That was one of the most recognizable song introductions back in 2002 when that monster of a hit came out. Every Ugandan who was old enough at the time surely heard and danced to Ziggy Dee’s,
Eno Mic. Some, like me, had the song in my memory word for word, beat for beat. It was that much of an earworm. Kids were not left out and they sang loudly to the controversial
lyrics while their parents winced. The song got so much airplay in the clubs and on radio and TV it became an anthem of sorts.
One of the radio presenters on XFM once said on air that if we were to ever change the national Anthem, he would nominate it. “A song that defines our generation!” were his exact words. With lyrics like ‘…Tuli wakati,Kwata wakati, E Uganda tuziina tuti. Money olina, Beamer olina, Mu Kampala tolya sumu…’ you can’t deny the validity of his point.
The current YOLO generation we have that specializes in rub-a-dub as the chief dance stroke probably grew up on these lyrics.
The song was so massive, Ziggy Dee, born Adam Mutyaba Mukiibi, even got the chance to perform before the Honourable Members of Parliament (MPs). One can’t help but wonder what strokes the MP’s were pulling when the part where he sings, ‘…Omwana asunda, Sunda ebutto, Sunda ebutto Boss alya biddo…’ came on. To read more, check out our magazine issue.