Veteran Artist Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Uganda Hip Hop Awards | Spurzine

Veteran Artist Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Uganda Hip Hop Awards


The Uganda Hip Hop Awards ceremony made a comeback this week on Friday in another exciting edition as hip-hop music enthusiasts and artists converged at MOTIV in Bugolobi to celebrate Uganda’s hip-hop achievements and culture.

Flex D’Paper and The Mith were the biggest winners of the evening, each bagging two accolades. The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Babaluku for his work dedicated to uplifting local communities and supporting Uganda’s hip-hop culture, spanning over 20 years.

In his acceptance speech, Babaluku called for unity and love within the industry. “Let’s learn to honour those who were here before us; let’s learn to come from a place of love. Let’s build a foundation that encourages, builds, and chooses to transform so we could all move into a future that literally looks like all of us. They say that a community that’s whole is a community that supports the weak.” He said, before dedicating the award to his family.

The 2023 edition of the Uganda Hip Hop Awards was sponsored by Hennesey and Club Beer, among others. “Our participation at this year’s Uganda HipHop Awards is an intentional gesture that we support Hip-Hop as well as the Ugandan entertainment industry.” Said David Kakonge, the chief executive of Black Showmans Beverages, the official partner of Hennessy in Uganda.

The ceremony featured performances from several musicians such as Flex D’Paper, The Mith, Timcence, AJ Stylz, and Big Tril, who was the closing act of the evening.

The Ugandan Hip Hop Awards (commonly abbreviated as UGHHA) are an annual hip-hop award ceremony, that celebrates achievements within the Ugandan hip-hop culture. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented.

The UGHHA is dedicated to providing a fair platform for all Ugandan Hip-hop acts, through an awards show that showcases the past, present and future of the genre in Uganda.

Full list of winners at the Uganda Hip Hop Awards 2023

Album of the Year
Kampala Boy by Flex D’Paper

Male Rapper of the Year
Fik Fameica

Female Rapper of the Year
Yala Mc

Song of the Year
Welcome To UG by The Mith

Video Of the Year
Welcome To UG Remix by The Mith

Collaboration of the Year
Flex D’Paper (Cheptegei ft. Navio Fik Fameica, Mozelo Kidz)

Inspirational song of the year
Taasa Omuwala by 207

Lyricist of the Year
Diet Coke cover by The Hommie

African Act of the Year
Nasty C

Sweet 16 (Verse of the Year)
Quit The Game by Timcence

Mixtape of The Year
Ghost In The Machine by Ghost Lord

Producer of the Year

Rap Fusion of the Year
Ebyange by Lukas Blacc ft Kohen Jaycee

Rookie of the Year
Kizzy Rulez

Central Rapper of the Year
Kracbone (Fire ft. Santana Karma, Sliq Teq, Play01, Jhay Efekt, Roman Jazzy & LS Andre)

Northern Rapper of The Year
Timcence (Unthinkable)

Western Rapper of the Year
Eshata Lookhassle (Kiga Flow)

Eastern Rapper of the Year
AJ Stylz (That’s Who We Are)

DJ of the Year
DJ Victor256

Media Personality of the Year
Frank Ntambi

Hip Hop Give Back Award
A Few Good Friends

Lifetime Achievement Award


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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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