The last surviving credible awards outfit in Uganda seems to be on its way out as the HIPIPO music awards have been postponed.Innocent Kawooya the CEO of these awards posted on Friday morning that the awards had been put on hold because of issues beyond their reach.
We announce that the 9th annual HiPipo Music Awards, originally scheduled for 14th March 2020 at Victoria Hall of Kampala Serena Hotel has been postponed, owing to unexpected happenings that have made a key supplier unable to complete and later on ship major project necessities on time.
He however noted that the awards had not suffered a natural death and that they were still going to happen and voting was still on going.
Nonetheless, voting in all the 9th HiPipo Music Awards categories continues via the awards website and the venue remains the same – Kampala Serena Hotel, Victoria Hall. A new date will be communicated at the soonest.
However word doing rounds on the streets indicates that tough times may have hit the awards and that they may never see the light of day again.We await what happens next to these prestigious awards.