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Q&A With Eli – Vodafone WhatsApp Mania Winner

Briefly tell us about your music journey?

My name is Kisakye Elijah aka Eli songz and I am 24yrs. I have been singing throughout my life, though I started singing professionally at the end of 2015. I am also a member of an a cappella group called the Cape Brothers.

In 2015, I featured in the Coca-Cola Rated Next Season 3 reality show, I only made it to the top 10. However, I got evicted during the 2nd week.

In 2016 I participated in the Vodafone WhatsApp mania and won. This earned me a recording deal with Talent Africa and Deuces Entertainment Group. I have already release my video for my “Nakigudde” audio.

Where does your love for music come from?

I actually believe that I was born a singer, and therefore music chose me, I did not choose it. My mum sung with the late Jimmy Katumba while my dad was an actor with the Ebonies. Performing arts runs in the family.

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What genre of music are you into?

I love R&B, Afro pop and Soul music.

How has the journey been so far, being signed under Talent Africa as a young and upcoming musician?

It’s been an unbelievable experience; my dreams are coming to pass. I have had a chance to perform on the same stage with Sauti Sol as well as Kool and the Gang. It was such a big blessing to my career as an Artist.

Are you planning on doing collaborations with any of Talent Africa artists?

Oh, yes I will.

Which artists do you respect/admire most in Uganda? As well as internationally?

Maurice Kirya… Late Jimmy Katumba, Joel Kisakye, Naava Grey, Aziz Azion to mention but a few.

Tell us about your video? What inspired it?

It is a feel-good, sing-along song, something that I hope my fans will enjoy. I shot a relatable video.

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