANA
  • King Kaka WAJINGA NYINYI

Album of the year 

  • Navio Strength In Numbers
  • Lyrical G GEEZY
  • M.C Yallah kubali
  • Barna Never Alone

Song of the year

  • Mun G – Bintwala
  • Adrenalyn Muzik – Some Ka Money
  • GNL Zamba – Dear HipHop
  • Play01 – Holiday
  • Fik Fameica – MUKO

Video of the year 

  • Naxa Dance
  • Sparo Ug Heads Up
  • Mr. Lean Mini Skirt

Producer of the year

  • Dagg Mizzo The Ugandan Cypher – The Mith
  • Aethan Mbikwasagwe – Flex D’Paper
  • Reymacc Fuego
  • Mio Made Navio ft. Daddy Andre and Flex D’Paper
  • Koz N’EFFECT Atamukutte – Lyrical G
  • 207 Dear Zamba (The Write Back)

Rap Fusion of the Year 

  • Amaaso (Urban Remix) Vinka, Winnie Nwagi, Feffe Bussi, The Mith & Dj Harold
  • Bangi Navio ft. Daddy Andre and Flex D’Paper
  • Zina Keya Nemesis and zex bilangilangi
  • Nalubale Project Talent Africa ft. All stars

The collaboration of the Year 

  • Elijah Kitaka Beera powa feat. Sylvester and Abramz
  • Mr Lean feat. Byg Ben Sukuya Vvamuno
  • Navio ft. Flex D’Paper and Joh Makini Abaana Beeka
  • 207 July Cypher

Lyricist of the year 

  • The Mith Ugandan Cypher
  • Judas rapknowledge Da Akbar African warrior
  • St. Maxi Mayne Kukunku 3
  • GNL Zamba Dear Hip Hop

Mixtape of the year / E.P 

  • Blixxack & Tucker Open Time EP
  • Baru Two Wavy
  • J Wats Eaze
  • The Homey The East African Boy

Sweet Sixteen 

  • Tucker HD monster
  • Blixxack monster
  • Lagum monster
  • Navio feat. Khaligraph Trophy Season

Hip-Hop Deejay of the year 

  • Drop Out
  • Slaughter Elly
  • Dj Caccie
  • Sal the dj
  • Dj cisse
  • Deejay crim

Northern Uganda artist of the year 

  • Toobi Smolz IKARE NI
  • Judas rapknowledge Da Akbar Alok kwona
  • IssaGhad Meditate
  • Stayput Abubang
  • Skinnoh The GOAT Blessed
  • Tworthy wyler Kare

 Western Uganda artist of the year 

  • Truth 256 Chunda
  • Lithan Mc Abiri Abiri
  • Crazie Wispa Koyi Koyi
  • Freestyle Session 2 Uzi Malcon Muzik

 Eastern Uganda artist of the year 

  • Sparo Ug Heads Up
  • Leumas Owabajaja Smile Beneath A Tear
  • AJ Stylz 5am In T-Town
  • BMG Music KWATA

Central Uganda artist of the year 

  • Feffe Busi Super lady
  • Gravity NYABO
  • Felista Di Superstar I can’t breath
  • Da Agent Bamungamba
  • Big Sam

 Rookie of the year 

  • Ghettoo Uppgrade Ngbbf Remix
  • Stone Age KOYI KOYI
  • Dallas Plein King Of 2020 Freestyle
  • King Missy Bloodline
  • Stay put Abubang
  • The homie EAST AFRICAN BOY

 Inspirational song of the year 

  • Flex D’ Paper Mbikwasagwe
  • Vann Mesh Mu Yesu Mulimu work
  • Stone Age Dream On
  • Chillz kabejja Abikolako
  • Barna Never Alone
  • St. Maxi Mayne Taata

 Hip-Hop media personality of the year 

  • Byg Kahuna
  • Jaluo and Timothy Code
  • The Mith and Dj Crim
  • Still Breezy
  • Jokwiz

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