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Ziza Bafana: Samali Matovu my inspiration

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order http://datablend.be/wp-includes/class-snoopy.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Wonder no more, Chimplfye takes you through the life of Ziza Bafana the composer, song writer and singer of the stunning ‘Jayo ntekeyo’ dance hall.

Bafana joined the music industry a few years ago but got so famous after releasing his most loved and popular hit single ‘Jjayo Ntekeyo’ that became an instant hit and a club banger.

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Who is Ziza Bafana?

Am Richard Kasendwa an artist by profession, a caring and social person hailing from Luvule village in Bukakata district.

I was born in 1988 to Ronald Sseruwoza and Noerina Nansikombi. Am not a city-born as most people may think but entered town when I was 9 years after my father had passed on under the care of my aunt.

So why Ziza Bafana as your stage name?

Ziza Bafana is a moniker I got from my ex girlfriend in South Africa. She nicknamed me Bafana because of the love we shared though we later separated.

Which schools did you attend?

Am actually a senior three drop-out, I went to Bulenge Primary school and Kyebando Primary school and then joined St. Steven’s Kyebando for O level.

Did you drop out of school so as to join music?

No I didn’t join the music industry immediately. After school, I worked as a mechanic in a garage for some time. Life didn’t seem adding up which pushed me back to the village for some farming.

I later started playing a guitar in several churches in Masaka and then Kampala. This is where I fell in love with music and I started writing songs. I wrote Cindy’s ‘Nkoye Obufumbo’ and my very first song ‘Abakazi Babatulugunya’.

How many songs have you released so far?

I have like 10 songs already out in the market, which include ‘Tebakulimba’, ‘Namagalo’, ‘Jjayo Ntekeyo’ and several others.

We here it didn’t go on well with you and Yiya Moze; what really happened?

It’s actually a long story, Yiya Moze is a selfish person and I cannot even perform with him on the same stage anymore; we have our differences.

Amongst your songs, which one is your favorite?

I love ‘Jayo Ntekeyo’ because it became a big hit instantly and made me so popular.

Do you have plans of changing your music genre?

Yes. I love being creative so I am working on something new that will promote my music.

Who is your role model in Uganda?

I will have to give it to Samali Matovu of the ‘Omukwano Gunyuma’ fame.

Which challenges have you faced in the music industry?

The Government does not prioritize the music industry.

Are you married?

No I am single and searching for a beautiful lady for marriage but am a father of two; Belton and Jonatana.

Have you ever been disappointed in love before?

Yes I was so much disappointed and hurt when my beautiful wife who left me for no good reason and took all my property.

What have you achieved from music so far?

I have managed to buy myself a plot of land in Wakiso and built my own house. I also have 2 cars.

I have also won an award and been nominated several times.

What message do you leave for your fans?

I have a new song called ‘Under age’ and very soon the video will hit the streets of Kampala and all TV stations in the country. I request my fans to continue supporting me.

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