They failed to win Tusker Project Fame last year, and the Undercover Brothers did not get to spend a lot of time in the academy.
They were evicted, leaving the stage for the likes of Daisy Ejang and Hope, the show’s eventual winner. Sitenda and Daisy have done their best to remain relevant to the public with Era and Mia Teko respectively, though the other Ugandan representative Kojjo is off the radar.
On Saturday, after months of making appearances at festivals, Kirya and Malungi stood their own at a show dubbed ‘Unveiling the Undercover Brothers’ at Alliance Franccedilaise in Kamwokya.. These two are no longer the guys that rushed to studio to record Nkwagala Kiralu as they tried to ride on their TPF exit.
They have chosen to associate with artistes such as Sandy Soul, Suzan Kerunen, Joel Sebunjo and Maurice Kirya, among others, which is impacting their music positively. For instance, their catalogue of music on Saturday was unique and totally unexpected, especially for artistes just starting out.
With songs including Twayogera, it was easy to notice that these are not your ordinary cotton candy artistes whose sound is forgotten the instant they switch the machines off. Their songs have been inspired by life events and they are not shy to share much of their history, especially when they mentioned the girls that inspired many of their love songs.
Nabirye and Nsikattira already have a great following they were the show enders that had the audience singing along. All songs were done on an acoustic guitar, which Malungi was playing. There was minimal backing by the electronic band and the percussion to complete an eargasm.
Other performers of the night included Jungle De Man-eater, Kirya as well as new talent Afrie, whose Askari left many in tears and Apreggio band, whose Rwanyamagongoro is evidence that music knows no language. This was the second show to be staged at Alliance Franccedilaise since they moved to Bukoto street.
Source : The Observer