Discouraged by naysayers and underlooked by those who never understood his music genre, musician Mesach Semakula says he never thought he would make a career in music, able enough to change his life. As he returns to celebrate his career in a concert dubbed 46 years of Mesach Ssemakula, he caught up with Gabriel Buule to discuss his career and Uganda’s music industry.
You are organising a Mesach Ssemakula at 46 concert after a while. Why are you celebrating 46 years?
There is not much about the number 46 but that is how I name my shows and I believe that since people gladly celebrate life, they will be able to relate with the name of the show. I am 46 years old and I am so grateful for what I am and proud of my career and whatever God has done for me.
I have been singing for the last 30 years but doing music as a business has been roughly 20 years – a journey worth a celebration.
What should your fans expect?
Well, I am a musician and all I serve is music, so I will use this opportunity to have a musical moment with my fans. My fans should expect a quality music production.
You seem to be focused on doing music. What is your view on musicians who trade more off stage?
I will not speak for others but what I can say is that I am focused on doing what is right no matter what other people feel about it. It is not right to do anything with an intention to prove to others what you are; what is right is to do your work better.
Promoters and musicians claim that much as people turn up in big numbers at shows, the returns do not match up. Where could the problem be?
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