KAMPALA – Singer Ykee Benda real name Wycliffe Tugume who is also Vice President Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) has finally added another artiste to the label.
Upcoming singer Dre Cali, real name, Katende Andrew is the new addition to the label.
According to Ykee Benda, he has been mentoring Dre Cali for some good months before signing him.
“We have been scouting for new musicians, and while there are lots of talented singers, most did not meet our standards especially on discipline,” he noted.
“We have been grooming and polishing up Dre Cali for seven months now,” he added. “He has a unique voice, that is one of his most attractive features and is also very versatile.”
Dre Cali is a UCU graduate with a Bachelors degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering who has opted not for a career in his field of study but rather to follow his passion.
“Mpaka Record reached out to me, and I am glad they did because all my life I have always wanted to be musician,” Dre Cali revealed.
He is signed on a 3-year record deal and made his debut at Mpaka Records with a new single titled ‘Zigi Zaga’.
Dre Cali is a contemporary artiste who can sing in all genres but is more inclined towards reggae-dancehall music.