Coopy Bly, whose birth name is Emmanuel Kusasira Edwin Sserwanga is a gospel artist who also empowers the youth through his Yimba organization. Starting his music career at a tender age and being content in singing Gospel music are some of the things we got to learn about CoopyBly in this interview. There is a lot to know about this Ugandan Gospel music artist, dive in and read his one-on-one interview with Vinepulse.
Tell us about yourself
I am a Ugandan Gospel Artist specializing in dancehall, reggae, and ragga genres of music. I am a husband and a father to two daughters. I am the director and founder of a Youth Empowerment Non-Government Organisation – Yimba Uganda and director of Backyard Audio and Visual production studios and Backyard Music – Record label.
What inspired your stage name?
My life testimony! Coopy Bly means miraculous chance or favor.
When did you start singing?
Have you received any awards or nominations?
- Make Artist of the year Olive gospel awards 2012
- Video of the year( What a love)& Reggae artist of the year(Nkulembera Mukama) Viga Awards 2015
- Make artist of the year HitAwards 2016
- Video of the year(Wakayima) Viga awards 2018
- HiPipo Awards Trailblazer (Wakayima)2018/2019
- Male Artist of the year Vine awards 2021
Besides singing do you have any other work you do?I am the director and founder of Yimba Uganda a youth empowerment nongovernmental organization. I also operate Backyard Audio and Visual production studios and Backyard Music – Record label in which i am also a director.
Ever thought of switching to secular music?
How have you developed your music career?
How many Albums do you have or EPs?
What challenges have you faced as a gospel music artist and how have you solved them?
How do you see your career in the next decade?
Any advice to artists that aspire to be like you?