Contrary to what most people may believe, Awesome is not just a clever stage name it’s actually this artist’s middle name!
It was a no-brainer when deciding what to call herself considering the fact that most of her friends already fondly referred to her this way.
Ritah Awesome Buguzi is a Worship leader, singer and songwriter based in Kampala Uganda as a Contemporary Christian musician and minister.
Awesome lives in one of the more popular Kampala suburbs known as Muyenga.
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Awesome believes in Jesus Christ as her only savior and Lord living to inspire and impact her generation through music that specifically targets the youth and young adults. She loves performing for young people because they keep things interesting.
Going back a few years with Awesome brings forth the fact that she has been singing since she was 5years old. However it’s only been two years since she started recording her own music in March 2019. Her debut album dubbed ‘Fathers’ Love’.
This album was recorded live during a concert and contains a series of songs talking about the heart of God for His children. Awesome has been quoted saying, ‘ I don’t regret having decided to sing about The father’s heart for us ! Because God is for us and never against us thus we won’t beg for bread ever’
Awesome is a worship leader at Worship Harvest Downtown as well as an acoustic guitarist who has been known to display a few cool dance moves. She is particularly partial to Electronic Dance Music and this is the style used in her more popular songs including ‘Me love’ and ‘God Cares’
She is into other genres as well like Soul and RnB fusion alongside the stark contrast of afro beat.
Awesome believes that leading worship in churches and at youth fellowships is her superpower and one listening to her latest songs will be sure to have a genuine worship experience.
It’s not surprising that she has been dubbed Queen of Joy because she is quite an ambassador of joy who through her music passionately advocates for a celebration of life, people and God !
So what would Awesome find extremely depressing?
It would have to be the idea of a world without smiles!
She certainly loves to see people happy.
With several accolades to her name, Awesome has received a few nods in the local Gospel music industry. Awesome has three VIGA Award nominations to her name including ‘Female artist of the year’ The called song ‘My Daddy’ was nominated for best inspirational theme song of the year while ‘Me Love’ was nominated in the category of ‘Best Techno House Rock song of the Year’
Awesome feels truly humbled to have been nominated alongside artists that have mentored her in music. She believes that she was given the name ‘Awesome’ because greatness awaits her.
Outside her music, Awesome leads a very busy life. She has an 8am to 5pm job at LSB Estates working as a property manager. She also happens to be a professional makeup artist with her very own franchise known as ‘Awesome Beauty Parlour.’
Awesome is living a full life doing what she knows God placed her on this earth to go and that only multiplies the joy she has in serving Him.