(On set at Record TV, during an interview, Birungi introduced herself as a fan of Maro, and they shared a few light moments during breaks and after the show.
What’s up Maro?
I’m okay sweetie, how are you today?
What’s your surname?
I am called Magada, I am a Musoga.
Do you have any kids? Family?
No, I don’t have children, but I have a lady in my life. She’s German.
Does that mean you don’t have anyone from Uganda?
Ahh, no, I don’t have anyone from around here. I mean my girlfriend stays here so why would I even sneak?
I loved your song Genda Ewamwe. Do you having any new songs?
They are very many. There is one called Musaayi, another called Not A Star. I also re-did Kenzo’s Topowa. I have a collabo with Don MC and another with Big Trill. Others include Number Emu and Sumaiya. But Musaayi shall be the very first one to be released. So expect four videos in February because I start shooting after Valentines’ day.
By the way, when did you start recording music?
I started going to studio to record my own music in 2006, but my breakthrough wasn’t until 2010 with Tonelaga featuring Mickie Wine. In 2006, I was in vac, and at that time I was working as an usher at Cineplex. Actually it’s from there that I made all these connections that have helped me get my career up and running.
You were once in Aziz Azion’s No End Entertainment. How did you get in touch with him? Does he go to Cineplex?
After I had worked with Mickie Wine, Aziz liked what he heard and how I execute my pitches. Unfortunately or fortunately, I had grown pretty uncomfortable at Mickie Wine’s desk, so when Aziz asked me to work with him, he didn’t have to persuade me. Our music tastes matched and we got along well as individuals.
Are you still a member of West End?
No, I am now part of a group called Vocal Police, with guys like Ray Signature. I didn’t leave West End because we had fought, but our contract never limited me. Therefore when I felt like being a part of something new, I did and he supported me.