Here is a small compilation of what I have written in the last seven years - a time when I was going through an intresting journey. During this time I found that singing uplifted me. It provided me with the umbrella out of the rain.
Omukono gwo mubumbi was written when I visited Uganda after a long time. I had booked to have my hair done with one of the local hairdressers. When I arrived at her bedsit at around 10 am I was told that she was still sleeping. Her neighbour went on to explain the hairdressers lifestyle - she had worked the night before. When she finally woke up, the hairdresser gave me her life story. She said that one day she won't have to work the streets. The reason she kept going there was because she was hoping that someone would one day take her home and never let her go... She was hoping for a Pretty Woman ending... So this song says: things are as they are now but don't worry because this is God's Work in Progress. The potters hand is getting rid of the rough edges and one day when the scaffolding finally goes down, a new creature will be revealed...
EBYAYITA - Don't worry too much about the past as you can't change it. Even though sometimes the scars from the past are permanent, still don't cry. Keep on picking up the the pieces and move forward.
MPA YESU - was inspired by the Negro spiritual Give Me Jesus.
TENDA - Praise ye the Lord who doesn't ask for a sacrifice for your life. Everything is given freely by God.
POSITIVE DEVOTION - I lost some dear friends and family to HIV and while working at Mildmay Mission Hospital, I was inspired to write this song as a reminder of the time I spent there and a tribute to the services that the institution offered to the people affected by the disease.
NKUMISINGA - I wrote this at a time when I was separated from a dear friend of mine.
NASUZA NTUNULA - This song was inspired watching young lovers going through the process of falling in love and finally getting married.
NJABALA - is a ugandan well known song about a spoilt child who never wanted to do any house work until one day she was orphaned and her husband caught her casting spells to get her mother back. So the song talks about how to maintain a good home.