OPINION: Have women finally taken over the music industry?

The year 2018 has seen female artistes take over the ideally male dominated Ugandan music industry. Several bangers and projects by established divas and the rise of other exceptional talents has left the males displaced.

Rema, Sheebah, Vinka, Spice Diana, Nina Roz, Lydia Jazmine, Fille, Cindy Sanyu, and Irene Ntale have all had major hits. Juliana Kanyomozi as well released her Bits & Pieces album which got a good reception.

Lydia Jazmine has had a good year despite breaking away from her former management

We have also witnessed the rise of exceptional females in Chosen Becky of the Bankuza hit. Vinka has risen aloft with hits like Chips Na Ketchup, Love Doctor, Sweet LoveOmukwano Gwo since taking Irene Ntale’s place at Swangs Avenue

If we are to look at the concerts that have been successful in the last two years as well, we cannot miss Rema Namakula’s Banyabo concert at Serena Hotel and Irene Ntale’s Ntale Unchained at the same venue.

Rema Namakula’s Banyabo concert was a phenomenal feat

So the questions start looming; Do we miss Bebe Cool (musically)? Of course we miss Mowzey Radio but there are very many talented male artistes seemingly in hibernation.

Apart from the rappers in Fik Fameica, Gravity Omutujju and Feffe Bussi, singers in A Pass, King Saha, Geosteady, and dancehall sensation Beenie Gunter, deejays in Slick Stuart and Roja – where have the other males been hidden this year?

Sheebah Karungi still leads the music ranks and she has enough to show for it

Oh! We almost forgot; add Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga to the male’s list, despite him achieving most as Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu the politician.

As the year nears its closure, we are bound to have the answers to these questions but we hope the silence means activity in studio. Otherwise, the ladies are taking it all away.

Kudos ladies, we love the competition!

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