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Chagga

His real names, he goes by the names Kyagambidwa Geoffrey. He describes himself as an all rounder when it comes to music to me I think he might come near to the real definition of a musician. He continues to say he is a simple God fearing and friendly to all classes of people. Chagga studied at Mengo Primary School , Light College Katikamu and Kawempe High. Chagga started singing in Namirembe Cathedral Church Choir (what happened all these guys seem to have started with God), during this time he joined Secondary school where he decided to form an r`n`b group called Extra Grim members included Michael Chris now in UK doing Gospel, Martin Ruteta, quit music went to Campus, Isaac who is based in Germany doing secular music too and lastly Benon the other half of the famous duo Benon & Vamposs. After all this he changed his style and started his journey in the hip-hop scene. He started The Bataka now the Bataka Underground. Now Chagga says before it become Bataka Underground, when it was still called Bataka, they basically rapped in Luganda. At this time the Underground was a separate team. These basically rapped in English. Bataka consisted of Chagga and Larat now in UK and Underground consisted of Momo, Krayzie Native. These two merged to form the Bataka Underground. They were later joined people like Babaluk, Lyrical G and Brian and many more. So at that time hip-hop was not selling or was not yet noticed so he started looking for another style. Chagga started Afro Beat style. He started by backing up Chameleone. Later he and Chameleone formed the Leone Island Crew which consists of guy like Weasel, Mowzey, Mr X, Lizard and many more. During that time, he was releasing singles on Chameleone`s albums like “Yoono” on his “Dorotia album”. All this time he was trying to discover himself.

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DJ Apeman

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.

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BigTril

BIGTRIL (Born In Greatness To Rise Into a LEGEND)... real names KAIZA ROWLAND RAYMOND ..is an extraordinary rapper from kampala,uganda ....hez known for his pace control when it comes to raping fast n slow and for blendin the western element of rap to the african vibe of music.not forgeting his lyrical strength ...He has featured on a couple of international smash hit remixes....takin for example WHOOLA WHOOP [by stella mwangi and mohombi and also havnig BENNY D and PLANET VI formerly knwon as ROCKCITY on his new jam titled ballin...his smash hit inside outside topped the charts followed by STRAKA MONEY ..the sky is the limit for this new and skilled rapper....

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Lilian

From humble beginnings in Kigali and Kampala’s suburbs to the full glare of the stage, Lilian has mesmerised many an audience with her rich and powerful vocals. Citing the likes of Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston as her influence it’s no wonder that Lilian is emerging as one of the best female artists to ever come out of Uganda, and East Africa for that matter. LilianMbabazi is embarking on a new phase of her singing career as a solo artist having taken time off from the group Blu 3. To some this would be a daunting prospect but for Lilian this is something she has dreamed about since she was a little girl. “I always knew I would be a singer. I could never stop singing no matter what I was doing. In fact I think I almost drove my siblings crazy humming and singing all day long,” says Lilian. Her musical style is described as a cross between R & B/Soul tinged with African & Western musical influences. The various types of musical styles come across in the singles she has released so far, namely: Vitamin - a classic Ugandan style pop song featuring Weasel from the Goodlyfe Kawa - a bumping Ugandan dance/house track produced by Market Makers Kankutwale - a love song sung in Luganda YegweWeka - a return to her native roots of Rwanda featuring Kitoko So in love - a sultry classic R&B track with hints of jazz “The beauty about Lilian’s voice is that she can sing almost anything, whether it’s a ballad, a jazz standard, a pop song or a dance track. To have such vocal versatility is true talent,” says Onoh, Producer, Market Makers. This is truly reflected in Lilian’s passion for live performances which she relishes. Currently perfecting her live act with her band the Sundowners her love of music shines through in the choice of songs for her repertoire: Tina Turner, Erykah Badu, India Arie, Etta James, Adele, Bruno Mars and Bob Marley to name a few, whilst also performing her own songs and songs from the group Blu 3.

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Nyonyozi

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')

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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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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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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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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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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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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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