KAMPALA – Record Label Swangz Avenue should be credited for its keen eye in identifying and signing good musicians to its name.
For the past ten years, the Ugandan music industry has been blessed with many talented artistes who have been nurtured and exposed by Swangz Avenue. Many have come and gone, through the hands of Benon Mugumbya and Julius Kyazze
Ever since the record label signed dynamic singer Azawi on November 1st 2019, the singer has lived up to the expectations of the people that signed her.
Fast rising multi-talented singer Priscilla Zawedde popularly known by her stage name Azawi has now hit a milestone as her song Quinamino’has featured on Major Lazer’s latest mix dubbed ‘Africa and Forever.’
Major Lazer is a Jamaican-American electronic dance music trio, which includes record producer Diplo, and DJs Walshy Fire and Ape Drums.
Quinamino is Azawi’s first song after signing management deal with Swangz Avenue last year. The song is part of an Extended Play Record (EP) that has made Azawi popular on the Ugandan music scene.The EP also has other songs like Repeat It, Crazy lover, Mbinyumirwa and Lo Fit.
Azawi recently came out and opined that the Ugandan music industry is in a dire need of being streamlined in a bid for the country to reap from it since it lacks lots of basics.
The singer said that she believes that if properly well-shaped and organized, the Ugandan music industry can help boost the image and brand of our country.
Azawi gave her sentiments while premiering the video of her latest song ‘Lo Fit’ sharing how best the music industry can be improved to help young talents also thrive without hustling as hard as it is of late.
“As of late, the music industry doesn’t have like a structure. There just a few organisations that are there to bail out talent. I feel like we need more labels, more professional and organized teams to come out and help develop talents,” she said.
She added that the music industry is capable of strengthening the brand and image of the country and that is why she feels like they should have a more organized industry to develop more young talent.
“I think we still lack structures. You can see we only have Swangz Avenue as outstanding but we should have like 20 or 50 of those that will help the industry to grow. So I think we need a more organized system and that’s why I call in the government to come and help us.”