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HiPipo Awards: David Lutalo named artist of the year

By Jacky Achan

Added 31st January 2016 01:27 PM

David Lutalo picked the biggest award on being crowned artist of the year and also named best male artist of the year.

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David Lutalo (with mic) was a big winner of the night. (All photos by Richard Sanya)

David Lutalo picked the biggest award on being crowned artist of the year and also named best male artist of the year.

                                    
It was a red carpet affair as the 4th HiPipo Music Awards was held at the Kampala Serena Hotel Saturday night.

Several artists and VIPs graced the red carpet as TV, radio crews, photojournalists and fans captured the excitement.

Traditional drummers also lined up both sides of the red carpet to give the artists and guests a resounding welcome as they entered the hall for the crowning of the very best in the Ugandan music industry.

On the night, David Lutalo picked the biggest award on being crowned artist of the year. He was also named best male artist of the year.

A visibly excited Sheeba picked the video of the year award and shortly afterwards bagged the female artist of the year accolade to the delight of the crowd.

 

But to top her night she had a royal, Prince Edward Walugembe, fall off the stage as she good naturedly tried to hug him in appreciation of the award for best female artist.

But not to be outdone on the night was Radio (pictured below) and Weasel who equally picked two awards on the night for best music group and song of the year.

 

Though not present, Bebe Cool got two awards on the night – best reggae song and album of the year.

East Africa's finest Diamond Platinumz rocked the awards even though he was not in attendance, receiving two accolades for the song Nana which won East Africa's super hit and East Africa best video.

Unlike the previous editions of the award where panels decided the winners, this time round it was the fans totally determined who won the award.

Shortly after midnight, Lutalo who drew the loudest cheers from the group that had nominees for artist of the year, got crowned as the top music act as the music award night came to an end.

For the revelers, Benedict Igama was the lucky winner of a convertible Peugeot 207 on the night having been selected from the hordes on fans who actively voted on the SMS platform for the award winners.

 

Special on the night was the lifetime achievement award presented to Paul Ssaaka by Maggie Kigozi for his lifelong contribution to the music industry and grooming of artists like Rema and Mowzey Radio as youngsters to become music icons.

The Ghetto kids also received Video trail blazer for the best video that promoted Uganda internationally while Vision Group's DJ Shiru (below) picked yet another accolade for Best DJ.

 

 



BEST RELIGIOUS SONG
Saum kareem- Swahaba Kasumba

BEST BAND SONG
Nkuze – Maureen Nantume

BEST FOLK SONG (KADONGOKAMU)
Akalulu – Saava Karim

BEST REGIONAL SONG
Go on – Pine Avenue 5 All stars ft. Barbie Jay (North)

BEST SONG WRITER
Moses Radio

BEST DISC JOCKEY
DJ Shiru

BEST AUDIO PRODUCER
Dr. Fizzol

BEST VIDEO PRODUCER
Savy Films –Sasha Vybz

BEST RAGGA/DANCE HALL SONG
Friendly Match – Ziza Bafana ft. Zanie Brown

BEST HIP HOP SONG
Kigozi iko hivi - Navio (pictured below)



BEST RNB SONG
Linda-Rema ft.Chris Evans

BEST ZOUK SONG
Memories - A Pass ft Lilian Mbabazi

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Paul Ssaaka

BEST AFROBEAT SONG
Mpulunguse - Diana Nalubega

BEST REGGAE SONG
Go mama - Bebe Cool

BEST AFROPOP SONG
Tusasanya – Big Eye

MOST DOWNLOADED CALLER TUNE
Muchuzi muchuzi-Rema

VIDEO TRAIL BLAZER
Ghetto Kids

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Winnie Nwagi

BEST MALE ARTIST
David Lutalo

BEST MUSIC GROUP
Radio and Weasel

EAST AFRICAN SUPER HIT
Nana-Diamond Platinumz ft. Flavour

EAST AFRICAN BEST VIDEO
Nana-Diamond Platinumz ft. Flavour

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Siri Zari - Sheebah

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Bebe Cool

SONG OF THE YEAR
Juicy - Radio and Weasel

MOST ACTIVE FAN GROUP
Gagamel Phamily

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Sheebah

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
David Lutalo



 

 

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