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Jungle De Maneater

Jungle De Maneater

Born in Bugembe, Jinja in 1986, Yasin Bamulumba aka Jungle De Maneater is the last of 9 children. Yasin started singing as a child and played traditional Ugandan instruments (adungu, xylophone and akogo) while in school. This all contributed to the beginning of his music career in 2004 when he chose to follow his passion and to use his life story and experience as a youth empowerment tool and an avenue for social change in his home district of Jinja. His music is a fusion of Hip Hop and traditional Ugandan melodies and addresses social issues, such as corruption, poverty and unity. He also worked as the vice-president of Bonfire Uganda, a community-based Hip Hop organization involved in teaching Hip Hop and organizing exhibitions and platforms on a weekly basis and is currently organizing the monthly the Lyricists Lounge, a Hip Hop poetry and storytelling platform.

Bamulumba has engaged in numerous collaborations and released 3 singles: “Kakopi, Kakopi”, “Mwekza” and “Byu”. Although he has not yet recorded an album, Jungle De Maneater has become a household name in the local Hip Hop scene and a frontrunner of “Lusoflo” that honours the local language of the Eastern region. In 2013, he was given the Igenge Talent and Music Award (I.T.M.A.) by the Kyabazinga of Busoga for his substantial social contribution to the people of Busoga.

Jungle De Maneater performed at various concerts, shows, festivals and local community gatherings since 2009, amongst them subsequent Bayimba Regional Festivals in Jinja and the Bayimba International Festival as part of various Hip Hop collaborations. This time is the first time that Jungle steps on the Bayimba International Festival stage with a performance of his own.