Kenneth Mugabi Opens up on His New Album, Music Inspiration & Joining an Afro-Soul Label

[Photo Credit: Kenneth Mugabi Facebook]

By Gloria

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Celebrated vocalist Kenneth Mugabi is one of the few artists making Ugandans fall in love with soul music as he infuses his version with different genres making it unique. With his gifted voice, stage presence and signature tube fiddle, Mugabi has mastered the art of telling unique and emotional stories through his music.

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In a Q&A on his official Facebook page, Kenneth gave his fans the chance to ask any questions they wanted to help them connect and know their celebrity better.

He discussed music, collaborations and inspirations. Below are some of the questions and answers from his Facebook engagement with fans:

Q: When do we expect album number 3?

ANS: It is already. Any time it's dropping.

Q: I want to collaborate with you on 'Kibunomu' song.

ANS: That is a no. A collaboration is fine on a new song.

Q: How do you feel about being a star?

ANS: It is a great feeling that comes with great responsibility. But I prefer calling it a service instead of stardom.

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Q: You and Maurice Kirya have something in common. Have you thought of a collaboration?

ANS: Of course I have thought about it.

Q: Where do you draw your inspiration? You are not just talented, not just an art but you're a whole experience.

ANS: I use this gift to express what I live, desire and want to see happen in my daily life and people around Uganda at large.

Q: How do you make it with your voice for you to sing so nice like you do?

ANS: I don't force it. I use my voice to express what I'm feeling inside. Later on you'll find out that it's about what the soul wants to let out.

Q: Have you ever considered an Afro soul kind of record label to allow young musicians inspired by you to join?

ANS: I have thought about it but it takes more than what you may have in mind and it also requires quite a sum of money.

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