By Ahmad Muto
Singer Maro, the self-proclaimed R&B kyabazinga had a hard time staying in school while also doing music that with just one year to graduate, he applied for a dead year at campus to go record music at firebase. However, he reveals that it put a strain between him and his father who found out and stopped talking to him for a whole year. The “Gali Yo” singer says his dad had considered him a spoilt child but it was until he released “Genda ewamwe” that got him shows and so made some money that he went back to university and graduated in 2015.
“I did a song and was like I needed to finish my studies so when I got money from my song “Genda ewamwe” I started doing school and music in the night till I graduated in 2015,” he says.
Maro has since taken on humanitarian roles working with several NGOs in Eastern Uganda from the Zero Jiggers campaign to Twegaite to help his community.