Ziza Bafana the fast rising Ragga and dance-hall star has been in the news recently for beefing with Gagamel boss Bebe Cool and fighting with some local artistes and gossip queen Mary Luswata. The ’Pomini Pomini’ star who featured in a diss song alongside King Saha allegedly targeting ‘Go Mama’ singer Bebe Cool later apologised and distanced himself from the song claiming he was just invited to throw in a verse without knowing the intended victim.
However, the artiste known for pulling off surprise moves to stay relevant in the music industry has even revealed more shocking news about his life and growing up. In an exclusive interview with www.chano8.com , the versatile singer claims he is a staunch born again Christian which caught the chano8 team off guard.
When pressed to elaborate considering his gangster and street image he has been known to portray, he admitted having lived on the streets for several years trying to survive by gambling on life. This was after dropping from school in senior four at St. Stephen’s Community Secondary School due to lack of school fees.
“Growing up was not easy especially after losing my mother. I went to Bwaise and started working as a motorcycle mechanic in a workshop my auntie started for me. But before that, I got saved in a born-again church in Masaka called Good News church where I was introduced by mother.” Bafana told Chano8.
Ziza Bafana real names Kasendwa Richard also added that, it is from this Good News church that he learnt to play musical instruments and how to sing in the choir.
After mastering the tongue-twisting technique of Jamaican Ragga and Rap, he did a few collabos with local artistes like King Saha (Abantu Baffe) that worked out. He then did his break through hit ‘Pomoni Pomini’ which has dominated air waves across the region and won him many awards.
The artiste who refers to himself as a Business artiste, has now set a date for his maiden album launch which will take place on 7th August at Kati Kati restaurant and dreams of taking Ugandan music to the international level with his new style.
“Yes I am still a born again Christian. My music and style is God given talent which I was blessed with to survive as my source of livelihood. And concerning the X-rated dance moves in my videos, all I can say is that this is art and performance so I do what people want and they appreciate the dances.
I still go to church mostly at Pastor Wilson Bugembe’s church at Prayer palace in Nansana and other born again churches. So there’s nothing conflicting about my music and Christian faith.” Bafana concluded.
You can read the full exclusive interview with Ziza Bafana in our May Issue of www.chano8.com free.