This week on Pachagazine we feature this amazing soul, soulful in her music she is a go for talent in Kampala new generation contemporary sound.

Pachagazine: What’s your brand name and real name?

Niwe Akeine: 

Niwe Akaine

Artist

Brand name : Niwe Akeine

Real name : Mujuni Laura Blessing

Pachagazine: Tell us about Niwe Akeine.

Niwe Akeine: Niwe Akeine, born in Kampala Uganda is a force born out of the need to reflect life. She is a piece of art itself and in that life as well. She’s a voice for many, she’s an empath, she strives to see everyone feel okay and comfortable in themselves.

She’s an idealist who hopes that through her music people will one day understand that the bigger picture is acceptance, balance and love.

Right now she’s trying to claim her place in peoples hearts and minds before she starts to really share a piece of herself. She’s a powerhouse not seeking to stop at music but exceed to all art forms she can get her hands on. She is a vibe.

Pachagazine: How did you come with your brand name and what does it mean?

Niwe Akeine: I loved my grandfather so much. He was just a big symbol of peace in my raging life. He was called Bakeine. Which means “They have it” so Akeine is simply the singular version. She has IT.

Pachagazine: What got you into music?

Niwe Akeine: The need to turn emotions to words.

Talking about things that would have me tongue tied. But how certain melodies and beats would feel like exactly what I’m feeling?, there was and is magic in that. To know that you can express yourself in such a beautiful way, That drew me to music.

Pachagazine: How long have you been in the entertainment industry?

Niwe Akeine: 2 years.

Pachagazine: How would you describe the music that you create?

Niwe Akeine: My style is always Soulful in whatever genre.

Pachagazine: What else do yo do apart from music?

Niwe Akeine: I’m an entrepreneur managing a studio and real soon a restaurant. I also write short films that I’m yet to release.

Pachagazine: Does that mean you are also a producer?

Niwe Akeine: Yes I am. Still new to it and getting my way around DAWs but I definitely am make a beat.

Pachagazine: Who do you look up to in music locally and internationally?

Niwe Akeine:

Locally 

Bangi, Lillian Mbabazi for her vocals, King Hanny (amazing spirit)

Internationally

Niniola, Amaarae, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Adele, Riri of course ….. the list is big I could go on forever.

Pachagazine: What are some of the challenges upcoming artist face in Uganda that you can relate to?

Niwe Akeine: A weak support system. We have people who listen and could take things next level but because most of them are waiting for the upcoming artists to make number noise on their own (well knowing they may not have those resources), they hardly reach out and take on artists.

They would argue that yeah you have to put in the work yourself first which is true but I just wonder, if you can clearly hear how good someone is and know how far they could push the industry why not help them with the resources to make even much more noise. The support culture is terribly weak. I’m very appreciative of the few that try their best. But the ones who could change everything act like followers and not trend setters and I think that’s just sad.

Pachagazine: How many releases do you have so far?

Niwe Akeine: 2 singles and featured in two collaborations, one of them featuring CXNRVD and Chxf Barry 

Pachagazine: How do you make your music unique?

Niwe Akeine: By simply being authentic. I’m already made different so standing firm in that fact helps to maintain uniqueness.

Pachagazine: Who would you like to collaborate with?

Niwe Akeine: So many artists. I believe in the power of collaboration

Here’s a list that is not limited to only these artists

Lamu, King Hanny, Lillian,Ceee, Barbra Wangui, Shekinah, Tems, Santi, Aylø, Amaarae, BlackMagic, Kwesta, NastyC, Sho Madjozi,  Sevana, Chronix, Wande Coal, Burna Boy etc.

Pachagazine: Are you signed under any label or you work alone ?

Niwe Akeine: I’m currently alone working under my own studio, Soundveres Africa.

Pachagazine: What’s your favorite release so far?

Niwe Akeine: That’s kind of hard to answer mostly because I’m really excited about the ones to come but gun to head, I’d go with Mpumuza and or Niwe that I did with 1der Jr.

Pachagazine: what would you tell someone who looks forward to be in the music industry?

Niwe Akeine: I would tell them to wear their own skin always! and to never stop singing.

Pachagazine: What should your fans expect from you in the near future?

Niwe Akeine: I would advise them not to expect because I’m unpredictable with my sound so I’d ask them to trust that GOOD music will not stop flowing forth from me to their lovely ears.

Pachagazine: How can people find you or your music on digital platforms?

Niwe Akeine : Reach me by looking up Akeine on any and all platforms.

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