Doors open for â€˜Atootiâ€™ boys
Kenyan rap duo Gidi Gidi Magi Magi have â€˜fallen in big thingsâ€™ since they performed here to a mammoth crowd two weeks ago.
Kenyan rap duo Gidi Gidi Magi Magi have â€˜fallen in big thingsâ€™ since they performed here to a mammoth crowd two weeks ago. Kenyaâ€™s Daily Nation reported Sunday that
â€œThey were approached by a South African record company, which is interested in working on their next album and they are warming up to the idea.â€ The duo whose immensely popular songs Unbwogable and Atooti have won them a huge Ugandan fan base, have opened an office in Nairobi, from where they will market and sell their CDs, tapes and promotional items.
Gidi Gidi Magi Magi are also scheduled to tour the United States next month. Also in the pipeline, is a stint at the Fontys Rock Academy in the Netherlands for a short course on music and entertainment. After the course, they will perform at the prestigious Festival Mundial in the Netherlands, mid-June, before returning home.
Valentine music concert
They are gradually but surely picking up from where they left. With radio increasingly granting their new releases more airplay, there can be no doubt that Menton Krono & General Mega Dee, the duo that gained popularity by encouraging folks to booze while they can in Osanyukangako, are clearly headed for stardom again.
Capitalising on their renewed appeal, No End Entertainment, their record label and management company are organising an official launch of the duoâ€™s Wasi Wasi album in a show codenamed â€˜The Reunion Bashâ€™ to be held at the Mayorâ€™s Garden, City Hall on Valentine Day.
Menton Krono & General Mega Dee both hail from Busoga and are two of the regionâ€™s biggest professional musicians. Hemdee Kiwanuka, the in-charge at No End Entertainment told Vision Weekend that they were still in talks with Sylvia Kyansuti of Okunsunasuna fame, to appear at the show. Confirmed as openers are Halima, rapper Hemdee, Kristo Fabulous, Peter Miles and former Shadowâ€™s angel Trishlaa, renown for her Abassajja Nâ€™gabekyanga.
Gospel singer Tomusange has new single
Memory Tomusange (pictured), the 26-year-old teacher-cum-singer/ song writer might have failed to dazzle us with his debut outing, the seven-track Osaaniade last year, but the gospel singer who is also impressive with the guitar, has learnt his lessons.
He recently teamed up with an American lady, Holly Wiser Kirungi whom he met at Kampala Baptist's Thank God It is Friday (TGIF) and recorded a new song Bwemba Nayesu (When I am With Jesus) at A.K communications at the Lugogo Show Grounds.
The song was produced by Shaddrack Musoke and sponsored by Dan Kitakule, the studio manager.
The gospel singer said he was looking to record an album with Kirungi in the near future.
Meanwhile, Tomusange's attendance of a conference in Nairobi in May 2002 organised by Clarence Matheny Ministries opened doors for the young singer. â€œI linked up with some worship leaders and singers in the USA. Now my music is being played on Nation FM and KBC radio/T,â€ he said. Ends
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