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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
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.
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
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....
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.
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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A passionate singer/songwriter, Sitenda was one of the Top 10 finalists at the 2014 edition of the Tusker Project Fame reality TV show. She best describes her sound as deep meaningful soul music infused with modern electro, afro, jazz, hiphop and RnB elements. Sitenda recently collaborated with rapper Benezeri on the song "Mama", released march 2014. #Ela(Again) is her newest single.
Vampino aka Vamposs original name Elvis Kirya was born in 1980. He attended Shimoni Primary, Kabojja and Namasagali secondary before joining Aptech were he attained a diploma in Computer Networking and Maintenance. Vampino first made his name under a music duo Benon and Vamposs. In 2009, Vampino opted for a solo career as Benon concentrated on music production. By the look of things, his solo career is so far so good. Some of his best songs include Tell it featuring Goodlyfe, Love to dance and Kwekunyakunya.
"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”.
Compilation (East African Bashment Crew)
Contains 16 songs by East African Bashment Crew.
Contains 3 songs by Allan Toniks.
Game Of Thrones Vol.1
Contains 15 songs by JB.
Contains 12 songs by Rabadaba.
Dj Karo Mixes
Contains 1 songs by DJ Karo.
To Live & To Die
Contains 22 songs by Jackie Chandiru .
Contains 1 songs by Dj Aludah.
Contains 10 songs by Qwela .
DJ Global Mixtape
Contains 1 songs by DJ Global.
The Week of September
Contains 14 songs by TheMith.
Jay Arc Singles
Contains 2 songs by Jay Arc.
Cranes and Ladies
Contains 8 songs by Patrobas.