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"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”.
Dega-lasy [born February 2, 1995] Had his own dream through flavored talent and inspired by RnB Akon at an early age of 15. He started writing down songs; He knew from early on that, He will be a star, while in high school in Khartoum, Sudan. His family got plans to moved him to Kampala, Uganda for further education. His music came to life; He ripped the streets at the age of 16 with his 1st released single entitled "Satisfied Me" [Produced by Dizzie Afro] Off his first debut album "Tantrum" released in early 2013 under Pla-net Entertainment. The single was a hit play on major radio stations, the music scene in South Sudan and parts of East Africa. Other songs including Champion, Angel, Yo Wayz [Feat. Ras Khan] amongst others had the same success. The future looks promising for Dega-lasy who is the next big thing on scene today.
Ruyonga is a Ugandan-born, US-based hip hop music and spoken word artist whose moniker former moniker “Krukid” was fondly given to him in high school after a basketball accident left his face temporarily disfigured. He was one of the pioneering hip hop acts back in Uganda, with his first group winning a nationwide music competition in 2000. He has won numerous awards and has an extensive performance and recording history, having released three albums in physical and digital retail stores like iTunes, and has participated in shows all across the United States. He was picked by Rawkus Records as one of the top 50 artists on the internet, and Rawkus helped release his second solo album, AFRiCAN, in 2007. Rawkus Records was responsible for jumpstarting the careers of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common and Eminem. Ruyonga has recorded songs with many national artists including Brother Ali and Slug of Atmosphere, and has shared the stage with Lupe Fiasco, K’Naan, Wu Tang Clan, Grieves and Budo(Rhymesayers) and The Roots. He has performed and spoken in various settings from colleges and night clubs to churches, coffee shops and Howard University classrooms. His powerful live shows consists of anywhere from a single backing dee jay to a full live band with equally engaging supporting acts, depending on the concert size and budget. He has a strong online presence on Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.
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
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
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.
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.
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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About DUSTVILLE & CRANE GANG AMBASSADOR CALL ME THE DUST TRAFFICKER Biography Patrobas Abilla was born in Kampala Uganda but was raised in the United Kingdom. Patrobas returned to Uganda at the age of 17 where he would remain for four years studying, It was during this period that he fell in love with the beauties of his homeland. After a brief return to the UK Patrobas returned to Uganda To Kickstart his Rap Career. Patrobas's Rapping style is what he would call "Honest, insightful, Relatable, laid-back, tasteful, Raw yet refined and Original" Description "To me Music is more than just an art form, to me music is a way of life. Music has the power to empower and inspire, to uplift and to put us all in a good mood and feel good about ourselves. I don't mind people dancing to my music but i'd rather you listen to what it is im saying and for you to be able to relate with not just what i deal with day to day but what we all deal with". Basic Info Joined Facebook 03/02/2010 Genre HIP HOP/RAP/RnB Members DANNKS & 45 Hometown UGANDA/UNITED KINGDOM Record Label DUSTVILLE RECORDS Influences The Notorious B.I.G, 2 Pac, Nas, Jay-z, Eminem, Joe Budden, D-Block, Slaughterhouse, Ghetts Just to name a few. I like to jam to musicians who have substance to their music thats what inspires me. Current Location KAMPALA,UGANDA
Contains 6 songs by Santana Karma.
Airtime Mixtape (Kla City Emcee)
Contains 14 songs by JT.
Contains 1 songs by Mister Deejay.
Tropical African Heat Vol. 3 [afrohouse & Afrobeat]
Contains 1 songs by Batenga TheMyth.
The Singles Collection
Contains 16 songs by Lilian.
Contains 8 songs by Radio and Weasel.
Features- Peter Miles
Contains 9 songs by Peter Miles.
Shut It Down
Contains 1 songs by CODE.
Mister Deejay's Blends
Contains 1 songs by Mister Deejay.
Contains 21 songs by Navio.
DJ Crisio Mix
Contains 1 songs by DJ Crisio.
Contains 14 songs by MunG.