Bryan More Muhumuza is a renowned Music Enthusiast, Arts Manager, PR Specialist; Events ware man and celebrity personal assistant. He has voluntarily and hands-on worked for eminent figures like Judith Heard, Iryn Namubiru, Nicki Nola, Cindy, Bingwa Awards Kenya, Jackie Chandiru, Blu*3, Diva Awards Rwanda, Dufla Diligon, Qute Kaye, Navio, Angella Katatumba among others. He exclusively talked to www.chano8.com about some itchy topics currently dominating the entertainment industry and gave his opinion on the them. Here is what he had to say.
What is your take on Juliana Kanyomozi’s recently released video and the hullabaloo that followed the concept. With some fans complaining it was a ‘copy and paste’ from some other music video.
It is freaking true; Juliana’s latest video release ‘I’m Still Here’ has been debuted to overwhelming negative reviews for its express likeness of Ain’t Yo Mama (JLO), ‘Still In Love’ (Ashanti), ‘Sembera’ (Irene Ntale) and ‘Pretty Hurts’ (Beyoncé).
She took to an interview with Sanyu FM and said that she had never watched either of the videos. Juliana should have rather kept quiet or INSTEAD used different directors responsible for the video scenes in the first place. The authorship of this video is still attributed to her name. I like the song though because of its reggae genus, real-‐life story, clarion, resonance and the usual Juliana thorough strife. She is a legend.
Business, wise the whole gospel seemed to have had a PR methodology steaming right from the singer’s management. The song finally got all the traffic YouTube views, cross continent tweets and local countdown tags.
Cindy was recently stopped at Kabala’s birthday celebrations midway her performance. Were the organizers right to do that or was it a blunder on their side to invite her in the first place?
I actually knew about her being headlined to perform at the King’s centenary. It was really amateurish to cut her ‘glorious’ presentation short. I’m certain the booking agents of the Kwagalana Group knew Cindy Sanyu, her stage sultry and sensation when they were hiring her. Being sassy is now part of her and it has made her a star across Africa. That’s her disco graph and signature.
Why didn’t Nabagereka’s Aides prescribe a dress code during the booking contract with the singer in the first place? Even Lady Gaga is known to dance before the US head of state or Queen Elizabeth with a full buttocks display. (Laughs).
However, she still seems to be the most improved artiste of late after reinventing herself and showing it with a great performance at the 16th edition of Blankets and Wine. What do you think was the magic behind?
Cindy has sincerely acknowledged and mastered Self Esteem as a trait for a public figure that she is. Rehearsal has also mounted to her constancy throughout the musical career. I cannot believe she went ahead and hired more two dancers on top of the already incredible Sara Tawa and Ritah Tasha! And trust me this has substantiated a choreography mark in her post Blu*3 arts excellence.
Ghetto President Bobi Wine has finally joined politics. What do you think he will bring on the table? What difference do you think he can bring if he makes it to parliament?.
On a comprehensive outlook, I wouldn’t personally opt for a politic pursuit. It pays in a long run and at a wholesale expense. However, I can’t refute the fact that the gentleman already knows his community grievances as heard in his songs, Tugambire Ku Jennifer, Kadingo and Bad Man From Kamwokya Ft Navio. On the other hand, I imagine a sphere of discomfort immediately surrounding him once he starts polls, campaigns, elections and balloting hoop-‐la.
I also see Bobi injecting squillion of money on such a probability. Seriously, Legislature being a government thing will humble him into an official being as opposed to fighting in bars, waging cyber feuds over fellow outraging illicit drugs etc.
I wish him the best and let this add to his already sizeable army of fans.
Nigerian music still keeps dominating airwaves across the continent and even here at home. What do you think they are doing right?
Two things; Their custom Genre identity and Integrated PR System with the neighbouring communities of Ghana, Cameroon, Angola, Djibouti and Mali. Uganda. We are steadily getting there. Have you listened to ‘Mbozi Za Malwa’? In this folk pop composition, the Kenya maestro group, Sauti Sol zealously tries our own reinvented style of music. They feature our own Bebe Cool.
In your opinion what do you think should be generally done to improve the music industry in Uganda?
Investment in publishing well researched and packaged music production. The digital age of the music trade is in full effect now. The remnants are rapidly being replaced by a new structure that empowers the artists not Record Labels. So let the artistes personally mind the quality of what they put out.
I also argue fellow music practitioners here to invest same energy and time in procuring airplay and performance showcases from all around the world. We need to show the world what we can do.