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Beginnings: Navio aka Daniel Kigozi Jr is one of Africa’s biggest hip hop artist and a multi award winning artist both locally and internationally. He began in the rap group Klear Kut which was nominated for two Kora Awards (Africa’s Grammies) in 2002, and won a Pearl of Africa (PAM) award, Uganda’s leading award show, in 2004 for best Hip-Hop Group. As a solo act he was the first artist to be nominated twice in the same category at the Kora awards in 2008, won Best Hip-Hop Artist at the PAM awards 2008 and 2010, Best Video at the PAM awards. In 2007 and 2010, nominated in Kenya for the Kisima Awards 2008 as Best Male Artist, Best Video and Best Hip Hop Artist. In April 2012, he picked up the award for Best East African Artist at the African Entertainment Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Navio and ONE8 Navio was Uganda’s ambassador to ONE8, the African supergroup featuring fellow artists Fally Ipupa from DRC, 2 Face from Nigeria, Alikiba from Tanzania, 4x4 from Ghana, Movizhalene from Gabon, Amani from Kenya, JK from Zambia and international megastar, R Kelly. The group’s first single “Hands Across the World” was a No 1 single in several countries internationally as well as generating over a million hits on You Tube. Navio’s individual song off the ONE8 album “Feel Free” was a countrywide smash in Uganda peaking at No 1 on the popular Sanyu radio chart. Navio’s sound and style is unique and strikes a balance between an African sound and a contemporary international flavour. About Navio: Channel O He was the most nominated artist at the Channel O music video awards, Africa’s No 1 awards show, in 2011 for Best Male Artist, Best Hip Hop Artist and Best Video of the year for “Keep Moving” In 2012, he was nominated again, this time as Best East African artist for the hit single “One and Only”. “Kata” and the “Kata remix” featuring Akon’s DJ Benny DJ was released to critical acclaim on MTV, Channel O and Trace and “Kata” was in the East African TV Top 10 for several weeks. His latest hit song “Leka kwenyumiriza” has been in heavy rotation on MTV, Channel O, Trace and numerous local channels. Selected awards and nominations Awards: 2004 Pearl of Africa Music (PAM)Award for Best Hip Hop Group (Klear Kut) 2007 and 2010 PAM Award for Best Video 2008 and 2010 PAM Award for Best Hip Hop Artist 2012 African Entertainment Awards Malaysia for Best East African Artist Nominations: 2002 Kora Award nomination for Best New Group and Best Revelation 2008 Kora Award nomination for Best Song for “Klear Discussion” with Klear Discussion and “Burn” with Blu3 2008 Kisima Awards nominated for Best Male Artist, Best Video and Best Hip Hop Artist 2011 Channel O Music Video Award nominations for Best Male Artist, Best Hip Hop Artist and Best Video of the year for “Keep Moving” 2012 Channel O Music Video Award nominations for Best East African Artist Navio Music As a solo artist, Navio’s debut album was “Half the Legend” in 2009 with the hits “Bugumu”, “Salooni”, “Ngalo”, “Badman from Kamwokya” featuring Bobi Wine and “Respect” featuring Jua Kali. His sophomore album, “African Hustler Music” was released in August 2011. Hits off the album include “Raw”, “Nawuliranga (Listen)”, “Keep Moving”, “Wind it up”, “African Hustler Music” and “Dream”. His third studio album, “Girls and Whips in Africa” will be out in 2013. The lead single “One and Only”, 2nd single “Kata” and 3rd single “leka kwenyumiriza” have been released to critical and commercial success Navio discography Bugumu Ngalo Badman from Kamwokya ft Bobi Wine Respect ft Jua Cali Raw ft Dempa Nawuliranga Keep Moving ft Benon Wind it up ft Jackie Dream ft Chameleon One Step Away ft Sway, DJ Benny D, Blu3 & Atlas African Hustler Music One and