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The 5th edition of the HiPipo Music Awards that was held at Kampala Serena Hotel on Saturday evening was a huge surprise.

The legendary artists, including Doctor Jose Chameleon, Bobi Wine, Eddy Kenzo, David Lutalo,Juliana Kanyomozi, Irene Namubiru walked away with nothing despite being nominated for the same awards.

Sheebah Karungi, and Bebe Cool went home with more than two awards. Sheebah Kalungi received four awards including Artiste of the Year, Best Female Artiste, Best Afrobeat Song, and Video of the Year awards.

While Gagamel boss, big size Bebe Cool received four accolades including Music Icon of the Decade,  Best Male Artiste and Song of the Year. Bobi Cool took to social media and posted:Let me take this opportunity to thank Allah,my writers and producers Andre Oman Rafiki , St Andrew  and my video producer.

Full list of winners

Artist of the Year

Sheebah Karungi

Best Male Artist

Bebe Cool

Female artist of the year

Sheebah Kalungi

Best Music Group

Pine Avenue5.

Album of the Year

The Chosen Album by Navio

Video of the Year

Kisasi Kimu by Sheebah Karungi

Song of the Year (Uganda)

Kabulengane by Bebe Cool

Best Audio Producer


Best Video Producer

NG Filmz UG (Dr. Nolton)

Best Song Writer

John Kay

Best Hip Hop Song

Sala Puleesa by Mun G

Best RnB Song

Addicted by Maro Ft Iryn Namubiru

Best Ragga Dancehall Song

Tuli Majje by Ziza Bafana

Best Reggae Song

African Gal by Bebe Cool

Best Religious Song

Omusiibi by Swahaba Kasumba

Best Band Song

Sembera by Mary Bata

Best Folk Song

Mayumba Kumi by Jackie Kizito

Best Zouk Song

Same Way by Geosteady And Lydia Jazmine

Best Afrobeat Song

Nkwatako by Sheebah Karungi

Best Afropop Song

Dangerous by Ceaserous

Best DJ

Dj Slick Stuart & Dj Roja

Best Regional Song

Ninkwesiga by Ray G Rhiganz

Must Watch Talent (Commendation Certificate)

Kiz Aza

Commended A-Cappella Group (Commendation Certificate)

Canaan Gents

Quinquennial Africa Music Vanguard Award (2012-2016)

Diamond Platnumz

Music Icon of the Decade

Bebe Cool

East Africa Super Hit

Unconditional Bae by Sauti Sol Ft Alikiba

East Africa Best Video

Salome by Diamond Platnumz Ft. Rayvanny

Song of the Year: Kenya

Unconditionally Bae by Sauti Sol and Alikiba

Song of the Year: Tanzania

Aje by Alikiba

Song of The Year: Rwanda

Indoro by Charly & Nina Feat Big Fizzo

Song of the Year: South Sudan

Sambala by MB Law and Rhapsody Ft Radio & Weasel

East Africa Best New Act

Navy Kenzo

Video Trailblazer Award

Waka Stars

Entertainment Showpiece Act of 2016

Madina Nalwanga

Best Global Act

Michael Kiwanuka

Life Time Achievement Award

Sammy Kasule

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