Uganda Hip Hop Awards is the first of it’s own – announced by the Tribe UG, a hip hop website run by two young entrepreneurial guys in Felix Byaruhanga and Mubanza Haggai.
The UG Hip-Hop Awards will serve to recognise the accomplishments of the Ugandan Recording Industry by celebrating groups and individuals who have excelled in the past year. The UG Hip-Hop Awards will be recognizing talent in 22 categories .
Byaruhanga, one of the organisers reiterates that the award entries are now open until 15th September 2016.
“During this time, artistes will be required to submit any details, audio and video material to qualify for nomination in one or more categories. After which, entries received are then screened for compliance with the relevant rules, and to check whether such entries are entered in the correct categories. The purpose of this process, known as vetting, is to ensure that each entry is eligible, in the right category and is not at risk of disqualification.”
Here are the Uganda Hip Hop awards categories;
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
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
These categories are not open for entry. The appointed UG Hip-Hop Awards panel will nominate the recipients.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by UG Hip-Hop Awards to deserving Ugandan artists/performers and personalities who, during their careers, have made significant contributions of lasting impact to the Ugandan hip-hop industry.
Hustler of the year
This award will be awarded by UG Hip-Hop Awards to deserving Ugandan artists/performers that have had major endorsements or any other brand building achievements acquired through Hip-Hop such as album sales, merchandise, TV/radio shows, events, charity engagements, etc.
Read more about rules and regulations of the awards here: http://www.thetribeug.com/rules/
All hip Hip artists with the talent should sign up for the nominations using the entry form on this page: http://www.thetribeug.com/entry-form/