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Richard Kaweesa aka Richy is Uganda’s latest RnB sensation aged 20 and currently in his S6 vacation. He burst on to the music scene when he won the MTV “My Video” contest for Uganda; A competition that was searching for the best new talent in numerous African countries. He won himself a fully paid holiday weekend in Nairobi and attended the 2010 MTV African Music Awards in Nairobi.
Richy has been singing in his church choir since childhood. Although he is at the beginning of his professional music career, Richy has already been called the “best male voice in Uganda”. A number of writers have compared his talent to American superstars like John Legend and Ne-Yo.
Richy started as a gospel artist but is slowly making a transition to positive and uplifting world RnB. His first 2009 single “Missing You” which featured ONE8 ambassador Navio did very well on the African music and video charts. This song took him ahead of many upcoming musicians then.
He has other songs like Victorious and his latest single Mama; it’s a reggae song. Richy is a lively musician and his true talent can be seen when he performs with his band. He has a monthly live session with Lillian Mbabazi of Blu 3 at club Beaujolais.
Look out for Richy a true talent that is destined to be a big international star very soon.
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