Have you ever tried to figure out the real names of your favourite Ugandan celebrities? Don’t worry, we gotchu!
We know how they like to come up with weird aliases (aka stage names) which have a way of sticking in your brain. So here you go..
1. Ykee Benda – Tugume Wycliff
He is most known for his single Farmer, a mad tune that has left Ugandans want more and more of him, and Munakampala, a sweet single which is RnB, aliittle ragga having a dance beat.
2. A Pass – Alex Bagonza
A Pass music is fast gaining popularity with hits such as “WUUYO”, “TULI KUBIGERE”, “AM LOVING”, ”MARIANA” & “MUMPULIRA” dominating the Ugandan airwaves as the some of the most frequently requested songs on the popular radio stations such as Sanyu FM, Capital FM and Radio City.
3. Winnie Nwagi – Nakanwagi Winnie
Nwagi is signed to Swangz Avenue, best known for her award winning single Musawo. With hits like Magic,Kato Katono, Kibulamu and others.
4. Ziza Bafana – Kasendwa Richard
He is a great performer and known for taking the audience by storm with his ragga dancehall flows.
5. Roden Y – Ssenabulya Yusuf
He may seem new, but Roden Y has been in the game for a long time. His professional music career started at Monster Records but all the songs he produced never went far. After a couple of years, he decided to join Team No Sleep, and now he is one of the popular dancehall artistes with songs such as Kabako, Ndeku and Nanfuka remix. Besides his ability to sing, he has another X facto about him; His stage performance!
6. Beenie Gunter – Baguma Crescent
Beenie Gunter is a popularly known dancehall artiste although he terms his style as versatile because of his talent. Signed to Savy Music regardless of the fact that he started his own camp called ”GunTalk City”
7. Da Agent – Ivan Wabwire
Da Agent ‘Omukenkufu’, is a fast growing Luga-flow rapper, whose music has raised the expectations of fans and left many Ugandan hip-hop musicians mesmerized.
8. Bakri Mat – Matovu Bakri
9. Chozen Blood – Patrice Musasizi
In the hands of Kiwa, Chozen Blood bounced back with Wadawa which he sang with Sheebah and he has other songs such as Byakyaalo and Byebyo among others..
10. Dj Nimrod – Nimrod Nabeeta
Dj Nimrod is a popular deejay, events emcee and radio presenter with Galaxy FM. He is a Munyankore born at Mengo Hospital 32 years ago
11. Teacher Mpamire – Herbert Ssegujja
Herbert ‘Mendo’ Ssegujja is a Ugandan comedian commonly known for his hilarious character as Teacher Mpamire and mimicking President Museveni.
12. Edith K – Nantabazi Editha
Edith K is a talented singer and vocalist. She is currently signed to singer, Bebe Cool’s Gagamel Entertainment.
13. Fifi Da Queen – Nabitengegero Phiona
Fifi Da Queen is a popular local radio and TV presenter. She currently works with Bukedde TV.
14. Kent and Flosso – Kent Koojo and Michael Flosso
The singing duo Kent and Flosso are what may beat Radio & Weasel to their game. These guys started singing in 2013 but their breakthrough came last year when they signed to Voltage Music. 2016 was a fruitful year for the duo because they performed at huge functions such as the Club Mega fest at Sheraton, Club Dome Gulu, Reggae sound splash festival and Ice Cream festival, among others.
15. Ray G – Reagan Muhairwe
Ray G has been on top of Western Uganda’s music ever since 2013 after the release of his song Amarari which was followed by Enshazi.
Ever since he has been recording hit after hit and all becoming wonder hits not only in Mbarara but also in Kampala.