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List of Celebrities who have got a break through in lockdown

List of Celebrities who have got a break through in lockdown: List of Celebrities who have got a break through in lockdown:

Etania Mutoni

Before Covid-19, Etania Mutoni was just a regular party girl turning the party up at various nightspots and festivals. No, wait…she had also been rumoured to have a thing with Team No Sleep boss, Jeff Kiwa. Now, the 22-year-old is a co-host on the Friday NTV Mix show. And as it turns out, she was the missing piece in the puzzle. Because ever since joining the set things have never been the same.

Zex Bilangilangi

It is unfortunate that Zex Bilangilangi’s mega hit came during the Covid-19 lockdown…but that is nothing to bother the long-struggling singer. “I have been doing music for some good time. So I do not feel bad that my breakthrough happened in lockdown like many would expect. But in real sense I feel things a little bit challenging. I take it as a blessing in disguise that I have a song that is really moving during this time. Zex feels blessed that I have made people jump and scream in their houses. But I am sure the sky is the limit,” the Ratata singer, real name, Tadeo Mayega, says.

List of Celebrities who have got a break through in lockdown
Lynda Ddane
List of Celebrities who have got a break through in lockdown

In an interview with press sometime during early lockdown, Lynda Ddane confessed to us that her DM was heating up… matter of fact, it was 200 per cent. And it was easy to believe her because when the NTV Dance Party nights started, Lynda Ddane was the real deal. She was on everyone’s lips and, they crowned her the queen of lockdown. But Lynda Ddane was no new face. She is still a co-presenter on NTV The Beat and before that, a presenter at Urban TV and UBC TV. However, the dance party shot her up to the limelight and continues to kill it on the show. Now from what we hear, Ddane has hooked herself some huge deals, thanks to this new found lockdown fame.

Crysto Panda

Surprisingly, Crysto Panda was not sounding before lockdown. What with high school girls fighting for selfies and photo ops with him. Yes, being a presenter of T-Nation makes you a big deal among high school kids. But that was all Panda, real name Herbert Kityamuweesi, had besides a struggling music career. Now, however, everyone with a TV can recognize Crysto Panda, thanks to the NTV Dance Party show.

List of Celebrities who have got a break through in lockdown
Mark Rebel

Mark Rebel Walusimbi is not as fresh as you may think. He is both a deejay and a singer . It is also said he was the first reggae artiste to feature in theatrical songs such as Mariam Ndagire’s “Nkwagala”. But despite having his own music, his rap in the millennium song made him a household name in Uganda. And then he took a break and concentrated on deejaying at the then Angenoir Discotheque now Club Guvnor. Well, he just found his resurrection on the NTV Dance Party show.


“Kwata Essimu” is a hit! And if you do not believe us, just enter the #KwataEssimu on any of your socials and you will find challenges from all over the world. Yes, Freeboy may be a little known artiste but when he broke out, he broke through borders. The song, in which Freeboy features Winnie Nwagi, has that kadongokamu vibe. It was so good that it caught the attention of Swangz Avenue. From what we learnt, the record label was so impressed with Freeboy’s style. And they got into an agreement with his management to handle his music distribution. At just 21, real name Adam Mandela, is now faced with the huge task of matching up to the popularity

List of Celebrities who have got a break through in lockdown

Before Covid-19, Sam Ssemwogerere, alias ZuliTums was just a producer and a good one at that. Among some of the hits he had released was Cindy’s “Onina” and “Boom Party” as well as Maro’s “Anjagala”. Now the lockdown has introduced to us ZuliTums, the singer and boy are we enjoying “Tabu” and “Easy”! On interview, how a you doing all the three, the 27-year-old says: “I do everything. I write, I produce and sing. I don’t enjoy one more than the other because they work hand in hand.”

List of Celebrities who have got a break through in lockdown
Publicity Nateete

“Anytime now….” Sounds familiar, right? Yes, that is Publicity Nateete, the guys who has cracked us up and continues to give us a laugh about so many things and yet nothing at all. He calls himself a comedian but some bigwigs in the comedy fraternity think otherwise.

His real name Yasin Mpagi got himself into the limelight with videos that went viral on socials. But the one that stood out is when he was representing his boda boda stage to talk about the prolonged suspension of boda bodas. He now gong on various radio and TV stations where he has left presenters in stitches. Now anytime now, Publicity Nateete will be booking some serious gigs. Watch the space!


Before the lockdown, few people knew about Azawi. And even when she released her “Quinamino” song, many could not tag a face or name to it. But the new Swangz Avenue signee was just about to have her big break. Azawi, real name Priscilla Zawedde, is not new to the music industry as she is a songs writer and does part of a band. When she got signed to Swangz, She started releasing music. Azawi hit the ground running, releasing an EP even before we could get over “Quinamino”. Among the songs on the EP album that became hits was “Repeat It” and “Lo Fit”, which let us forgetting Vinka. Today, Azawi is no foreign name, not just musically but among Ugandans. Like it or not the tomboy vibe has all going on?

Ethan Kavuma
List of Celebrities who have got a break through in lockdown

Before lockdown, Ethan Kavuma was forging life as an artiste. But the biggest songs you could attach him to was his collaboration with King Saha titled Mwoli and Kunya alongside Sheebah. However, he became a household name recently after winning the Sanyu FM Mic search where he beat more than 300 others.

The competition got him a 3 year contract to work on Uganda’s oldest station and a cash prize of Shs3m. The competition went viral on social media and it came at a time when Sanyu was battling a scandal that saw almost all its employees abandon ship.

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