Bana Mutibwa is a direct Luganda translation that derives from his original nickname Burney MC. He was born Walakira Richard in 1989 in the suburbs of Kampala.
Bana Mutibwa is a Hip Hop activist who represents and stands for Hip Hop in Uganda. “The 2011 Music and Entertainment Young Achievers Award” winner is also member of the Luga Flow Army, a rap group that fronts and protects the uniqueness of rapping and emceeing in local languages. Bana Mutibwa is commonly known for his 2016 counter-freestyle song Tetubonga Nawe, which was a direct reply to an all-starz song in support of the Ugandan President. In Tetubonga Nawe, Bana Mutibwa calls out directly all artists who supported President Museveni as hypocrites.
Bana Mutibwa advocates for human rights using rap in local luganda language, as his slogan reads ”The Luga-Flow Revolutionary Human Rights Activist”. His controversial luganda rhymes are also displayed in songs such as Walk to Work, Nebwogakaaba, Twekalakasa, Enkyuka Kyuka and Revolutionary Bars, among others. Bana Mutibwa released his first CD “Uganda Passport” the mixtape on 12/12/12, packaged with messages of a Ugandan dreaming of becoming a global citizen. His currently based in the Scandinavia, working on an album entitled “Soldier of the Year”
Bana is a former ambassador of the global End of the Weak movement, which works towards Hip Hop music & cultural improvement. He has indeed played a major role in the entire Ugandan Hip Hop scene, as he spearheaded the organisation of the first International Hip Hop Festival in Uganda, which attracted artists from all over the world.
Bana Mutibwa has performed in Kenya, Tanzania, Germany, France, Denmark and Czech Republic. He has opened up for Emmanuel Jal and shared the stage with world renowned Hip Hop artists like Kendrick lamar, Dela Soul, Big Daddy Kane, Prago Union among others. His music has been shared by the top opposition leader in Uganda: Kizza Besigye, also known as the people’s president. On this homepage you can browse through some of his projects.