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Peter Miles

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

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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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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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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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Richy

Richy (Richard Kaweesa) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Uganda. He comes from a religious family where his father is a pastor. He also comes from a musical family. Two of his brothers, Kingsley and Philla have etched Reggae careers for themselves, one of whom is a producer and has produced some of Richy's work. Born in 1990, he started singing professionally in 2009 when he burst on to the scene by winning the MTV My Video Award and releasing his first single titled "Will You Dance" and soon followed it up it with his most popular song to-date titled "Mama" which was produced by Kingsley and released in 2010. He has worked with several artists in his career so far, such as Babaluku and Philla (Mercy), and Atlas (Will You Dance). In 2012, Richy took a break from music. He had found the industry frustrating and needed to step back and reassess his commercial musical ambitions. He looks at 2012 as his "reflection year". During this time, he enrolled in Music school at the African Institute of Music in Kampala, Uganda where he is currently pursuing a diploma in Music. It was also during this time that he started recording his debut album with the help of a producer friend and support from fellow artists such as Myko Ouma. In July 2012, he started writing and recording his album "My Words" which was released in June 2013. Richy is at the dawn of his career with a great future ahead of him.

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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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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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Ruyonga

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.

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Qwela

To make music for the love of music and get paid a dym for it, thats a life of gigs man! Qwela is a 5 year old band from Uganda with a unique Afro-soul flavour of music. Qwela means 'pure' in rukiga- one of Uganda's ethnic languages. Our debut album 'Kidepo' was well received and is doing well among our audiences. Raised in a traditional African background and influenced by western culture, Qwela as a band have come up with a unique fusion of African music with a Western musical approach. Their niche- reaches a section of society that is not catered for by the current of digital, recycled music. We currently perform every -Friday night at Emin Pasha Hotel. Band Interests The art & science of gigging. Making music for the love of music and earning a dym for it! Now aint that livin it! Artists We Also Like Milege, Janzi Band, Pragmo, Maurice Kirya, Suzan Kerunen, Ouma Michael, Tamba

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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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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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CODE

CODE is a young African hip hop artist who hails from Uganda. His love for music began at age 13 and most of his rap influences sprung from the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Eminem and Nas. Back home he looked up to the likes of Klear Kut. He began working on his craft, learning the basics from these influences and created a rapper whose flow, diction and wordplay are slowly grasping his hometown, Kampala. He performed at the talent shows at his high school and there he discovered his desire to be a musician. Fast forward to 2012, CODE took his rapping to another level, performed at even bigger stages, became a proud member of GEUrban and has now become a force to reckon with in the UG Hip Hop Scene today, following the mainstream success of his hit song, “SHUT IT DOWN”.

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Featured Albums

The Week of September

Contains 14 songs by TheMith.

Juliana 2014

Contains 3 songs by Juliana Kanyomozi.

Ntuuyo Zange

Contains 7 songs by Bebe Cool.

Namalayo

Contains 14 songs by MunG.

Tantrum

Contains 8 songs by Ray Harmony.

Nabikoowa

Contains 9 songs by Juliana Kanyomozi.

Baffude

Contains 10 songs by Bebe Cool.

The Singles Collection

Contains 16 songs by Lilian.

Game Of Thrones Vol.1

Contains 15 songs by JB.

Shut It Down

Contains 1 songs by CODE.

Half the legend

Contains 16 songs by Navio.

Kanyimbe

Contains 9 songs by Juliana Kanyomozi.

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