Irene Ntale
Born (1989-01-30) 30 January 1989 (age 31)
Uganda
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, music producer

Irene Ntale (born 30 January 1989) is a Ugandan singer, songwriter, and guitarist.[1] She sings RnB, reggae, and acoustic soul.[2] She has been hosted on Focus on Africa (TV programme).[3][4] She is the campaign ambassador for the Red Card to Drunk Driving campaign by Uganda Breweries Limited.[5][6]

Early life and education

Ntale was born 30 January 1989 to George William Ntale and his wife. She started singing at school and in the church choir where she also learned how to play the guitar.[2] She went to Kitante primary school, Kitante Hill School for O-level and Makerere High, now Migadde College, for A-level. She earned a Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management degree at Kyambogo University.[7]

Music

She started singing at school and in the church choir where she also learnt how to play the guitar.[2] She used to perform at shows, singing other artists songs, until she went to Swangz Avenue.[7] Ntale has had hit songs since, like "Gyobera", "Love letter" a collaboration with Bebe Cool, "Stay with me", "Nkubukinze" and "Olindaba".[8][9]

Universal Music Records

In early 2019, after numerous visits to Lagos, Nigeria, it was rumored that Ntale was negotiating a deal with Universal Music Group Nigeria and on 21 August 2019, she signed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nigeria,[10] making her the first Ugandan artiste to be signed to the record label.[11] The company posted a welcome message to Ntale on their official Instagram page stating “Welcome to the Family!! Uganda’s 1st Lady @irene_ntale The journey has begun…”.[12]

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Ntale released her debut single under the Universal Music imprint titled, Nyamba, a song in her local dialect, which means, "Help Me".[11]

Awards and recognition

  • Best Female Breakthrough Artist 2013, Hipipo Music Awards[13]
  • Best Female artist, Buzz Teeniez awards 2014, 2015[14]


Discography

Singles

References

  1. ^ "Irene ntale has no time for love..." Archived from the original on 2 October 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Irene Ntale". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Irene Ntale's BBC Focus On Africa TV Show Live Interview -- Amazing". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Gyobera singer Irene ntale like on BBC focus on Africa". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Irene Ntale Named Red Card Ambassador". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Irene Ntale Inks New Deal with UBL". Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Irene Ntale's love for sad emotional things". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  8. ^ "5 Minutes With: Irene Ntale". Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Irene Ntale Station, Listen on UG Ziki - UgZiki.co.ug". UG Ziki. Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  10. ^ "Irene Ntale Signs deal with Universal Music Group". The Citizen. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Irene Ntale becomes the first Ugandan to be signed into Universal Music Group Nigeria, releases her first single [video]". Ghafla!. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Welcome to the Family!!! Irene Ntale". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  13. ^ "Irene Ntale". HiPipo. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  14. ^ "Vision Group scoops big at Buzz Teeniez Awards". www.newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2019-06-14.

External links

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