By Ahmad Muto
Music promoter and reggae music enthusiast TShaka Mayanja has noted that Ugandan music has improved in a big way from the time they started out, when artiste had to go record in Kenya. He says there were no media outlets, only one radio station and no internet unlike now, when even music video quality has improved. “In our era, it was difficult to make music. There were no studios here, you had to take a bus to record in Nairobi for like two hours and had to comeback in the same bus. But now there is a studio in everyone’s bedroom. We have the internet and sponsors,” he says.
He also notes that right now, in Uganda the female artistes are releasing better music than their male counterparts. He says they are putting in more effort and their competition is really tight.
“There is more quality music coming from the ladies than the guys. The girls are really putting in a lot of effort. The Remas and some others whose names I don’t even know. I think their competition is really tight,” he says.