His new song ‘Gumpe’ has already garnered well over 11,000 views on You tube and has already been picked by some radio and TV stations just after being uploaded a month ago, on April 7th to be precise.
Now Joe Gaya feels it is the right time for him to officially make his grand entrance onto the Ugandan music scene, after he decided to take this challenging but most times, fulfilling path into the unknown journey of music.
Gaya, real name Joseph Gayira Nsubuga, is a Ugandan up and coming singer based in the United Kingdom. He started his musical journey in 2013 and made it a career officially in September 2019 after discovering music was his calling.
I am globally inspired by many artists both old and new school. For instance Michael Jackson and P Diddy while on the African scene its D’banj, Burna Boy and Eddy Kenzo. He proudly says.
Nsubuga was born in Uganda to Nakityo Ssebutembe though he left to join his father in the UK at the age of nine. He attended schools like St Joseph, Homisdallen and Eagle’s Nest in Kampala before resuming in UK at St Thomas More RC School, Lambeth College before completing studies at the University of West London where he graduated with BA (Hons) in Film Production.
He currently lives in London where he practices his film production profession and also doubles as a business man. Although he comes from a family with a music background, he kind of discovered his passion later after completing studies and now wants to take it to the next level.
Now his single ‘Gumpe’ which means give me, will be the song to announce his entry into the music scene in Uganda if we are to go by the response it has so far received on YouTube.
The song was written by Jafar Musoke aka Bambino an artist and songwriter from Uganda and was produced by Producer Ronnie from Sweetest Sounds studios. While the video was shot in London and directed by Nathaniel Media, a London based director.
Besides the above, Nsubuga also runs the Joe Gaya Charity Organisation which he founded.
This is an initiative to support single mothers, the elderly, people with disabilities and orphans during the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda.
“Feeding everyone especially those in need is not possible but the few we reached out to were surely grateful. Our team moved door to door dropping off food and essential items to enable the beneficiaries to through the time as they wait for more aid to come in from government and other agencies”. He explained.
You can watch Joe Gaya’s music video fro ‘Gumpe’ here below;