Music Star Daddy Andre Exports Talent to Kigali


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Uganda‘s music star, Daddy Andre, is set to perform in a live music concert dubbed ‘the Kigali Jazz Junction (KJJ)” on Friday, March 31 at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV) in Rwanda.

A source from Kigali confirmed that Daddy Andre would perform alongside other international stars, including Kenyan reggae and R&B legend Wyre and talented Rwandan vocalist Alyn Sano.

Axelle Umutesi, a communication consultant at the Kigali-based RG-Consult, said this will be the first time musicians Daddy Andre and Wyre are performing in the Kigali Jazz Junction concert.

Umutesi noted that there is so much anticipation from the artists given the hits they have recorded and scored in their respective countries over the years.

He added that the concert aims at promoting East African-based artists, considering the recent performances of various Nigerian artists in Kigali.

“Kigali Jazz Junction is all about live music, and we always look for artistes who can perform live music and entertain our audience. We have recently had performances from Burundi and Uganda, which is why we thought of another artist from East Africa and decided to bring Wyre. He has made hit songs in the past that people would love to see him perform, and moreover, for the first time in Rwanda,” said Umutesi.

Daddy Andre’s hit songs include ‘Tugende mu church’, ‘Sikikukweeka,” and ‘Umwana wa bandi,’ while for Wyre, ‘Nakupenda Pia’, ‘Sina Makosa,” and ‘Kingston Girl” are some of the songs that made him a household name in the region.

Revelers also look forward to watching Alyn Sano perform her hit songs like ‘Radio’, ‘Fake Gee’, ‘Boo and Bae, and Say Less, among others.

KJJ has been attracting renowned names in the entertainment industry across Africa since its inception. It has become a prominent fixture, not only for local music lovers but also for members of corporate and diplomatic circles.

About Wyre Kevin Waire, commonly known by his stage name Wyre, is a Kenyan R&B and reggae musician. He is known for being a member of the groups Necessary Noize and East African Bashment Crew, as well as his solo career.

He has released three solo albums: Definition of a Love Child’ (2006), ‘Ten Years Wiser’ (2009), and ‘Lion’ (2015). The ‘Ten Years Wiser’ album was named for his 10-year-spanning career in music. He won Best Ragga at the Kisima Music Awards in 2006 and 2007, Best New Entertainer at the International Reggae and World Music Awards in 2013, and Ever Relevant Artist at the 2015 Bingwa Music Awards. About Daddy André Real name Andrew Ojambo aka, Daddy Andre is a Ugandan recording artiste, songwriter, producer. He sings in more than three languages. His music genre specialties are Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Afropop, and R&B. His musical journey started in 2010 when he started producing and writing songs for his friends, and by 2014, he had come up with more than enough breakthrough songs, both in production and writing.

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