The music industry went cold a couple of weeks ago when mother to Ugandan artistes Elvis Kirya (Vampino), Maurica Kirya and Sabasaba lost her life to cancer.
The musical family has since been quiet and cooking up something for their late mother but it’s Vampino who has first released ‘Smile’, a song he says was inspired by the mother. “My mom inspired me to write a positive song and thought deep what she really cares for and that’s a smile. She always asked for a smile from any of us. It’s also a song about positivity, showing more love and stopping the unnecessary wars around our continent.” A very sad Vampino told chano8.
Vampino teamed up with Swangz Avenue’s Irene Ntale who did the backups as well as a lady called Cindy from the police band on this powerful skanking and conscious reggae jam that can also be danced to in clubs.
The ‘Kwekunyakunya’ artiste also narrated to us the origin of the song saying he never wrote anything when coming up with the song. It was just a free style that turned into sweet music and he decided to record it.
“When I went to Buzz audio studio, I found when the producer Capital Ken had just strings of guitars playing so I decided to free style on them from start to end from my head with no pen.
We did one take and he was amazed. He asked me to cram everything and we started recording. I had to bring Irene Ntale and told her what we needed and she did the backup vocals with some other lovely lady called Cindy from the police band.” He explained.
Vampino was last week reported to be critically ill by some blogs but he confided in us that he’s well but required to visit the doctor regularly for the next one month due to one of his vertebre bones moving out of position.Check out the song below.