Nomination channels for the 6th prestigious HiPipo Music Awards have been opened on 30 October until 15 November, 2017. The nomination process is part of a series of decisive activities that are being undertaken and will culminate with the 6th HiPipo Music Awards grand finale slated for 27th January, 2018 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.
While announcing the nomination kickoff, Innocent Kawooya, CEO HiPipo noted that the 6th edition of HiPipo Music Awards comes with a broad theme titled “The Hall of Fame”.
The Hall of Fame: Celebrating Music of Lasting Quality
HiPipo Music Awards has established The Hall of Fame to honor music of lasting quality that has made contributions to Uganda’s cultural heritage. The Hall of Fame will honor recordings that are at least 10 years old and will have been released over a 20-year period between 1989 and 2008. The Hall of Fame theme embodies the creative spirit and cultural significance of the greatest recorded Uganda music!
The Categories Celebrate Music from the East African Community and Niche Markets
The 6th HiPipo Music Awards categories will further reflect our broad embrace of the East Africa Community with more East Africa categories added. Additionally, we shall have categories with broader reach out to the different niche markets and regions in Uganda to enable us celebrate a board variety of music that is contributing to our entertainment and cultural variety.
Music Assembly and Voting
Like we have always promised, every year HiPipo Music Awards delivers an event much better than the previous one. Ours is an ascending curve and are not about to stop this. Just like before, we are not here to appease but rather to reward deserving winners. A deserving winner is one that accumulates the highest number of votes as per the voting criteria.
Starting with the 6th HiPipo Music Awards, we are introducing the Music Assembly that will be a composition of select previous winners and nominees of HiPipo Music Awards and select media personalities among others. The Music Assembly will have a vote that will contribute 30 percent to 7 categories among which will be Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year while the rest of the categories as always will be fully decided by the fans’ vote.
Gala Event: Bring Glamour
From greatness to greatness; Expect top notch production, star studded performances and glamourous red carpet at the Kampala Serena on the Gala Night. The gala event will have Standard Tickets at 200,000 UGX [with 50 percent discount for early birds, purchased before 15 January,2018], VIP Tables at 5 million, and Corporate Tables at 6 million.
The 6th HiPipo Music Awards Program.
- 15th October – 15th November: Nominations Collection
- 4th December: Nominees announcement
- 5th December to 27 January 2018 – Voting