By Allen Kisakye
October has started off well Wycliff Tugume, popularly known as Ykee Benda.
The crooner, popular for songs such as Munakampala, Budumbu and Malaika shared his excitement in a Facebook post about his upcoming concert at the Serena Hotel, Kampala.
“Unlike many, my concerts won’t be every year…..but every after two years YKEE BENDA will give you the biggest concerts after a full two years of preparation just to show you….It’s not just about money….What matters most to me is My fans enjoying all different kinds to my artistry and growth,” he posted.
The concert, due March 29, 2019 has been named ‘Kireka Boy Album launch’ in tribute to Kireka, a Kampala suburb where he grew up from. It is meant to give back to his fans who have loved and supported him thought his journey.
Ykee Benda started his journey in the music industry as a simple and humble man, but as the saying goes “never despise a humble beginning.” Currently when listing top musicians in the music industry, one can forget to add Benda on the list.
For the three years he has been in the industry, his success has grown tremendously thanks to great songs like Kyenkyebula, Eva, Superman, Amina among other.
The ‘Boy From Kireka’ has also managed to scoop with collabos with top Nigerian artistes such as Tekno, Rekedo Bank, Kiss Daniel.
He has also represented Uganda in Coke Studio during its last season as the ‘Big Breakthrough artist’ and was also part of the team that sang the world cup song ‘Colours.’