Warafiki was unveiled by Fenon Records
A new, slinky and talented girl group just hit the Ugandan music scene.
The group name Warafiki is Swahili for “Friends,” which is precisely what the trio is and had been for some time now.
Fenon has established itself as one of the best events company in Uganda over the years but it seems the past is still calling.
The proprietor Steve Jean started out in the music industry, recording two albums and opening up a studio that has given us some of the biggest all-time songs over the years and starting careers for some of Uganda’s biggest music brands. From Blu*3 to Benon Mugumbya among others.
Fenon Records has however yet again unveiled a new girl group called Warafiki that they have signed.
The group consists three multi-talented ladies Tori (Victoria Mbabazi), Eyla (Damalie Nalugwa) and Treezy (Patricia Debra Nakalembe).
To kick-start their longstanding working relation with Fenon, they released their first project called ‘Bwekati’, a catchy Afro Pop tune that is surely going to be on everyone’s lips.
The song that is both in Luganda and Swahili was produced by Steve Jean, Legend P and Joel Keys.
Warafiki in Swahili means ‘friends’ which reflects the trio’s background of friendship.
They have been friends for over seven years and they all started out in church which explains their talents in different aspects.
More than just a music group
Starting out as friends seven years ago, the trio’s common goal is music.
Shortly before lockdown, they wanted to achieve their musical dream but couldn’t find an appropriate person to make their dream come to reality until they got to Fenon Records.
For three years now, they have been undergoing immense vocal training and stage performance and presence among other things, reading them for the entertainment industry.
Friday December, 8, 2023 will forever be a memorable day in Warafiki’s music
career as they premiered their debut Afro Pop tune under Fenon titled ‘Bwekati’, produced by Steve Jean along with Legend P and Joel Keys.
Despite their debut single being Afro Pop, the trio say they don’t want to be defined by that style on and consider themselves versatile.
“We do different styles of music. In this generation, you can’t stick to one style of music because the market is so wide. As Warafiki, we have songs in Afro zouk, Reggae, RnB and Tecno among others,” they said.
With the guidance of Steve Jean, a legendary producer, artiste manager and event’s organizer, there is no doubt that these fashion-forward stars are here to stay.
“We do different styles of music. In this generation, you can’t stick to one style of music because the market is so wide,” the girls said.
“As Warafiki, we have songs in Afro zouk, Reggae, RnB and Tecno among others.”
The group will be hoping to walk in the steps of the likes of Blu*3, Obsessions and other bands which graced the Ugandan music scene years back.
With the guidance of Steve Jean, a legendary producer, artiste manager and event organiser, it can be said that they do stand a good chance.