Kampala, Uganda: The Uganda Hip Hop music awards are for the first time introducing an MTN Cypher competition, a fun, additional platform to showcase skills in rap with winners to be rewarded with a cash prize of Ugx 1 million. This will be accompanied by a video and audio recording production and other goodies according MTN Corporate Communications Manager Val Oketcho.
With these new developments in its second year running, the event proceedings promise to be more entertaining, informative and engaging for the Hip Hop masses that will be in attendance.
MTN Uganda is a proud supporter of Ugandan music because we are cognizant that music, in all genres, continues to be a key driver of our bright Y’ello brand to our customers. Our support to the music industry over the years has enabled us deliver top notch artists both international and Ugandan to our customers here live on stage and MTN Caller Tunez further enable our customers to download their favourite Ugandan hip hop song as their call back tune on *170#. Through events like the Ug Hip Hop Awards, we go a notch higher to seek and recognize excellence in the art of hip hop. We view this as a platform through which the industry can continue to grow; and through which Ugandans with talent can firmly set their aspirations. Our sponsorship of the Ug Hip Hop Awards for the second year running is an attestation to this – says Val Okecho Corporate Communications Manager at MTN.
The Ug Hip Awards brand has also partnered with notable brands like Nile Breweries, Face TV and Creative Republik.
The event will be taking place on Thursday the 14th of December 2017 at the Golf Course Hotel where great achievements within the local hip hop culture will be celebrated.
The theme this year is “Hip Hop The Voice of the Youth”.
Accolades will be given to winners of of the various categories. . There will also be performances from the biggest artists in the game going back and forth in a friendly medley of their hits and freestyle ‘battles’.
Contenders are judged on performances and achievements made between 1st January 2015 – 30th June 2016 . The categories are as follows:
- Album of the year
- Male artist of the year
- Female artist of the year
- Rookie of the year
- Inspirational song of the year
- Song of the year
- Collaboration of the Year
- Rap Fusion of the Year
- Video of the year
- Best Producer
- Diaspora Artist of the year
- Eastern Uganda artist of the year
- Northern Uganda artist of the year
- Western Uganda artist of the year
- Central Uganda artist of the year
- Lyricist of the year
- Hip-Hop Deejay of the year
- Mixtape of the year
- Hip-Hop media personality of the year
- Sweet Sixteen
- Lifetime Achiever
- Hustler of the year
People planning to attend The Ug Hip Hop Awards are encouraged to purchase their tickets from any Pay way outlets.
Damage: UGX 20,000 – 50,000 per person
Ticket outlet: Payway (Ug Hip Hop Awards)
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Official Hashtag: #UgHiphopAwards2017
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