Musician Daniel Kyeyune Kazibwe aka Ragga Dee is said to have defeated Francis Babu to take the Kampala Lord Mayor seat in the concluded NRM primaries.
The raga musician picked a cool 6,146 votes, followed by Capt. Francis Babu with 3,334 votes and Muhammad Kasule on the tail with 2,803 votes.
Ragga Dee will now face opposition FDC’s Miles Rwamiti and DP’s current Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago.
Rwamiti is also a presenter at NTV Uganda.
He is the official FDC flag bearer for the Kampala city mayoral race.
About Ragga Dee
Ragga Dee is one of the pioneers of contemporary Ugandan music, Ragga.
He was born in 1973 to the family of Mr and Mrs George William Kyeyune – a judge in Uganda.
With 18 albums under his belt this artist has been around.
Famous in the mid 1990’s for producing hits like Bamusakata and Mukwano while part of a group called Da Hommies, today, he is known for songs like Mpeta, Mbawe and Nugu.
He has won the Pearl of Africa Music Award for best Ragga artiste of the year as well as the Best Male Artist of the year and was profiled on BBC.
In 2005 his reggae Album was crowned the Best Album at the Golden Awards in Uganda.
Dee’s music is an amalgamation of do reggae, ragga, hip-hop, and Lingala. He has performed at several of the Ugandan North American conventions.
He also does charity work and has been involved with Public Services International (PSI), an NGO which fights Aids in Uganda.
He does road shows with PSI, encouraging safe sex and highlighting the HIV issue.
He has a degree in Business Administration and uses it to negotiate good concert payments as well as endorsements from companies such as MTN and Club beer.
In the 90’s he co-owned a nightclub at Sheraton Hotel called Crocodiles which gave him the foundation to enter Uganda’s showbiz.