An incredible singer- songwriter, Adungu player, with a mission to inspire change in society through music that heals the soul describes Price Love Kwagala a Ugandan Christian worship leader. Vine Pulse had a moment to interact with her.
VP: What is your background?
Price Kwagala known to many in Uganda was born in Masaka District. The first born of four, Price attended Hope nursery and primary school for her primary education and Eagle’s nest secondary school for both O’ & A’ level. She graduated from Africa Institute of Music with a Bachelor in Jazz voice performance. Price grew up in a musical community including the schools she attended that had a strong musical influence on her. Church also played a big part in grooming her talent, as she led and still leads cooperate praise and worship. She picked up “Adungu” a Ugandan traditional instrument also known as the “bow harp” during her first semester and fell in love with its sound. She has since played this stringed instrument for her audiences. Price is married to an exceptional musician as well as educator Sidney Kalanje.
VP: Why Price Love? (what inspired you to use this as your stage name?)
My name is Price Kwagala, . Kwagala means Love hence Price Love
VP:When did u get saved?
I knew Christ at a very young but didn’t confess publicly until some one explained the importance of confessing with your mouth, i just thought because i believed it was enough. I must have been about ten or eleven years when i confessed, i don’t really remember the exact date.
VP: When did you start singing?
I started singing at five years and the gift has grown over the years.
VP: Besides singing do you have any other work you do?
I teach voice, adungu, arrange and write songs for sale, everything i do rotates around music.
VP: What inspired you to become a gospel artists?
To use music to bring many to the knowledge of God, His power, love, and purpose for mankind is the best way. He gave me all things, why not use what he has gifted me with for His glory.
VP: Do you have any turning point that led you to the person you are today?
Understanding my identity in Christ was my greatest turning point.
VP: Ever thought of switching to secular music?
Oh no! i am where i need to be.
VP: How have you developed your career?
Honestly, my career is still developing, i can’t even begin to take credit for what i have become. I can only tell you the few things i have held on to, i believe in what i do and do it with all my might, patience is key when you have a dream and vision, giving up is not an option even though i have had those moments where i want everything to just shut down. That said, for where i am now, i am confident that He who began a good work is me will bring it to accomplishment until the day of Jesus Christ.
VP: How many Albums do you have or EP?
I have one album out “TALES” and the Second will be released on March 9th.
VP: What challenges have you faced so far and how have you solved them?
The list of challenges is long but knowing that challenges are a part of any career, i have learnt to change my attitude, deal with what i can, what i can’t let go and let God handle it.
VP: How do you see your career in the next decade?
In the next decade, i see a music academy that equips the next generation with musical skills and nurture an army of skilled worshipers, this among others.
VP: Any advice to artists that aspire to be like you?
Respect the time you have and maximize every minute of it. Learn a musical instrument, it will help you a lot when writing songs, during vocal training, finding harmonies, may i also add that it is good for your brain. Practice, practice practice be it vocal drills, scales on your instrument, don’t stop. Failure is a part of life, i beseech you to choose to rise up even after failing, never give up. Soak yourself in the word of God, fill your mind with His word which is truth and you will be guided for life. Finally rest in the finished work of Christ.
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