Hip Hop was celebrated over the weekend with the crowning of some of Uganda’s best rappers during the annual MTN Hip-Hop awards.
Created to recognize and celebrate the talent and hard work of artists in Uganda’s hip-hop industry, the awards saw some winners walking away with cash prizes during the day as well as discovering, nurturing and supporting new talent in the hip-hop industry through giving them a platform to showcase their Hip-Hop prowess.
This year, the winner of the MTN Pulse Cypher challenge Allan Wathika, alias Triggah walking away with shs2million, while Ibrahim Balunywa, alias Ebrahim Soul’o, and Anena Missy Ochola alias King Missy were the first and second runner-up respectively in this year’s competition and they walked away with shs1.5million and shs1million respectively.
In a surprise twist, and in recognition of their efforts and skills, a consolation prize of shs650,000 was given to the other 2 contestants each as well as 20GB Freedom data bundles to all the top 5 contestants.
In addition, the 5 final contestants received a chance to record a collabo for free at Swangz Avenue.
The winners of the annual award ceremony include:-
Album of the year
Kracbone – Ego
Male artist of the year
Navio – 30 seconds to Hollywood
Female artist of the year
Stone Age UG – Kimala Nekigwa
Rookie of the year
Zedmonk Ssabatontomi – Work si myaka
Inspirational song of the year
AJ Stylz ft. Spyda MC – Nkowola
Song of the year
The Mith ft. Herbert Ssesamba – I give her love
The collaboration of the Year
Lagum the Rapper ft. Bangi – Catching Flights
Rap Fusion of the Year
Keinoh – Dior
Video of the year
Keinoh – Drip
African Artist of the year
Eastern Uganda artist of the year
AJ Stylz – Put in the work
Northern Uganda artist of the year
Judas Rapknowledge da Akbar – Heart Of Hannibal Barca
Western Uganda artist of the year
Crazie wispa – Mwebale /Thank you
Central Uganda artist of the year
Felista di superstar
Lyricist of the year
Lyrical G – Sikyasaaga ( The L-Matic)
Hip-Hop Deejay of the year
Mixtape of the year
Kavali King – Social Introvert 2
207 – Abajega
Calvin the entertainer
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