Life Style
Rema, Walukagga win big at HiPipo awards
Publish Date: Feb 11, 2013
Rema, Walukagga win big at HiPipo awards
Walukagga took the awards for Best Kadongo Kamu Artiste, Best Male Artiste, as well as Song of the Year
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Micheal Kanaabi  

Gifted vocalist Rema, real name Rehema Namakula, who came into the limelight after her collaboration with Bebe Cool in Cease And Seckle, was the biggest winner of the night at the first-ever HiPipo Music Awards at Theatre La Bonita on Saturday. HiPipo is a social media-driven entertainment site.
 
The awards Rema won were Best Reggae Song alongside Bebe Cool for the collaboration Missing You, Best R&B Song for Oliwange and Top HiPipo Charts Award. Others were Best Breakthrough Artiste and finally Best Female Artiste, which pitted her alongside industry titans like Irene Namubiru, Juliana Kanyomozi and Grace Nakimera.
 
Rema crowned off her moment of glory by falling on her knees and thanking her fans for all their support, as well as putting up a compelling live performance of her song, Oliwange.
 
Navio was the other big winner of the night. He took home awards for Best Social Media Star, Best Hip Hop Artiste and Best Video.  
 
The biggest surprise winner was kadongo kamu’s man of the moment, Mathias Walukagga, who took best Kadongo Kamu Artiste.
 
He also bagged the Best Male Artiste and Song of the Year Award for his controversial Bakoowu hit that dominated airwaves throughout 2012.
 
 
Other winners included Bebe Cool, Vampino, Young Mulo, Young Zee and Viboyo.
 
Performances from Mr. Woods, Shamim, Daxx Kartel and Drumex Band kept the event alive, with Navio and Vampino crowning off the awards that gave us a little feel of red carpet glitz and glamour. 
 
Award shows in Uganda have not been known to be smooth sailing and so the mishaps at the maiden HiPipo Music Awards were not surprising. First of all, the gala started at about 9:00pm, two hours later than the scheduled time.
 
The projectors also failed initially, so the names of nominated artistes had to be read out loud. Most of the big-name artistes like Bebe Cool, Jose Chameleone and Bobi Wine and some other people supposed to present awards to winners were nowhere to be seen. 
 
Music award shows in Uganda also seem to have a shelf life; PAM Awards and DIVA Awards, which were a big thing in the local music industry, went mysteriously silent two years ago.
 
While these awards are laudable for bringing back what should be a mainstay in the music industry, it was a shaky start for HiPipo awards. It being the first time HiPipo organised an event of such magnitude, you need to cut them some slack and hope they will do better next time.
 
Hipipo 2013 winners
 
Artiste of the Year — Bebe Cool
 
Best Male Artiste — Mathias Walukagga
 
Best Female Artiste — Rema
 
Best Breakthrough Artiste — Rema
 
Best Artiste in Diaspora — Fyonna Nsubuga
 
Best Artiste on Social Media —Navio
 
Best Young/Teen Artiste — Young Zee
 
Best On-Stage Performer —Vampino
 
Best Audio Producer — Hannz Tactiq
 
Best Video Producer — Seasons Kim/XP
 
Album of the Year — Book of Kirya by Maurice Kirya
 
Video of the Year — One and Only by Navio
 
Song of the Year — Bakoowu by Mathias Walukagga
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best Hip Hop Song — One and Only By Navio
 
Best R&B Song — Oli Wange by Rema
 
Best Ragga-Dancehall Song —Tebakusobola by Yung Mulo
 
Best Reggae Song — Missing You by Bebe Cool and Rema
 
Best Gospel Song — Body Guard by Emron and Sizzaman
 
Best Band Song — Bwolonda by Chris Evans
 
Best Kadongo Kamu Song —Bakoowu by Mathias Walukagga
 
Best Zouk Song — Valu Valu by Jose Chameleone
 
Best Afropop and Soul Song — Zina by Viboyo Ft Vampino and Benon
 
Best Afrobeat Song — Jennifer by Bobi Wine
 
Best HiPipo Charts Artiste — Rema

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
10 Spain priests charged in child sex abuse case after pope steps in
A Spanish judge charged 10 Catholic priests over the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage altar boy...
Rebecca Jingo’s Isabirye gets 7th woman
Rebecca Jingo’s husband Joel Isabirye is in love again. He said to have hooked a ''new catch'' his potential seventh wife....
Scientists hold emergency meeting to save endangered rhinos
Conservationists and scientists have held talks in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction....
Sugary drinks cause earlier menstruation - study
Girls who consume lots of sugary drinks start menstruating at a younger age, a study said...
Prepare for start of the school term
With the holidays coming to an end, many households are busy preparing for the children to go back to school....
Lost the love of my life, is it possible for me to love again?
I had a fiancé who loved me with all her heart. She practically spoilt me and I loved her to bits....
Do you agree with the new tax on private schools?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter