Ugandan artist Bash Luks showcases music expertise through an awe-inspiring journey
In Uganda, the music scene is flourishing with a new generation of artists. Let’s explore one of these up and coming stars: Bash Luks. Based in Kampala, Uganda and running his own music label, Lot Fire Records, he draws inspiration from Eddy Kenzo, The late Mowzey Radio, Madoxx Ssemanda Sematimba and many other greats. Bash Luks also avid Actor, Author and Singer who regularly perform for crowds across his province.
Continue reading to know more about this versatile singer. Ugandan artist Bash Luks showcases music expertise through an awe-inspiring journey.
Bashir Lukonge, who is widely recognized as Bash Luks, is a multitalented individual hailing from Uganda. He is a singer-songwriter, actor, author of the book titled ‘Road To Success’, music producer, and the esteemed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lot Fire Records, a prominent record label based in Uganda. Bash Luks was born to Isima Matovu, a successful businessperson, and Rosemary Nannyonga, a dedicated nursing assistant. Growing up in Mubende District and later residing in Kampala, Uganda, he is the youngest of two siblings. Bash Luks has also made notable contributions to the world of film acting and has made appearances in various Ugandan television series.
He attended a class of 2008 at Butega Church of Uganda Primary School Mityana for his primary level of Education, then progressed to St. Joseph’s Secondary School Busega class of 2012, following that he attended Forest Peas High School Kikandwa in 2013 and St. Matia Mulumba Secondary School Kassanda class of 2014 for his secondary level of education.
Bash Luks began his musical journey while he was just a young artist. He had difficulty understanding his musical identity and finding his place in the industry. Instead of giving up, he dedicated his time to perfecting his craft by composing and recording tracks in his room, in addition to performing at local open mics and events. Despite the obstacles, Bash Luks never wavered from his love for music; it was this passion that pushed him to pursue connecting with listeners and conveying his experiences through each of his songs. Eventually, he gained connections with producers and media outlets in the area.
We managed to talk to him about life, music and career. Read on
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲?
When I think of music, I believe it has the power to evoke the same emotion no matter the age of the listener. Lyrics are also incredibly important; when you marry words and a tune to create something stirring, everyone wants to have it on continuous loop. It’s not something you can plan or think about, it’s just there.
Music making for me is also an emotional journey. It’s something that comes from deep within. My music and singing has been influenced by my life experiences, the people I’ve encountered, the places I’ve seen, my own emotions, and the world around me.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲?
The type of music I produce is commonly known as ‘Afrobeats’, ‘Popular Music’, and ‘Dancehall’, with additional elements of reggae incorporated into my sound. My musical style is greatly shaped by the music that I grew up listening to.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗯𝘂𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁?
As a burgeoning artist, my primary obstacle lies in the realm of promoting my work. Nonetheless, I have been steadily overcoming this challenge through my proactive efforts.
𝗪𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂?
From the very start of my journey, I have found immense inspiration in a diverse array of individuals who have made a significant impact in the music industry. Among these remarkable figures are Madoxx Ssemanda Sematimba, Eddy Kenzo, Pallaso, Bobi Wine, and the late Mowzey Radio. However, my list of influencers extends far beyond these notable names, encompassing a wide range of talented individuals who have left an indelible mark on my artistic vision.
𝗪𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗨𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗻 𝗳𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗱𝗺𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵?
I have a deep admiration for Ang3lina and her captivating musical talent. Listening to her melodious compositions never fails to bring immense joy and satisfaction. Not only do I appreciate her artistry, but my friends also share the same level of adoration for her music. The remarkable fusion of sound and vibe that Ang3lina creates leaves me in complete awe.
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗱𝘀?
I have not entered into the sacred union of marriage as of yet. However, on the third day of March in the year 2018, I was bestowed with the immense joy of welcoming a beautiful and precious baby girl into this world at the esteemed Wakiso District Health Center IV. It is with great delight and gratitude that my partner and I have chosen to bestow upon her the name Omaira Lukonge.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗨𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮?
Uganda boasts a prominent musician who has garnered an extensive fan base and achieved remarkable fame through the release of highly popular songs that have gone viral on platforms such as YouTube and various social media channels, amassing millions of views. Winning numerous prestigious accolades, including a Grammy Award, BET Award, MAMA Award, Billboard Music Award, All African Music Awards, MTV Music Video Award, and many other esteemed honors.
Bash Luks is currently experiencing a highly successful phase in his musical career. He has collaborated with both local and international musicians, resulting in the creation of the instrumental album titled “The Last Born. Additionally, on October 19th, 2022, he released his debut original Afrobeat single called “Nkubwamu” (Feat. Jim Siizer). The term “Nkubwamu” is derived from the Luganda/Ganda language and translates to “Getting High” in English. This club anthem has been produced by BX On Da Beat at Lot Fire Records and has garnered positive feedback from individuals of all age groups. Presently, Bash Luks is diligently working on his second album and eagerly anticipates the opportunities that this collaboration will bring.
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