By Solomon Muleyi
Last Saturday was the much awaited Hi-Pipo awards at Wonder world amusement park. It started with a few performances from upcoming artists that I chose not to take note of because,well, they were still upcoming, I will pay attention when they get there.
Fille, the girl who owned 2013 was one of the artists who registered splendid performances though Grace Nakimera won every ones heart on that arena.
Though out of the lime light for the whole of last year; she showed she still had a lot to offer when she gave a breathtaking performance.
The star of the night however was Bebe cool.
Rema, Walukagga win big at HiPipo awards Publish Date: Feb 11, 2013
After scooping six awards, the organizers found it pertinent to honor him by calling him to hand an award to Rema, a former Gagamel crew member and protégé.
He refused the request and walked off as Rema was coming on stage.
Navio showing off his award for best concept music video - Kata
However when Rema came onto stage, she didn't act as the latter but rather, in her acceptance speech, knelt down and thanked Bebe cool for being a good mentor who elevated her to the heights she is.
This sent the gigantic crowd into deafening ululations as it showed Rema had acted more maturely than her former boss.
At around midnight, Santana was invited onto stage to perform in conclusion to the night.
Irene Ntale celebrates her award for Best Female Breakthrough artist
Below is the list of award winners.
Artist of the year - Bebe Cool
Best male artist of the year - Bebe Cool
Best male band song - Wagyetugenda by David Lutalo
Best female artist of the year - Rema
Best male zouk song - Badilisha
Best male kadongo kamu - Ebintu Bizibu by Hassan Nduga
Best female afro beat song - Hooray by Leila ft Chameleone
Best female afro beat song - Ediba by Juliana
Best male afro beat song - Love me by Viboyo
Best afro beat song - Akalimu by Bobi Wine
Best female zouk song - Its Okey by Titi Tabel
Best DJ - DJ Shiru
Best male reggae song - Love Letter by Bebe Cool
Best female reggea song - Winner by Allen Majara
Best song writer - Saxess
Best female RnB song - kuliba by Rema
Best male ragga dancehall - Coccidiosis by Bebe Cool
Best male hipop song - Leka kwenyumiriza by Navio
Best female band song - Ekibati by Revival Band
Best audio producer - Nash Wonder
Best video producer - Jah Live
Special category bestselling song - Kisumuluzo by Diana,
Best concept music video - Kata by Navio
Best stage performer - Bebe Cool
Best performance video category - Ntandika by Grace
Best artist in Diaspora - Pallaso
Best artist on Social Media - Bebe Cool
Best male breakthrough artist - kalifah Aganaga
Song of the year - Badilisha by Jose Chameleone
Album of the year - Obudde by Goodlyfe
Best female break through artist - Irene Ntale
Best video of the year - Kata by Navio
Best duo/ group of the year - Goodlyfe
Best Young/Teen artist of the year - Yo
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Bebe Cool wins big at Hi-Pipo awards