With a ban on events slightly becoming loose, few fans managed to book themselves tickets and attended last Sunday’s UG Hip-hop Awards, the unlucky ones though not so lucky watched it online on different social media platforms.
The Awards ceremony that is meant to celebrate and recognize up and coming together with established talent in the Hip-hop industry took place at MoTIV studios on Portbell Road.
From attendance and production, it is evident that the awards have grown over the years with the giant screens and the graphic impressions changing the warehouse inside out.
The performance lineup was also a new one, a mixture of the new talent as well as the legendary Lyrical G, The Mith, and Flex D’Paper who did justice to their sets. We also saw the premiere of the MTN pulse cypher which featured Navio, Lyrical G, Babaluku as well as the winners from the pulse challenge.
The new young female rappers, Stone Age and Felisita Da Superstar were also awarded at the event as well as Legendary group Prim N Propa who took the lifetime achievement award.
While the surprise of the night was Northern Uganda-based rapper Judas Rap Knowledge who scooped the Male artist of the Year award.
The only letdown was no crowd being allowed due to SOP adherence but if this is an indicator of things to come, then 2022 will be a worthwhile display.
Here is the list of winners for this year:
- Male artiste of the year: Judas Rapknowledge da Akbar – David and Goliath fight
- Female artiste of the year: M.C Yallah – Dunia
- East African Artiste Of The Year : Khaligraph Jones – Tuma Kitu
- Northern Uganda Artiste of the year: Judas rapknowledge Da Akbar – Alok kwona
- Western Uganda artiste of the year: Crazie Wispa – Koyi Koyi
- Eastern Uganda artiste of the year : Sparo Ug – Heads Up
- Central Uganda artiste of the year: Felista Di Superstar – I can’t breath
- Rookie of the year : Stone Age : KOYI KOYI
- Video of the year: Naxa – Dance
- Inspirational song of the year: Flex D’ Paper Feat. Shena Skies – Mbikwasagwe
- The collaboration of the Year: Navio ft. Flex D’Paper and Joh Makini – Abaana Beeka
- Lyricist of the year : The Mith – Ugandan Cypher
- Song Of the Year: Adrenalyn Muzik – Some Ka Money
- Hip-Hop Media Personality of the year Still Breezy
- Album of the year: Navio – Strength In Numbers
- Rap Fusion of the Year: Talent Africa ft. All stars – Nalubale Project
- Producer of the year: Koz N’EFFECT
- Mixtape of the year / E.P : Blixxack & Tucker – Open Time EP
- Sweet Sixteen: Tucker HD – Monster
- Hip-Hop Deejay of the year: Deejay crim
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Prim ‘N’ Propa
- Hip-Hop Caller tune of the year: Recho Rey
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