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Jolly while seething with rage. Enygma is a complex walking contradiction. Often delightful and modest but conceited and obnoxious enough to talk of himself in the third person. ENYGMA is an enigma. This dude performs with a facemask, which has kept his identity away from the public. That is how he chooses it to be. His fascination with thug poetry and rap began in primary school. And he is fast becoming one of Kampala's beloved rappers. At this point in his music career, Enygma does not have to struggle to prove anything. He is already getting there, with an endless array of classic beats that rekindle memories of MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and the like, blurring the lines between rap's underground affinities and modern hip-hop. His album, Enygma of the State, sounds like a conflicting tug-of-war between the Ugandan MCs he features, with him lyrically dominating the whole album as the rest clean up the remains. Although the 16-track album features renowned rappers like Navio, The Mith, Young Nick and Keko, he topples them with his unique lyrics. Hustler's Night, the fifth song on the album, is a better demonstration of Enygma as a younger sibling surpassing the renowned MCs, his older siblings. This gives the album a triumphant and celebratory touch. Corporate Flow featuring Jay Kay and Young Nick is consistent with old school hip-hop beats, commending and praising a corporate in a tie going to the studio after work because he has passion for music. Could he be talking about himself? Well, he is an enigma this one. The other tracks tackle some really serious topics. See the World is an impressive glimpse into urban homicide, other deaths and disasters. Smile of a Child fails to sound out because of a contrived chorus, thanks to Naava, who does it. However, Demise, still featuring Jay Kay, makes a difference with the modern day moving beats of the west coast as it questions MCs for unnecessarily flaunting their fabricated possessions to the innocent listener. Ultimately, Enygma of the State is a very noble attempt at unity, but its variation stalls the project, resulting it into a recording that buckles under the weight of its own pressure. But he won't lose because he has got catchy punchlines any hip-hop fan as keen as I am, will tug onto in appreciating the real MC Enygma is.
To make music for the love of music and get paid a dym for it, thats a life of gigs man! Qwela is a 5 year old band from Uganda with a unique Afro-soul flavour of music. Qwela means 'pure' in rukiga- one of Uganda's ethnic languages. Our debut album 'Kidepo' was well received and is doing well among our audiences. Raised in a traditional African background and influenced by western culture, Qwela as a band have come up with a unique fusion of African music with a Western musical approach. Their niche- reaches a section of society that is not catered for by the current of digital, recycled music. We currently perform every -Friday night at Emin Pasha Hotel. Band Interests The art & science of gigging. Making music for the love of music and earning a dym for it! Now aint that livin it! Artists We Also Like Milege, Janzi Band, Pragmo, Maurice Kirya, Suzan Kerunen, Ouma Michael, Tamba
Nyonyozi is a dynamic female rap artist, guitarist and songwriter from Uganda, Africa. Her unique blend of musical genres is drawn from her diverse background as well as encounters with different cultures as she was born in the United States and raised in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and Rwanda. Since kick starting her career in December 2011, Nyonyozi has released 3 singles – 2 of which have reached #1 spot on Ugandan and Kenyan radio. ‘Say I’, Nyonyozi’s debut single featuring Crystal Clear and Miss KLT, debuted at #11 on Kenyan Gospel Station, Hope FM’s ‘Top 30 Gospel’ Chart (the highest that week) and climbed all the way to #1 in June 2012, while her explosive hit, ‘Battle Cry’ featuring Ruyonga, topped the Sanyu FM ‘Africa’s Finest’ chart. The name ‘Nyonyozi’ was given to the 19 year old by her grandmother and is Runyankore for ‘Star’. Nyonyozi's debut EP ‘Beginning’ was officially released on Friday the 10th of May, 2013 – a compilation of three singles ('My Best', 'Go' and 'Super Friends')
Peter Miles' career as an African dancehall artist started in 1994 when he was just 14 years old. Over the years he has worked with artists like, General Levy of the incredible fame from London, 2face from Nigeria, Swahili nation, Soul singer Jaqee based in Sweden, East African bashement crew and many more. Peter Miles now records in his home based "ROAD BLOCK"studio in Entebbe (Uganda), and the Ogopa DJs based in Nairobi (Kenya). He writes his own music and produces. His music is a blend of Ragga/reggae with a local African feel, which includes local languages like Luganda, Swahili mixed with English, which he calls African reggae dancehall. Peter Miles has shared stage with many acclaimed stars like R. Kelly, Wyclef Jean (at the Zain Launch in Uganda), T.O.K. (at his concert in Uganda) Buju Banton, Kevin Little, Brick and Lace, Assasin, Elephant man at the Silk sreet jam in Uganda, and many more. He has performed in various cities around Africa and Europe and the U.S.A. including Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar-es-salaam, South Africa, Berlin, and London. 