Food was my first salary- Mugabi

Sunday August 18 2019

Kenneth Mugabi is an afro-soul musician

Kenneth Mugabi is an afro-soul musician 

By ISAAC SSEJJOMBWE

The first thing I do in the morning….
I pray and shower at 1pm. This is because we normally work until late.

The first thing I do when I get to work.
I am stationed at the studio, where I cook new vibes for a new song.

My earliest childhood memory…
At nine years, I was always running around in the neigbourhood.

The first thing I do in the morning…
I check my phone for updates on social media, then I pray and then get my guitar.

First thing I do when I get to work…
I am always at work because I don’t have an office. My guitar and voice is my work.

Earliest childhood memory...
I used to enjoy being around my mother during her rehearsals in church almost whenever I can. Given that she was an awesome vocalist and a songwriter too.

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First best friend…
Unfortunately, all those I considered to be my best friends already had best friends.

First kiss…
Ayaaa...I do not really know about kissing. I’m looking for someone to teach me...

My first childhood hero...
MacGyver, an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff and starring Richard Dean Anderson as the title character.
I always wanted to be smart like that man. He was so smart and calculative.

My first girlfriend...
You want the name or...? I mostly had crushes that I made girlfriends in my head.

First book I read...
Kisumuluzo Ekitabo Ekibereberye Omuyigirwa Okusoma Oluganda in Primary Two. This book gave me a good grasp of Luganda.

My first job...
Music. (Pauses) I have always been a musician.

First salary...
Food was my first salary in my music career. I was always given food and drinks at gigs.

Current job...
I’m still doing music. It’s something I’m so passionate about.

What I like about my job...
It has no short cuts if you really want to make it.

What I dislike about it...
It is this kind of job which I can’t retire from...

Most memorable experience...
Every time I’m on stage, that is a memorable experience... seeing people loving my music is the most heartwarming experience that I would trade anything for.

Biggest regret in life...
I do not like regrets because I consider them as distractions from the next thing to be done.

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