By Prossy Namiiro
Everyone needs a side business for an extra financial support to survive. The shutdown of the entertainment industry after the outbreak of the covid19 pandemic proved the notion to be true.
While some musicians choose to beg the government and hate on each other for Salim Saleh’s cheques, others chose to invest for their retirement.
Swangz Avenue’s Veronica Lujja aka Vinka chose to invest in cars “Vee Motors.” She manages the business with her brother and they deal in both high-end luxury rides low budget. They also do shipping. During an interview on NBS TV’s daily show after 5, Vinka revealed that they started off selling a car she personally owned as it had become uncomfortable.
Performer Sheebah Karungi is known to be one of the most hardworking women in the music Industry and she has proven to have a sense for business. The nkwatako singer owns Sheebah Establishment dealing in holic pads, Apartments, Yacht strictly for hiring, Red Terrace Events and A bar.
Through his social Media, hip hop rapper Daniel Kigozi aka Navio inspired his fans and followers when he shared a picture of him after harvesting from his poultry farm and captioned: “These are fresh eggs from Zuri Model farms. We do Banana farming alongside other crops. We also do poultry rearing and started this shortly after the government announced the first Lockdown last year,” he partly wrote.
Mpaka Sound records musician Dre Cali is a proud farmer. A video of him was shared on Social Media digging in his garden during the lockdown.
Uganda Musicians Association president Cinderella Sanyu aka Cindy has her future well planned for. Recently, she started a bridal line “Cinderella Bridals” with her sister of Kyaligonza fashion together with thier mother.
Musician Wycliffe Tugume aka YKee Benda is a great personality to look up to when it comes to being enterprising. He is the brain behind Mpaka Sound records, Mpaka Events and Photography, Banange beer and Money Agent Banking for all the big banks in Uganda called Dante Financial Services.
Besides being a farmer, Singer Babarita invested in Juice “,Brisk Pineapple Juice” and according to close sources, she is doing really well.