2005 February 22nd MTV launched the first pan-African music channel 'MTV Base Africa'. Peter Miles is one of the pioneer artists in Africa selected to feature on the channel right from the start and was selected to perform at the channel’s launch in Uganda. In the same year his track "Owange" featured as the title track on an international African reggae compilation by a German based record company called Outhere records. Peter Miles has won various awards in Africa including; -Best Ragga artist/group PAM AWARDS for 2 years (UGANDA) -Best Ragga dancehall video Channel O awards (SOUTH AFRICA) -Best dancehall video Kisima awards (KENYA) On the 7th June 2007, Peter Miles was the only artist from East and central Africa selected to perform at the anti G8 summit concert code named the"P8 concert” in Rostock"Germany"alongside other big European bands like U2, Bono, Youssou N'dour, Bob Geldof, Seed, and many more, his performance act was one of the few that were selected to air on Germany's biggest TV station ARD at prime time.. Look out for Peter Miles' latest hot singles: "Hot Party Wine" with Spice, the female star from Jamaica, "Full Attention" with Levysill from Kenya, and Nice & Polite remix featuring Elephant Man. A lot more is coming! www.petermiles.net
Richy (Richard Kaweesa) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Uganda. He comes from a religious family where his father is a pastor. He also comes from a musical family. Two of his brothers, Kingsley and Philla have etched Reggae careers for themselves, one of whom is a producer and has produced some of Richy's work. Born in 1990, he started singing professionally in 2009 when he burst on to the scene by winning the MTV My Video Award and releasing his first single titled "Will You Dance" and soon followed it up it with his most popular song to-date titled "Mama" which was produced by Kingsley and released in 2010. He has worked with several artists in his career so far, such as Babaluku and Philla (Mercy), and Atlas (Will You Dance). In 2012, Richy took a break from music. He had found the industry frustrating and needed to step back and reassess his commercial musical ambitions. He looks at 2012 as his "reflection year". During this time, he enrolled in Music school at the African Institute of Music in Kampala, Uganda where he is currently pursuing a diploma in Music. It was also during this time that he started recording his debut album with the help of a producer friend and support from fellow artists such as Myko Ouma. In July 2012, he started writing and recording his album "My Words" which was released in June 2013. Richy is at the dawn of his career with a great future ahead of him.
Batenga TheMyth likes to consider herself a global DJ. She has been a DJ since 2001, when she accidentally stumbled on decks and had to do a 15-minute crash course on site on how to work the decks at an event in Boston in the USA, what was supposed to be just dinner music turned into playing the whole event by herself, making all sorts of mistakes, but the floor was filled, much as she laughs about it today, that day was a situation of swimming out of the deep end, no better way to gain appreciation for the art than that! She was hooked there on out. Her Djaying has taken her across the United States to Europe, Nairobi, Kampala and Johannesburg. Two years ago she started Mixtape Volumes called Tropical African Heat, those have garnered her popularity amongst Africans in the Diaspora and have opened up more opportunities for her. DJaying to her is an art that constitutes good music selection, understanding your music, understanding your audience, knowing and understanding your craft and your gear and most importantly having FUN!
Batabazi is a music group from Uganda, currently based in Boston, MA, USA. Batabazi was started in 2007 by Jerome Black and PG later on Gera, Tasha and Tha Mayor came on board.They used to freestyle mostly, a group of guys trying to express themselves lyrically in English and Ugandan vernaculars especially Luganda. In 2009, Batabazi decided to take their music to another level and signed with BaSe Entertainment, who currently manage and promote them. The group’s musical roots are hip hop but are versatile musically with tracks in R&B, Reggae & Genge. A 20-track mixtape behind them, 3 chart-topping songs, an 8-track EP recently dropped, a new Mixtape (2011) and their debut Album on the way (2012), a lot is in the cards for this versatile group. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ten things you should know about Mister Deejay: I am a DJ. (Duh) I am also a radio presenter. I host a weekly mixshow every Saturday night on Radiocity 97fm called the Saturday Night Mixshow. I am a very literal person. (See 1 and 2) Liking my Facebook(www.facebook.com/HeyMisterDeejay) page will make you rich. Guaranteed or your money back. I am on Twitter(twitter.com/misterdeejayug), but only because I was told it’s what all the cool kids are doing. I have a personal assistant (thanks mom!) that replies all emails sent to email@example.com within 24hours. I publishes a weekly(ish) podcast focusing on Ugandan and African music and culture. I am is a die-hard Arsenal fan. ‘Hard’ being the operative word. My favorite DJ of all time world is DJ Jazzy Jeff. I was fortunate to meet him once, and I was this close to falling on both knees and chanting, “I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy”. I am a geek, and I have a degree to prove it. May the Force be with you.
