WhatsApp Mania runner up records first single

She may have come second to the best, Elijah Kisakye, but she still has what it takes to be Uganda’s next finest young female artist.


Charlene Kasumba competed with over 100 participants in the 3 month Vodafone Whatsapp Mania music competition that ended in April to make it to runner up and winner of an audio recording contract with Talent 256 and she is finally in studio!

Our snoops spotted the shy freelance photographer turned musician stepping into the Talent Africa offices in Nakasero, a few days after Elijah was seen at the same venue, and we can ascertain that she has something magical cooking that will be expected to stir up good trouble for leading vocalists Juliana Kanyomozi, Iryn Namubiru and Lilian Mbabazi, to mention but a few of the music goddesses in the industry.

Unfortunately our snoops were unable to get a single comment out of the budding songbird or even Talent Africa’s Alibhai who remained equally tight-lipped about the progress of the recordings, leaving us all thirsty for more.

For now, we will continue to watch the space as we keep you posted.