Daniel Mutyaba to
Mutyaba, a Ugandan reggae artist based in Sweden is scheduled to
launch his 'Uganda - Pearl of Africa' CD on Thursday 13th May.
This album features tracks like Solome Wadawa, Sverige Farval.
Bob Marley - the one and only, Omukwano Muzibu, No mother of
mine and the title track, Uganda - the pearl of Africa.
His video for Solome
Wadawa has already made it's way to Channel 5 (EATV) and has
been aired a couple of times. It was from there that many
Ugandans that didn't know about Daniel and his music first got
to know about him. This is, in his words a 'tremendous love song
about a love lost and a tiring lonesome feeling of the hide and
seek love game'.
Uganda - Pearl of
Africa was recorded Triangle Studios, Stockholm, Sweden by
fellow Ugandan Andrew Luyima, the same crew that gave you Solome
Wadawa. Daniel further explains that his main purpose of making
this his Pearl of Africa song is to encourage spirit of
reconciliation, brotherhood, peace and love amongst all Ugandans
and to further celebrate the independence of Uganda as a
In his bid to
promote The Pearl of Africa, Daniel is planning a video shoot in
the motherland that will show the true picture of the country to
the rest of the world. He doesn't want to miss out on anything;
the 'nfuufu', the trees, the sunset...
There are so many
people in the world, each with their responsibilities and Daniel
feels that his role is to tell people about a little spot on
earth called 'The Pearl'. Daniel is so patriotic that his CD
cover has the words 'DANIEL FROM UGANDA' is big bold yellow
letters and he wears clothes with the Uganda national colors
He plans to launch
yet another album in July which will feature tracks like Ojjadi
- Empewo enfuwa, Boda boda - Bnsi Bwetyo and others
I was born Daniel
Mutyaba on the 16 th february 1969 and music became part of my
life at an early age. I started of on home grounds singing with
my family; My Grand father was a preacher and church music was
always on the menu; here I started practicing my vocal abilities
in both sunday school and the church choir.
Grew up in the most
beautiful place on earth, KASIIKOMBE. Here I went to a school
which was run by Kezironi SSemakula. Then between Primary four
and six, I went on to Nampewo and later on transferred to
Mityana Primary and Kiyiinda Catholic Primary where I graduated
for secondary, which I started off at Busuubizi Senior Secondary
I left Uganda at the
age of 15, on to Kenya for one year and then on to Sweden where
I have been staying for all these years......................
Sweden is a nice place to stay and its given me lots in life
opportunities and lots of experiences and the most important
thing in my life, KEVIN, who is now twelve.
But still Uganda
seems to be the place where I live though I stay in Sweden. My
music career has been on and off for a couple of years. I
Started COFFEE and CREAM and here I worked on my abilities as a
composer. KALLE BAAH is the best Reggae group in Sweden to me
and I got a chance of collaborating with them on many songs such
as: BOB MARLEY THE ONE and ONLY NO MOTHER OF MINE TRIPPLE O. And
with Kalle Baah, I found the roots and importance of Reggae
music. Reggae is international, if you see where Bob came from
(Nine Miles), Kalle baah (Skärblacka) Daniel (Kasiikombe), you
gonna know why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm now 36yrs and
working as a CHEF which I have done for the past years, and
music as a hobby. Musical inspirations I get from Bob Marley
most for the lyrics, Jjajja and from all people I come into
contacts with on a day to day basis, one on
one.................. SOLOME WADDAWA was my first Luganda song
and on I started composing more in my language. And for this I
give credit to my Swedish based friend MADOXX for the
inspiration....... Fenna tumanyi NAMAGEMBE.....................
TUKOLAGANE gave lots of foreign- based musicians the inspiration
to create more music in our Mother tongue................
UGANDA is the pearl
of Africa and that's the project we are working on as for the
celebrations of Uganda's Independence day........... A tune
about Brotherhood, love, togetherness........ abatakimanyi
bakimanye. My music/lyrics are about facts, humanity and
brother/sisterhood.............. nothing mo.
Uganda.............................based in Sweden..............
You can reach Daniel