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Nominations Now Open for the 2023 HiPipo Music Awards

Written by on September 12, 2023

The HiPipo Music Awards are back for their twelfth edition, and it’s time for music enthusiasts and fans across Africa to get involved. Nominations for the 2023 HiPipo Music Awards are officially open, marking the beginning of a vibrant celebration of musical excellence.

Set to take place on Friday, November 17th, at Kampala Serena Hotel, this year’s awards promise to be a spectacular event. The HiPipo Music Awards have earned their reputation as a beacon in the African music industry, consistently recognizing and celebrating exceptional talents from across the continent.

Innocent Kawooya, the CEO of HiPipo, expressed his excitement, stating, “The kick-off of the 2023 HiPipo Music Awards nominations is a call to all African music aficionados. We encourage everyone to nominate their favourite tracks and artists. Eligible music includes any audio or video releases from October 5th, 2022, to October 5th, 2023.”

This year, the HiPipo Music Awards introduce up to fifteen diverse categories open for public nominations. These categories span a wide range of musical talents, from the local Ugandan music scene to the broader East African region and across the entire African continent.

Mr. Kawooya added, “In our past editions, we’ve been privileged to host some of the finest performances, and this year, we’re raising the bar even higher. Stay tuned for a comprehensive list of confirmed performances. But for now, let’s focus on the nominations—because the journey to victory begins right here.”

The nomination phase will close on October 6th, after which the list of nominees will be unveiled to the public. This marks the start of a month-long voting period, leading to the eagerly awaited announcement of the winners on November 17th.

As the 2023 HiPipo Music Awards nominations begin, the global music community eagerly anticipates a season filled with remarkable musical masterpieces from some of the continent’s top talents. You can be a part of this musical journey by submitting your nominations today at www.hma.HiPipo.com.

Categories Open for Public Nominations:


  1. Africa Best ACT
  2. Africa Best Video
  3. Africa Number One

East Africa:

  1. East Africa Super Hit
  2. East Africa Super Video


  1. Best Regional Song
  2. Breakthrough Artist
  3. Most Viral Song
  4. Song of the Year
  5. Video of the Year
  6. Best Male Artist
  7. Best Female Artist
  8. Artist of the Year

Let the nominations commence, and may the best of African music shine!

Note: Nominations for the 2023 #HiPipoMusicAwards #LevelOneProject are open from September 11th to October 6th, with the awards ceremony scheduled for November 17th at the Kampala Serena Hotel in Uganda.

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