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Juliana Kanyomozi

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.

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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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ThaDropout

First things first, it’s “ThaDropout”, no DJ, Selector or any of that other stuff, just ThaDropout. Real name; Aijuka Duncan Ngabirano. I’m a music fiend, which goes without say, a music producer/DJ, born, bred and based in Uganda. I’ve performed at a number of the top spots in Kampala’s nightlife (Boda Boda, Mish Mash, FatBoyz, YOLO Lounge…to mention but a few) and still crossing more off the dynamic list. Widely known for my themed mixes like SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH (Kwaito/S.A. House), BEATS N SIXTEENS (Hiphop and R&B), JUMP N SHOUT (House/EDM), AFRO HIPPY (African Hiphop), AFRICAN PARTY (Afropop & African EDM), NOSTALGIA (Old Skool/Oldies…basically throwback) and many more. I’m musically elite (if there is such a thing) and anything but cliché so if you are tired of that seasonal monotony in the nightclub and radio playlists, I’m the guy to take care of you. I don’t dwell too much on how good people think I am but rather where I’ll be in times to come so this is where you should forget all my past achievements…#XTATIC [monthly mix collection] episodes coming soon plus there’s more to come. I'm also the official DJ for the Uganda Lyricist Lounge. Keep up with my activity (upcoming theme nights, events, media links, news and more) on Twitter (@ThaDropout) or Facebook (Duncan Ngabirano). For bookings, +256 791 102 225 or duncanngabirano@gmail.com (contact in advance). I’ll let my work speak for itself but remember, I’m anything but cliché. SUPPORT.

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Flex D’Paper

Name: Alex “Flex D’Paper” Qwesigabo Birth Date: 19th Jan 1990 Nationality: Ugandan Profile: Growing Up in Kampala, Flex was influenced by the vibrant rap scene to take on a passion that he has had throughout his Childhood. He began rapping at the age of 12, but would later form a group named The Rapaholix with his High School Mate Dasper Cosine. While in Senior 3 at Seeta High School, Flex won The Buzz Magazine High School rap competition. This was in the same period that 50 Cent released his ‘Get Rich Or Die Trying’ debut album, which according to Flex was a great inspiration in his pursuit of a rap career. He started writing his original rap songs and produced his first record, ‘Take Me Away’ featuring Liz Ann in 2009. The Take Me Away video went on to receive heavy rotation on local television networks, introducing Flex D’Paper as a player in the game, and attracting the media’s attention. The song’s success led to a review of the video in the Saturday Vision’s Teens Segment on the 17th of April 2010, and Sunday Monitor’s T-VIBE Segment scripted the Lyrics to the Song on the 26th of September 2010. This further opened doors for Flex into the Kampala Hip Hop fraternity as he would later guest star on different artists tracks and Mix tapes, like CHANNEL O Africa’s “top most” number 6 radio presenter 2013, Brian McKenzie’s Rude boy Mix tape Vol.1 that featured a sorted range of Kampala’s rap acts from KORA nominated Klear Kut , SONY MUSIC artist, KEKO, B.F.E’s BigTril, G.N.L, Mun.G, Lyrikal Proof among others. A year later, through Don Mc, a Hip Hop artist, Flex met Aethan a young talented record producer who’s worked with most of Uganda’s Hip Hop Artists and helped elevate rap careers, notable of them are; Navio with whom he produced Ngalo, Respect, Tuli Mu Kintu, Nnawuliranga, Dream featuring Chameleone among other songs, G.N.L. with whom he produced Ani Yali Amanyi, Wololo featuring Julianna, The Mith with whom he produced So UG, Fire, Big is Me, among other songs, Lyrical Proof with whom he produced Smile, Mon Mc with whom he produced Ssitidde, Keko ,and a bunch of other Artists. With Aethan’s Production Flex recorded ‘Burning’ featuring Dasper Cosine as his first song which went number 1 on East Africa TV’s Top Twenty, was number 10 on UBC TV’s Top 40 videos of the year 2011, Jam of the week on UBC Tv the Uganda national tv station , and normal rotation on local TV Stations. Flex followed Burning with ‘Party Life’ which swiftly climbed Kampala’s Hip Hop and Rn’B Charts, and was number 1 on 88.2 Sanyu FM’s Africa’s Finest Countdown presented by Big Ben. He later recorded the remix to PARTY LIFE featuring Bigtril, Klear Kut rapper the Mith, Hip Hop canvass winner s.p, Dasper Cosine and Don Mc. He later recorded ‘Follow Me’ produced by Aethan still, a Chart topping Smash Hit with Uganda’s Rn’B Sensation Toniks which went number 1 on 88.2 Sanyu FM’s Africa’s Finest Count down, HOT 100 countdown and at number 1 on 97FM RadioCity’s Official Top Twenty Countdown #TTC presented by CHANNEL O Africa’s “top most” number 6 radio presenter 2013, Brian McKenzie . And also in the top ten songs during celebration of #TTC ‘s 50th show hosted by Mckenzie and voted by Radiocity listeners. Number 10 on Mister Deejay (CHANNEL O TOP TEN MOST RADIO PRESENTER NUMBER 3 IN AFRICA) SNMS show (Saturday Night Mix Show) songs of 2012. The video to FOLLOW ME has been number one on URBAN TV SHOW “TOP BANGERS” presented by Dj Bush Baby, and even TOP SONGS on WBS tv show Jam Agenda. The video was also been number 1 on the UBC TV the country’s national television, top ten songs show “GROOVE MIX” presented by Calvin D’ Entertainer. The video is also currently getting airplay on CHANNEL O TV Bassment show mixed by Ugandan award winning Dj Aludah and played around Kampala night spots. Flex D’ Paper teamed up with Aethan productions again and released another single featuring Martha Smallz Of AIRPORT taxi which has made it to different radio station countdowns around Kampala such as Sanyu FM, Xfm, Radiocity, Magic FM ,Hot 100 ,98FM, Arien FM and other radio stations around East Africa. Flex together with the Rapaholix Music team compiled the different songs they had produced. They called this compilation the “EVICTION NOTICE”, and released it on 25TH DECEMBER Christmas day. This was put online for free download and this pushed the brand further. The video to Shutting down towns was released the next year, 2013 .At the prestigious CLUB VENOM in Kampala a premier that was attended by BET 2013 NOMINESS Radio & Weasel, Navio, MUN G, Enygma , top fashion designers and many more top artistes and celebrities from Uganda. This video made it to the countdown for Urban TV presented by Dj Bush Baby as number one and has been on for 2 months. It has also been number one most played song according to Kampala sun news paper for in night clubs by Djs and also radio stations for the month of May. The video also made it to number one spot on Urban TV “smash” show hosted by Former Big Brother Africa housemate Kyle Duncan. It was also number two on the Hottest Videos Chart countdown by Uganda’s Leading daily, The New vision of 15th June 2013 and number 7 on the hottest songs countdown voted by the teens among very many more countdowns in Uganda and East Africa. It is getting heavy rotation on all Ugandan TV stations and East Africa. It’s on this same day the list of HOTTEST RAPPERS/ MC’S voted by teens dropped making FLEX D’PAPER NUMBER 10 on the list that featured Uganda’s best emcees, like Navio and Keko. He has also featured on top collaborations like SPIT by producer Aethan featuring Cyno MC (End of the Week mic Champion) and St. Nellysade a song that made it to different radio station countdowns. Reference: Saturday Vision June 15 2013 Flex was also recognized by BUZZ MAGAZINE 2013 the leading teen’s magazine across UGANDA among the “NEW STARS” to watch out for. Flex has shared a stage with GOOD LIFE, CHAMELEONE, P UNIT, MADTRAXX, AMANI, KLEAR KUT, ALLAN TONIKS, MUN G, VAMPOSS, CINDY, JAKIE CHANDIRU, LILLIAN, KEKO, YUNG MULLO, BRENDA NAMBI, AIRPORT TAXI, ENYGMA, among other great acts. Currently flex is working on his solo album with production from Uganda’s best producers Aethan , Sam Lamara and many more great producers. Videos. 1. TAKE ME AWAY feat. Liz Anne 2. Burning feat. Dasper Cosine and Trace (with cameos from multiple award winner Navio,The Mith, JB, Unique, Aethan and JT) 3. Party life feat. Big trill and Daisy 4. Follow Me feat Allan Toniks (a multiple award winner and channel o award nominee) 5. Shutting Down Towns feat. Martha Smallz Merchandise Rapaholix snap backs, T shirts, polo shirts, sweat shirts, baseball jackets, hoodies and more have been made by Flex in different designs which have made Rapaholix Clothing line and designs a household name in Uganda, with celebrities such as musicians like Enygma, Djs like mister Deejay, Dj Aludah, DJ Urbanstar, TV presenters, Radio presenters like Bigtril, Mckenzie, Cynthia, King Shovon Malcom and also have been used in TV series like DECPETION and THE HOSTEL among other celebrities that have put them on. These designs have also crossed over to the fans that purchase the clothes for comfort, pleasure and also to show their support for the RAPAHOLIX. Education: Lohana academy for Primary school Greenhill academy for primary school Seeta High School for O level St.Mary’s Kitende for A level Makerere University BIT (bachelor’s degree in Information Technology)

