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Sifa-Kelele

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

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Batabazi

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 batabazi@gmail.com

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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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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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Allan Toniks

Allan Toniks a.k.a Allan Ampaire is a 25 year old Ugandan prforming artiste. Dubbed 'Uganda's Kevin Lytle' For the debut hit single Beera Nange, Toniks did not only win that year's Pam Awards Best R&B Single award but was also nominated in the Kisimas 2008 Awards. Toniks also got a nod in the first ever MTV Africa Music Awards (Mamas) 2008 with Zain for the listeners choice award. He was the only chosen artist in East Africa to perform at the 2010 sound city Music video awards in Lagos Nigeria alongside the likes of Mo Hits(D’Banj, Wande Coal), 2face, P square, Da ma dobling, Banky w, Wiz kid and others. Thanks to the main stream nature of his music as well having an international appeal; Toniks has managed at such an early stage of his career branch out to other countries even beyond East Africa like Namibia, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Nigeria. He has shared stage with artistes like P Square, General Ozzy(zambia), Gal Level(Namibia), Bennie man, Sean Kingston, Stella Mwangi as well as Mr. Flavor of Nigeria. Awards 2008 PAM Awards RnB song of the year(winner) PAM Awards RnB artist of the year(Nominated) MAMA Awards Listener’s Choice(Nominated) Kisma Awards Best RnB artiste(Nominated) Buzz Teenies’ Awards Best RnB artiste(Nominated) Buzz Teenies Awards Best RnB Song(Nominated) 2009 Buzz Teenies Awards Best RnB artiste(Nominated) 2010 SoundCity Music Video Awards(Nigeria) Best Pop Video in Africa PAM Awards Video of the year (Nominated) Buzz Teenies’Awards Best RnB artist (Nominated) 2011 Namibian Music Awards Song of the year Namibian Music Awards Video of the year Namibian Awards for Best Collabo of the year Buzz Teenies’ Awards Best RnB artist PAM Awards best RnB artiste(nominated) 2012 Namibian Music Awards song of the year Namibian Music awards best collabo Best RnB artiste buzz awards Best RnB song buzz awards

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Nince Henry

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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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Jay Arc

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.

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MunG

Hip Hop artist

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East African Bashment Crew

East African Bashment Crew (also known as East African Reggae Bashment Crew) is a Kenyan-Ugandan reggae group. It consists of three members, Bebe Cool from Uganda, and the Kenyan duo Necessary Noize (Kevin Wyre and Nazizi). All of them were already established musicians when the group was formed in 2005. While the members of the group concentrate on their main projects, East African Bashment Crew reunites every now and then. Their song "Africa Unite" is featured in the African Rebel Music - Roots Reggae & Dancehall compilation album by Out Here Records. AWARDS Won: 2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Song of the Year ("Fire Anthem") 2007 Channel O Music Video Awards - Video Of The Year ("Kube") Nominated: 2005 KORA Awards - Best African Reggae/Ragga Act 2006 Kisima Music Awards - Best Ragga & Best Reggae 2008 MTV Africa Music Awards - Best Group

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Ray Harmony

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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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Featured Albums

Ngenda Maaso

Contains 8 songs by Radio and Weasel.

DJ Ruby

Contains 1 songs by DJ Ruby.

Afrotopia

Contains 10 songs by Qwela .

Ntuuyo Zange

Contains 7 songs by Bebe Cool.

SNMS Power Hour

Contains 10 songs by Mister Deejay.

Backs to Basics 5

Contains 1 songs by Mister Deejay.

Nakudata

Contains 8 songs by Radio and Weasel.

Umilio

Contains 1 songs by Mister Deejay.

1st Time Out Life and HipHop

Contains 14 songs by Ke'Mo.

Fille Singles

Contains 3 songs by Fille.

The Beginnings

Contains 20 songs by Batabazi.

Tantrum

Contains 8 songs by Ray Harmony.

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