The MTN UG Hip Hop Awards 2021 went down on Sunday 16th May, 2021 at the Motiv Warehouse at MTN Jinja road-based headquarters.

The awards happening for the 5th edition were a success with distinguished talents in the Hip Hop and Rap genre being recognised with awards.

In this year’s newest category, the Cypher Challenge, Charles Ameto’s rap video had the highest engagements thus making him the first-ever winner of the new category.

Navio, who walked away with a couple of awards on the night, noted that the Hip-Hop industry has continued to record steady progress with Hip Hop artists getting favourable airplay on local radio and television stations.

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Hip Hop artists continue to shine out there. If you listen to the top twenty most requested songs on radio today, about ten or more of them will be Hip Hop songs. And Uganda is one of the very few countries with Hip-Hop awards, which has supported us to grow.


We look at the full list of winners in the 22 categories below:


Male artiste of the year

Judas Rapknowledge da Akbar – David and Goliath fight

Female artiste of the year

M.C Yallah – Dunia

East African Artiste Of The Year

Khaligraph Jones – Tuma Kitu

Northern Uganda Artiste of the year

Judas rapknowledge Da Akbar – Alok kwona

Western Uganda artiste of the year

Crazie Wispa – Koyi Koyi

Eastern Uganda artiste of the year

Sparo Ug – Heads Up

Central Uganda artiste of the year

Felista Di Superstar – I can’t breath

Rookie of the year

Stone Age – KOYI KOYI

Video of the year

Naxa – Dance

Inspirational song of the year

Flex D’ Paper Feat. Shena Skies – Mbikwasagwe

The collaboration of the year

Navio ft. Flex D’Paper and Joh Makini – Abaana Beeka

Lyricist of the year

The Mith – Ugandan Cypher

Song of the year

Adrenalyn MuzikSome Ka Money

Hip-Hop Media Personality of the year

Still Breezy

Album of the year

Navio – Strength In Numbers

Rap Fusion of the year

Talent Africa ft. All stars – Nalubale Project

Producer of the year


Mixtape of the year / E.P

Blixxack & Tucker – Open Time EP

Sweet Sixteen

Tucker HD – Monster

Hip-Hop Deejay of the year

Deejay Crim

Lifetime Achievement Award

Prim ‘N’ Propa

Hip-Hop Caller tune of the year

Recho Rey

Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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