Rising Musician Mimi Kyle grateful for her backup singing experience.
Written by Derrick Asaba on September 29, 2021
Born Sharifah Naggawa, the Dream City Music Empire (DCM) signed musician Mimi Kyle has said that starting out as a backup singer helped to ground her for the musical journey she is on.
While speaking on Record FM recently, Kyle revealed that she started by backing up a friend who is a musician and it is largely because of this, that she eventually switched to singing as a career.
“I used to back up a friend who is an artist. Thereafter, a certain producer advised me to start singing which I took in. This backup experience has been good to me in that even when I am singing, I backup myself,” Kyle said.
The ‘Tompona’ singer noted that in most studios she has walked into, most producers charge funds for backup singers, instrumentalists, which when one can do or knows how to, saves them a lot of money.
As an upcoming artist and so new in the Entertainment industry, Kyle suggested that if for instance fees charged on musical expenses are minimized, it will help many talented youths to rise up.
“Music is expensive currently all across which somewhat makes it hard for upcoming artists. So I think if the way we spend on music is minimized, it would make singing affordable for almost everyone who has talent,” Kyle suggested.
More about Mimi Kyle
Kyle, 19, started singing professionally in the wake of COVID-19 in Uganda, in 2020. She is both a singer and songwriter.
She is born to Ms. Maria Nakazibwe who she says has been and is very supportive toward her music career. She completed recently and hopes to join University when the situation normalises.
She went to White Angels Primary School, Exodus College Wakiso and St Michael International School where completed her Senior Six from.
Her stage name, Mimi Kyle was inspired by a neighbour’s baby who used to call her Mimi which name she grew to like. For the moniker, Kyle, she derived it from an international artist after seeing that Mimi would not go alone.
She got signed to Dream City Empire which currently manages all her musical steps. She started singing in 2020 and has since released songs like ‘Bikondo’ and ‘Tompona’.
Kyle is largely inspired by Ugandan female artist Hajarah Namukwaya alias Spice Diana and King Saha. She wishes to work with both artists because they sing well according to her.