Much as he’s remembered in religious circles as a pastor, Pr Augustine Yiga of Revival church Kawala was also into the music industry.
He was at the helm of the Revival band that gave us artistes like Hassan Nduga who is behind songs like ‘Omugugu’, Kampala Egganye’ and ‘Ebintu bizibu’ among others, Maggie Kayima, commonly known as Nabi Omukazi behind tracks such as ‘Yantuma’ alongside Chameleon, ‘Nabbi Omukazi’, ‘Nyamba’ and Emitima gyabantu’ among others, Bena Namisinga, the voice behind ‘Byakugezako’, ‘Onkubyeko ekibaati, etc and Hajjati Madina of the ‘Bibuuza’ fame.
Pr Yiga of the ‘Abizaayo fame’ passed on today morning after a long illness at Nambya hospital and by the time of his passing, he has been announced dead twice, the last time being last Friday.
“I received the news of the pastor’s passing early in the morning as I was heading to the market to do some shopping. He has been a good man and all I want is for God to pardon him all his wrongdoings. I will never forget the moment he gave me a house in Rubaga at a point when I was so stuck with no rent,” said Hajjati Madina.
Pr Yiga’s revival band was started in 2008 with Maggie Kayima and Umaru Mwanje as some of the founding members before it disbanded in 2015.
Five years ago, Pr Yiga had promised to revive his band but that is one promise he will not be able to achieve. “Revival Band to be revived led by Hassan Nduga and Hajjat Madina, we are going to train it well… those who left thinking that The Band will fall, they are wasting their time,” he had said.
Angella Katatumba has also disclosed that she had a forthcoming project with the fallen pastor. Katatumba revealed that they were working on a project known as “This Boy” which is being produced by producer SteyN and mastered by Big Nash.
“Oh no! Pastor Yiga and I, were recently in the studio, working on a beautiful song called “THIS BOY” that he wrote for me. It’s produced by SteyN and mastered by BIG NASH.”
Oh no.? Pastor Yiga and I, were recently in studio, working on a beautiful song called “THIS BOY” that he wrote for me….
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