With the Uganda music industry spontaneously growing and a lot of new talent struggling to breakthrough in the competitive industry, producer Nessim has embarked on a journey of helping artists the exposure they need.
Having earned himself a name in the music industry for being one of the best audio producers in the country, Nessim has eventually ventured into artist management.
According to Nessim, producing music has given him a platform to interact with so many musicians and he greatly believes that Uganda has so much talent.
“Ivan data and Chord One are a duo that all music lovers need to watch out for.” said Nessim.
In their latest single titled Movie produced by one of Uganda’s best audio producers Nessim, the two promising artists from Elly music display great vocals and their lyrical maturity is what the music industry needs.
Ivan data real names Ssenteza Ivan and Chord One real name Bukenya Ismail and Chord One signed under Elly Music also have songs like Covid 19 and love soldier.
Nessim who last week unveiled 15 year old Lucky Jo said that he saw talent and decided to help the upcoming artists’ blossom in this competitive music industry.
“We are musically blessed as a country, I will be unveiling very many upcoming artists who have good music and are talented,” said Nessim
After an illustrious career in sales and marketing, Sanyu FM’s first radio presenter Chris Ireland has taken the reigns as General Manager. Chris replaces Betsy Mugamba who was recently shown the door after leaked audios pinned her for leaking a workers’ strike in June.
Chris, then under the moniker “Darling DJ Chris” presented the stations’ first breakfast show in 1994. He now returns to lead the vibrant station with a wealth of experience across the entire radio business platform.
“With a natural inclination to music, Chris is best suited to guide the station that brags a sound that can only be described as ‘Today’s Best Music,” a release from Sanyu FM reads.
“Chris portrays the true Jack of all trades and has cleverly mastered all of them. From running the country’s only jazz club in the form of Jazzville, to creating the Code 9 band, Chris remains rooted in music.” On the corporate front, Chris has a rich CV, having managed several brands including MTN Uganda, Nile Breweries Ltd and SAB Miller. He was also Sales Manager at Madvani Group and the Broadband Company.
Ireland also introduced Uganda’s very first bowling alley, Alleygators in the early 2000s. With music at the heart of his soul, the bowling games were interspersed with hugely popular sing along karaoke nights.
“As the new General Manager, Chris Ireland will spark a new wave of dominace over the airwaves with a fresh set of presenters and a dedicated team with one goal in mind- To be the market leader of Uganda’s radio scene, the release reads.
“Expect a season of many firsts and new achievements at Sanyu FM under the leadership of Chris Ireland,” the Sanyu Release reads.
Another Sanyu FM veteran, Roger Mugisha who cut his radio teeth 24 years ago as “The Love Doctor” recently returned to Sanyu and he holds the position of Programmes Director.
Sanyu was the first private FM radio station in Uganda. It was started by the Katto Family in December 1993 and acquired by the Ruparelia Group in 2000.
“Sometimes didn’t work well more on a personality level not love, I still love her..” he added.
A Pass and Ruhweza, a professional make-up artist who lives in Stockholm, often shared Instagram moments in the past.
The duo were then “rumoured to have picked an argument which forced the pair to delete each other’s pictures from Instagram.”
In an interview with the Observer newspaper in 2016, the “addicted” singer spoke about the same, saying “When you are a liar, there’s no business between us.
“[Speaking ardently:] I value honesty and respect. I am a romantic guy because I listen a lot and I care about other people’s feelings. When I love, I love only one person and I give them my 100 percent.”