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Legendary Sammy Kasule teams up with Folk Princess to Craft an impressive Ndayira duet


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A marriage made in Heaven: Prestigious HiPipo Music Awards 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient; Soukos’s Mr. Sammy Kasule gets it together with the epic princess of Folk to record one of those inspiringly sweet love songs that sell in all first world record stores to people too musical to listen any half-baked composition.

Sammy obviously still sounds like the Ozze star; Clarissa has a truly great voice, and she authentically uses it to sell some of the greatest market-directed Luganda lines ever recorded. The two inspire each other to ever-highest levels; incredibly touching lyrics like “LENGERA MUSOKE ALABISE, TUTAMBULE FFE TUMUTUUKEKO” make this the ideal record for anyone planning a romantic interlude with a very cheery person.

The song reminds you of the likes of Madilu System and Kanda Bongo Man.

It is true that no couple walks down the aisle without saying ‘Ndayira’ literally meaning (I DO). It is also true that we go through lots of challenges in love, but many times, you will see couples that have kept their matrimonial promises for fifty plus years. They have literally kept to the Ed Sheeran promissory of Thinking Out Loud – ‘And darling I will be loving you ’til we’re 70’. During a conversation with legendary Sammy Kasule, he confirmed having met so many couples of this nature and as such, this true tale is what inspired the writing and composition of an impressive Ndayira duet.

While at Ziwuuna studios, production cast for Ndayira included Daniel Kaggwa pianoing, Frank Mbalire strumming the Guitar, Timothy Nabulwa blowing the Trumpet, Kaaz Kasozi as Co-Producer and Vincent Othieno Mixed and Mastered the song.

Sammy Kasule has for over 45 years been singing with Swedish ladies and always wished to record a twosome with one or more gifted ladies in his motherland. “Recently, I was introduced to one great singer ‘Clarissa Nabulime’ by Frank Mbalire.” Sammy noted.

Adding that “Nabulime has a unique voice and knows how to use it. I was awestruck working with her.”

Asked about what he would wish to say to the many rising artistes, Sammy noted that “The young artistes should endeavor to learn the art, the music, the chords, the breaks etc… Many out there have great voices but need to learn how use them.”

Here is what Clarissa had to say about Ndayira project.

“The experience was very exciting and inspirational. I have been listening to lots of his music, collaborating with him avowed the talented artiste and amazing instrumentalist I have always been told he is. I was humbled when he invited me for Ndayira project.”

Clarissa learnt a lot from Sammy Kasule while recording Ndayira. “The fact that he is highly knowledgeable about music makes you want to reach for greater things.” She confessed.

Adding that “He is an open minded great time keeper, fun and hospitable individual.”

According to Clarissa, Ndayira wasn’t an easy to execute job, as she was in studio for over four times, trying to get the minors, adlibs, harmonies right.

Ndayira duet was on Saturday 4th February officially premiered with a live band performance by Ziwuuna Band as they performed at the 5th Prestigious HiPipo Music Awards.

Be the first to listen to this sweet love Ndayira piece, exclusively on HiPipo.

 

NDAYIRA LYRICS

LUNO OLUGEENDO LWETUTANDISE
OLUTUTWALA MU PARADISO
MUNANGE NKUSUBIZA TUJJA KUTUUKAYO FFEMBI
EBIWONVU N’EMIGGA EBIBIRA N’ENYANJA
TUBISOMOKE NG’OMUKWANO GUTUSINDIKA SINDIKA

LENGERA MUSOKE ALABISE
TUTAMBULE FFE TUMUTUUKEKO
ANTI GYALI EYO OMUKWANO GYEGUSIBUKA
ENKUBA N’EMBUYAGA OBUTITI N’ENZIKIZA
TUJJA BIYITAMU NGOMUKWANO GUTUSIKA SIKA

Chorus
NJAKWAGALA KUTUUSA KUFA
NKUSUUBIZA NGATULI MU KANISANJAKWAGALA
NDAYIRA NDAYIRA
NJAKWAGALA NZE NFE
NKUSUBIZA MUMAASO GABANJI
NJAKWAGALA
NDAYIRA NDAYIRA NDAYIRA
NDAYIRA NKUSUBIZA
NDAYIRA NKUSUBIZA

AKAWOWO K’OMUBIRI GWO TEKAGEENDA KUNTAMA
OKUVUGA KWEDDOBOOZI LYO
TEKUGEENDA KUNYIWA NZE
AKASEKO KOSEKASEKA KAMPA ENERGY
OBUBOOZI BWONYUMYANYUMYA
BWEBUMPA OKUYIYA KWENJIIYA

MUMIKONO GYO MWENFUNIRA ESSANYU
ATENGA MUMAASO GO
MWENDABIRA FUTURE YAFFE
BYONNA BIJJA KUSOBOKA NGA TULI BABIRI
TUJJA KUNYUMIRWA
NESIGA NANGE NTYO

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NOW THAT WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO PARADISE
I PROMISE IT WILL BE A JOURNEY FOR JUST YOU AND I
WALK THROUGH THE VALLEYS
WADE AND CROSS THE RIVERS
WALK THROUGH THE THICKETS
WALTZ ACROSS THE OCEANS
WE SHALL MAKE IT
WITH THIS LOVE IN OUR HEARTS

NOW THAT I CAN SEE THE RAINBOW
HAND IN HAND LETS HEAD FOR ITS COLOURS
OVER THERE BEYOND THE RAINBOW
LOVE IS THERE TO BE FOUND
WALK THROUGH THE RAIN
WALK THROUGH THE COLD
WALTZ THROUGH THE DARKNESS
WE SHALL MAKE IT
WITH THIS LOVE IN OUR HEARTS

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
UNTIL THE END OF THE TIME
THIS I PROMISE FOR ALL TO KNOW
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
I PROMISE  I PROMISE

YOURS IS THAT UNFORGETTABLE SCENT
YOURS IS THAT UNFORGETTABLE VOICE
YOURS IS THAT BEAUTIFUL ENERGISING SMILE
WHEN YOU TALK TO ME SWEETLY
YOU KEEP ME ON THE MOVE

IN YOUR ARMS I FIND PURE JOY
DEEP IN YOUR EYES I CAN SEE WHAT IS YET TO COME
NOTHING CAN STOP US WHEN WE ARE TOGETHER
IT WILL BE ENDLESS JOY
PUT YOUR TRUST ME
AS I HAVE PUT MY TRUST IN YOU.


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