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Engyma

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.

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Aethan

Anthony Ssewabuga better known by the Alias Aethan, is a Ugandan record producer. He started out listening to music through which he grew a penchant for sound and production. His Brother recalls seeing him spending a considerable amount of time listening to a particular song on replay while paying attention to detail, variations and the beat with impeccable concentration which he found boring. He thought music was meant to be enjoyed, not to put one to task. It wasn’t until a friend introduced Aethan to Fruity Loops, a digital audio production workstation in which he picked interest and learnt how to make beats plus more about production. He got his professional start when his brother hooked him up with Klear Kut (Ugandan rap group) in 2007, a move that pushed him to take mainstream production into consideration. Aethan has since worked with artists such as The Mith on So UG, Fire, Big Is Me, Go Hard, and more, Navio on Ngalo, Nnawuliranga, Leka Kwenyumiriza, One and Only, Trouble and much of his catalogue, Klear Kut on Eyo Yange, Independent Woman featuring Peter Miles, Fresh featuring P-Unit from Kenya, worked with GNL on Ani Yali Amanyi, Wololo, Ruyonga on Blood Fire Smoke Vapour, Victory, Lilian Mbabazi on Get Out The Door, Flex D’Paper (with whom they run a partnership in Rapaholix Music), LugaFlow Army on The Aeth Way, AirPorTaxi on 808s & Heart breaks, Don Mc on Yes Yes among others. Aethan has become known for fusing African percussion and artistry with Western electronic and synth sounds cemented by solid drum patterns and an appetite for sampling, a style that he says is as a result of his early musical observations in the works of American production leading men like RZA, Kanye West, Just Blaze with the way they turned Motown classics into heavy hitting rap beats with a soulful fabric, more so Timberland who has continuously re-invented his sound. With such insight, Aethan has gone ahead to create his own lane and localize those ideas, tapping inspiration from the rich sound of the African beat to make music for a global audience. He is currently working on a project that he dubbed “The Aeth Way” in honour of the way he crafts his productions; Aethan produced most of his past works while at College in his hostel room, a factor that he says inspired a unique level of creativity in a setting that was on the users end.

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Ke'Mo

.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....

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Bakri

Bakri is an RnB,Dancehall artist from Uganda.With a blessed and talented career that started in 2010 as a song writer and member of the boy band Jaamie and Bakri.Recognition as a solo artist commenced in 2012 with the release of the first single SOLATIDO.His talent has so far earned him arcolades for most of his songs written for top artists in the region and within a grace period of time continues to hit charts with the second single 18 & OVER under the management of Dj Bobby and promoter Wajjid.The album CHIDULA enjoys 2 singles with collaborations yet to be released with notch producers,Just Jose and Washington.Hit single 18 & OVER also gained nomination buzz with the club video awards 2013.

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DJ Ruby

Ruby Vs DJ Ruby……… allow me to re-introduce myself; DJ RUBY’S biggest critic is DJ RUBY. DJ RUBY’S biggest fan is DJ RUBY. I am that member in the audience who decided to jump on the ones and twos, You are that member in the audience who will dance to my ones and twos. One of Uganda’s finest female deejays, You say it…… I play it. DJ RUBY…. Your Personal Playlist! @RubyAngorit on twitter. Ruby Engena Angorit on Facebook. rubyengena@gmail.com Let’s Connect. BOOM!!!

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GNL Zamba

One of East Africas most influential artists, Gnl zamba was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. he started professional music in 2007 after completion of his bachelors degree. His break out hit was soda jinjale off the record breaking album koyi koyi/ riddles of life. he has won numerous awards, including best male artist of the year BUZZ AWARDS,album of the year and 2 best hip hop singles PAM AWARDS. Gnl has gained international exposure and recognition through performances on international stages in Ethiopia, Zanzibar, London, Dubai,kigali Rwanda,Tanazania, USA(uganda African youth conference) and Benin to mention a few including the sauti za busara(zanzibar) and (ethiopia) selam African international music festivals. East Africa now anticipates the release of his third live band album called Dreaming in color to be released this october 2012. other albums include koyi koyi and speaking vernacular Ernest NSIMBI. zamba (real names) is currently c.e.o of The label BABOON FOREST ENT. with 5 artists. chart topping singles His style of music is hip hop which he christens LUGA FLOW (fusion of rap and traditional instruments), packed with rhyme and poetry. his songs are known to inspire...singing in english and his indigenous luganda dialect. A strong believer of music for positive change GNL addresses issues such as domestic violence,social justice, African pride and the environment . He is an ambassador of coca cola uganda and was recognized by the ministry of health uganda for his health education musical efforts "story ya lukka" and "true man hood

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Mister Deejay

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 contact@misterdeejaypresents.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.

