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DJ Crisio

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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TheMith

From an early age, The Mith, showed he had a lot of love for the performance arts, especially music. But it wasn’t until he met the rest of his Klear Kut members that he decided to take his love for music seriously. Along 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). The Mith's first solo project in form of a mixtape; September Reign Volume 1, was released in January 2010 going on to receive critical acclaim all over Uganda. The Mith's first Album-The Week of September, under management group Kinetic Management Group was released on 7th May 2012 to a large positive response. Right now, The Mith is working on his second album. Artists We Also Like KlearKut, Navio, Lyrical G, Biggie, P-Square, Unique, Kanye West, Common, Proverb

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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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Radio and Weasel

Moses Radio (born Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo) and Weasel (born Douglas Mayanja). Starting as backing vocalists for the Ugandan musician Jose Chameleone, Radio and Weasel broke off from Chameleone's Leone Island Crew in 2008 to form the Goodlyfe Crew. Since then, the duo's songs have been successful on Ugandan radio. Starting with Nakudata in 2008, the duo went on to release Lwaki Onumya, Zuena, Nyambura and Bread and Butter. In mid-2008, the duo collaborated with other artists such as Rachel Kay, Blu*3, OS, Toniks, GNL and Zambia's General Ozzy. More recently they have performed live and collaborated with fellow Ugandan artist Keko.

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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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Sitenda

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.

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Angella Katatumba

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

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Deejay Jo

Deejay JO is a Ugandan Male radio personality and deejay born in Kampala. He hosts Livewire (Friday, 9pm-1am) on Radiocity 97fm: The biggest Friday Night DJ Mix show in town, where his dj set is a balance of different genres of hit music from all over the world. Together with Mckenzie and Sal, this show has grown to become the town’s ultimate weekend starter. I also host Black & Proud (Saturday, 4pm-6pm) on Radiocity 97fm: A celebration of African talent, where it’s an all African affair, focusing on Music of artists from the continent. Join my parties by following me on twitter www.twitter.com/jo_deejay and www.facebook.com/Deejayjolive

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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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Rabadaba

Rabadaba, real names Sseguya Faisal is a 27 year old dancehall artiste that started music in 2008 and broke out 2010. His second album is in the pipeline and will have songs like tonsobola, smitten, love portion and akoocha. His first album musanvu kyitundu had the famous hits bwekyiri, muchaamu, ability, silubala mwaami ssentema etc "Rabadaba is my name dancehall is my game, Me real steel an me still real"

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Featured Albums

Cranes and Ladies

Contains 8 songs by Patrobas.

Speaking Vernacular

Contains 16 songs by GNL Zamba.

Baffude

Contains 10 songs by Bebe Cool.

The Mith 2013 Singles

Contains 1 songs by TheMith.

Half the legend

Contains 16 songs by Navio.

Bobi Wine 2014

Contains 10 songs by Bobi Wine.

DJ Global Mixtape

Contains 1 songs by DJ Global.

African Hustler

Contains 16 songs by Navio.

ForePl@y

Contains 6 songs by Santana Karma.

Transition Mixtape

Contains 13 songs by Patrobas.

The Week of September

Contains 14 songs by TheMith.

Features (Jackie Chandiru)

Contains 5 songs by Jackie Chandiru .

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