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ChimpLyf Revives Urban Reggae Legend, Maddox

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Actually names, David Sematimba Ssemanda.


He was born in Kampala to Ananias Sematimba and Ephrance Nalwanga.


He attended Makonzi boarding primary school and then went to Busoga College Mwiri.


ChimpLyf: Did you join music immediately after school?


Maddox: Not really! After leaving secondary school, I worked as primary teacher with Christian Life Children’s Home.


This school also had a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) called ‘Feed the Children”.


Through the NGO, in 1991, I moved to Sweden.


ChimpLyf: And the music?


Maddox: Oh, music, yes! I joined the music industry in the early 90s when I had just gone to Sweden.


I grew strong in music and started performing in Swedish night clubs.


The money from the night clubs would pay for my computer studies.


Then l met Majo Magoye, a fellow musician, who introduced me to his brother Aggrey Ssembatya who owned a music production studio on the west coast of Sweden.


Aggrey introduced me to a variety of musicians who inspired me to composer popular hits like Namagembe, Nakatude, Tukolagane, Irene and others.


ChimpLyf: Everyone is wondering what happened? You disappeared mysteriously from the music scene. Has the studio become another police station for you?


Maddox: (laughs) Those are just allegations. I am active but I had some problems here and there.


ChimpLyf: Any specific problems you would like to share?


Maddox: (deep breath) Well, like in 2010, I was arrested for a debt of Shs 14m but good enough, I was released.

Maddox is not gone for good

On March 27, 2013, I was again arrested from Nabulagala taking drugs.


It wasn’t true because I am a responsible man.


I am still Uganda’s reggae giant.


ChimpLyf: how do you intend to shame doubters who have continuously insisted that your music career is awaiting burial?


Maddox: It won’t take long. I have a new song called Naiga which people will surely like.


ChimpLyf: And the slander that you sell Chapattis to earn a living?


Maddox: It is not true. Another allegation meant to tarnish my name!


Like I said, I am a responsible man, I can’t sell chapattis.


Seriously, I’m not as broke as people make it look.


ChimpLyf: They even say it was your sister who gave you a car!


Maddox: No, this is my own car (referring to his cool Prado).


I bought the car myself; it is not an expensive car.


It is our family car; my wife carol and our children.


ChimpLyf: I love kids! How many do you have?


Maddox: (laughs lightly) I won’t tell you the number but l have children and one wife Carol.


ChimpLyf: Just wondering: why did you shift from Nabulagala to Ggaba?


Maddox: I shifted because of personal problems but some of my properties
are still in Nabulagala.


I have a studio called Sunny Studio in Nabulagala and other properties.


ChimpLyf: You said your career is still active, so what are the plans for 2014?


Maddox: I have formed a group of upcoming musicians called Sunrise Entertainment here at Ggaba.


I also have studio called Maddox Event Studio where new songs will be prepared from.


Like I said, I’m back!


Maddox is also known for songs like Onkubiranga Ku Ssimu, Emyoyo Emito, Omuyimbi and many more.


He is Uganda’s Bob Marley, a legend when it comes to reggae music.

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