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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.
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 email@example.com
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
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!
Angella Franklin Keihongani Katatumba, a Ugandan by nationality was born on February 21st in Nairobi Kenya. She is the daughter of the Honorary Consul of Pakistan in Uganda, H.E Dr. Boney Katatumba and Gertrude Katatumba the proprietor AFK Beauty Clinic Kabalagala. Angella has a sister and seven brothers; Rosemary, Allan, Dennis, Rugiirwa (Angella’s Twin brother), Colin (the late), Ken, Ian and Jay. She went to primary education in Uganda at the Katatumba Academy, from 1986 – 1994 then went to Belmont Senior Secondary School from 1994 -1996 in Vancouver, B.C, Canada, where she obtained a Public Relations Diploma. She then went to Oxford Brookes University, England where she got Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Law from 1996-1999. Also at Oxford Brookes University, England she continued on to obtain a Masters in International Management / Public Relations in 1999 - 2000. After university in England, Angella moved to Chicago, Illinois in the US, where she had several well paying and prestigious jobs in the hospitality industry. She worked at; Buca Di Beppo Restaurant from 2001 - 2002, Isaac Hayes Restaurant in 2002 - 2003 also in Chicago and at Majestic Star Casino from 2003 - 2004 in Chicago Illinois, USA where she was earning up to almost $100,000 USD per year with bonuses. When Angella moved back home to Uganda in 2005, she started working as the Managing Director at her father H.E Dr. Boney Katatumba’s Hotel called Hotel Diplomate in Kampala, Uganda. Angella is currently the Managing Director of the hotel. Angella in 2005 also started to professionally record her music in Uganda. So far she has recorded two Albums and is working on her third. Angella has made singing in English a priority since she started singing in Uganda; this is because she has always had the global market in mind and mostly because of her western upbringing. The first album is titled PEACE (a 10 track album with songs like: For You Gulu, Peace - a duet with Butcherman, Sikyettagga - a duet with Bebe Cool, I live For You, Let Me, I surrender, One Minute Man a duet with Bebe Cool, Success, Standing in the Rain and I Live For You Remix. The Second album is titled Glad I'm Alive, a 10 Track Album with song's like Feel Alright a duet with Navio, Glad I'm Alive, Thank You, The Pledge, Without You, Wind Beneath Your Wings, A Better Place a duet with First Love, Forgivenes, Ngenze Noono and Gwenjagala. The third Album is titled Supernatural Girl. It so far has songs like Together Forever, Let’s Go Green a duet with Keko, In the Air a duet with Keko, Only You, So Close and Supernatural Girl. Angella’s intention is to make it a 10 Track Album. In addition to music, in 2006 to present, Angella started an NGO called the Angella Katatumba Development Foundation which is the umbrella of two of Angella’s current projects. The first is her extremely successful “For You Gulu” Project. The For You Gulu project’s intention is through her music to raise awareness about the plight in Northern Uganda after the 21 year old war ended and to collect anything in kind to help the people of the war torn regions. After the massive success of her For You Gulu project, Angella, under her foundation continues to raise awareness for the suffering people in Uganda and eventually Africa. The second project is Angella’s “Let’s Go Green campaign”. After the tremendous success of Angella’s For You Gulu project, in 2010 the British Council commissioned Angella and appointed her the International Climate Change Icon in Uganda 2010-2011. Her purpose was to spearhead again, through her music the awareness of climate change in Uganda. This project has also been extremely successful and has seen Angella globe trot to different parts of the world, among other places she went to Cancun Mexico where she attended the Global Climate Change summit and also performed for heads of states and other dignitaries her Let’s Go Green song, which was being used as one of the theme songs at a number of events at the global climate change summit. She also goes to the villages in Uganda and especially in schools to teach about climate change. Angella has so far with God’s grace achieved a number of things; Achievements: SELECTED BY THE HIGH COMMISSION FOR THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ON AUG 31ST 2012 – To sing both the national Anthems of Uganda and Trinidad and Tobago to mark the 50th Anniversary of Independence of Trinidad and Tobago. OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ON MAY 12TH 2011- Chose Angella to make history by being the first artist to ever accompany the police, army and prisons bands by singing the Uganda National Anthem for the first time ever in front of 11 heads of state. DEUSCHWELLES TV (DWTV) Feb 2011 – Featured on DWTV on the Let’s Go Green Campaign’s success. BRITISH COUNCIL APPOINTED CLIMATE CHANGE ICON IN UGANDA April 1ST 2010 – April 1st 2011– To use my status as a musician and a humanitarian to promote the awareness of Climate Change in Uganda. ALJAZEERA TV Feb 2010 - Featured on Aljazeera’s Hot Spot Program regarding my music career and my “For You Gulu” Project VOA November 10th 2009 - Featured on VOA’S, IN FOCUS regarding my success as a singer VOA September 22nd 2009 - Featured on VOA’S, IN FOCUS regarding “For You Gulu” Project VOA August 29th2007 - Featured on VOA, Straight Talk Africa, regarding my humanitarian work with my “For You Gulu” Project CNN Oct 27th 2006 - Featured on Inside Africa, regarding my humanitarian work with my “For You Gulu” Project Last King of Scotland (Oscar Wining Movie) 2006 - Played the part of “Beautiful Woman Number 1” Awards: Diva Awards - Humanitarian Diva Dec 2010 & Role Model Diva Dec 2011 Office of the Prime Minister of the Government Of Uganda: - Peace Award For You Gulu Project Sept 2010 Record TV Uganda - Woman of Power Award 2009 Buzz Teens Award - Ugandan Teens Role Model in 2007 and 2008 Kampala Rotaract Award - Humanitarian Award for my “For You Gulu” Project in 2007 Music Talent Show Awards - For winning singing contests in Canada and Oxford 1994 - 2000
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.
