In this episode of ‘Celeb Firsts’, Swangz Avenue singer Elijah Kitaka reveals earning Shs30,000 as his first salary, his love for Mercedes Benz, and meeting one of the world’s best instrumentalists Richard Bona. He also speaks about a couple of other first experiences in her career.

First Memorable advice you got from your parents?

Uhh…“Always pray!”

First hit song?

‘Tutu Mama’ featuring Vinka.

First collaboration?

Uhh…Vinka, Elijah Kitaka, ‘Tutu Mama’

First performance?

Hmm…we keep forgetting these things (laughs). My first performance was actually an online show. There are some songs off my album ‘Son Of Kaloli’ that I uploaded online, that was my first performance.

First salary?

Those days when I was a drummer my first salary was Shs30,000. Honestly.

First car?

Always a Mercedes Benz.

First phone?


First Ugandan celebrity you met?

I think it was Radio…Radio and Weasel.

First international celebrity you met?

It was Richard Bona, one of the world’s best (basist) players. (We met) at the Jazz Safari.

Richard Bona

First country you visited?

It was Nairobi, Kenya.

First radio show you were hosted?

I think it was on the SNMS show on RadioCity with DJ Slaughter Elly.

First TV show you were hosted?

I think it was STV.

First memorable film?

Pirates of the Carribean.

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Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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