Knowless nominated for Africa Best Female artiste in HiPipo awards

Knowless is vying for the award with some of the top female artistes of the continent.Net

Rwanda’s R&B songstress Knowless Butera has been nominated in one of Continent’s most prestigious awards for urban Music, HiPipo awards, in the ‘Africa Best Female Artiste’ category.

Her song, Mbaye wowe, featuring Passy Kizito from boy group TNP, was also nominated for Song of the Year: Rwanda accolade.

Organisers of the awards announced the nominees on January 2, ahead of the eight edition of the awards grand finale slated for March 16, under the theme ‘#WeTheBest’, and steps further to celebrate Africa’s top cream.

Voting for the pan-African awards began on January 6, and members of the public have until March 15, to select their favourite artistes. Public voting constitutes 70 per cent of all votes, while 30 per cent will come from members of the media as well as previous HMA winners and nominees.

Last year, singer Bruce Melodie scooped the ‘East Africa Best Breakthrough Artiste’, beating Ben Pol and Darassa from Tanzania, his Rwandan counterparts Meddy and The Ben, Nyanshinki and The Band BeCa from Kenya, and Lydia Jazmine from Uganda.

Meddy, on the other hand, bagged the Song of the Year Rwanda accolade for his song Slowly.

See the full list of nominees below.

Rwanda Video of The Year

 Riderman Ft. Dream Boyz – Romeo and Juliet

Queen Cha – Winner

Meddy – Adi Top

Deejay Pius and Lady Jaydee – Manawe

Butera Knowless Ft. Ben Pol- Darling

Bruce Melodie –Blocka

Song of the Year Rwanda

Alpha – Yes

Buravan – Oya

Charly and Nina – Try Me

Meddy and The Ben – Lose Control

Passy Ft. Butera Knowless – Mbaye wowe

Sheebah and Bruce Melodie – Embeera zo

Uncle Austin Ft Meddy – Everything

Africa Best Female Artiste

Yemi Alade

Vanessa Mdee

Tiwa Savage



Butera Knowless