Kenzo eyes Africa No.1 spot, Big Tril for Africa song of year


Uganda BET Award winner Edirisa Musuuza aka Eddy Kenzo is vying for the top position on the African music chat, according to HiPipo, the organisers of the prestigious HiPipo Music Awards.

In their 9th HiPipo Music Awards, Kenzo is up against  Burna Boy and Davido (both from Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Fally Ipupa and Maître Gims (both from DRC), Mohamed Ramadan and Sherine (both from Egypt) and Soolking (Algeria).

They are competing for Africa’s Number One Artist.

Africa Song of The Year nominees are Bigtril – Parte After Parte (Uganda), Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killin Dem (Nigeria), Davido, Chris Brown – Blow My Mind  (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz Ft Fally Ipupa – Inama (Tanzania/DRC), Joeboy – Baby (Nigeria), Mohamed Ramadan – Mafia (Egypt), Nasty C – SMA Ft. Rowlene (South Africa), Soolking feat. Ouled El Bahdja – Liberté (Algeria) and WizKid – Joro (Nigeria).

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Bigtril’s sell-out hit “Parte after Parte” is in contention to win Uganda Song of the Year, East Africa Super Hit and Africa Song of the Year.  

While announcing the nominees, Innocent Kawooya – the CEO of HiPipo noted that following the completion of a laborious nomination process, it is now time for music fans from wherever they are to cast their votes for their favourite acts and artists via social media and the awards website until 14th March 2020.

The awards are due for 14th March 2020.


1.      Africa Number 1

i.      Burna Boy (Nigeria)

ii.      Davido (Nigeria)

iii.     Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

iv.     Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)

v.     Fally Ipupa (DRC)

vi.     Maître Gims (DRC)

vii.    Mohamed Ramadan (Egypt)

viii.   Sherine (Egypt)

ix.     Soolking (Algeria)

2.      Africa Song of The Year

i.      Bigtril – Parte After Parte (Uganda)

ii.      Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killin Dem (Nigeria)

iii.     Davido, Chris Brown – Blow My Mind  (Nigeria)

iv.     Diamond Platnumz Ft Fally Ipupa – Inama (Tanzania/DRC)

v.     Joeboy – Baby (Nigeria)

vi.     Mohamed Ramadan – Mafia (Egypt)

vii.    Nasty C – SMA Ft. Rowlene (South Africa)

viii.   Soolking feat. Ouled El Bahdja – Liberté (Algeria)

ix.     WizKid – Joro (Nigeria)

3.      Africa Fans Favorite Fresh Talent 

i.      Innoss’B (DRC)

ii.      Joeboy (Nigeria)

iii.     Mbosso (Tanzania)

iv.     Natacha (Burundi)

v.     Nviiri The Storyteller (Kenya)

vi.     Rosa Ree (Tanzania)

vii.    Sho Madjozi (South Africa)

viii.   Simmy (South Africa)

ix.     Teni (Nigeria)

x.     Vinka (Uganda)

4.      Best Song from Francophone Africa

i.      Fally Ipupa – Maria Pm (DRC)

ii.      Innoss’B – Yope (DRC)

iii.     Maître Gims – Miami Vice (DRC)

iv.     Salatiel – Anita (Cameroon)

v.     Shan’l – C’est Pas Les Gbés Gbés Gbés (Gabon)

vi.     Soolking Feat. Ouled El Bahdja – Liberté (Algeria)

vii.    Toofan ft. Jacob Desvarieux & Kassav – OU LÉ (Togo)

viii.   Ya Levis – #Katchua (DRC)

5.     Best Song from Western Africa

i.      Davido – Risky ft. Popcaan (Nigeria)

ii.      Joeboy – Baby (Nigeria)

iii.     Rudeboy – Audio Money (Nigeria)

iv.     Sarkodie – Lucky ft. Rudeboy (Ghana)

v.     Stonebwoy – Ololo ft. Teni (Ghana)

vi.     Tiwa Savage – “49-99” (Nigeria)

vii.    WizKid – Joro (Nigeria)

viii.   Zlatan X Burna Boy – Killin Dem (Nigeria)

