By Kezia Agaba
Maddox Sematimba must be considered as a fallen reggae artiste by many. The only news many attach him to him of recent is his arrest with city goons in relation to drug abuse on March 27, 2013 and his arrest over debt in 2010.It had also been reported that Sematimba was not planning to get back to studio but all that is no more.
Maddox Sematimba went back to studio and will soon be rubbing shoulders with top Ugandan singers as he was several years back.
In my usual online interactions recently, I landed on a call to well-wishers to help the super reggae artiste get back to his feet with whatever can be offered. As I chose to sit and write this, I realized that this is the greatest I can offer and perhaps turning up to any of the shows he is planning in the near future.The reggae star had organized the Easter Eve show at Club Rouge but it was called off due to renovations in the place. He was planning to use the funds from the show to complete his new album .He will get another venue for the show though.
Am also sure that despite the challenges,Maddoxx Sematimba who is still regarded by many Ugandans as a star Reggae musician, with a strong commanding voice , incomparable to many artistes upcoming and veteran Ugandan artistes will record a good turn up for all his future shows.Few people will bear to miss his well thought out songs like ‘Namagembe Oliwa’, ”, “Nakatudde”and “Tukolagane”,Irene among others. More is expected in his new album. Watch the space.