Samuel Kiggundu a.k.a. Sami K has joined Fezah, an entertainment’s booking app, as a Talent Scout, the company announced on January 11.
According to an official statement, Kiggundu “will ensure that we continue to discover and engage great live musicians, get them signed up to the Fezah App, present them across our stages and events, and have a positive impact on their career.”
Through the application, which is available for download on both the Play Store and App Store, entertainers (musicians, bands, DJs, MCs) are able to accept and process bookings quicker, from bookers across the world.
The company was founded by two former Google employees.
Potential bookers include event planners, venues, corporates & brands, festival & concert promoters, and the long tail of individual consumers.
Fezah was launched in May 2015 and it now claims over 180 musicians, bands, DJs, and MCs from Uganda and Kenya available for booking through the app.
As a solo gospel musician and seasoned backup singer, Sami joins the firm with vast artist relationships and a wealth of stage experience.
Samuel Kiggundu has backed a long list of musicians in Uganda from Limit X, to Maurice Kirya, Irene Ntale, First Love, and continues to be a connector in the gig world.
“I call Sami the industry’s backup. It seems to me that every time musicians have critical shows and need solid backup, they call Sami. That reflects a huge amount of trust in his ability, as well as great humility to help others shine. I cannot imagine a better fit for this role than Sami and I’m glad to have him on our team” Elijah Kitaka, CEO Fezah said.
For 2019, Fezah plans to stage 52 Jazz, Soul, and Gospel shows, and Samuel Kiggundu will be the official host of their new monthly Gospel show called Gospel Rendezvous that starts this February, according to the official statement.
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