.Ke'Mo a.k.a Dope Flow Ke'Mo is an aspiring recording artist based in Uganda. He is trying to bring a unique brand of hip hop and pop called UG Crunk and UG FU to the global game. A unique hiphop style from Uganda. He is currently in the process of working with his very own rap crew $wag @$$ylum, also known as which he has formed with fellow Ugandan hip hiphop artists Baba Yaga....
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.
Name: Alex “Flex D’Paper” Qwesigabo Birth Date: 19th Jan 1990 Nationality: Ugandan Profile: Growing Up in Kampala, Flex was influenced by the vibrant rap scene to take on a passion that he has had throughout his Childhood. He began rapping at the age of 12, but would later form a group named The Rapaholix with his High School Mate Dasper Cosine. While in Senior 3 at Seeta High School, Flex won The Buzz Magazine High School rap competition. This was in the same period that 50 Cent released his ‘Get Rich Or Die Trying’ debut album, which according to Flex was a great inspiration in his pursuit of a rap career. He started writing his original rap songs and produced his first record, ‘Take Me Away’ featuring Liz Ann in 2009. The Take Me Away video went on to receive heavy rotation on local television networks, introducing Flex D’Paper as a player in the game, and attracting the media’s attention. The song’s success led to a review of the video in the Saturday Vision’s Teens Segment on the 17th of April 2010, and Sunday Monitor’s T-VIBE Segment scripted the Lyrics to the Song on the 26th of September 2010. This further opened doors for Flex into the Kampala Hip Hop fraternity as he would later guest star on different artists tracks and Mix tapes, like CHANNEL O Africa’s “top most” number 6 radio presenter 2013, Brian McKenzie’s Rude boy Mix tape Vol.1 that featured a sorted range of Kampala’s rap acts from KORA nominated Klear Kut , SONY MUSIC artist, KEKO, B.F.E’s BigTril, G.N.L, Mun.G, Lyrikal Proof among others. A year later, through Don Mc, a Hip Hop artist, Flex met Aethan a young talented record producer who’s worked with most of Uganda’s Hip Hop Artists and helped elevate rap careers, notable of them are; Navio with whom he produced Ngalo, Respect, Tuli Mu Kintu, Nnawuliranga, Dream featuring Chameleone among other songs, G.N.L. with whom he produced Ani Yali Amanyi, Wololo featuring Julianna, The Mith with whom he produced So UG, Fire, Big is Me, among other songs, Lyrical Proof with whom he produced Smile, Mon Mc with whom he produced Ssitidde, Keko ,and a bunch of other Artists. With Aethan’s Production Flex recorded ‘Burning’ featuring Dasper Cosine as his first song which went number 1 on East Africa TV’s Top Twenty, was number 10 on UBC TV’s Top 40 videos of the year 2011, Jam of the week on UBC Tv the Uganda national tv station , and normal rotation on local TV Stations. Flex followed Burning with ‘Party Life’ which swiftly climbed Kampala’s Hip Hop and Rn’B Charts, and was number 1 on 88.2 Sanyu FM’s Africa’s Finest Countdown presented by Big Ben. He later recorded the remix to PARTY LIFE featuring Bigtril, Klear Kut rapper the Mith, Hip Hop canvass winner s.p, Dasper Cosine and Don Mc. He later recorded ‘Follow Me’ produced by Aethan still, a Chart topping Smash Hit with Uganda’s Rn’B Sensation Toniks which went number 1 on 88.2 Sanyu FM’s Africa’s Finest Count down, HOT 100 countdown and at number 1 on 97FM RadioCity’s Official Top Twenty Countdown #TTC presented by CHANNEL O Africa’s “top most” number 6 radio presenter 2013, Brian McKenzie . And also in the top ten songs during celebration of #TTC ‘s 50th show hosted by Mckenzie and voted by Radiocity listeners. Number 10 on Mister Deejay (CHANNEL O TOP TEN MOST RADIO PRESENTER NUMBER 3 IN AFRICA) SNMS show (Saturday Night Mix Show) songs of 2012. The video to FOLLOW ME has been number one on URBAN TV SHOW “TOP BANGERS” presented by Dj Bush Baby, and even TOP SONGS on WBS tv show Jam Agenda. The video was also been number 1 on the UBC TV the country’s national television, top ten songs show “GROOVE MIX” presented by Calvin D’ Entertainer. The video is also currently getting airplay on CHANNEL