Top Ten (10) Musicians In Uganda In 2024

Top Ten (10) Musicians In Uganda In 2024
Top Ten (10) Musicians In Uganda In 2024

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The Ugandan Music Industry has many talented artists, but some work hard to come out in the top 10 and be the best, In this article, we will give you the Top Ten (10) Musicians In Uganda In 2024.

1. Eddy Kenzo

Eddy Kenzo

Eddy Kenzo

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Edrisah Kenzo Musuuza is a 34-year-old Ugandan musician who was born on 25th December 1989. He is known by his stage name Eddy Kenzo and is the CEO of the Uganda National Musicians Federation and a member of Big Talent Entertainment, he is not only a CEO but also a music executive and president.

He rose to fame thanks to his hit song Stamina, which earned him a lot of fans all over the world. In the year 2014, he featured the ghetto kids in a famous video that gained him global recognition alongside the release of his single, “Sitya Loss”. He has won many awards like the BET Awards Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award in 2018,  and multiple All Africa Music Awards, and has been nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2022 under Best Global Performance. He is the first Ugandan to achieve these feats and “Tweyagale.” is his most-viewed song on YouTube with a total of 145 million views.

2. Jose Chameleone

Jose Chameleone

Jose Chameleone

Born in Kampala, Uganda, Joseph Mayanja is the second on our top 10 list, he is 45 years old and was born on the year 30 April 1979. He is talented and popularly known by the stage name Jose ChameleoneThe Ugandan singer is known to sing in languages like Luganda, English, and Swahili.

Jose Chameleone’s career kickstarted in the year 1996 at Kampala his hometown where he was a DJ at the Missouri night club. However, in the year 1998, he became an active musician in the country Kenya and signed to a record label known as Ogopa Deejays which helped him drop his first song named “Bageya” which featured a Kenyan artist Redsan. His song “Badilisha” has over 18 million views which is his highest view.

3. Rema Namakula

Rema Namakula

Rema Namakula

The 33-year-old Rema Namakula is a talented and gifted Ugandan artist who has made it to the top 3, she was born on 24 April 1991 and is a songwriter, music producer, and singer. Her fame started as a result of her special and melodious voice which attracted a lot of fans, her talents stretch to her combining Afrobeat, R&B, and Ugandan traditional sounds in her music.

Her songs are not just songs, the lyrics carry important and meaningful lyrics and messages, her song  “Guttuja” is her most viewed on YouTube with a total of 15 million views.

Her hard work gave her a fan base from in and outside the country and left her as the best female Ugandan artist.

4. Sheebah Karungi

Sheebah Karungi

Sheebah Karungi

Fourth on our list is Sheebah Karungi, she is a female Ugandan artist who has worked hard to make it to the fourth position. Her stage name is Queen Karma and Sheebah. She is not only a singer but also a dancer, actress, and feminist activist.  Her songs are mostly fused with Rhythm and blues and Dancehall. She previously joined a dance group in 2006 which she later left and began her music career and dropped her hit song   “Ice Cream” which catapulted her to fame. She has won many awards due to her hard work and resilience.

Currently, in 2024, she was elected the vice president of the Uganda National Musician Federation assisting Eddy Kenzo who is the president of the federation.

5. Spice Diana

Spice Diana

Spice Diana

Namukwaya Hajara Diana popularly known by her stage name Spice Diana is 28 years of age and was born in the year 1996. She is renowned for her songs which she fuses Afrobeat, dancehall, and Ugandan pop. Her fame earned her collaborations both locally and internationally. her song “Siri Regular” gained her most viewed on YouTube with 8 million views.

Diana being flexible and talented earned her the 5th spot on our list and also don’t forget how she has earned numerous awards and nominations in the journey of her career.

6. Radio and Weasel

Radio and Weasel

Radio and Weasel

The Ugandan Duo Radio and Weasel has been known to be signed to the record label Goodlyfe Crew, their musical career started in 2008 and they are still active, Their duo was formed due to their prominence, and they made a huge impact on the Ugandan music industry.

Unfortunately, one of the duo singers Radio passed away and the other continued to carry the music bravely solo, Radio’s death didn’t stop their impact on the Ugandan music industry.

Their most viewed song with over 7 million views on YouTube is “Hellena”.

7. Pallaso

Pallaso

Pallaso

Sitting on the 7th spot is Pius Mayanja also known by his stage name Pallaso, he mainly focuses on the genres Afrobeats, Hip hop, Dancehall, Afropop, and RnB. He is not only a musician but also a songwriter, producer, and videographer. His journey started back in the early 2000s at Leone Island and has since climbed and worked harder in the music industry.

His popularity has gone beyond the walls of his home country and he has fans in and outside Uganda. His most viewed song “Bubble Remix” has over 8 million views on YouTube and he featured the singer Vector.

8. David Lutalo

David Lutalo

David Lutalo

The 38-year-old renowned Ugandan singer David Lutalo was born on 8 March 1986, his talent doesn’t end with being a musician but also stretched to him being a performer. His fame started 10 years back with his hit song  Kapapaala in 2008, he then established his record label  “Da Hares.

His song “Kabisi Ka Ndagala” is the most listened-to song with over 5 million views. David Lutalo is famous for infusing 3 different genres Afrobeat, reggae, and Ugandan pop in his songs. You should know that he has collaborated with other famous artists, and thankfully to his unique, deep, and rich voice, he has gathered a fan base in and outside Uganda.

9. Bebe Cool

Bebe Cool

Bebe Cool

Moses Ssali also known as Bebe Cool is a renowned Ugandan artist born on 1 September 1977, he is a Singer-songwriter, artist, record producer, actor, and Philanthropist. He is known for the reggae and ragga genres. He joined the Firebase crew in the 1990s when his career started.

The song “Love You Every Day,” has the highest number of views with over 10 million views. The talented Bebe Cool has received many awards and praises since the start of his career.

10. John Blaq

John Blaq

John Blaq

Last but not least Kasadha John popularly known as John Blaq was born on 16 July 1996, “Tukwatagane” was his first hit single at the start of his career in 2018. He has now established himself as one of Uganda’s most popular and successful performers. His music is a combination of Afrobeat, dancehall, and Ugandan pop, leading to a distinct and catchy sound.

John Blaq’s hit songs include “Do Dat,” “Makanika,” and “Hullo.” “Do dat” is his most popular song, with over 5 million views.

In Conclusion

Uganda has a whole lot of artists, but the ones mentioned above worked hard to get to the top 10 today, as a Ugandan artist you can also be among the top 10 if your hard work starts to pay off.  If you found this article useful please share it with others.

 

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