On May 27, 2008, Omega will be releasing her new album titled Kiwomera Emmeeme which will be distributed nationwide through Comin’ Atcha Distribution, who has a deal in place with Sony/Red and Central South.
Kiwomera Emmeeme, which in Luganda means “it is sweet to the soul,” is an explosion of ethnic and western sounds. The album is a compilation of 10 songs; 8 of which she wrote. All but one of the songs on the album are in her native tongue, Luganda, except for one that is in Swahili.
Omega incorporated the help of several people, including award-winning Ugandan songwriter Sylver Kyagulanyi to write the song “Gunyuma” (“Love is a wonderful thing”). She also collaborated with musicians from the USA, Madagascar, South Africa and Kenya to create an internationally stamped album.
The song “Tugilabilile,” which means “Let’s take care of the earth,” was written to encourage us all to become more environmentally conscious. She also recorded a slew of other songs including “Gwe wangamba” (“You said,” Zibasanze (“Woe”), “Amazima” (“Truth”) and “Utama wa Mapenzi” (“The sweetness of love”). Fans can get a taste of what is undoubtedly her best work yet through her featured single “Mujje” which simultaneously invites people to find true meaning in life and to celebrate that very core of who we are.
Omega began her musical life as a child prodigy. At the tender age of four, she was enrolled into the internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir, a choir that usually only enrolls African orphans aged 7-12. She toured the world with the choir, and it was from this experience that she blossomed into the singer she is today.
Upon her return, Omega spent the next several years growing up in an orphanage, which her mother, who raised over 100 orphans, opened in Uganda. Surrounded by the suffering that characterized her country for the next 10 years of her life, Omega’s experience in the orphanage became one of the strongest foundations of her work ethic and continues to motivate her to give back to her society through her music.
For more information visit www.omegaworldmusic.com
Author: World Music Central News Department
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