Only Kata (Remix) ft DJ Benny D Leka kwenyumiriza Navio videography Bugumu Ngalo Badman from Kamwokya ft Bobi Wine Respect ft Jua Cali Raw ft Dempa Nawuliranga Keep Moving ft Benon Wind it up ft Jackie Dream ft Chameleon African Hustler Music One and Only Kata Leka kwenyumiriza Links for Navio’s videos: NAVIO LEKA KWENYUMIRIZA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k87QhQ4RP_8 NAVIO KATA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8oMxowdSYo NAVIO ONE AND ONLY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpYdoJkTOf8 NAVIO HANDS ACROSS THE WORLD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zNj7C1nXsI NAVIO DREAM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbUx0eIIjPM NAVIO - RAW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CCHi2HFbQQ NAVIO - KEEP MOVING http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHJUq9QYEOI NAVIO FEATURING JACKIE - WIND IT UP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v97XVvmy2cE Navio footage links: Navio Dream performance up north http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMeYYOdLYgg Navio crowd surfs in Arua http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhJPXowyeMI Navio Live Concert Intro by R Kelly performing African Hustler Music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2IdOK-hoHM
DJ Karo is an accomplished Ugandan DJ is known for her regular Friday mix tapes and a deep passion for music.. By far Karo’s diverse taste in music is second to none. She is known for playing a wide variety of genres, from Dancehall, Reggea, Oldxul, soul and urban through to Genge, Zouk, Lingala, Nigerian hits, Afro beats. Her rare expertise in various genres of music distinguishes her in many ways, especially when it comes to collaborating with clients to develop customized playlists. She has worked with private and corporate clients she has also designed playlists for clients/fans with her creative mixes on a music website www.myziki.com that leave fans wanting more. She has played for countless number of corporate and private clients of varying age groups, ethnicities and nationalities; Samsung Twitter party, Friday Night Lights Launch party, Women’s day bash, Old xul night, Miss Uganda Launch, MTN Facebook party to mention but a few. “Music is the one thing that will never go out of style.
DJ Apeman commonly known as Africa's best DJ is Africa's answer to Tony Touch, Africa's best VJ and Mixtape King. DJ Apeman is credited for having invented his signature afropolitan mix which is a fusion of UK and American street classics with a touch of local classics.Not to forget his natu- ral passion and love for spinning reggae music. Apeman perfected his talents in London's notoriously com- petitive DJ scene, where he developed to become a master of the decks, and crowd-pleasing court jester to go with the talent. After years of rigorous practice and enter- taining, he decided to make a global impact by relocating to Uganda where he is currently based. Despite being Africa's best DJ, Apeman aspires to be more. He is an artist, a producer and has recently launched a campaign ('take over') focused on highlighting African music. He has co-starred in several music tv shows on local TVs as a guest DJ.Apeman boasts of a huge calen- dar signature events including such as the UG Step Party, Arab Money, Battle of the Sexiest, Cayenne Halloween Night, DJ Apeman Showcase and many others. Apeman has performed with various internationally repu- table acts including; P-Square, Tanya Stevens, Tanto Metro & Devonte, KCI & Jojo, WYCLEF JEAN, Benny D, coolie Budz, Mr. Vegas etc. DJ apeman has performed with the majority of top local acts. Worldwide, DJ Apeman has djayed in UK, Sweden, Germany, Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, and Rwanda.
