The HiPipo Music Awards for this year were postponed last week by the organisers citing “unexpected happenings that have made a key supplier unable to complete and later on ship major project necessities on time”
According to the CEO of HiPipo Music Awards Innocent Kawooya, the 9th edition of the awards was scheduled to take place tomorrow 14th March 2020 at Victoria Hall of Kampala Serena Hotel.
“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 said.
In the in a communication to media houses, stake holders, local and international partners of HiPipo Music the CEO added that other details of the event like venue remain unchanged as a new date will be communicated later.
“We regret any inconveniences caused by this postponement. Nonetheless, voting in all the 9th HiPipo Music Awards categories continues via https://hma.hipipo.com/vote/ and the venue remains the same – Kampala Serena Hotel, Victoria Hall. A new date will be communicated at the soonest”.
A reliable source told Chano8 that the main reason behind the postponement is actually the outbreak of COVID-19 or Corona Virus which continues to ravage parts of Asia and Europe and fast spreading to other parts of the wild affecting business.
It is also believed that the organisers feared a flop as big gatherings have now been affected by the outbreak of the virus as masses have started shunning them despite Uganda not having registered a case yet.
We shall keep you updated as usual in case of any new developments.