Album of the year

This award will go to an artist whose entry is that, in the opinion of the judges, by its excellence, better than any other album of an artist entered into the UG Hip-Hop Awards. All albums are judged on the following criteria:

  • Artist Ability
  • Popularity
  • Creativity
  • Production
  • Entertainment Value

Male artist of the year

This award will go to a male artist whose entry is  that, in the opinion of the judges, by its excellence, better than any other works by a solo male artist entered into the UG Hip-Hop Awards.

Female artist of the year

This award will go to a female artist whose entry is  that, in the opinion of the judges, by its excellence, better than any other works of a solo female artist entered into the UG Hip-Hop Awards.

Rookie of the year

This award will go to the new artist whose entry is that, in the opinion of the judges, by its excellence, better than any other works by a debut artist or newcomer into the UG Hip-Hop Awards. A newcomer is a recent entrant in the industry whose arrival has made an impact. The nomination panel will determine who qualifies as a newcomer.

Inspirational song of the year

This category is for entry by artists who release a song that promotes positivity, social consciousness or spirituality.

Song of the year

This award will go to the artist or group whose entry is a song that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, better than any other song entered in the UG Hip-Hop Awards.
(The song must be from an album that was released within the prescribed period being 1st January 2015 – 30th June 2016 OR singles commercially released during the entry period being 1st January 2015 – 30th June 2016. A written proof of release date may be required)

Collaboration of the Year

This award will go to two or more hip-hop artists whose entry is a collaboration that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, better than any other collaboration entered in the UG Hip-Hop Awards.

Rap Fusion of the Year

This award will go to a non-hip-hop artist whose entry is a collaboration with a hip-hop artist that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, better than any other rap fusion collaboration entered in the UG Hip-Hop Awards.

Video of the year

This award will go to the artist or group whose entry is a music video that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, better than any other music video entered in the UG Hip-Hop Awards. (Please supply music video link).

Best Producer

This category is awarded to a producer who has produced a recording of music by an artist who is eligible for entry to the  UG Hip-Hop Awards and is judged on the following criteria:

  • Musicality
  • Audio quality
  • Cohesion
  • Interpretation
  • Creativity
  • Entertainment Value

Diaspora Artist of the year

This award will go to an artist recording and staying in the diaspora whose entry is that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, better than any other works by an artist entered into the UG Hip-Hop Awards.

Eastern Uganda artist of the year

This award will go to an artist recording and living in the eastern region of Uganda whose entry is that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, better than any other works by an artist entered into the  UG Hip-Hop Awards.

Northern Uganda artist of the year

This award will go to an artist recording and living in the northern region of Uganda whose entry is that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, better than any other works by an artist entered into the  UG Hip-Hop Awards.

Western Uganda artist of the year

This award will go to an artist recording and living in the western region of Uganda whose entry is that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, better than any other works by an artist entered into the UG Hip-Hop Awards.

Central Uganda artist of the year

This award will go to an artist recording and living in the central  region of Uganda whose entry is that, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, better than any other works by an artist entered into the UG Hip-Hop Awards.

Lyricist of the year

This award will go to an artist whose entry, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, better in lyricism, word-craft and technical ability than any other works by an artist entered into the UG Hip-Hop Awards.

Hip-Hop Deejay of the year

This award will go to a DJ who contributed immensely to Ugandan Hip Hop during the eligible period, be it on radio, clubs or sessions.

Mixtape of the year

This award will go to an artist whose entry is that, in the opinion of the judges, by its excellence, better than any other mixtape of an artist entered into the UG Hip-Hop Awards. All mixtapes are judged on the following criteria:

  • Popularity
  • Quality
  • Visibility
  • Impact

Hip-Hop media personality of the year

This award will go to a the artist, journalist or other media personality who contributed immensely to UG Hip Hop in the past 18 months.

Sweet Sixteen

This award will go to an artist who raps a verse which, in the opinion of the judges, is by its excellence, better than any other verse by an artist entered into the UG Hip-Hop Awards. Verses to be considered must be 12 bars or longer.

SPECIAL AWARDS

These categories are not open for entry.  The appointed UG Hip-Hop Awards panel will nominate the recipients.

Lifetime Achiever

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.

 

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