It is safe to say that in every part of the world, there is at least a Ugandan putting in the hustle to lift the +256 flag high.
This time around we linked up with DanZ Eko who resides in the USA and shared with us what his music journey is like and his life story.
Below is what he shared with us from start till where he is currently.
Who is DanZ Eko?
Is Daniel Kikomeko. A versatile person with skills in both visual and performing arts signed under Sukuma Entertainment. Am a perfectionist and sometimes they regard me as a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Am venturing into the videography business in Seattle Washington.
Briefly tell us your music background. Was your family supportive in the first place?
My music started way back in my childhood participating in music, dance, and drama school activities which was a great pillar to groom me as an artist.
When it comes to my family, has been supportive of my musical journey. They have been the number one fans of Danz Eko and have invested heavily in me. Thanks to the Munene’s.
What is the saddest moment you can recall when you had just started?
Started the career during the pandemic lockdown and whatever I was doing wasn’t consumed as much as I expected. I lost direct touch with my fans.
Who inspired you to make music?
I Am inspired by the legendary artists who I used to sing their songs and felt I could be like them. In my early days, it was Jose Chameleon and other great Ugandan artists that had great hits then.
My music is a piece of love, entertainment, and Godly. I cross into all genres depending on the vibe and the people I want to serve at the time. Being a Deejay with great composition skills, I just love creating good music although I borrow from the trends of hip-hop, Afro-pop, RnB, and Kidandali.
Without a doubt, your songs are receiving massive airplay, in your thinking, what contributed to this?
Having a great management team is the magic behind it. Sukuma entertainment is my management team which guides me in songwriting, production, and promotion. They have helped me on the double premier of the tending songs now in Uganda (Mukidongo and Vibe) Thanks too to my online promotion team Danz Eko fans pages have been good at pushing and connecting my brand with media houses such as TV, Radio stations, print media, and Deejays.
Let’s talk about your latest songs, what is the message behind these songs?
The vibe is a relaxing song that melts you in love. It’s a good dedication song to your lover and the lyrics will say it all to your lover.
Mukidongo is a club dance tune. This won’t leave you to stay seated when the deejay plays it. It talks about all that people do in night club that you can’t afford to miss.
Who writes your songs?
I write most of my songs but on my new album, I have put great writers like Dokita Brain and Ink Stained.
Which artists would you wish to collaborate with?
I love to work with all great people and by surprise, I have something dropping soon with a great female artist
Apart from your latest song, what other songs have your produced?
Gimme Love, No waste time, Balibayo, Yo Not Lonely, Sirwana, etc
What is your favorite song among them all?
Vibe.. it separates me as a listener from a singer and makes me love the artist and the song.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
I love my fans and request them to love me and my music back. Follow me on my social media platforms (danz eko official)
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Yes I do.. mostly my songs I haven’t recorded yet. It’s where I practice from.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
The actual music is not my full-time job. Am a graphic designer, and businessman in Seattle Washington. Music is my side gig
Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
Haven’t performed yet because I came during the pandemic times of lockdown where gatherings are limited.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The Internet has greatly helped me to reach out to my fans where performances can’t take place. It has helped in increasing online viewership and increasing my online fan base.
What is your favorite song to perform?
Which famous female musicians do you admire?
I admire so many depending on their different music genres
What has been your greatest challenge in the Ugandan music industry?
Inability to do a performance. Lots of my fans are yarning to see me on stage
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
No trouble yet. I try to stay in my line
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Enforcing copyright law where the creators benefit from
Danz Eko with collaborations both local and international