Music and Dance go hand in hand and a few musician can actually dance even the vice versa but singer Phina Mugerwa aka Phina Masanyalaze defied the odds and mixed singing and dancing which she really executed very well although some years back, she took a break from music
Those who don’t know her for her songs at least know Phina as an energetic dancer who can shake the waist as well move her body and legs in an eye-catching way that had earned her a big fan base as well as landing her deal to dance in other musicians’ videos for example Bobi Wine’s ‘BADA’ video
It is true Phina has been lost from the music scene and while she has been away the industry has not had a female singer who does both singing and dancing like Phina was doing. While speaking in an interview on NBS After 5 show a few days ago, the singer bragged about being the only Ugandan female singer who ably juggles music and dance.
“I have never seen another Phina Masanyalaze. There is no one who does it like me, Everyone is in her style and I am the only person” Phina claimed before Douglas Lwanga, the show host mentioned examples but they weren’t relevant
“I don’t want someone to be a video vixen. I want you to come on stage as a musician sharing dancing and singing and do it as I always do it” Phina further added before Douglas mentioned Sheebah Karungi
“Sheebah is not my style, she is her style, she is a dancehall queen” Phina added.
Anyway leaving alone claiming that she is still the only Ugandan musician who mixes singing and dancing, Phina also announced her big come back to the industry with new songs which she is soon releasing.
Phina started her music career in 2007 after completing her senior six after radio presenter Kato Lubwama had announced that he was seeking dancers to join his Diamonds Ensemble Band. She auditioned with about 300 others and was among the three that were chosen and from then, the rest is history.