The HiPipo Awards kicked off for the third consecutive year in Kampala, Uganda and plans to be bigger and better than ever before.
This coming year, the theme will be “The Fans Decide” and the grand finale is planned to take place on the 7th of Feb 2015.The award ceremony will take place at the Wonder World Auditorium in Kansanga.
Everything has been put into place so that talented Ugandans will get the kind of recognition they deserve and so that they feel appreciated; those that have dominated media space, the air waves and musical events over the past twelve months, receiving the accolades richly earned.
Unlike the HiPipo Music Awards of 2014 that saw all categories’ winners 100 percent decided by the General Fans, #HMA2015 will have no fewer than eight categories that have been put in place to determine who the winner will be. Interesting to note is that the voting contribution for the awards in 2015 will be 60:40 for General Fans and a Music Assembly, respectively.
In order to strike a balance, the organisers of the awards are setting up a music assembly. This will consist of up to 25 reputable members who are music fans who will cast a secret ballot for the top 8 categories. Results from this ballot will contribute 40 percent of the final vote and will be tallied together with the 60 percent from the rest of the fans before a winner is decided on.
All the official nomination channels including online, mobile and hard copy have now started in earnest.
At regional levels, HiPipo Music Awards 2015 will source nominees for the Best Local Songs; furthermore these songs are only eligible for nomination in the regional categories and had to have been recorded by musicians from those particular regions and must be in the region’s local language.
For more information, please contact awards@HiPipo.com or call; +256 779 345 331 and +256 793 268 765.