Musician Priscilla Zawedde aka Azawi is one of the hundreds of artists in the country whose businesses and careers were hugely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Azawi had just made her breakthrough on to Uganda’s music scene when the Pandemic forced the entertainment industry to a sudden halt.
In an interview with ChimpReports, Azawi said that although the ban on concerts and the entertainment industry as a whole affected her schedule, it pushed her to focus on building her career.
“As any other artist I was hurt, it has been a crazy moment. I have not had that experience of Music concerts but I would love to enjoy it by moving up and down performing for my fans,” she said.
The ‘My Year’ hitmaker noted that she has hope, however, that some time soon, the shows will resume and she will interact with the fans “who have made me what I am now.”
Azawi revealed that the lockdown has also given her ample time to concentrate on producing a full album.
“This period has created for me a vacuum to create more content for you guys. ‘African Music’ the album, is a collection of my lifetime experience translated into tracks,” she said, adding that the same album will represent her roots as an African artiste.
Commenting about finances, which is a hot topic among artistes after close to two years of slow activity, Azawi attributed her keeping afloat to supportive relatives and her management.
“On financial matters, my relatives and my management of Swangz Avenue have stood by my side to make everything possible.”
Azawi’s maiden album dubbed ‘African Music’ will be released on October 9, 2021.
Ugandan got to know this Swangz Avenue Artist way back in 2020 after her song Quinamino been received massive airplay across all media, followed by ‘Repeat it’, ‘My Year’ and the latest, ‘Slow dancing’.