Sound Track of my Life

Sound Track of my Life

Story By Edema Moses

Music can help one to not only making meaning of their surrounding but also try to explain certain situations. In this particular context, music falls into place; Music is a collection of coordinated sound or sounds. They say music is a universal language. And, you know, they’re probably right, I mean who among us does not have a similar story about a song that touched them?

Whether attending a concert, listening to the radio, or singing in the shower, there’s something about music that can fill us with emotion, from joy to sadness. Music has been a source of entertainment, motivation, and mood buster since historical times. Almost every human culture has a tradition of making music. Examples of early instruments like flutes and drums have been found dating back thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians used music in religious ceremonies.

A flute is one instrument that has remained relevant to music since the ancient times. Picture from Google

Today our main focus will be getting to know what kind of music some people listen to and why because there are a vast majority of genres of music that people try to affiliate to and in most cases many people will wonder why one listens to a specific song and this story will attempt to give answers to that question. Through a series of interviews with some students of Uganda Martyrs University, they tell us what their favorite songs are and why they have to choose that particular song over the others in existence.

Kwebiha Joshua chooses Bobi Wine’s Situka tutambule and he tells us why.
Kwebiha Joshua journalism year 1 on talking about his favorite song at the University main campus in Nkozi. Picture by Moses Edema

“My Favorite song is Situka tutambule by Bobi Wine because it urges you to get back on your feet because there is much more in the world than what you think you have lost, yeah that is why I love that song a lot because it appeals to me as a student to never give up because I can achieve whatever I set out to do”

The artist, Bobi Wine, challenges his country men, Ugandans, to do something about corruption and injustice in their country. He encourages everyone get up no sooner they fall – to set an example for others. This song can be sung in situations where one feels the injustice is too much in their motherland and needs the strength to fight for freedom

Saviour King’s favorite song

Mungufeni saviour king journalism year 2. Picture by Moses Edema

“My favorite song is Brown skin girl by Beyoncé, Saint Jhn and Wizkid because the song is so inspirational to young girls no matter your color, your beautiful the way you are”

Beyoncé recorded this celebration of “pretty dark skin” for The Lion King: The Gift. Produced and curated by the Texan songstress, the record features a collection of songs inspired by The Lion King movie. She is joined on the song by her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, Saint Jhn and Afro beat superstar Wizkid.

Vivian Namaganda tells us why she loves Ckay’s Emiliana

A new fantastic masterwork titled “Emiliana” has been published by Nigerian record producer and singer-songwriter Ckay, who hails from the Chocolate City. It is the follow-up to his earlier Amapiano smash single, “By Your Side,” which featured South African musician Blxckie. Ckay slides deeply into the music scene with this mind blowing track.
When it comes to Nalukaake Rachel Ruth, Mildred Nakanjakko’s webale the real deal, she tells us why.

Patricia below loves Radio Call by Unknown Prosper and she explains why she loves it.

There’s three things to a great music video, a well-told narrative aka storyline, great visuals, and great characters. All these are things that require less of money and more of creativity. Radio Call.9 nails these three things on a budget. It’s able to evoke those emotions of missing one’s lover, the restlessness, the discomfort as one keeps waiting, the thoughts that rumble through one’s mind. Radio Call.9 sends a reminder that the feelings are valid, and they’re shared.
Joe’s life’s sound track is smile by juice wrld and The weeknd
Juice WRLD originally laid this song down in 2018. The Chicago rapper talks about his desire to see his girl “smile” as he battles his inner demons. Juice WRLD passed away on December 8, 2019, following an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine.

Cindy loves the melodies of Rema Namakula’s Tikula

Karen shows love for Ed sheeran’s perfect.

Ed Sheeran wrote this waltz-time love song for his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, who is an old school friend. This was the most-heard song on US radio in 2018 with 3.99 billion audience impressions.

Sophie talking about the sound track of her life and reason why she loves the song

Off of her 2015 know it all album, the song was inspired by a traumatic experience in Cara’s early teenage years when she started losing her hair in chunks in the shower. Cara had to learn to accept her hair after her upsetting experience. She wrote: “I want ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’ to reach different types of women. The girl I am talking about, it’s me, it’s you – it’s every girl who has struggled with feeling not good enough. I want to talk about all the different extremes that girls go through to feel beautiful.”
Benjalina Namazzi loves song that preach reality as she professes her love for Ed sheeran and Camilla cabello’s Bam Bam.
“Bam Bam” is a tropical-inspired breakup song about Camila Cabello’s split from Shawn Mendes and her recovery process. The two pop stars were close friends for several years and began dating in the summer of 2019, shortly after releasing their “Señorita” duet. They moved into Cabello’s Los Angeles home, but in November 2021, the pair announced their breakup. Mendes told his side of the story on “It’ll Be Okay,” released a few weeks after their split. Ed Sheeran joins Cabello on the song, contributing vocals throughout, including a verse about overcoming hardship. They previously worked together alongside Cardi B on “South Of The Border” off his 2019 No. 6 Collaborations Project album.
Sister Sarah Muhindo sings for us her favorite church melody.

A voice to love as UMU president Kisaakye Cassious raps from Lorde’s team.

The third single from Lorde’s debut album, Pure Heroine, finds the teenage singer touching on disconnection with modern pop music and the difference between on-screen portrayals and reality over a clap-along synth-heavy beat. The song’s music video was filmed in an abandoned building called the Red Hook Grain Terminal, in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. Like her hit “Royals,” and many of her other tracks, this song uses a cold open, with Lorde singing right off the top. “Team” ends just as abruptly, with the song closing out all at once when she sings the last line, “And you know.”

Daniel loves inspiration, his friend loves a good song, watch as Daniel shares a song that left a mark on him.

Rukundo Allan with a recollection of meeting his idol tells us his favorite song and how it became so.

”I am Rukundo Allan and my favourite song is Leesu by mozey radio I started loving this song in 2017, that’s the year I got a chance to interact with one the African legend. The song has my favorite lyrics ever”

Leesu loosely translated as a shawl or a wrapper, is a love song that continues to prove Mozey Radio’s rich lyrical ability and maturity. In the song, Radio is begging the one that he loves to wrap him together with her in one shawl. Weasel features in the video not as a singer but as a vixen, just as he did in Neera.

Shadia loves Rayvanny’s Teamo because its part of a memory, watch her discuss her affiliation to the tune.

WCB Wasafi Records presents a brand new record titled “Teamo” from superstar singer, Rayvanny. In addition, “Teamo” is taken from his most recent project, ‘Flowers‘ EP which comprises of 8-tracks

               Sister Denis Samanya, a faculty dean at Uganda Martyrs University shares her opinion

Where as you cannot tell a person which type of music to listen to, one can however advise them on what message to pick from a song and which kind of music one can benefit from. Sister Denis Samanya who heads the Institute of Languages and Communication studies has advice that she would like to share to students of the university in regards to music.


Crystal records producer Nsubuga Nicholas from his studio in Namungoona gives his take on the uses of music.

To many, music is a livelihood, to some its a remedy, to others it is a story teller, it provides a comfort zone for them when their are in a troubled zone, but despite the reasons we have for listening to music, we all can agree that it has been a very large influence and a big factor in terms of entertainment, physical health and mental health to at least every human being around the world.

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