Are you familiar with the name King Saha? Yes! He is the most famous singer and songwriter from Uganda. This 34-year-old musician made headlines after the release of his song Mulirwana in 2014 and has since established himself as one of the leading figures in the Ugandan music industry.
Here we are looking more into his life. Keep reading if you want to know more about King Saha.
Who Is King Saha?
Mansour Ssemanda, popularly known as King Saha was born in Uganda on September 2, 1989. He is a famous performer of Afro Beat, Zouk, Reggae, and even R&B.
He has been active in the Ugandan music industry since 2016. He is a muslim devout. Even though King Saha comes from a poor family of farmers, he has developed into one of Uganda’s best vocalists in recent years.
King Saha Educational Background
He attended St. Agnes Primary and was a member of the Mugonga church choir’s young singers. He was so passionate about singing and so he earned himself a scholarship by winning a school competition. He is a graduate of business administration from the Buganda Royal Institute.
King Saha Musical Career
Before pursuing a solo career, Saha joined Jose Chameleone’s music Label, Leone Island, as a backup singer and recorded his first tracks, including signal, with producer Didi.
His breakthrough into the music industry came in 2014 when he released the smash track Mulirwana. He made his Coke Studio Africa Debut in 2019 alongside fellow Ugandan Weasel and Ethiopian musician Yared Negu, working with song producer Daddy Andre. This increased his following outside Uganda.
Over the years, Saha has collaborated with several of Uganda’s top Musicians, including Winnie Nwagi, Gravity Omutujju, Spice Diana, Weasel, Navio, Minayo, Mikie Wine, Dj Stuart & Roja, and many others.
A version of Ragdee’s Empeta song recorded about 20 years ago was remixed by King Saha and Sheebah Karungi in 2020. Additionally, he and Ruby published the single BMM Girl which became a smashing success right away.
Best Songs Of King Saha
King Saha has contributed various songs to the Ugandan music industry since he began his journey in 2014. He has released more than 50 songs. Let’s see which are the best hits of King Saha. Here’s a list of a few major albums by King Saha.
- Biri Biri (2018)
- Sigino (2014)
- On My Way (2019)
A few of his popular songs are:
- Omwana Wabandi
- Hullo Hullo
- Ssala Puleesa
- Beera Awo
- Mwana Gwe
King Saha Awards And Achievements
King Saha has gained the attention of a nationwide audience and a few of his songs have attained global recognition. The Ugandan music industry has nominated him for many awards, including the HiPipo, Rising Star, and the Uganda Entertainment Awards (UEA).
In 2016, he was nominated for the Ugandan Entertainment Awards for Best R&B artist and in the same year he was nominated for HiPipo Awards in the category of Song of the Year. In 2019 and 2020, King Saha has been nominated in different categories of the HiPipo Awards.
King Saha Dating History
King Saha is not married yet and has no children. He has dated Joweria Ali in the past. In 2017, King Saha and his ex-girlfriend Joweria Ali were spotted going out on numerous outings at night and moving to a restaurant together.
In 2018, the musical artist was rumored to be in a relationship with his co-artist Spice Diana.
King Saha Net Worth
King Saha has a net worth of more than Shs884.37 million. His two main sources of income are his music collection and live performances.
King Saha had one of the biggest earning years in his career in 2019. The yearly income of King Saha in 2019 was an estimated amount of Shs 125 million.
In 2018, he earned about 103 million Shillings. He owns a mansion in Uganda which is estimated to be around Shs512 million. His house is considered one of the most expensive houses to be owned by a Ugandan recording artist.
King Saha Besides Music Industry
Apart from being a popular musician, King Saha is a farmer.in Rakai, he has a farm where he raises maize and maintains a lot of aquaculture.
He also runs a song publishing company named King’s Love. he once helped in the construction of a mosque in Entebbe. He was named the brand ambassador of the multinational telecom company Airtel in 2018.
King Saha Controversies
King Saha, who has in the past advocated on behalf of the NRM party leader, seems to be willing to take a chance by joining the camp of Erias Lukwago. He was also risking his friendship with Chameleone. King Saha was not prepared to support Jose Chameleone in the 2021 election for Kampala Lord Mayor.
After being seen at Erias Lukwago’s campaign kickoff, he announced his stand during a phone interview on Bukedde Radio.
In 2020, King Saha belittled his most recent collaboration made with Nigerian celebrity vocalist Rudeboy. He advised Babe Cool to produce better music.