Meet Fyonna Nsubuga

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At 13 years Fyonna moved to the UK with her two young brothers to unite with the rest of their family.  She has been song writing since the age of 15, her earliest compositions include; ‘Beautyteen’ and ‘Never Had’ (which are is to be released on her upcoming album),’ Dance with me’ (unreleased), ‘Raining’ (unreleased) and so forth.

At the age of 18 Fyonna started to sing after joining a music course. She studied and took a series of extensive music performance and vocal training, music theory, and musicology while on ‘High National Diploma in Popular Music Practice’ at City and Islington College in Camden, London.

Fyonna and her friends from college formed small bands of 5 to try out different music genres and fusing styles (from Latino, Jazz, Soul/RnB, funk,Indie rock and Afro), organising and putting on live shows outside college. She was also chosen by her college as one the five students requested to represent the College at the BBC Radio 1 music week program situated at London Metropolitan University in Holloway.

When she was 19 Fyonna joined Tab Impala (London based African band), which she still occasionally performs for as a vocalist. Tab Impala band have played a greater part in grooming Fyonna as a musician as well as enhancing her skills vocally and performing live in the world music sector. As part of the band, she has been able to do backing vocals for a string of Ugandan based artists while they were on tour around the UK. These include Iryn Namubiru, the Late Paulo Kafeero, Chance Nalubega, Winnie Munyenga, Queen Florence and so on. She has  also toured with the band around the different cities within the UK, back and forth between the UK and the US.  Most recent to tour to the US was Kyeyo Project by G&G Productions USA in Boston MA.

Despite her tight schedule of music outside school, Fyonna has still managed to cope with her education. At age of 24 now, she’s completing final year in BA Hons Entertainment Business Law at the Buckinghamshire New University.  She chose to do this course as she wanted to do something that combined music management and legal aspects within the entertainment business, and this degree just happened to be exactly what she needed.

Currently, Fyonna has her first debut video out with single ‘Lay Me Down,’ which was released on the 7th.03.2010. Next one to be out soon is ‘Free Me’ feat Jhustle of ‘Kroniklz’ (UK based Lugaflo group), followed by ‘Nkumaze.’  All three songs are in English and Luganda and taken from her upcoming debut album which will consist of songs written in the above mentioned languages as well as Swahilli.

Fyonna is also voice acting in the Ugandan gorilla animation film ‘GALIWANGO (Obulamu Bwe Kisodde)’. She’s voice acting as mother character to the main character Galiwango.

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