Moses Matovu

Moses Matovu
Born (1949-06-19) 19 June 1949 (age 70)

Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Occupation Musician, saxophonist
Known for Music
Title Band leader

Afrigo Band

Moses Matovu is a Ugandan musician and saxophonist.[1] He is one of the founders of Afrigo Band, Uganda's longest-lasting band, founded in 1975.[2][3][4]

Early childhood and education [ edit ]

Matovu was born on 19 June 1949 in Kawempe Division, Kampala District. When his parents separated, he moved to Mengo, with his mother at the age of five. He spent most of his childhood with his mother. He attended Namirembe Primary School and later Kibuli Secondary School.[5]

Music [ edit ]

Matovu has been in Uganda's music industry for close to 45 years. He started out in "Thunderbirds Band" in 1967 as a vocalist. From there, he joined "Police Band" in 1968 and later "Cranes Band" in 1969 before he and other friends formed Afrigo Band in 1974.[6] He has been performing with the band since and is its leader, as of February 2015.[7]

Discography [ edit ]

Some of the records and albums he has released are with Afrigo band:[7]

Year Name of Record Composer
Afrigo Batuuse
Akola Bwenkanya Charles Ssenkyanzi
Musa Charles Ssenkyanzi
Enneyisa Charles Ssenkyanzi
Rose Guma Charles Ssenkyanzi
Onnemye Charles Ssenkyanzi
Nnemeddwa Charles Ssenkyanzi
Obangaina Rachael Magoola
Sipiidi Kendeeza
Olumbe Lwo'bwaavu
Sikulimba (Olunderebu)

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Red Pepper Reporter, . (26 November 2014). "Afrigo's Moses Matovu Secures Silver Springs Gig". Red Pepper. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ Zziwa, Hassan Badru (17 February 2013). "Afrigo: 38 And Still Counting". The Observer. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  3. ^ Newvision Reporter, . (31 August 2013). "Celebrating Afrigo Band". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ Sylvia A. Nannyonga-Tamusuza, Thomas Solomon (2012). Ethnomusicology in East Africa: Perspectives From Uganda And Beyond. African Books Collective. p. 104. ISBN 9789970251353. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  5. ^ Haguma, Gloria (22 April 2012). "Matovu's Childhood Was Tumultuous But Enjoyable". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  6. ^ Zziwa, Hassan Badru (17 February 2013). "Afrigo: 38 And Still Counting". The Observer. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  7. ^ a b HiPipo Team, . (26 August 2011). "Hits That Made Them: Moses Matovu And Afrigo Band". Retrieved 2 February 2015.

External links [ edit ]

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