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Seku’s star rising fast

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th January 2005 03:00 AM

Martin Seku , a former pupil of Kora Awards winner, George Okudi, is fast climbing the East African gospel music charts

Martin Seku , a former pupil of Kora Awards winner, George Okudi, is fast climbing the East African gospel music charts

By Titus Serunjogi

Martin Seku , a former pupil of Kora Awards winner, George Okudi, is fast climbing the East African gospel music charts.

He recently released Mola wangu’ with Kenya’s Rafton. The song became an instant hit in Nairobi. Seku was voted the Best Male Gospel artiste of the year by Impact FM. He also won the Mr Soul Fest title at the Jubilee Awards.

Seku’s music is an exciting blend of hip-hop and rap, rhythms and blues, and Lingala.

Young born-again Christians appreciate his exhilarating music beats and creative dances. The artiste has an insatiable passion for dancing. “He made us dance non-stop throughout the first four songs!” Betty Namaganda, who did a joint album with him alongside Nakibuuka and Kirwana McAfrica, says.

Born in 1980, Seku attended Orthodox school before joining Pastor George Okudi. Okudi was so fascinated by Seku’s talent that they released a joint album called Tubeere besigwa.

Okudi also took him along to perform at various crusades countrywide. The 24-year-old has never looked back since then. Encouraged by Imelda Namutebi, Seku recorded a solo album, He lives, which catapulted him into the limelight. The music won him the Impact FM award.

The album also became a favourite on WBS TV’ Gospel Soul as well as most FM radio stations. The artiste, will be releasing another album,i>, Bulo zinyooka in March.

The album will feature exciting dance rhythms as well as themes, including Jesus going down to Hades and ,i>Punching the devil! It’s certain that many born-again youths will enjoy it.

Seku’s star rising fast

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