By Hussein Kiganda
If you have never heard the song Amasanyalaze Negagenda, then you are not a partygoer.
The song got revellers on their feet whenever it was played.
Released in 2016, it thrust Raymond Kamara into the limelight.
It became a slogan in parts of Kyanja, a city suburb, where some residents reported that it was synonymous with their area.
Unfortunately, it was not long before the song’s fire died out.
During an interview, Kamara revealed: “The truth is that I was not even a musician, I was a chef who wanted to try out something, and fortunately, things went well and it rocked. I am happy about that. I got management after that song, but they came to make money out of the song instead of building on it. That’s why I could not make it beyond the song.”
Kamara has been silent for over five years.
At the end of April, the singer released a new song dubbed Nkulinze, which sounds like his Amasanyalaze Negagenda although this is a love ballad.
He, however, promised that he would not disappear this time.
“I am now back, just know the electricity will not go. I am here to stay and I have the support of all my relatives now,” Kamara said.
Comebacks are not easy in Uganda. It took Pallaso over five years to make one. Ziza Bafana is still struggling and Queen Bella is searching for her mojo like a blind man searching for a needle.