Ceasarous, Ykee Benda, Lydia Jazmine on MTV’s ‘Ones to watch 2017 list’

Ykee Benda

MTV Base has tipped 55 artistes under its ‘Ones to watch for’ survey for 2017. Now here is where Uganda comes in- only three of our artistes managed to make it onto the list; dancehall man Ceasarous, R&B/pop artiste Lydia Jazmine and new face- Ykee Benda.


According to a statement from MTV Base, the “Ones to Watch for 2017” list is a hand-picked selection of artists tipped to make it big on the music scene in 2017. Neighbours Tanzania got five slots in little known Ben Pol, Billnas, Harmonize, Rayvann and Ruby.

Lydia Jazmine

While Kenya got six slots in Band BeCa, Everlast, Kaligraph Jones, Timmy Dat, Videz And Shiv and Willy Paul.

South Africa had the biggest representation on the list with 17 slots and Nigeria followed with 11.