When i awake all i want to do is sing! live and be happy! For God's Glory and Not Mine! What About You? :-)
We wish to introduce to you Juliana Kanyomozi, Who is one of the most popular contemporary musicians in East Africa today,Untill recently, She was the PAM Award artiste of the year – 2008/2009 in Uganda and she is the reigning East African female artist of the year 2011/2012. She started professional singing in the early 2000’s. Throughout her career she has recorded ground-breaking hits that have included: Say It, Mama Mbire, Taata Wa Baana, Nabikoowa, Kibaluma, Usiende Mbali and the pivotal rendition of Philly Lutaaya’s Diana. In her quest to achieve her Musical dreams, she teamed up with Uganda’s biggest Music producer – Steve Jean who wrote and produced her first solo single, ‘Say it;, The single soared to the top of every music chart in the country, and suddenly it was a hit in all Uganda’s night clubs and entertainment spots, and by the time her second single ‘Seven days’ was released;, Juliana was already a sought after artist at concerts and events in and around Uganda including curtain raising for big names like Youssou Ndour. This song earned her Best R&B artist at the prestigious Pam Awards in 2004.Her first Local Language [Luganda] duet, ‘Taata wa Abaana’ with Bobbi wine was another number one hit that further catapulted Juliana to the summit of Music in Uganda, All Radio music research by independent media houses showed that it was the most played song on Radio stations in Uganda in 2004.She recorded another single with Bobbi wine, ‘Mama mbire’, a tribute to all Ugandan mothers. It was pronounced song of the year at Pam Awards in 2005. Juliana soon embarked on her first debut album. She again teamed up with Steve jean and together, they crafted an eight track album, - ‘Nabikoowa’, which was also the name of the hit single. ‘Nabikoowa’ was a story of a mistreated woman in a relationship who thought that enough damage had been done and rose up to tell the man off!!, and this struck a cord with many women and male fans alike in Uganda. At the 2005 PAM awards, Juliana swept the event with 4 awards including female artist of the year, song of the year, best R&B single and best R&B artist. In the same year, Juliana embarked on a Musical tour that brought her closer to her fans, an estimated 6 Million people have seen Juliana perform on stage in Uganda, apart from Uganda, Juliana has performed in UK,Sweden,Holland,UAE - Dubai. She has been described as a goddess of joy by her Rwandese fans. Juliana has performed in U.S.A, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa and Burundi. After that success that came along with her first debut album –‘Nabikoowa’.Juliana tactfully got off the music scene and for the whole of 2006, Juliana was on the drawing board, and in October 2007, Juliana dropped a hot album that made many believe and endorse her as Uganda’s most respected, talented and mature Musician. Her latest album – ‘Kanyimbe’ – let me sing, is currently the most selling album in Uganda’s music stores, and it won her best R&B artist at Pam awards 2007, With hits like ‘Usiende Mbali,Mundeke,Diana and Sirina Mulala’ that have constantly maintained number one spots at all Uganda’s respected Music chart shows on local Fm Radio stations, Juliana female the best Musician/Artist standing in Uganda today.’Kibaluma,Nabikoowa, Kanyimbe,Usiende Mbaali and Haturudi nyuma’ are the biggest songs in Kigali – Rwanda and Tanzania. Juliana is actively involved in works of charity within Uganda, she is a silent Patron of ‘IAM CHILDREN’S ORPHANAGE’, a centre for orphans located in Lungujja in Kampala, she is also a member of the Musician club, and is actively involved in activities that discover and nurture talent in Uganda as well as being a vigilant artist on issues of copy right law in Uganda and she is also a Mother to a 9 year old Son – Keron Kabugo. AWARDS: Best R&B song: PAM AWARDS – 2003. Best R&B Artist PAM AWARDS – 2004. Most inspiring song of the year. MARTIN SERUGA Awards 2005. Best R&B single PAM Awards – 2005 Song of the year: PAM Awards – 2005 Female Artist of the year PAM Awards – 2005 Best R&B Artist PAM Awards – 2005 Best R&B Artist PAM Awards – 2007 Artist of the year PAM Awards – 2008 Female Artist of the year PAM Awards – 2008 Best R&B Artist PAM Awards – 2008 TUSKER PROJECT FAME JUDGE A Television show for East and central Africans,showcasing young talented people, competing in all areas Of Music, i.e singing, vocal ability, stage presence and performance, audience connection etc.the show runs for about two months, and the winner takes the ultimate prize. It can be likened to American Idol in the USA, Pop idol in UK and South Africa. Female Artist of the year: East African Music Awards 2011/2012.
