Artists Profiles 2012

Yoyo & Blue Sugarcane

Coming to Bayimba … YOYO born Martin Walaga Nkoyoyo showed right from infancy that he was destined to sing and act as he was always an active member of the school and church choirs. YOYO as an RnB sensational singer picked interest in the genre from 1994 listening to music from world recording artistes Boys [...]


NA!RA is a trailblazing recording artist, songwriter and cinematographer. The afro-pop fusion emcee NA!RA blends love, pain, strength, and charisma into one powerful punch within her style of music. Her music is the pulse of everything urban, pulling from influences of hip-hop, afro-beat and electro-soul


Coming to Bayimba … Singer and pianist LYLIT, 2010 and 2011 were more than great years for the singer and pianist LYLIT. Not only that the former Motown Boss Kedar Massenburg (Erykah Badu, India.Arie, D’Angelo, etc.) signed her to his label, but she also was on tour through Europe with Joe, Keith Sweat and En [...]

Kabuye Ssemboga

Coming to Bayimba … Kabuye Ssemboga is a Vocalist, saxophonist and lead guitarist. He composes and arranges his own music. Kabuye began his musical journey in primary singing in the school choir. His keenness and passion for music propelled him to continue learning music theory as subject in Nyana Seminary. He picked the interest of [...]

Jackie Akello

Coming to Bayimba … Jackie Akello is an African contemporary and urban music performer who sings in most popular languages like Acholi, Luganda, Swahili and English. As her first solo appearance at the Bayimba International Festival of the Arts – Jackie begins a new journey of performing her own music compositions that she chooses to [...]

Hailee Araya

Coming to Bayimba … Hailee Araya, a 22 year old Ethiopian Swedish singer songwriter born and raised in Lund. She was attracted to music from a very early age and quickly learned the piano, which she played for several years and still uses to composes her songs. ‘Music is a source of inspiration and strength [...]


Coming to Bayimba …. Futhi, a talented musician, hailing from the south of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) and has found a home in the city of Durban. Her music can be best described as Afro-Soul with a deep sense of Jazz, Roots and traditional music. Futhi’s musical journey (like most) starts from an early age and [...]

Fun Factory

Coming to Bayimba … Fun Factory is the leading sketch comedy group in Uganda, made up of 14 young and brilliant professional men and women. The company blends most of the hottest and funniest comedy skits that capture the current trends in society and they have done so for the past 6 years. Every Thursday, [...]

Edaoto and the Afrogenius Band

Coming to Bayimba … Edaoto and the Afrogenius Band from Nigeria, was establish 10 years ago and the band plays a genre of music called Afro-beat. It is a music that has over the years ascended the apex of world music chart because of its originality- propagation of African aesthetics and a blend of intellectual [...]

DJ Rachael

Coming to Bayimba … for the 5th time in a row, DJ Rachael a.k.a 4 Raynsom returns to spin at the ever-blessing Headphone Disco session at the Bayimba International Festival of the Arts. DJ Rachael performed as a resident DJ in Club Silk for over 10 years and currently as a guest DJ in several [...]