Sylver Kyagulanyi – Uganda

  • ‘Songwriters network meeting – Wrote a song for who?’
  • 5th May
  • 4 pm
  • Uganda Museum

Sylver Kyagulanyi is a Ugandan musician, music producer and songwriter. He is the director of Sikia Media Services. He has been one of the most successful songwriters in the country for the last ten years. Kyagulanyi attended Nswanjere Junior Seminary, Kisubi Seminary and St Charles Lwanga Secondary School; he was admitted to Makerere University’s Mass Communication programme but left to pursue a degree in Music Dance and Drama, specializing in music.

He started singing when he was part of the soprano in Christ the King church choir in the early 1990s. While in senior three, his song won the Youth Alive National Music Festival in 1995. Having scored a win, Kyagulanyi continued developing his talent. During his senior six vacation in 1999, he released “Ekisa Kyabakyala”, a song about women emancipation, which pushed him further up the music ladder. his Christian grounding is evident from some of his songs, such as Katonda Gwensiza and Tondeka Mukama, that strike a spiritual chord in his fans’ hearts. Some of his other songs sounding are: Omuzadde Katonda, Abaana bo, Congratulation, Tebalemwa maka, Olunaku luno and Nkuuma