Swangz Avenue officially unveils Young Zee

Sunday January 20 2013

Swangz Avenue  officially unveils Young Zee

Young Zee at the press conference. Photo by Edgar R. Batte. 

By Nicholas Kalungi

Swangz Avenue unveiled their newest talent, Zachary Mukiza aka Young Zee, a 13-year-old artiste on Friday. The teenager has created a buzz over the last few months and the unveiling event was to formally introduce him to the public.

Young Zee also released his first solo video for his song Criminal Swagg at the event. The video was shot in South Africa, for a reported fee of more than Shs75m.

In his first press conference, Young Zee described himself as a, “bad guy in a good way” with the talent to triumph over continental stars musically.

“I am an artiste not rapper and I want to be remembered as an international artiste,” he noted.

According to Mr Julius Kyazze, Young Zee’s manager, also director at Swangz Avenue, proper management structures have been put in place to ensure that Young Zee comes good in all his endeavours.

“He is young and still in school. We have a schedule that is strictly followed. He only comes in studio on Saturday and for restricted hours. He has been under a lot of training and development for the last 12 months. Team Swangz is excited to fully unveil him right now. We are committed to making him an international music star,” Kyazze said.

Music critics attribute limited continental success of Ugandan artistes to lack of proper management and promotion structures for the musicians. But for a young talented lad with a credible management team, the sky is the only limit.