November is here, and as we inch closer to the end of 2023, the Ugandan music scene is buzzing with new releases from some of the country’s most talented musicians. This weekend, we’ve seen a wave of music videos and audios hit the airwaves, and we’re here to highlight five of the most captivating projects from Bebe Cool, Pia Pounds, Brian Avie, Jowy Landa, and Viper Ray.
1. ‘Question’ – Bebe Cool
Bebe Cool recently dropped his latest music project, ‘Question’, and it’s already making waves. The video was shot in Los Angeles, and it’s drawing attention for its stunning visuals. Although the audio quality has received some criticism, the video is a feast for the eyes. Bebe Cool’s journey to the U.S.A. with Sasha Vybz has produced a piece of art that’s turning heads in Kampala and currently trending at #13 on the top Ugandan videos on YouTube. Click here to watch Question by Bebe Cool
2. ‘Big Love’ – Pia Pounds
Pia Pounds returns with ‘Big Love’ after a four-month hiatus. Once again, she collaborates with Kuseim, who understands her musical strengths. In this love song, Pia Pounds passionately sings about her man and his longing for her ‘big love.’ The emotion in her voice is palpable and captivating. Watch here
3. ‘Amina’ – Brian Avie feat. HAKiME & LUPiE
Brian Avie’s recent social media engagement, combined with his previous single ‘Kanzilye,’ has set the stage for a new chapter in his music career. ‘Amina’ is a delightful collaboration with rising singers HAKiME and LUPiE. This captivating love song invites listeners into a world of passion, rhythm, and dance, showcasing Brian Avie’s evolving talent. Click here to watch
4. ‘Twafuna’ – Vyroota feat. Jowy Landa
Jowy Landa and Vyroota’s ‘Twafuna’ is among the top 30 trending songs in Uganda today. It’s been a breakthrough year for Jowy Landa, and her series of hit songs demonstrate her readiness for the big stage. ‘Twafuna’ further emphasizes her vocal and lyrical prowess. Vyroota’s unique voice blends seamlessly with Jowy Landa’s on this Nessim-produced track, making it a sweet sound to the ears. Click here to watch
5. ‘Nassanga’ – Viper Ray
Viper Ray, with his affiliation with the late Mowzey Radio’s Goodlyfe crew, continues to shine in the shadow of a legend. ‘Nassanga’ is a love song where he displays his lyrical and vocal ability. Despite the audio being somewhat raw, it reveals Viper Ray’s undeniable talent, awaiting just a touch of polishing to catapult him among Uganda’s top artists. Click here to watch
As November unfolds, the Ugandan music scene is flourishing with creativity and talent. These five releases showcase the diversity and richness of the country’s music industry. Whether you’re in it for the stunning visuals, heartfelt love songs, or lyrical prowess, there’s something for everyone in Uganda’s vibrant musical landscape. Stay tuned for more as the year comes to a close, and these artists continue to make waves in the industry.