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Posted Saturday, October 12 2013 at 01:00
Benezeri Wanjala Chibita, commonly known as Benezeri, is a Ugandan rap artiste. The 20-year-old rapper is famous for songs such as Girls From Kampala, Blest and Zuukuka taken from his debut album, I’m Benezeri, released in July. The second year Mass Communication student at Uganda Christian University, is a music writer and singer. He was a highlight at the recently ended Lantern Meet of Poets. Joash Yose asked him about his literature preferences
What kind of books do you read and why?
I read inspiration books and autobiographies because they inspire me and make me realise that I can achieve a lot in life.
What are some of the books you have read?
Good to Great by Jim Collins, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, 21 Indespensible Qualities Of A Good Leader by John C Maxwell, Decoded by Jay Z.
What do you attribute your reading culture to?
When I was young, I neither watched much TV nor played many video games but I read a lot. We had many books at home, better yet the primary school I went to had a well-stocked library. We also had a period just before lunch that was purely dedicated to reading. I read all of Enid Blyton’s famous five, Secret Seven. In fact, according to my mother, I was reading books by Shakespeare and Jeffrey Archer at the age of nine.
What book are you reading now?
I just finished reading The Outliers by Malcom Gladwell, a book my father gave me a few weeks ago. The author was named by the time magazine as one of the most influential thinkers of the 21st century at just 27 years of age.
Do you see yourself writing in the future?
I am a writer. I write poems which I put on instrumentals but people prefer to call them songs.