The name Kirwana McAfrica rings a bell to the connoisseurs of Gospel music here, writes Elvis Basudde.
That secular-turned Gospel crooner, who clinched a stake on the Gospel music scene with the rocking albums, Omukisa and Golokoka.
The 28-year-old singer is flying high again with a third album titled Togwamu manyi (donâ€™t lose hope), which was produced by Paddy Kayiwa and recorded at Dream Studio in Kamwokya
The contemporary music on the seven-track album gives hope to people.
Kirwana wrote it drawing his inspiration from Joel 2: 25-26 â€œAnd I will give you back the crops the locusts ate and once again, you will have all the food you want.â€ The tracks are a fusion of reggae, Afro beat Zouk and slow jam.
They include Togwamu Manyi, Kiriza, Tolwawo, Omutima, Kyansanyusa, Lwana and Twawulira
Kirwana had a protracted spell on the secular block with the Cultural Beat Band before becoming a born-again.
His voice and music has undoubtedly touched many souls. His debut album titled Omukisa ogutalina Buyinike released in 2003, won him the Impact Radio Award for the Best inspirational song of the Year (2003).
In 2004, Kirwanaâ€™s second album titled Golokoka scooped him the Best Afro beat and Best Euro beat Awards, courtesy of the International Theatre Institute. Kirwana will launch his new album later this month at Pastor Robert Kayanjaâ€™s Rubaga Miracle Centre.