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.
DJ Global aka Global Schemes, while based in Uganda, is truly a global citizen. Ugandan by nationality, but raised in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Swaziland and the USA, DJ Global's interests in different musical styles developed at an early age. It all started back in the first year of high school, when he was introduced to 2 Technic 1210’s (turntables). His love and passion for music is clear to anyone who has heard him produce or spin tracks in the hottest nightspots across the globe. Global has played at quite a number of high profile events around the world. While in New York City, he was a staple at Club NV on Wednesdays. He also featured at other top night clubs such as Club Cheetah and Sounds of Brazil (S.O.B’s). Having graduated from New York University, he also played at a variety of the university’s events. On the African continent, he has played at events in Swaziland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. In Uganda, the DJ Global brand has grown from strength to strength, with a reputation for being “The” DJ to hire for your event. The types of events include private functions, corporate events, album launches, weddings and theme nights. In addition to being the number one DJ in Uganda, Global Schemes is a member of the duo called Market Makers; a formidable team and production house that uses its resources as a one‐stop‐shop for all musical professional needs: from music & video production, songwriting, image, and marketing. Along with his business partner Gasuza they have produced music for some regional and international artists including Kelly Rowland (USA), Samini (Ghana), Slikour (South Africa), P‐Unit (Kenya) and Ugandan artists Jose Chameleone, Bebe Kool, Navio, Lilian to name a few
JB aka J-Baller was born January 16th 1985 in Montreal, Canada. With Jamaican background, at the age of 4 JB and his parents moved to Kampala Uganda. He always had a love for music learning how to play the drums at an early age; he would play during the Sunday morning services. Later on in his life he gained an interest in rap and decided to further his talents in rapping. Returning from school in the States he linked up with old school friend Navio and formed a group called Killa Millz. Not too long after they linked up with three other friends named The Mith, Langman, and Papito and formed Klear Kut. 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). Now back from the States after years, JB is taking over the Ugandan hip- hop scene. With his anthem "House Party", and his new smash hit “Kankanya". JB is on the rise to fame. JB is also currently back in the studio with Klear Kut working on their new project soon to hit the summer of this year.
Jackie Chandiru a.k.a Jackie is one of Uganda’s leading female R’n’B artists and vocalists. Jackie kicked off her musical career in 2004 after she emerged as one of the winners for the Coca Cola Pop stars. This led to formation of the Blu 3 which became one of the leading girl groups in Africa. In 2010 Blu 3 went on leave thus leading to the girls working on solo projects. In mid 2010, Jackie released her first single Agassi in both Lugbara (her native language) and English. This song has earned recognition in as a solo artist and earned her an award Best r’n’b single in the just ended Diva awards. She has continued to release songs like Goin’ On ft Jose Chameleone, Gwoyagala ft Rabadaba, Overdose, For all time ft Sami from Eritrea, Bakusigula, Agassi, Stand Together ft Paul Mutebi of Limit X, Baazi Yo, Wind it Up ft Navio and Fidempa and so much more. She has worked with producers like Goodenuff Records, Swangz Ave, Paddy Man from Dream studios, Hanz from Hanz Production and Charlie King. Jacke is amongst few Ugandan musicians to have broken out of the local music scene and made an impact on the African music scene. Their music can be heard on Radio across Africa and their trendy high budget videos have enjoyed extensive airplay on major African networks MTV Base, Channel O and East African Television. For more information about Jackie please contact Contact Details: Tel: +256 784 202 642, +256 752 823 767, +256 774 583 612
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.
The Mith 2013 Singles
Contains 1 songs by TheMith.
Contains 16 songs by Navio.
God Over Money
Contains 15 songs by Ruyonga.
Contains 8 songs by Radio and Weasel.
Dj Karo Mixes
Contains 1 songs by DJ Karo.
Contains 12 songs by GNL Zamba.
Half the legend
Contains 16 songs by Navio.
Contains 1 songs by Dj Aludah.
Contains 18 songs by Engyma .
Mister Deejay's Blends
Contains 1 songs by Mister Deejay.
Features (Jackie Chandiru)
Contains 5 songs by Jackie Chandiru .
Mixtapes DJ Apeman
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