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TheMith

From an early age, The Mith, showed he had a lot of love for the performance arts, especially music. But it wasn’t until he met the rest of his Klear Kut members that he decided to take his love for music seriously. Along with Klear Kut, they managed to release 3 albums that have received critical acclaim. ‘Mind, Body and Soul’, their first album garnered them 2 nominations at the all Africa KORA Awards (Best Hip-Hop Artist and Revelation of the year), making them Uganda’s first ever group to receive such success. They went ahead to record their second album, ‘K-Squared’ which got them nominations in Uganda’s own PAM Awards and with the release of their first single, Murder of the Crows, the group became Uganda’s first artists to have a video played on MTV Base Africa. And ..Klear Discussions..which they recorded with Percussion Discussion. The album also managed to get them nominated for KORA Awards (Best African Act). The Mith's first solo project in form of a mixtape; September Reign Volume 1, was released in January 2010 going on to receive critical acclaim all over Uganda. The Mith's first Album-The Week of September, under management group Kinetic Management Group was released on 7th May 2012 to a large positive response. Right now, The Mith is working on his second album. Artists We Also Like KlearKut, Navio, Lyrical G, Biggie, P-Square, Unique, Kanye West, Common, Proverb

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Bobi Wine

"The world is looking for somebody to do something, not explain why he did not." These words, uttered by none other than H. E. The Ghetto President Bobi Wine reveal one who has gone through it all. By that, I mean all the constant hardships and hopelessness third world musicians go through without any breakthrough to success. But Bobi Wine is one of the few exceptions to the rule. His story has been the most inspiring. Born on the 12th of February in 1982 in Mpigi District south west of Kampala capital, Bobi Wine was christened Robert Kyagulanyi and joined nine other siblings into the harsh life of ghetto living in Kamwokya, one of the worst slums of Kampala. If his problems taught him anything, definitely innovation was one of them. "Underground shows with a Walkman, a borrowed amplifier and a speaker was how he used to make ends meet. At school he would spread the word and after school charge students fifty shillings (less than quarter a dollar) per head and he would jam! he got into trouble with the school administration but that was the way he made his pocket money at school." By the end of his 'O' level he had composed many songs but had no money to record. It was one of the most disheartening things in his pursuit of his musical dream. In '98 after his 'A' level, he finally saved some money over the years to record and managed to make four tracks; Kalyonso, Doreen, Namulembe but they were of very low quality. They therefore did not receive any credit or attention. That didn't faze him. He increased his intensity of odd jobs like collecting edible grasshoppers for sale in his vacation. Then he tried his luck again in 2000, and recorded Abakyala, this didn't do well either. By then he was in his first year in Makerere University and made mud bricks during his free time. He also did painting, while he was a porter at a building site. "I wasn't afraid of my friends disrespecting me because they understood my situation. Besides I am not after giving a false impression of myself so I could go work and perform at occasions like Karaoke in nightspots around the city." Then finally, the chance to record again came and Bobi managed to record his song "Akagoma" meaning 'the drum'. " He had to do it within thirty minutes because he was in through backdoor connections. And when thirty minutes was up he was kicked out. I thank those guys." This song later became a hit and played on radio and nightclubs around the country. Finally Bobi Wine got room to breathe. " He loves the reggae/dancehall style because he feels, that's the best way he can express himself. And also it is the best medium to communicate content and message. It is because he has something to say and that's the best medium for it. It is music for his people, the poor where he comes from. Artists like Buju Banton, Bennie Man, Sizzla, Shabba, Bob Marley and Bounty Killer are the major inspirations for his music. He is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in music dance and drama at the prestigious Makerere University, the biggest University in East and Central Africa. Bobi Wine’s repertoire includes albums like ‘Kagoma, Namulime, Wendi, Bada, Kiwani Mazimawanvu to mention but a few. From nothing in the 1998’s when he began his career to the biggest artist in Uganda today. Bobi Wine is the holder of 3 PAM Awards including Artist of the year 2006. Bobi Wine has performed in Sweden, England, USA, South Africa and all over East Africa. He has also been featured on almost every major concert in Uganda including concerts featuring international artists like T.O.K, Shaggy, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Sean Paul, Buju Banton. With his crew, the Firebase, which includes himself the president, Buchaman the vice president, Nubian lee the prime minister, and the rest of the cabinet He now owns a stuido where all the Fire Base music is recorded now. Bobi Wine is currently venturing into movies and recently starred in a movie carrying the same title as one of his latest hits ‘Ghetto /Divizionz’ and the movie has won awards all over the world . He has also gone into boxing proffesionally that he recentlly won a fight by a OK. As a socially responsible person, he supports his community whenever he has an opportunity and in his own words, he says “Bobi Wine is a good ghetto youth ready to help the ghetto people and I thank God for everything he has done for me, my wife and for giving me a beautiful Children”.

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Navio

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

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DJ Crisio

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

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Featured Albums

MID YEAR SMACKDOWN(2013)

Contains 1 songs by Dj Aludah.

Features- Juliana

Contains 11 songs by Juliana Kanyomozi.

Features(Toniks)

Contains 3 songs by Allan Toniks.

Ngenda Maaso

Contains 8 songs by Radio and Weasel.

Victory Music

Contains 19 songs by Ruyonga.

Kla House Session Volume 2

Contains 1 songs by DJ Crisio.

Baffude

Contains 10 songs by Bebe Cool.

Nabikoowa

Contains 9 songs by Juliana Kanyomozi.

Black's W.I.T.S. (Weeks In The Studio)

Contains 18 songs by Benny Black .

Fantastic

Contains 15 songs by Radio and Weasel.

Features- Peter Miles

Contains 9 songs by Peter Miles.

Juliana 2014

Contains 3 songs by Juliana Kanyomozi.

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