6.      Best Song from Southern Africa

i.      AKA, YoungstaCPT – Main Ou’s (South Africa)

ii.      Cassper Nyovest feat Boskasie – Move For Me (South Africa)

iii.     Jah Prayzah – Sadza NeMuriwo (Starring IYASA) (Zimbabwe)

iv.     King Monada- Chuwana (South Africa)

v.     Nasty C – SMA Ft. Rowlene (South Africa)

vi.     Roberto -Beautiful (Zambia)

vii.    Sho Madjozi – John Cena (South Africa)

7.     Best Song from Northern/Arabic Africa

i.      Mohamed Ramadan – Mafia

ii.      Mostafa Hagag – Khatwa

iii.     Naseny Leh – Tamer Hosny

iv.     Salma Rachid Ft Mok Saib – Ma Gazelle

v.     Sherine – Ya Betfaker Ya Bet7es

8.      East Africa Super Hit

i.      Big Tril – Parte After Parte (Uganda)

ii.      Deejay Pius – HOMBA HOMBOKA (High Heels) (Rwanda)

iii.     Diamond Platnumz – The One (Tanzania)

iv.     Harmonize ‘Uno’  (Tanzania)

v.     Rayvanny Ft Diamond Platnumz – Tetema (Tanzania)

vi.     Sailors – Wamlambez (Kenya)

vii.    Sauti Sol ‘Extravaganza’ Feat. Bensoul, Nviiri, Crystal Asige & Kaskazini (Kenya)

viii.   The Ben – Vazi (Rwanda)

ix.     Vanessa Mdee – That’s For Me Ft. Distruction Boyz, Dj Tira, Prince Bulo (Tanzania)

x.     Willy Paul Ft Rayvanny – Mmmh (Kenya)

9.      Burundi Best Act

i.      Bantubwoy – Sugua

ii.      Big Fizzo – Sibeza

iii.     Double Jay – Numva Nshaka

iv.     Dr Claude – Utuntu

v.     Esther Nish X Kidum – Umbamwo

vi.     Kirikou Akili – Washa

vii.    Lolilo – Guitar

viii.   Natacha -Ufise Gute

ix.     Sat-B – Don’t Cry Ft Aslay

10.    Kenya Best Act

i.      Bensoul – Lucy

ii.      Chris Kaiga – Zimenice Ft. Tezzla

iii.     Masauti – Kiboko

iv.     Miracle Baby – Wamlambez

v.     Nadia Mukami – Radio Love

vi.     Otile Brown X Khaligraph Jones – Japo Kidogo

vii.    Redsan – Rio

viii.   Sauti Sol ‘Extravaganza’ Feat. Bensoul, Nviiri The Storyteller, Crystal Asige & Kaskazini

ix.     Willy Paul Ft Rayvanny – Mmmh (Kenya)

x.     Zikki-Welcome To Kenya

11.    Rwanda Best Act

i.      Amalon – Byakubaho

ii.      Andy Bumuntu – On Fire

iii.     Bruce Melodie – Katerina

iv.     Butera Knowless – Day To Day

v.     Deejay Pius – Homba Homboka (High Heels)

vi.     King James – Igitekerezo

vii.    Meddy – All Night

viii.   Nari High – The Mane All Stars

ix.     The Ben – Naremeye

12.    Tanzania Best Act

i.      Diamond Platnumz – The One

ii.      Harmonize ‘Uno’

iii.     Mbosso – Tamu

iv.     Nandy Featuring Sauti Sol – Kiza Kinene

v.     Rayvanny Ft Diamond Platnumz – Tetema

vi.     Vanessa Mdee ‘That’s For Me’ feat. Distruction Boyz, DJ Tira & Prince Bulo.



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