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Kapalaga: My real name is Micheal Kakande. I’m a presenter at Radio Simba and I’m also an artiste. I was born in Gomba, Mpongo Village to Noerina Naguja and Kasule Celesity, who also happened to be artistes in a band called Lukwata Guitar Singers.
ChimpLyf: And your school life?
Kapalaga: I went to St. Theresa Mitala-Maria for P.1- P.4, Eagles High Namasuba from P.5 – P7.
I then joined Lubiri SS for my O and A’ levels. While there, I among was actively engaged in performing arts.
I even formed a drama group called Lubiri News Network.
Later (in 2008), I joined Makerere for Computer Science which I didn’t finish.
In 2010, I joined Sikkim Manipal University of India, where I graduated with a Bachelors’ in information technology.
ChimpLyf: Did you say you joined radio immediately after your A’ level?
Kapalaga: No, in my vacation, l went to my brother’s studio – DMS Studios to gain experience in production.
That’s when I met Komando, who was a sports presenter at Dembe FM. And when opportunity surfaced on his radio – calling for potential presenters, I jumped on board and did it perfectly well!
Later on, Komando introduced me to Mandevu of Radio Simba who liked what I did and hired me for the production department.
And like they say, the rest is history.
I am now a proud presenter of the Wolokoso Programme and Mambya Esaze, the Morning Show.
ChimpLyf: And how did you join the music industry?
Michael Kakande aka Kapalaga
Kapalaga: As I said, my parents were artistes so, it sort of came naturally.
When I showed I was interested in the trade, they supported me!
ChimpLyf: What was your first song?
ChimpLyf: Interesting! So, how many albums do you have now?
Kapalaga: I have only one.
ChimpLyf: What achievements have you so far made out of music? Kapalaga: I have got many friends, I’m popular, and l have a band called Lion K Stars.
ChimpLyf: Tell us more about your life. Are you married?
Kapalaga: No, but am not searching either…
ChimpLyf: Which of your songs do you love most?
Kapalaga: My songs…I love Leo Ni Leo.
ChimpLyf: Are you doing any new song?
Kapalaga: Yeah! I have Kyekyo. It’s my latest and will soon to be out. ChimpLyf: Who writes your songs?
Kapalaga: I do…I have been a songwriter ever since I was born.
ChimpLyf: Who is your music icon in Uganda?
Kapalaga: That is father. It’s amazing to see an artiste of those years still live, since many of those legends died long ago.
ChimpLyf: Apart from singing and radio, what else do you do?
Kapalaga: I have a music school in Bukoto. It’s called Brain Storm Talent School.
ChimpLyf: What are some of the biggest challenges you have so far faced in music?
Kapalaga: Temptations! I see many beautiful girls whenever I go for shows, and sometimes pour out their hearts to me.
ChimpLyf: Where do you do your shopping?
Kapalaga: I shop right next door…at Nakumat Supermarket.