By Cleo K Murungi (@Cleo_TheSphynx)
It is imminent!
The Ugandan Hip-hop Awards are finally in our sight. After years of being promised a platform for reward and recognition from various stakeholders in the Industry, we can now finally say, “IT IS HAPPENING!” And everything you need to know in order to qualify this year, and the years to come, is in this article. The UG Hip-Hop Awards serves to recognize 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 22 categories that you can check out here.
The Awards entries are now open until 15th September 2016 and you can make your submission here. 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. The UG Hip-Hop Awards panel performs this function. No artistic or technical judgments are made about entries at this stage. The Panel adjudicates all the categories in the awards, with the exception of the Special Awards namely; Lifetime Achiever,Media personality of the year and Hustler of the year.
The Top 5 nominees per category will be announced on the 1st October 2016 via The Tribe UG website. You can check out and download the Rules 7 regulations of the UG Hip-Hop awards here.
For any inquiries about the awards you can email UGHipHopAwards@thetribeug.com.