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Mondo.NYC 2021 Showcase Artist

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Azawi

Kampala, Uganda

Azawi is a multi-talented singer-songwriter, recording artist and performer. She was inspired to do music and dance years ago after frequently visiting the Ndere Cultural Centre to watch the dance festivals there. She later joined Kika Dance Troupe in 2005. After leaving Kika, Azawi started singing in school with the help of a friend and brother, who mentored her as a singer/songwriter. That is when Azawi started writing for a few artists locally, in Uganda. Azawi has written songs for Lydia Jazmine, Vinka, Nina Roz, Eddy Kenzo and more.

During her journey as a songwriter, Azawi was discovered by Swangz Avenue and this has put her on a path to stardom. Azawi released her debut project, a five-track EP titled “LO FIT,” in February. This project has produced hit songs such as “Quinamino,” “Repeat It” and the title track.

Azawi is currently getting ready to release her debut album; the first single off this project is titled “My year.”