Pia Pounds could be a young lady, fresh talent to the industry, but she has been around for quite a while and has been groomed by some of the best artistes of the past generations. The songstress heaped lots of praise on Ragga Dee who she regards as her biggest inspiration.
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Going by her new projects, Pia Pounds is one singer who has distinguished herself from the other female artistes. From her music style and vocal ability, to the way she has branded herself, she is one of the big prospects of the current crop of trending artistes, and will even get better with time.
Pia’s prowess however does not come by mistake as she has, from a young age, been involved in the music industry with help from legendary artistes. Forget Eddy Kenzo for a minute, we are talking about the forefathers of the music industry, Ragga Dee in particular.
Ragga Dee met Pia Pounds at the age of sixteen, a few years ago. Pia says he gave her the chance to take a shot at music and motivated her with the right words. He also featured in her very first song ‘Just The Way You Are’, and her life has never been the same.
The ‘Wawangula’ singer praised Ragga Dee on her social media platforms saying;
My grandpa, (Jjaja w’abayimbi). At the age of 16 he gave me a chance and told me if Rihanna did it at just 14, I too will did it. Age can never limit how talented a person can be. In my S.4 vacation he featured my ‘just the way you are’ song and my life has never been the same again. No one knows how much this great man means to me. Omutima alina munene nyooo atte ayagaliza buli omu.
Yesterday, he told me, “make me proud Pia, fly above the sky nothing should ever stop u”. I count myself lucky to be surrounded by Uganda’s great talent as part of my journey.
Pia Pounds is now signed to Eddy Kenzo’s Big Talent Entertainment music label, and has new projects sweeping across airwaves around East Africa. Ragga Dee on the other hand switched from music to pursue a political career, but still does music in his free time.
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It is always a good feeling when a young artiste acknowledges their struggle and the people who helped them get where they are.
You are destined for greater things indeed Pia.