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Uganda's Nince Henry Has His Moment in the Sun
02 Nov 2011 10:44 PM
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Uganda's Nince Henry Has His Moment in the Sun
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When a song is a hit, the artist enjoys the moment, leaving the people who crafted it in the cold. One person though, is enjoying his moment as a songwriter, and to prove more, he has joined in with the singing. Henry Ssekyanzi aka Nince Henry came into the limelight in Kampala last year after he penned Samalie Matovu’s 2010 song of year “Omukwano Gunyuma”.

He has since added on Bebe Cool’s “Minzani”, Bobi Wine’s “Tube Bayonjo”, Iryn Namubiru’s “Birowoozo”, “Nabulo”, “Kawoowo” and “Nsambu”. Nince has proved to the public that he isn’t just a one-off.

“Most people think that after writing and co-producing all those hits this year I am out, but a songwriter can never be out,” Nince says.

Nince says it is the feeling of being less appreciated that is driving him to singing while slowing down on the songwriting. He says this is because of some artists whom he has written songs for becoming “arrogant and failing to respect me”.

“I make hits for artists I barely know and now it’s time for me to go out there and show them what else I can do,” Nince adds.

First up are two tracks, “Cinderella” and “Sikyakukuba”, with “Cinderella” enjoying good airplay on Uganda’s airwaves.

“People like Cinderella but I set standards for myself despite the various small offers from bars to come and perform on theme nights. I have turned them down because I am no filler. I want to set my standards so that people can value me.”

He says by early next year the six-track album will be ready but he will not rush into a concert. “For people to appreciate you they have to take in the music and appreciate it so that is why I am not going to rush to hold a show. It will depend on how people respond to my music.”


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Updated: 02 Nov 2011 10:45 PM
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