Monday, December 07th, 2012

Papa Cidy's tale: From tailor to music icon by Joseph Kimbowa

In one of his songs, Uganda’s popular local artiste Ronald Mayinja sings that “one can easily end in a company top seat even when they were employed as cleaners.” Words of motivation, indeed, which Papa Cidy (real names-Hamidu Ssekyeru), took to heart. Cidy, who joined Leone Island as a costume designer in 2009, is now the vice president of the company. And after three years, Papa Cidy will launch his Meeme Katale album at Whispers club in Kanyanya. “When I joined Leone, I used to design attires for the queen dancers; I would also design for artistes at big shows. That was my passion, it was my profession,” he says. But there was something more than tailoring in this young man – and he knew it. “I was also interested in music; I had earlier written and recorded a single called Tolina Kisa.”

Noonya
Meeme Katale ft Jose Chameleone
Evalina
Nsiimye Gwe
Your Name
Tupange
Lutambi
Joselina with Jose Chameleone
Tolina Kisa with Jose Chameleone
Daniella with Jose Chameloene