SIFA-KELELE is a band dedicated to creating positive developmental change in the community through the vehicle of music. Our own amazing team leader, Mary Sebunya, bore the idea of creating a band that was female oriented and also bent on supporting other young and upcoming musicians. It remained an idea for a number of years until Saturday the 16th of April 2011 when the first meeting was held in Nsambya, a suburb in Uganda. WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE? •To spearhead, support and build developmental change in society through positively inspired music. •To create a platform for talented artists in the fields of performing Arts, Visual Arts and Plastic Arts. The band puts great priority in supporting female artists. •To nurture and develop musical talent and skill within members of the band and in the community. •To grow, support and develop the band and its team through specific income generating activities. Band Interests Community Service Artists We Also Like LAURYN HILL: BENON MUGUMBYA: HILLSONG: PAPA SAN Members KATHRYN MIREMBE EVA SEBUNYA MARY SEBUNYA DYNA OUNDO BRIDGET KITIMBO PAULIN MUSHENGEZI WINNIEFREDAH TUKAMUHEBWA JACKIE MUBIRU DAMALI KALANZI JONATHAN ONYANGO ELIZABETH BUSIINGYE PASCAL MUGAMBE
Jay arc was born March 13th 1993 to Ugandan parents. At an early age, his engrossment in music activities through school performances(Music, Dance and Drama) and other functions, vented his passion to take on music as a career. It's through these activities that he started mastering his music skills as he transitioned through his teenage life that was circled with diverse choices. As years passed on, Jay Arc's appetite for rap and reggae music momentously started increasing as his writing skills matured gradually. Jay Arc's affiliation to Hannz Tactiq of Hannz Records in 2009 sparked a serious-minded musical journey as words of encouragement guided him through a lot of blocks. Under the wings of Hannz, Jay Arc started recording his songs that opened the never ending music voyage. One of his most recognized songs titled "Ndi Wakabi" echoed his maturity on the music scene as many entertainment portals like radios and newspapers appreciated his then speck work. Since then, Jay Arc has worked with several recognized producers like J.T of YEGO Productions, and recently Aethan and Sam Lamara also known as Samurae who have produced some of his recommendable music projects like HATER among others. Jay Arc's music passion is limitless as he tries to float on different genres of music.
Dj crisio is a Dutch, UG based dj, who specializes in a variety of electronic styles such as house, electro and progressive house. Starting out as a resident dj at Iguana Bar, he is now gaining popularity as he appears on more and more events every month. He has made it his mission to introduce the party people of Uganda to the next level of Electronic Dance Music, and one of his means to achieve this is by presenting the series of free mixtapes ‘KLA House Sessions’, of which he is planning to release 1 volume every 2 months. Follow him on www.facebook.com/djcrisio and twitter: @dj_crisio
Vampino aka Vamposs original name Elvis Kirya was born in 1980. He attended Shimoni Primary, Kabojja and Namasagali secondary before joining Aptech were he attained a diploma in Computer Networking and Maintenance. Vampino first made his name under a music duo Benon and Vamposs. In 2009, Vampino opted for a solo career as Benon concentrated on music production. By the look of things, his solo career is so far so good. Some of his best songs include Tell it featuring Goodlyfe, Love to dance and Kwekunyakunya.
God Over Money
Contains 15 songs by Ruyonga.
Contains 7 songs by Bebe Cool.
Contains 3 songs by Allan Toniks.
Contains 1 songs by Ruyonga.
Contains 10 songs by Nutty Neithan.
Mister Deejay Review of UG music 2013
Contains 1 songs by Mister Deejay.
DJ Crisio Mix
Contains 1 songs by DJ Crisio.
Contains 13 songs by Patrobas.
Contains 17 songs by Juliana Kanyomozi.
Contains 10 songs by Radio and Weasel.
Talk and Talk
Contains 10 songs by Radio and Weasel.
Contains 5 songs by Tamba.