MTN Launches 6th Edition of MTN UG Hip-Hop Awards

Following 5 years of successfully organising the MTN UG Hip-Hop awards, MTN, on Friday, launched the sixth edition of the awards which promises to be superior to the previous editions.

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

Through these awards, MTN Pulse will extend support to the young undiscovered talent through the MTN Pulse Cypher challenge to allow new and undiscovered talent to showcase their abilities in an online Hip-Hop rap battle.

In attendance of the launch that went down at the MTN headquarters were rappers; Da Agent, Flex D’Paper, The Homie, fakher, Komplex, papa t, Breezy, Aj stylz, Rider and Shirly May. Other notable members of the Hip-Hop fraternity in attendance were Timothy CODE and Kalvin Da Entertainer among others.

Ugandan Rapper, PapaT alongside other rappers turned up for the launch.

The awards aim at recognizing accomplished hip-hop artists, and will also uplift undiscovered talent through the MTN Pulse Cypher challenge.

According to Hellen Kirungi, the MTN Uganda youth segment manager, the MTN Pulse Cypher, which allows new and undiscovered talent to showcase their abilities in an online Hip-Hop rap battle has this year been elevated to another level.

Hellen Kirungi, the MTN Uganda Youth Segment Manager

This year, the winner of the MTN Pulse Cypher will take home Shs 2million, while the second and third walk away with Shs1.5million and Shs1million respectively.

To take part in the MTN Pulse Cypher and stand a chance to win the prize money, Pulsers are required to download the MTN Pulse Cypher beat from the MTN Pulse microsite, record a one-minute video of themselves rapping to the beat and then upload the video on Instagram or Twitter and tag MTN with the hashtag #MTNPulseCypher.

It is based on these submissions that judges will select the top 10 contenders who will face-off in the MTN Pulse studio to later inform the choice of the top 5 finalists whose videos will be shared online for voting by the public.

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 seek to celebrate and amplify the growth of the hip-hop music industry which is predominantly comprised of the youth in Uganda.

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.

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