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MTN UG Hip-Hop Awards Sixth Edition Returns This Month


The 2022 MTN UG Hip-Hop awards are scheduled to be held on Saturday, 28th May 2022 to celebrate Hip Hop once again.

The Awards sees some of Uganda’s Hip Hop best brands recognized for their work and achievements.

Organized by UG Hip-Hop Awards with support from MTN and co-sponsors including Mountain Dew and Magic TV, the MTN UG Hip-Hop awards are the most prestigious awards available for Uganda’s Hip Hop genre.

Five (5) years of successfully organizing the MTN UG Hip-Hop awards, this year’s sixth edition of the awards seeks to celebrate and amplify the growth of the hip-hop music industry which is predominantly comprised of the youth in Uganda. 

The Hip Hop fraternity has always been placed between the street corners, all the way to the glossy lighting of the stadium.

There are not many genres that cut across all walks of life like Hip Hop which makes it a perfect fit for MTN.

In the same spirit of supporting Uganda’s Hip-Hop industry, MTN in 2020 sponsored the first televised rap battles that saw several rappers pitched against each other culminating into the discovery of new talent in the country.

This year, on Saturday, 28th May 2022, we get to see the new installment,uplift virgin talent’ through the MTN Pulse Cypher challenge.

The MTN Pulse Cypher allows new and undiscovered talent to showcase their abilities in an online Hip-Hop rap battle and this year, it has been elevated to another level. 

The winner from the rap battle will take home UGX2million, the second and third walk away with UGX1.5million and UGX1million respectively.