We have been at the event that saw the unveiling of the artists coming for #Phatfest14. We were also at the Prayer and worship evening for the same event. So, we know that some of you have not had the opportunity of knowing the names of all the artists coming for Phat Fest in Kampala, Uganda.
This is the list as revealed at Watoto Church. As at the moment of sharing this, more are yet to be revealed.
Award winning Christian Rapper Da- Truth. [USA]
Born Emmanuel Lee Lambert Jr and attended Bible school in Philedelphia.The 38 year old rapper has seven studio albums out and has worked with papa san,Kirk franklin,Chris August,Lecrae ,Trip Lee and Tye Tribette to name but a few.He has been rapping for over a decade and has done tracks like JIFE, Promise Ft Isaac Caree
-Kanjii Mbugua [KENYA]
An ostensibly gifted producer, worship leader and Milele group member; he wears many musical hats. Last born in a family of five.Milele are now better known for their humanitarian involvement than their music.This gentleman who has graced numerous platforms as a minister of God’s word through music.
The group made of three super talented artists; Amos Kimani, Edward gatheru and Joseph Ndaka were formed back in 2010 and they have slowly but surely set the foundation for their music career over the years winning several awards and setting themselves apart as people to keep a close watch on.Saints of Christ are popularly known for tracks like Zongelela,Kakitu and Bila yesu….Ladies and Gentlemen SOC!!!
-ABEL CHUNGU [ZAMBIA]
He is a rare super breed of the gospel of Christ. Beyond his music, he is a committed minister of God that has spent the most of his life in ministry and is still committed to the ministry. He is one of Zambia’s finest gospel music acts with international reckon and an expanding fan base. He is the son of a former Government Minister and Ambassador Otema Musuka and Georgina Musuka. He was raised in a strong Christian home. He was led to the Lord by his mother at the age of four after asking her to lead him to Jesus. He has two albums out,”Worship of the love revolutionary” and “Love unleashed”..He Loves God and loves people…He is under the Lota house label….Ladies and Gentlemen-Abel Chungu Musuuka.
Born from a southern district of Uganda Masaka, He grew up amidst the worst circumstances which man can not easily endure. His life is a clear testimony and story of grass to grace.His break through song was “Njagala Nkumanya” and is known for his story telling style.Currently the senior pastor at Light of the World church Nansana where he passionately serves.Ladies and gentlemen-WILSON BUGEMBE.
He was one of the pioneering hip hop acts back in Uganda, with his first group winning a nationwide music competition in 2000.Recently married and still rocking the airwaves with his flawless lyrical flow and has worked with Coopy Bly,Cooper and G-way,Benezeri,Abbasa to name but a few….He is popularly known for tracks like Tutuuse,One,Pesa,Muhulire and a recent single ride that we cant get enough of..Ladies and Gentlemen-RUYONGA
Born Emmanuel Edwin Kusaasira,his musical talent was first exposed when he led campfire songs at his first scouting camp in his primary school days. He was then inspired to join the school choir for the last two years of primary school. In 2012 he toured around Europe, After his tour he was nominated for a number of awards in the ‘Olive Gospel Awards’ and was crowned ‘Best Male Artist of the Year 2012-2013’.He graced the Power FM presents stage and rocked it in 2012 with his popular single-Sidamukyalo.He is in Bible school and also passionate about the community and involved with Charity in a slum in Jinja.Ladies and Gentlemen-COOPY BLY.
-Cooper & Gway
Blessed with some of the greatest voices in the music industry in East Africathis group is steadily emerging from Kampala’s highly competitive music sceneThey have made a mark in progressive music styles and crossed all stylistic and social age barriers with their unique music. Drawing on a range of music that extends from classic kwaito to afro-beat and neo soul; their personality, inviting warmth and genuine love for God transcends their music and has earned them a multiplicity of loyal fans internationally.Kambere Naawe,One in a million,Sibiwuliranga and Bless the Lord are some of their songs that you can catch on Power FM.Ladies and Gentle men-COOPER AND GWAY
She started singing at a teenage age in school scripture unions but later in 1999 joined Kansanga miracle centre church choir where she developed her music talent. The choir gained prominence both among Christian and secular circles.
The gospel music industry in Uganda has for long been sacred and limited to the four walls of the church. Hence has now gained resounding popularity among secular stations. Jackie’s music comes with all range of styles ranging from reggae, afrobeat,zouk, and R&B. In all these genres ,her lyrics are wealthy with a message of hope in God sandwiched with entertainment that makes a listener desire for more.Neetaga Gwe,Ndopeera Ani and Teli Mulala are some of her songs…Ladies and Gentlemen-JACKIE SENYONJO
Tusker project fame put her the map and she is doing an amazing job at her staying there with her energy and Fresh sound.This young lady has taken the airwaves by storm with her first single Teko,then Amari and now hwer colla bo with Levixione called Shuga which is quicly becoming a favourite of many.Ladies and Gentlemen-DAISY EJANG
He started out as a volunteer for Youth for Christ ministries during my Senior Six vacation. It is here that I took part in different outreaches and sponsorship came his way to study at World shapers Academy in England. Although he started singing in 2003 it was not until 2011 that he started to sing professionally after being actively involved in ministry in his church. He remained under the radar but after “Nungamya” and the reaction it received followed by an amazing Power Fm presents we loved him so much we thought it fit that he graces the Phat Fest stage 2014.Ladies and Gentlemen-BRIAN LUBEGA
-Holy Keane Amooti
Ugandan Gospel dancehall/Reggae Artiste Mugisa Keneth, has become one of the leading Gospel Artiste from East Africa and Africa at large. He graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s of performing arts and film at Makerere university His life was changed when he attended a crusade in Kampala at nakivubo blue and witnessed the power of God on the sick and ,lame being healed and the blind gaining their sights. He is known for the humility in his character and high energy during his perfomances that is contagious. Some of his popular tunes are Jah Jehovah,Milele,Niiwe,Love love to name but a few. Ladies and gentlemen, all the way from Fort Portal-HOLY KEANE AMOOTI
This year two of the best Spoken word artists Janette (@iamgenetics) on Twitter and Ezekiel (@wordsbyezekiel) will also grace the Phat Fests stage.
We said earlier that the list is endless. Go get yourself a ticket at 20,000Ug shillings or VIP ticket at 50,000Ug shillings only. Find tickets at Power Fm offices at Watoto Church on KPC building.