Biography

Elly Wamala (1935–2004) was a Ugandan musician. On 22 August 2004, he succumbed to throat cancer at Mulago hospital. Wamala was one of Uganda's first musicians to release a recorded song and have it become a commercial hit in the 1950s when he released Nabutono. The song was so successful that it caught the attention of a nation and Kabaka Edward Mutesa who regularly summoned Wamala to his court to perform the song. ...

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