The New Times (Kigali)

23 April 2013

Rwanda: Urban Boys Release New Single 'Kelele'

Urban Boys hit single Wampoye Iki. ( Resource: Wampoye Iki - Urban Boys

The country's leading music group, Urban Boys has released its latest track entitled Kelele.

Speaking to The New Times, the group's frontman Humble Jizzo confirmed that the audio is already out, with the video coming out soon.

"Our latest single, Kelele is out and we're in talks with one of Uganda's best video producers Ark Menz to come here and direct the video," says Humble Jizzo.

"We have confidence in Ark Menz because he is very good at editing and producing videos, which makes the songs credible and appreciated."

"He has produced some of our videos including Bibaye, which won the 2013 best song of the year. We also want our fellow musicians to work with him," he adds.

In Uganda, Ark Menz has worked with renowned musicians, such as Grace Nakimera, Iryn Namubiru, Weasel & Radio and UK-based Ugandan diva Fyonna Nsubuga, among others.

The new song Kelele is already making waves in the country and it does not have any serious competitors, at least for now, except a few songs like Rejoice, Ibitenge and Zana inkwano.

With all their songs ranking as the best, Urban Boys has once again discovered its winning formula after scooping four awards at the 2013 Salax Awards.

The boys have taken the country's music scene by storm and they stand a chance to win this year's Primus Guma Guma SuperStar three (PGGSS 3). Urban Boys group is competing with 10 musicians-namely Fireman, Bull Dog, Eric Senderi, Christopher, Danny Nanone, Dream Boys, Mico, Riderman, Kamichi and Knowless for an award prize of Rwf24 million.

About Urban Boys group:

Urban Boys is a music group of three male artistes comprising James Manzi, alias Humble Jizzo, Safi Niyibikora, aka Safi Lee and Muhammed Nshimiyimana, also known as Nizzo.

Formed in 2008, the group rose to national fame with their debut album, Icyicaro Today, Urban Boys has more than 70 singles and three studio albums.

The group has worked with numerous local artistes including Riderman and the 2012 Primus Guma Guma SuperStar winner, King James and regional music stars, such as Jackie Chandiru, Rabadaba and Goodlyfe crew of Weasel & Radio, among others.

Urban Boys' musical style is a combination of Pop and Afro beat and they mainly sing in Kinyarwanda, English and Swahili.

Alex Muyoboke, the manager of Urban Boys praised the boys for their hard work and achievements in music.

"I am very proud of these boys because they are very talented and devoted to the music," says Muyoboke. "They always endeavor to give their fans the best."

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