By Our Reporter
By the end of this week, Lugaflow star Mun G will be out of the COVID-19 lockdown financially, after he signed a juicy mentorship deal with Uganda Waragi and the A ka Dope show.
Mun G, who is a seasonal rapper, will be headlining the music mentors on the brand-new A ka Dope Stars talent search.
A Ka Dope, a multi-art show launched an online talent search competition last month whereby 12 underground acts will perform alongside established artistes and stand a chance to win a fully-fledged recording deal.
The competition dubbed the A Ka Dope Stars will run from September to December, 2020.
The Rap star graced our lockdown TVs and radios with his hits ‘Bintwala’ and ‘Entanglement’ which relieved us from the biting lockdown stress.
Artistes assigned to Mun-G will pick excitement from his incredible innovation, delivery and of course his energetic performances.
Uganda Waragi is all about encouraging expression of your vibrant Ugandan Spirit, and there’s no better platform for that than A Ka Dope.
“We continue to stand proudly as a partner, supporting their goal of grooming local talent for the betterment of the entertainment industry in Uganda,” said Agaba Tumusiime, Brand Manager, Uganda Waragi, the sponsor of the show.
To participate, contenders recorded and uploaded a 40-second video of themselves singing or rapping on their social media pages and encouraged their fans to repost, share and comment with the hash tag #IamAkadopestar.
Out of the submissions, the 12 best acts shall be shortlisted as semi-finalists and perform live with the A Ka Dope Band to compete for the grand prize – UGX 2 million cash and a recording deal with 101 Music.
The ‘Bintwala’ hit-maker will feature as a mentor artist and his role is to support the growth and development of the upcoming performers.
Other mentor artists that are expected to feature on the same show are Nava Grey and Ykee Benda.
Mun G, who is unarguably among the fore fathers of the hip-hop scene in Uganda, is known for his ability to re-invent himself from time to time.
According to Uganda Waragi, Mun G is one of the most exciting stars to work with especially on this show of talent development.