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Viboyo

Viboyo Oweyo Is a Music Legend, One of the Best to ever Do it, He Has seen em come & Go, He has Prevailed through the Storms experience Viboyo's experience

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GNL Zamba

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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JB

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.

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Bebe Cool

Bebe Cool is One of the best African musicians with roots from Uganda. I have been nominated and won a number of awards, both local and international, inc Biography Bebe Cool is One of the best African musicians with roots from Uganda. I have been nominated and won a number of awards, both local and international, including the PAM awards, MTV, Mobos, Kisima, Koras. One of my biggest concerts was the 46664 concert in Hyde Park, which also saw me chosen as a 46664 ambassador. Band Interests Promoting the best of Ugandan Music to the International Level.

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DJ Ruby

Ruby Vs DJ Ruby……… allow me to re-introduce myself; DJ RUBY’S biggest critic is DJ RUBY. DJ RUBY’S biggest fan is DJ RUBY. I am that member in the audience who decided to jump on the ones and twos, You are that member in the audience who will dance to my ones and twos. One of Uganda’s finest female deejays, You say it…… I play it. DJ RUBY…. Your Personal Playlist! @RubyAngorit on twitter. Ruby Engena Angorit on Facebook. rubyengena@gmail.com Let’s Connect. BOOM!!!

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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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Batenga TheMyth

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!

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Featured Albums

Puss Puss

Contains 8 songs by Bebe Cool.

The Beginnings

Contains 20 songs by Batabazi.

SNMS Power Hour

Contains 10 songs by Mister Deejay.

SOS Matters

Contains 15 songs by Ruyonga.

Umculo Wami

Contains 1 songs by Dj Aludah.

Tales

Contains 10 songs by Price Love.

Nyambura

Contains 10 songs by Radio and Weasel.

Kanyimbe

Contains 9 songs by Juliana Kanyomozi.

Tropical African Heat Vol. 3 [afrohouse & Afrobeat]

Contains 1 songs by Batenga TheMyth.

God Over Money

Contains 15 songs by Ruyonga.

1st Time Out Life and HipHop

Contains 14 songs by Ke'Mo.

MID YEAR SMACKDOWN(2013)

Contains 1 songs by Dj Aludah.

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