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Sheebah Takes Home Best Female Artist of the Year Award at HiPipo Music Awards


Sheebah Karungi has done it again and this time around she has ripped big from the HiPipo Awards 2020 after winning the Best Female Artist of the Year accolade for the song “Sweet Sensation.”

Sheebah was able to take the award home after going against tough competition within the category while facing other worthy contenders like Vinka, Spice Diana to mention but a few.

The 2020 HiPipo Awards also had other nominated Ugandan artists which included Eddy Kenzo, John Blaq, Spice Diana and Fik Fameica who were among the most nominated artists this year.

In 2018, Sheebah won 4 accolades at the 7th edition of the awards, making her one of the few artists to win many awards in just one night in that year, including the Best Female Artist of the Year award and Video of the Year for the song “Siri Zari” back in 2016.

The 9th annual HiPipo Music Awards were originally scheduled for 14th March 2020 at Victoria Hall of Kampala Serena Hotel but were later postponed due to unexpected circumstances and moved to a later date on 29 May 2020 in response to government guidelines concerning the coronavirus pandemic.

Voting began in January through the official HiPipo Facebook page with people voting online for their favourite music artists. The awards this time around also had a strong focus on Africa with nominees coming from over 20 sub-Saharan and North Africa countries.

Sheebah Karungi wins Best Female Artist of the Year Award at HiPipo Music Awards

This year has been a little tough for Sheebah especially after her and her previous manager Jeff Kiwa had a fallout, with reports from different sources stating that the two weren’t seeing eye to eye anymore. As of now, all we know is that Karungi is no longer part of TNS (Team No Sleep) after the bitter split and we are yet to confirm the reports.

Despite the odds, Sheebah has managed to rise to the top and that’s some good news right there. Meanwhile, after the nominations had been done, Eddy Kenzo was the one leading in the nomination list with 10 nods, closely followed by Sheebah, John Blaq, Spice Diana and Fik Fameica.

On the other hand, Eddy Kenzo was able to win Africa’s Number 1 award under the Africa category and also the Artist of the Year Award under the Ugandan one too.

Spurzine congratulates Sheebah Karungi for winning the Best Female Artist of the Year accolade including all the other winners at the HiPipo Music Awards 2020.

List of winners for HiPipo Music Awards 2020

Africa Number 1

‘Sunday’ – Slick Stuart, DJ Roja & Allan Toniks
‘Sabisubira’ – Kabako
‘Tweyanze’ – Irene Namatovu
‘Gutujja’ – B2C & Rema
‘Love Yo’ – Feffe Bussi
‘Signal’ – Eddy Kenzo

Africa Song of the Year

‘Inama’ – Diamond Platnumz ft. Fally Ipupa
‘Mafia’ – Mohamed Ramadan
‘Baby’ – Joeboy
‘Parte After Parte’ – BigTril
‘SMA’ – Nasty C ft. Rowlene
‘Liberté’ – Soolking ft. Ouled El Bahdja
‘Blow My Mind’ – Davido & Chris Brown
‘Killin Dem’ – Burna Boy x Zlatan
‘Joro’ – WizKid

Best Song from Francophone Africa

‘C’est Pas Les Gbés Gbés Gbés’ – Shan’l
‘Miami Vice’ – Maître Gims
‘Yope’ – Innoss’B
‘#Katchua’ – Ya Levis
‘Liberté’ – Soolking ft. Ouled El Bahdja
‘Maria Pm’ – Fally Ipupa
‘OU LÉ’ – Toofan ft. Jacob Desvarieux & Kassav
‘Anita’ – Salatiel

Best Song from Western Africa

‘Killin Dem’ – Zlatan x Burna Boy
’49-99′ – Tiwa Savage
‘Ololo’ – Stonebwoy ft. Teni
‘Lucky’ – Sarkodie ft. Rudeboy
‘Baby’ – Joeboy
‘Audio Money’ – Rudeboy
‘Risky’ – Davido ft. Popcaan
‘Joro’ – WizKid

Best Song from Southern Africa

‘Move For Me’ – Cassper Nyovest feat Boskasie
‘Beautiful’ – Roberto
‘Chuwana’ – King Monada
‘Sadza NeMuriwo’ – Jah Prayzah
‘Main Ou’s’ – AKA ft. YoungstaCPT
‘SMA’ – Nasty C ft. Rowlene
‘John Cena’ – Sho Madjozi

