Kabaka honors music Icon Moses Matovu,names him ‘Sir’


Compiled by Waiswa Brian

During his 61st birthday celebrations in Budo, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II took off time and praised Afrigo Band’s legendary Music icon, Moses Matovu. The Kabaka honored him with a ‘Sir’ title for his music journey way back in the early 70’s. Moses Matovu now joins the ranks of Mathias Walukagga with the sire title.

Below is a brief background of the music icon.

Matovu was born on 19 June 1949 in Kawempe Division, Kampala District. When his parents separated, he moved to Mengo, with his mother at the age of five. He spent most of his childhood with his mother. He attended Namirembe Primary School and later Kibuli Secondary School.


Matovu has been in Uganda’s music industry for close to 45 years. He started out in “Thunderbirds Band” in 1967 as a vocalist. From there, he joined “Police Band” in 1968 and later “Cranes Band” in 1969 before he and other friends formed Afrigo Band in 1974.He has been performing with the band since and is its leader, as of February 2015.

Year Name of Record Composer
Afrigo Batuuse
Akola Bwenkanya Charles Ssenkyanzi
Musa Charles Ssenkyanzi
Enneyisa Charles Ssenkyanzi
Rose Guma Charles Ssenkyanzi
Onnemye Charles Ssenkyanzi
Nnemeddwa Charles Ssenkyanzi
Obangaina Rachael Magoola
Sipiidi Kendeeza
Olumbe Lwo’bwaavu
Sikulimba (Olunderebu)