Sunday October 8 2017

Events that preceded Danz Kumapeesa's death

Danz Kumapeesa

Danz Kumapeesa  

By Isaac Ssejjombwe

On July 1st, a fundraising car wash drive was organized at Panamera for music producer Danz Kumapeesa. Local celebrities like Juliana Kanyomozi, Bobi Wine, Nutty Neithan and Gareth Onyango among others all contributed to the cause which raised at least Shs7m.

This was to cater for his accumulating medical bills at Nsambya hospital where he had been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for two months in critical condition.

The money collected was of some help but still, more was needed because every night he spent in the ICU, the hospital charged him more than shs500,000 minus medication.

On August 23rd, Bebe Cool went to Nsambya and donated Shs5m and challenged fellow musicians and stakeholders in the entertainment industry to come forth and fundraise for Danz’s medical treatment. His challenge was embraced by some and in total, over Shs30m was collected which was in excess of the Shs20m he needed to be discharged from hospital.

That never came to pass and to ensure that he’s fully catered for, it was agreed that a musical concert had to be organized to get more money in order for him to continue receiving treatment from home.

The concert happened on 17th September. It was successful as almost all the artistes who were supposed to perform obliged. The venue was full and everything seemed to have gone the right way.

Not until the next day when it emerged that some money was stolen in the process. According to the mother of the deceased, only Shs1.5m was delivered to them as proceeds from the concert and before even the organizers were brought to book, the producer passed on 19 days later.

Born and raised by a single mother known as Ms Jenifer Kisaakye, Dan Kumapeesa, real names Daniel Mukisa is the last born in a family of four, two boys and two girls.

He went to Mukono Junior School for my Primary, St Johns Mukono for O’level and A’level but didn’t finish Senior six due to financial constraints.

Danz Kumapeesa started music production in 2013 in Banda at a friend’s studio before joining Concave in kireka, Trinity Records in Mutungo and then J Power before he joined Jahlive.

The attack

He was attacked and clobbered on June 4th by unknown people while he was returning home and from that time, he has been in coma at Nsambya hospital till his eventual death.

Danz Kumapeesa has worked with many artistes including Winnie Nwagi, Ziza Bafana, Eddy Kenzo, Rema Namakula, Irene Ntale, Ray Signature, Diana Nalubega and Bebe Cool among others.

He’s famed for songs he produced like ‘Musawo and Magic by Winnie Nwagi, ‘Mbozi Zamalwa by Bebe Cool and Sauti Sol, ‘Yo sweet by Rema Namakula, ‘Nkibanja by Lydia Jazmine and 'Nakup‘nda by Fille among others.