Mya Opens Up On Her Singing Career: "I'm Not Mariah Carey"
Mya Baganda, a proud member of the popular all-girl singing group “Blu 3, was born in Kenya and came to Uganda at the tender age of 6.
She describes her music as vulgar which is a mixture of all kinds of zuok, Urban and Reggae.
Mya has always had the heart for music: “I always wanted to join the choir at school but they said you had to be saved and that kind of arrogance put me off”, the sexy artiste recounts. Although she wasn’t able to fully take part in singing at school, Mya always participated in dance and drama.
Mya and her Blu3 pals
"I really loved music but my dad referred to it as noise. Sometimes my sisters would go out and make noise upon return," she laughs. Mya was really excited about music that she spent the better part of her childhood watching music videos and imitating artistes.
“By then there was only Lingala and music by Chaka Chaka and Charamwana. “Those were my first dance strokes i learned”, she adds.
Ironically, Mya never really thought she would become a singer.
"I wasn’t an audience singer. I was very comfortable dancing than singing but eventually, with time, I started singing," Mya recounts.
She also attributes her singing career to the many opportunities life has offered her.
Mya joined the Combat Dance Group under Obsessions with Michael and Natasha in 2005. This helped her gain some recognition.
She also did a project with the obsessions in 2007. Her big breakthrough was when she was called to cover for Cindy and later permanently joined the popular Blue 3 girl band. "That’s how I got into the music industry,“ she explains.
Mya Looks Stunning
Mya is also a great artisit. Chimp Corp Yvonne Turahirirwe says she had the opportunity of looking at one of her pieces, carefully made with beads, and it was one of a kind. She also loves fashion.
Mya ‘s greatest achievement is being a mother. "It is my pride and joy. I feel like I have been reborn again," she says passionately.
She is also really happy about her solo career. "I knew it wasn’t going to be easy but am surprised it’s worked out”, she adds. Currently Mya’s new song “Shake yo Chakolo” is being played on some of the television stations.
According to her, the song is about fun which people can relate to. "It encourages my audience to shake off all their stress," says Mya.
Just like anybody else, Mya has faced a couple of challenges. She finds it hard balancing her private life and work.
"Everyone wants to know who you are dating and it's very uncomfortable. When you tell people about your private life you don’t have anything left for yourself,” says Mya.
Photogenic: Mya always looks a Million Dollar in every Pic
She also has problems with people not taking her serious and sometimes they try to take advantage of her.
Mya’s future plans include sharing experience and knowledge with any new upcoming artiste.
“When you are a mother, you want to groom something,” she adds. The gorgeous singer also plans to start up an agency to promote young artistes.
Currently, curvy Mya is working on a gospel song “webale" with renown female artists Lillian, Jackie, Cindy, Juliana, Leila and many others
Although Mya has faced criticism from the public about her capability to sing, it hasn’t brought down her spirit.
I don’t know what people want me to sound like. I am not Mariah Carey. I have a tena voice which people don’t understand but I don’t let negative comments get to me,” she adds.
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Updated on 2013-06-04 10:39
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