O TV Bassment show mixed by Ugandan award winning Dj Aludah and played around Kampala night spots. Flex D’ Paper teamed up with Aethan productions again and released another single featuring Martha Smallz Of AIRPORT taxi which has made it to different radio station countdowns around Kampala such as Sanyu FM, Xfm, Radiocity, Magic FM ,Hot 100 ,98FM, Arien FM and other radio stations around East Africa. Flex together with the Rapaholix Music team compiled the different songs they had produced. They called this compilation the “EVICTION NOTICE”, and released it on 25TH DECEMBER Christmas day. This was put online for free download and this pushed the brand further. The video to Shutting down towns was released the next year, 2013 .At the prestigious CLUB VENOM in Kampala a premier that was attended by BET 2013 NOMINESS Radio & Weasel, Navio, MUN G, Enygma , top fashion designers and many more top artistes and celebrities from Uganda. This video made it to the countdown for Urban TV presented by Dj Bush Baby as number one and has been on for 2 months. It has also been number one most played song according to Kampala sun news paper for in night clubs by Djs and also radio stations for the month of May. The video also made it to number one spot on Urban TV “smash” show hosted by Former Big Brother Africa housemate Kyle Duncan. It was also number two on the Hottest Videos Chart countdown by Uganda’s Leading daily, The New vision of 15th June 2013 and number 7 on the hottest songs countdown voted by the teens among very many more countdowns in Uganda and East Africa. It is getting heavy rotation on all Ugandan TV stations and East Africa. It’s on this same day the list of HOTTEST RAPPERS/ MC’S voted by teens dropped making FLEX D’PAPER NUMBER 10 on the list that featured Uganda’s best emcees, like Navio and Keko. He has also featured on top collaborations like SPIT by producer Aethan featuring Cyno MC (End of the Week mic Champion) and St. Nellysade a song that made it to different radio station countdowns. Reference: Saturday Vision June 15 2013 Flex was also recognized by BUZZ MAGAZINE 2013 the leading teen’s magazine across UGANDA among the “NEW STARS” to watch out for. Flex has shared a stage with GOOD LIFE, CHAMELEONE, P UNIT, MADTRAXX, AMANI, KLEAR KUT, ALLAN TONIKS, MUN G, VAMPOSS, CINDY, JAKIE CHANDIRU, LILLIAN, KEKO, YUNG MULLO, BRENDA NAMBI, AIRPORT TAXI, ENYGMA, among other great acts. Currently flex is working on his solo album with production from Uganda’s best producers Aethan , Sam Lamara and many more great producers. Videos. 1. TAKE ME AWAY feat. Liz Anne 2. Burning feat. Dasper Cosine and Trace (with cameos from multiple award winner Navio,The Mith, JB, Unique, Aethan and JT) 3. Party life feat. Big trill and Daisy 4. Follow Me feat Allan Toniks (a multiple award winner and channel o award nominee) 5. Shutting Down Towns feat. Martha Smallz Merchandise Rapaholix snap backs, T shirts, polo shirts, sweat shirts, baseball jackets, hoodies and more have been made by Flex in different designs which have made Rapaholix Clothing line and designs a household name in Uganda, with celebrities such as musicians like Enygma, Djs like mister Deejay, Dj Aludah, DJ Urbanstar, TV presenters, Radio presenters like Bigtril, Mckenzie, Cynthia, King Shovon Malcom and also have been used in TV series like DECPETION and THE HOSTEL among other celebrities that have put them on. These designs have also crossed over to the fans that purchase the clothes for comfort, pleasure and also to show their support for the RAPAHOLIX. Education: Lohana academy for Primary school Greenhill academy for primary school Seeta High School for O level St.Mary’s Kitende for A level Makerere University BIT (bachelor’s degree in Information Technology)
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The Singles Collection
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Shut It Down
Contains 1 songs by CODE.
Contains 1 songs by Aethan.
Contains 15 songs by Ruyonga.
Engyma of the State
Contains 16 songs by Engyma .
THE LIVEWIRE MONTHLY THERAPY
Contains 3 songs by Deejay Jo.
Set it off
Contains 8 songs by Batabazi.