The Ugandan music industry like every other sector was no doubt badly hit in the year 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and other issues that troubled the country.
However, it also seemed to be a year of great discovery in the music industry owing to the number of break out stars that fans were blessed with as well as beautiful music from other top artistes.
In a recent segment of Entertainment Gist our correspondents, Turyasingura Alex CEO of Alextar Promotions shared their take on the top 20 music that rocked the scene this year.
See some of the artistes mentioned and their songs below:
Malamu by Pallaso:
Pallaso was one break out star in year 2020 that took everybody by storm. His growth seemed organic as people identified with him strictly based in the quality of his music. In no time, his Malamu track became an anthem and it was one of the many songs from his body of work to blow people’s minds away.
Tweyagale by Eddy Kenzo:
Eddy Kenzo is no doubt one Ugandan artiste that is greatly loved by his fans. Even though his Political songs and beliefs were trailed by mixed reactions, a number of people have agreed that his Tweyagale track was a good one.
Mundu Awo by B2C:
B2C’s Munda Awo, is one song that has become a household song for many Ugandans and it appears it would remain that way for a long time.
The song was greatly accepted.
Love Panic by Vinka
This track has been said to have replay value and an easy one to love.
Kwata Esimu by Winnie Nwagi ft. FireBoy
Winnie Nwagi has no doubt paid his dues in the industry and is no stranger to making hits. For this track, he also featured fast-rising star, Fireboy
Balance by Kerole Kasita:
Kerole, had an amazing year 2019 and she did not stop in 2020. Her song, balance, was greatly accepted by fans and said to be very relatable.
Kyoyina omanya by Sheebah ft Crystal Panda:
Popular Ugandan star, Sheebah and Panda, also impressed many with this song and it was arguably one of the top songs this year.
Ratata by Zex bilangilangi
Ratata was a show stopper
Nakyuka by Sheebah:
This song no doubt had many people wishing they were in love as they joined in nakyuka challenge that rocked social media.
Sharp shooter by Chosen Blood:
Chosen Blood, He no doubt whet people’s appetite as they were excited for Chosen blood song
Billboard by Nina Rose:
This is another song that came and took the industry by storm especially from a standing artiste. Rose came in with no rush and with his own style.
Kachumbali by Quex:
This newbie in the industry is signed on to 1282777 Records DK and his song, Kachumbali, is still a street banger.
Tugenda mu church by Daddy Andre:
Daddy Andre has no doubt earned himself the description of an A-list artiste going by his stunts in the music industry this year. It appears everything he touched turned to gold and all his songs were greatly accepted by fans.
Jangu by Winnie Nwagi:
Another hot track in year 2020 is Jangu by Winnie Nwagi
Buligita by Fik Fameica :
This is another song that is nothing less of a jam. It was an anthem on the streets and greatly loved by many.
Bintwala by Mun G:
This track was one that entertained many during the coronavirus lockdown. It became a TikTok anthem with people using it in a social media challenge. At a point, one could not go on the internet without seeing at least one video of this song in a TikTok challenge.
Tumbiiza Sound by Eezzy:
This is another new guy on the block that broke out this year and it appears his Eezzy song introduced him into the consciousness of fans
Turn up the Vibe by Apass ft Ykee Benda:
Another breakout star this year who took many by storm with his song. The song appears to have been a massive hit.
Empeta by Sheebah ft King Saha:
Top Ugandan music stars, Sheebah and Saha, released Empeta this year and this was one of the tracks. It has been a greatly accepted song.
Tonelabira by Daddy Andre and Angela Katatumba:
Talented Ugandan stars, Andre and Angela , collaborated on this track and it became an anthem for love birds and TikTok fans that used it in challenges.
BALLOT OR BULLET by Buju Banton ft Bobi Wine :
Firebase Boss, Bullet or ballot, is one song that has become a household song for many Ugandans and it appears it would remain that way for a long time. Even though some fans held the opinion that it was a diss track aimed at Corrupt officials, it still hasn’t diminished their love for it.
The song was greatly accepted and was even used to make political statements at protests
One Minute by Zulitums
Another hot track in year 2020 is One Minute. Zulitums had a lot of big hits in 2020 but this was a banger
Read also : Top 10 hottest Ugandan musicians of 2020