Best Song from Northern/Arabic Africa

‘Tamer Hosny’ – Naseny Leh
‘Khatwa’ – Mostafa Hagag
‘Ya Betfaker Ya Bet7es’ – Sherine
‘Mafia’ – Mohamed Ramadan
‘Ma Gazelle’ – Salma Rachid ft. Mok Saib

Africa Fans Favorite Fresh Talent

Simmy (South Africa)
Innoss’B (DRC)
Rosa Ree (Tanzania)
Nviiri The Storyteller (Kenya)
Vinka (Uganda)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Teni (Nigeria)
Mbosso (Tanzania)
Joeboy (Nigeria)
Natacha (Burundi)

Kenya Best Act

Otile Brown
Nadia Mukami
Sauti Sol
Willy Paul
Miracle Baby
Chris Kaiga

Tanzania Best Act

Diamond Platnumz
Vanessa Mdee

Rwanda Best Act

Bruce Melodie
Andy Bumuntu
The Ben
Nari High
Butera Knowless
Deejay Pius
King James

Burundi Best Act

Esther Nish
Double Jay
Big Fizzo
Dr Claude
Kirikou Akili

East Africa Super Hit

‘Vazi’ – The Ben
‘Extravaganza’ – Sauti Sol ft. Bensoul, Nviiri, Crystal Asige & Kaskazini
‘Wamlambez’ – Sailors
‘Parte After Parte’ – Big Tril
‘Uno’ – Harmonize
‘The One’ – Diamond Platnumz
‘Tetema’ – Rayvanny Ft Diamond Platnumz
‘Mmmh’ – Willy Paul Ft Rayvanny
‘Homba Homboka’ – Deejay Pius
‘That’s For Me’ – Vanessa Mdee ft. Distruction Boyz, DJ Tira, Prince Bulo


Artist of The Year
Eddy Kenzo

Best Female Artist

Best Male Artist
Eddy Kenzo

Best Breakthrough Artist
John Blaq

Best A-Cappella Group
Jehovah Shalom

Must Watch Talent
Lydia Bless

Best DJ
Dj Slick Stuart & Dj Roja

Video of The Year
Kabako – Sabisubira

Song of The Year (Uganda)
John Blaq – Do Dat

Best Audio Producer
Producer Ronnie

Best Video Director
Nolton And George (NG Filmz)

Best Song Writer
Daddy Andre

Best Hip-Hop/Rap Song
Bigtril – Parte After Parte

Best Soul Song
Kenneth Mugabi – Oliwa

Best Ragga/Dancehall Song
Sheebah x Orezi – Sweet Sensation

Best Reggae Song
Fille & Voltage Music – Squeeze

Best Band Song
Chris Evans – Call Me

Best Contemporary Folk Song
Da Agent & Betinah Fasie – Bamungamba

Best Kadongo Kamu Song
Kasule Cereste – Stress Free

Best Zouk Song
B2C & Rema – Gutujja

Best Afrobeat Song
John Blaq – Do Dat

Best Afropop Song
John Blaq – Ebyalagirwa

Best Social Message
David Lutalo – Ensi

Best School Act
Amasomero G’abazira Ba Cbs – Happy Birthday Ssaabasajja.

Best Religious/Gospel Act
Levixone Ft. Timeless Noel – Chikibombe

Written Record Of The Year
Spice Diana & Ray G writer for Omusheshe

Best Collabo
B2C & Rema – Gutujja

Best Choreography
Ghetto Kids Triplets

Best Song from Eastern Region
Irene Kayemba – Kankinemu

Best Song from Northern Region
Professor Maros – Med Mac

Best Song from Southern Region
Mayor Chris Johnz – Nkooye Obwomu

Best Song from Western Region
Ray G – Weeshe

Best Cinematography/Editing
Martin Beta for Ogwo (Eddy Kenzo ft Wembly Mo Foundation)

Most Stylish Artist
Fik Fameika

Best Rnb Song
Slick Stuart, DJ Roja – Sunday ft. Allan Toniks

Video TrailBlazer
Masaka Kids Afrikana

Exceptional Young Act
Fresh Kid

Life Time Achievement Award
Moses Matovu of Afrigo Band

Producer of the Generation
Dr. Tee – Kazibwe Travis

Golden Medal of Honour for Supporting Preservation Ugandan Sound and Identity
Gen. Salim Saleh


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Allan Bangirana

Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spurzine. He is passionate about tech, and games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.

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