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Ziza Bafana / Bio

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Music: Musician/Band
Name
Ziza Bafana Music Official
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uganda, Kampala, Uganda
Release Date
2014
Genre
Afro beat/ragga dancehall/reggae
Band Members
Ziza Bafana
Home Town
Masaka
Record Label
Magic Empire Entertainment
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Official fan page for Ziza Bafana. Celebrated Raga/DanceHal/Regea artist
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Instagram: @ZizaBafanaUg
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Kasendwa Richard alias Ziza Bafana, is set to walk the ragga/dancehall genre streets like no one. He is one dancehall artiste who has not tried being a copycat or forging Jamaican patois to make a hit; his style is simply raw, original and thus his identity.

True to the word, all his songs are in Luganda, yet it is actually dancehall at its best. Richard Kasendwa was born in Masaka, Bukakata road. He, however, moved to Villa Maria with his mother after the death of his father. He went to Bulenga primary school where he was an ardent member of the music club as a drummer. In fact, by the time he sat for his PLE, he had been on a five-year bursary thanks to his wonderful drumming skills.

He later joined St Henry's College Kitovu and later St Stephen's Kyebando, where he completed his studies after UCE. For many music lovers, Kasendwa is mostly known as Ziza Bafana, the other half of the now-defunct Back 2 Life group alongside Yiya Moze. Just like Yiya, Kasendwa too was a solo artiste before Back 2 life. He had even recorded a song, Omutima Mugumu, with his friends Eddy Kenzo and David Lutalo.

The Back 2 Life union gave to us hits like Togenda, Namagalo and Tebakulimba, among others. In 2012, however, even with the plea of their producer Washington, Back 2 Life halted their musical union and the two singers embarked on solo careers.

"There was lack of commitment which affected Back 2 Life as a duo," he says.

After some time in solo hibernation, Ziza Bafana picked himself up and released a couple of songs in 2012, and just last week, he released one of the most promising songs of 2013: Emitego Gya Walumbe. The three-minute song criticizes, rebukes and attacks the person of Walumbe [Luganda for death] in a rather familiar, disturbed and angry tone of both Paulo Kafeero and David Lutalo in Walumbe Zaaya and Engumba respectively, he questions death's intentions or if he gains anything by his deeds of mischief.

"For me, this song is like therapy; it's a tribute to my dad, brother and friends," he says.

Emitego Gya Walumbe was written by Ziza Bafana and produced by Q Vybes and Brian JJ. In Masaka, the place Bafana calls home, the song was an instant hit and is now common in bars and clubs. He is currently working on more music and if all goes well the young artiste hopes to stage a concert towards the end of the year.

He works with various producers for versatility, and even as the interview went on, he was preparing to work with yet another upcoming artiste. A number of Bafana's 2013 songs such as Stareo, My Ladies, Wansobera, Ebiwundu, are all ready. He has also worked with Chameleone, Jamal, Jackie Chandiru, Maro, Fidempa, Mun*G and Tusker Project Fame's Rachel Namubiru on All-Star singles as well as collaborations.

His song Supu has taken him places beyond the Ugandan borders; in February, Kenyan production house Ogopa DJs launched negotiations to redo the song. On April 8, Bafana added yet another achievement to his 2013 resume by starting his own Magic Town crew and also launching his own theme night at Dancerz Club Kibuye.
Bio
Kasendwa Richard is the name i was given at birth,Born in Masaka Villa maria Town being I grew up imaginating things which others wouldn't imagine.Being raised in a God fearing family i joined the church choir at Early Age.This is where i got experience in singing and also playing musical instruments like Jazz and keyboard.I went to Bulenga primary school where he was an ardent member of the music club as a drummer. In fact, by the time he sat for his PLE, he had been on a five-year bursary thanks to his wonderful drumming skills.

He later joined St Henry's College Kitovu and later St Stephen's Kyebando, where he completed his studies after UCE. For many music lovers, Kasendwa is mostly known as Ziza Bafana, the other half of the now-defunct Back 2 Life group alongside Yiya Moze. Just like Yiya, Kasendwa too was a solo artiste before Back 2 life. He had even recorded a song, Omutima Mugumu, with his friends Eddy Kenzo and David Lutalo.

General Info

Artist Name
Ziza Bafana
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/zizabafanamusic
Genres
Dance / Ragga/Dancehall / regea

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Location
Kampala, UG