Kenneth Mugabi’s hard work and stellar talent has caught the attention of the international broadcasting body, the BBC, thus hosting him to profile his latest body of work, People of the Land.
On this album, the Afro-soul crooner channels his concerns across multiple dialects, such as English, Luganda, and Lusoga.
While talking to the BBC’s Paul Bakibinga, a choral melody from his latest anthology serves as a prelude to Mugabi’s end of the discussion.
To him, the title of the album speaks to what is currently happening in the land (Uganda). One of the songs, “Ankuba,” speaks about domestic violence against male citizens, pointing it out as an example of the things that inspired his thoughts while penning this work.
Mugabi goes out of his way to explain his high-end musical offering that comprises 24 tracks, which BBC’s Paul refers to as a “triple album.”
To him, having this multitude of music on a single album serves him well as he feels like pressing issues such as mental health, violence, environmental degradation, among others, need to be addressed.
He is made to reminisce about a couple of childhood memories as he speaks about his passion for the environment that he inherited from his dad, who earned his bread from the very obsession.
Mugabi emphasizes that he sings in local dialects because the stories he tells are crafted from the land and he wants to ensure his message reaches his people first, as many artistes have made a fortune outside the country with no one acknowledging their greatness back home.
Kenneth Mugabi continues raising the bar as his latest album accumulates streams across a multitude of streaming platforms, with many fans in awe of the vocalist’s talents.
Way to go, son of the land.