Frequently Asked Questions


Hip-Hop Awards are awards set out to celebrate the best hip hop music released in the previous year and are organized by UG Hip Hop in partnership with MTN Uganda.

MTN Uganda once again is proud to sponsor Ugandan Music and support the Hip Hop genre in Uganda through the MTN UG Hip hop awards 2021.

We have 22 categories. 13 of the 22 categories are available for customers to vote for their best Hip hop artist the rest are at the judge’s discretion.

When: 16th May 2021
Where: online @mtnug channels

Pulse Nation Cypher

MTN Pulse Nation Cypher is a rap competition that gives a chance to new rappers to show case their rap talent in an online Hip Hop battle.

Any Pulser that has got the rap skill in them can be part of the MTN Cypher.

    • Download the MTN Pulse Nation Cypher beat on the Pulse microsite: under Pulse Tube.
    • Record a 1-minute video rapping to the Cypher beat with a mention of MTN Pulse Nation in it at least once.
    • The video must be strictly 1 minute.
    • Upload the video on the pulse microsite  under Pulse Tube.
    • The video will be vetted and approved by the admin after which it will be available to the public to vote by liking.
    • Post link of your video from the pulse microsite to social media the video Twitter or Instagram with the Hashtag #PulseNationCypher.
    • Get your friends to like to like & share the video on
    • The video with the highest engagement (likes and shares) on wins UGX 1,000,000 with the 1st runner up winning UGX 800,000, the 2nd runner up winning UGX 600,000 and 400,000 in 3rd position.
    • Awards will be given out at the MTN UG Hip Hop awards that will take place at MTN HQ on 25th April 2021.
    • Only votes on the pulse microsite will be considered.

Amount (UGX)

1st Position


2nd Position


3rd Position 600,000
4th Position




No the cash prize goes to the video with the most engagement therefore the UGX 1,000,000 will go out to all of you not each of you.

About Pulse

MTN Pulse is a rocking new lifestyle created for the young at heart and mind. It’s packed with hot data offers, killer deals, legit games, dope music and awesome freebies that keep you living it up with #NoFear all day, every day.

Through its superior network and ability to connect, the MTN brand through MTN Pulse will constantly launch great offers like the Pulse data bundles, products like gaming and partnerships plus networking opportunities for the youth to engage and show off their skills

MTN Pulse is meant for youthful people who have #NoFear of unleashing their potential. It is for those who want the benefits of a connected world. It’s for people who use the benefits of being on MTN to connect with friends and the world. Pulse is for youthful people who understand what MTN can do to support their hustle and ambitions; those that have #NoFear to pursue their passions, regardless of what the world might say.

To be part of the fearless, dial *157# or visit  and join a community of like-minded people.

Joining MTN Pulse earns you the freedom to enjoy a first in Uganda, the MTN Pulse data bundles including the lit MTN Weekend bundle. The weekend bundle allows one to share the plot and all the exciting things that go down on weekends. The super affordable MTN Pulse Weekend bundle is officially killing FOMO because it keeps you connected with the entire plot.

MTN PULSE 24hrs 300MB SWIFT 1k
50MB + 200MB SWIFT
100MB + 100MB SWIFT
MTN PULSE+ 7 Days 1500MB SWIFT 5k
250MB + 1000MB SWIFT
500MB + 500MB SWIFT


MTN Pulsers should brace themselves for a lot more exciting offers like;

  • Great products e.g. Gaming
  • Great partner specials for meals, taxis….
  • Great opportunities to make revenue-generating content for MTN Shortz i.e. create interesting, entertaining or educative videos and post on MTN’s brand new video platform – MTN Shortz. For every view of the content, the owners get a portion of the revenue generated
  • Great sharing, networking & up skilling opportunities

It’s an interactive platform that will, on top of offering special data offers, enable users to stream music, watch or upload video content, kill the boredom with amazing video games and content and chat with friends.

MTN Pulse is a community of like minds ready to share, engage and get the latest update on the events that interest you. The Pulsers community is accessed through *157# or on

It is through MTN Pulse that the several offers can be enjoyed.

MTN Pulse is a lifestyle. It’s an attitude that is embraced by those who choose to rise and run over fear. MTN Pulse is for those that have #NoFear

MTN Pulse does not take away your right to use other MTN services from voice to data or MTN Mobile Money; Pulsers can also use all other MTN products.

MTN Uganda is regulated by the Uganda Communications Commission, reachable on 0800222777 (Toll Free)