By Paul Waiswa
At 14 years, Anita Kalule continues to defy odds. She has not only emerged as a fast rising gospel artiste but she is certainly one for the future.
At a time when famed gospel musicians like Judith Babirye are enjoying the fruits of marriage and others like Julie Mutesasira and Jackie Senyonga out of the country looking for green pastures, Kalule has come out to fill the void.
She is on the right track. At the recently concluded Hi skool Awards, she defeated famed musicians to the gong. She won an award in a category that had Swahaba Kasumba, Levixone, and New Chapter Africa and among others.
Kalule is a musician in Triplets Ghetto kids, a multi-talented group that has moved different places across the globe.
The form 2 student at Uganda Martyrs High Lubaga told the Kampala Sun that childhood, her passion has always been music and it gives her great pleasure to be recognized in a field that has prominent singers in the industry.
She attributes her success in the competitions to her fans and well-wishers who entrusted her and casted her votes and now focusing onto archiving bigger dreams musically.
The song dubbed Yesu Bwalidda that saw the young artiste win, the kind of situation that will exist after the second coming of Jesus Christ following the widely spread envy, jealousy, and anti- social behaviours among other social misfits.
On why she opted for gospel and not secular, Anita said she grew up in staunch family where religion was a norm so there was no way she could do music which is not connected to faith. However she also performs on ceremonies like birthday parties, introduction/ wedding among others.
Anita Kalule was inspired by the late Harriet Kisakye who mentored her since childhood and by the time of her demise, she had commenced on sponsoring and managing Anita in music career.
Kalule is a daughter to Ritah Nassali and Geoffrey Kasujja both residents of Kajjansi. She has done other songs and among them are Bwalidda, Ssisubira, Nimuwaki and her latest titled Binyuma.