To Top

Fun Factory’s Simon Base Kalema to make comeback in the music industry


You probably do not remember Christmas Day of 1994. If you do, then you probably remember the Dungeon Concert Tour, headlined by Simon Base Kalema (SBK) at Lugogo Indoor Stadium. SBK was one of the biggest artistes of that era. That concert was the best concert of the year with beer going for Shs1,000.

SBK, aka Symon, quit music about 20 years ago and decided to focus on acting – with the Ebonies and lately Fun Factory. He now says he is back to his first love – music and this is not an act.

According to his managers, he aims to bring back the good music that has been buried in years of history.

For starters, Kalema was a member of the singing group known as Perfect Generations. He was in the music industry with people that shook Uganda’s music industry in the 1990s and early 2000s, among these were Peter Sematimba, RS Elvis, Rasta Rob, Ragga Dee and Roger Mugisha. He recorded songs like Mukwano Muzibu, Singa Teyali Gwe and Kakokolo among others.

More in Four One One

  • Aamito stumbles on the runway, but smiles on

      The third edition of Kampala Fashion Week (KFW) started on Thursday and closes today (Saturday). On Friday, the second day...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 22, 2016
  • I am still with UBC TV – Raf

    A source conversant with the goings-on at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation last week came to our desk with ‘juicy’ gossip. The source...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • DJ Shiru to unveil a new DJ

      The DJ Industry in Uganda is growing faster than any other industry right now. Today, DJs are respected as they...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • I miss being a waitress -Santa Anzo

    Yes Santa Anzo, the prominent Arapapa fashion proprietor wants to return to her former job of serving tables. The fashion designer...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Cecilia Ogwal to be involved in Miss Uganda

    The last time you heard about Cecilia Ogwal was probably something connected to politics but her resurrection has come with a...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • AK47’s widow gets new set of twins

    It is now about a year and a half since singer AK47 passed on. The singer is survived by twins whose...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • NTV version of Second Chance to air Oct 31

    You have probably seen some pictures making rounds on social media and looks like NTV’s new series, Second Chance, is finally...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Vampino to host Wizkid show

    It is quite unbelievable but true that Singer Vampino will be hosting Nigerian Singer, Wizkid’s show on December 3 at Lugogo...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Fille concert hangs in balance after fight with Kats

    It seems all has not been settled between Fille and MC Kats as the latest we are getting is that her...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 20, 2016