Fast rising singer Danz Eko with real name Daniel Kikomeko is a versatile person of skills in both visual and performing arts signed under Sukuma Entertainment. His song Nkuliko has been trending on all Tvs and Radios. We caught up with him and shared a lot.
Who is Danz Eko?
Daniel Kikomeko. A versatile person of skills in both visual and performing arts signed under Sukuma Entertainment. Am a perfectionist and sometimes they regard me as a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).i am an audio producer and soon venturing into videography business too in Seattle Washington.
Briefly tell us your music background? Was your family supportive in the first place?
My music started way back in my childhood participating in music, dance and drama school activities which was a great pillar to groom me as an artist.
When it comes to my family, they have been supportive in my music journey. They have been the number one fans of Danz Eko and have invested heavily in me. Thanks to Munene.
What is the saddest moment you can recall when you had just started?
Started the career during pandemic lockdown and whatever I was doing wasn’t consumed as much as I expected. I lost direct touch with my fans.
Who inspired you to make music?
Am inspired by the legendary artists who I used to sing their songs and felt I could be like them. In my early days it was Jose Chameleon and other great Ugandan artists that had great hits then.
My music is a piece of love, entertainment and Godly. I cross in all genres depending on the vibe and the people I want to serve at the time. Being a Deejay and having great composition skills, I just love creating good music although I borrow from the trends of hip-hop, Afro pop, RnB and Kidandali.
With no doubt your songs are receiving massive airplays, in your thinking, what contributed to this?
Having a great management team is the magic behind. Sukuma Entertainment is my management team which guides me in which song to buy, production and promotion. They have done a very tremendous job to see that Danz Eko as a brand is appreciated not only in Uganda but also in the Diaspora. Thanks too to my online promotion team, Danz Eko fans pages plus DE team which has been good at pushing and connecting my brand with media houses such as TV, Radio stations, print media and Deejays.
Let’s talk about your latest song, what is the message behind this song?
NKULIKO is a cool song that talks about one’s love towards the other. It shows how someone can stick to someone they love to the point of confessing that their love is cemented and that’s why it can’t be separated.
Who writes your songs?
I wrote the first four songs on my album but of late my management has been getting them from great writers like Dokita Brain and Ink Stained.
Which artists have you collaborated with?
I have so far collaborated with Karole Kasita on a song called Yegwe. Big song. I also have a collaboration with Mary Kim that is coming out soon.
Apart from your latest song, what other songs have you produced?
Gimme Love, No waste time, Balibayo, Vibe, Mukidongo, Cottage, Yegwe
What is your favorite song among them all?
Vibe.. it separates me as a listener from singer and makes me love the artist and the song.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
I love my fans and request them to love me and my music back. Follow me on my social media platforms (Danz Eko Official)
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Actual music is not my full time job. Am a Graphic designer, Audio Producer, Deejay and business man in Seattle Washington. Music is my side gig
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Internet has greatly helped me to reach out to my fans where performances can’t take place. It has helped in increasing online viewership and increasing my online fan base.
What is your favourite song to perform?
Which famous female musicians do you admire?
I admire so many because they do different music genres
What has been your greatest challenge in the Ug music industry?
Stiff Competition. Artists release good music every week. So as fans are still falling in love with your music then a new banger comes on the way. Artists don’t sleep.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into
No trouble yet. I try to stay in my line
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Enforcing copyright law where the creators benefits from:
My fans should expect good music this year. I have good songs that are going to meet the demands of life at a party. This year is going to be our year. Watch full Video of Nkuliko here;