Uganda's Hidden Talent

Up and coming artists

By  | Feb 21, 2022, 04:55 PM

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Nobody can refuse to acknowledge that the continent is a resource hotspot. Natural resources in Africa include diamonds, sugar, salt, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum, cocoa beans, arable land, water, natural gas, forests, and wildlife. In addition to its natural resources, the continent is home to a large number of extremely talented people. The resources and natural talent are unrivaled from West Africa to South Africa and everywhere in between.

This article focuses on the hidden talent to look for in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.



Priscilla Zawedde, better known as Azawi, was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda's capital city. Azawi actually started writing music and performing her songs for fun while still in high school, but she formally began her musical career as a dancer in 2015. S he joined a band and was eventually signed as a solo artist in 2019. Azawi has since released a couple of hit songs, with nearly four million views on YouTube. She is unquestionably on her way to becoming one of the country's biggest musical names.

An Known Prosper

Ntege Dalton, aka An Known Prosper, was born and raised in Entebbe and is a contemporary RnB singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has certainly made a name for himself not only in Uganda but throughout East Africa. The musician rose to prominence in 2019 with his hit single 'Doctor,' and he has dominated the entertainment industry ever since. An Known Prosper, despite being only 24 years old, has already amassed a sizable fan base and is determined to reach even greater heights.

Zex Bilangilangi

Mayega Tadeo, also known as Zex Bilangilangi, is a creative and social activist who began his music career at the age of 17. Zex comes from a low-income family and was born and raised in Kamwokya, a slum in Uganda's capital. He frequently rubs shoulders with peers industry greats such as Bobi Wine and utilizes his music to raise awareness and effect positive change in the country's poor and ghetto areas. The performer has vowed to drop a 30-track album this year, and fans can't wait to hear the bangers.

Liam Voice

Last but not least is Zisabusolo Willy, also known as Liam Voice. While still in high school, the vocalist began his music career by competing in singing competitions and talent shows. Liam, who is 24 years old, has also released two albums that have topped the charts in Uganda and East Africa. He was named 'Breakthrough Artist of the Year' at the Hipipo's Awards in 2021, and we can only expect greater things from him this year.

Check out these names the next time you're curating your music playlists; we guarantee you won't be disappointed.