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The Ugandan Hip Hop Awards are back

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By Ranell Dickson Nsereko

Prepare to be immersed in the captivating world of Ugandan hip hop as the highly anticipated Ugandan Hip Hop Awards (UGHHA) make their triumphant return. On the 23rd of May 2023, the prestigious Motiv venue will set the stage for an electrifying night filled with mesmerizing performances, well-deserved recognition, and a vibrant celebration of the Ugandan hip hop culture.

UGHHA, the ultimate platform dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of Ugandan hip hop artists, is geared up to shine a spotlight on the exceptional talent within the local scene. With a strong commitment to fairness and inclusivity, UGHHA ensures that all hip hop acts receive the recognition they deserve, providing a platform to showcase the past, present, and future of the genre in Uganda.

Beyond being an awards show, UGHHA serves as a powerful voice for performers, songwriters, producers, videographers, engineers, and all the dedicated professionals who contribute tirelessly to the thriving hip hop industry. This event brings together these talented individuals, offering them a well-deserved celebration for their invaluable contributions to the rich tapestry of Ugandan hip hop culture.

Adding to the excitement, an enthralling Master Class and seminar will precede the main event, providing aspiring artists and industry professionals with an opportunity to learn from established figures in the hip hop community. This educational component aims to inspire and empower the next generation of hip hop talent, equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the industry.

A winner during the previous episode of the Uganda Hip Hop Awards. Courtesy Photo

The upcoming UGHHA promises a spectacular showcase of extraordinary talent, featuring captivating performances by A-list artists and emerging stars alike. From mind-blowing rap deliveries to mesmerizing dance routines, beat boxing to freestyle battles, the stage will come alive with the infectious energy and boundless creative expression of Ugandan hip hop.

“We are delighted to present yet another remarkable edition of the Ugandan Hip Hop Awards,” expressed the UGHHA organizing committee.

“UGGHA is more than just an awards ceremony; it is a joyous celebration of a genre that pushes boundaries, tells stories, and uplifts the vibrant tapestry of Ugandan culture,” they added, emphasizing the significance of this event.

Full list of nominees

Album Of the Year 

Wake – Mwotty 

Flex D’Paper – Kampala Boy 

Lagum the Rapper – RZR 

Song of the Year 

Flex D’Paper ft. Navio Fik Fameica and Mozelo Kidz – Cheptegei 

THE MITH – Welcome To Ug Remix 

Lagum The Rapper – Location 

Byg Ben Sukuya ft. Apass – Blessed 

Lil Ollo – Teli Kuzikiza Remix ft. Feffe Bussi, Navio,Da Agent,and Flex D’Paper 

Female Rapper of the Year 

King Missy 

Tushi Polo 

Yala Mc 


Male Rapper of the Year 

Flex D’Paper 


Fik Fameica 

The Mith

Central Rapper of the year 

Lyrical G ft. Stone Age Ug – With it With it 

Lyrical Mycheal – Unmask 

Zedmonk Ssabatontomi – Time Reveals Talents 

Kracbone – FIRE FT. Santana Karma,Sliq Teq,Play01,Jhay Efekt,RomanJazzy & LS Andre Lxndxn Gee – Big Moves 

Feffe Bussi – Gamba Chwii 

Northern Rapper of The Year 

Ecee – Saik 

Toobi Smolz – Bed Mega 

Judas rapknowledge Da Akbar – Mung wa 

Tworthy Wyler – Legendary 

Timcence – Unthinkable 

Hell B – Real Friends 

Western Rapper of the Year 

Crazie wispa – Tukahwaamu 

Momo Mc – Tekaho karadio 

P.Y.T – Break the cycle 

Mugabi Byenkya – Philomena’s Voicemail #2 

Eshata Lookhassle – Kiga flow

Eastern Rapper of the year 

Triggah – Come Over 

Mamre Snares -Engarasi ijo 

Sparo UG – King Of The Streets 

Lxndxn Gee (London Gee) – Drake Mode 

AJ Stylz – That’s who we are 

BMG Music – Inside voice 

Collaboration of the Year 

Flex D’paper ft. Navio Fik Fameica And Mozelo Kidz – Cheptegei 

Play01 – Zinge ft. Adrenalyn Muzik 

Enjiri Ku Street – Entikko ft. Ray MC, St. Ronnie, Chillz Kabejja, Still Breezy Lukas Blacc ft. Likkle Bangi & Lagum The Rapper – One Thing 

Naxa – Regular day ft. Mal X  

The Mith ft Giovani Kiyingi, Ebrahim Soul’O & Agami Tonny – Welcome To UG Renix Matt Travers ft Akeine – Over the Moon 

MTN cypher ft. Ibrahim Solo, Triggah, King Missy, MuTownoh and Matt Travvers – Bikaye Blixxack and Tucker HD – Dotted Lines and Commas 

Inspirational song of the year 

Enjiri Ku Street – Entikko ft. Ray MC, St. Ronnie, Chillz Kabejja, Still Breezy Lyrical G – Thank You Father 

207 – Taasa Omuwala 

Mamre Snares – Street hope 

Triggah – Uganda 

Waade FT Sammie Smalls- Let It Go 

Ronny Rymez – Ghetto Mentality 

Lyricist of the year 

MooTowNoh – Pound or Shilling (PoS) 

The Hommie – Diet Coke Cover 

AJO UG – Regicide 

Joyie7star – Mwanyizabala 

African Act of the Year 


Femi One 

Nasty C 

Khaligragh Jones 


Rosa Ree 


Casspper Nyovest 

Sweet 16 (Verse of the Year) 

MooTowNoh – Pound or Shilling (PoS) 

Tucker HD – Flex ( By Wake ft. Mal-X Tucker HD & Flex D’Paper) 

The Hommie – Diet Coke Cover

207 ft. Stayput and L3vo – We Move On Timcence – Quit that game 

St Maxi Mayne – Skilibeng 

Zedmonk Ssabatontomi – Amazima Agakaawa 

Video Of the Year 

Lagum The Rapper – Some Way 

Naxa – Awoo 

The Mith – Welcome To Ug Remix 

Tucker HD – Mind Games 

Fakher – Whole squad 

Mixtape of The year 

Mugabi Byenkya – Songs For Wo(Men) 2 Starking Boycrak – Sick Trip 

Ghost Lord – Ghost In The Machine 

Producer of the Year 

Mio Made 




Rap Fusion of the Year 

Wake – Muvule 

Flex D’Paper ft. Apass – Not My Friends Naxa – Milolo 

Lukas Blacc ft Kohen Jaycee – Byange Bero – Colors Ft The Mith 

Rookie of the year 

Matt Travers 

Jungle City  

Kizzy Rulez 

Lxndxn Gee 


Mesh Wanda 

DJ of the year 

Deejay crim 

Dj kiro spliff 

DJ Victor256 

Neptunez dj 

Slaughter Elly  

Media Personality of the Year 

Timothy CODE 

Frank Ntambi

Still Breezy MC Ollo 


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