The Observer (Kampala)

17 January 2013

Uganda: Empress Releases Big Masavu Video

After taking a break from music to complete her studies in journalism at Uganda Institute of Business and Media Studies (UIBMS), self-styled dancehall queen Empress has bounced back with a video for her new hit single, Big Masavu.

And looking at the rather simple video, there's little doubt that Empress still rules her dynasty. Chubby Empress is seen seated in a bathtub littered with dollar bills.

In her usual tomboy outfit of big shades, buggy shorts, chains and boots, she flaunts a manly attitude while telling off haters that she's a big masavu, slang for heavyweight.

In the later scenes of the video, Empress is seen posing for shots with other members of Vocal Police Africa, including bosses Ray and Maro.

She signed up with the budding label, along with five other upcoming artistes, at the beginning of this year.

And the Shs 1m budget video is promising to match its audio's popularity, hardly weeks after its release. It is already doing rounds on local TVs and video mixes in various clubs across the country.

Many critics had already written off Empress following a quiet spell in 2011. But the gorgeous dancehall artiste says she's now back to claim her throne. Already, there are talks of a string of collabos and a forthcoming album. Shame on you critics!

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