MTN Uganda Continues to Support Local Talent in the Music Industry

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Kampala, Uganda – MTN Uganda, as the number one supporter of Uganda’s music, continues to promote and support local talent in the music industry. This year, MTN Uganda has announced its support for six local artists, namely Coopy Bly, Mesarch Semakula, Martha Mukisa, Tugende Mukikadde, Madrat and Chico, and Pallaso.

At a press conference held at the Golden Tulip in Kampala, MTN Uganda announced its continued support to the development of local talent by hosting the six artistes who are set to benefit from this year’s sponsorship package. Speaking on behalf of MTN Uganda’s CEO Sylvia Mulinge, Barbara Kiwanuka from MTN Events & Sponsorship, said “MTN’s continued contribution to the development of local talent is a testament to our commitment to supporting Uganda’s music industry. We believe that music is one of the biggest passion points in Uganda, and we want to provide a platform that promotes and supports Ugandan music for both the artistes and the fans.”

We understand that music is one of the biggest passion points in Uganda and as a country, Uganda is blessed with a pool of very talented artistes who make world-class music. At MTN, we are happy to provide this platform which enables Ugandans to enjoy this great music.

MTN’s Barbara Representing the MTN Uganda’s Chief Marketing Officer at the MTN Artist Press Conference

As part of the sponsorship package, fans can also win UGX 100,000 and 2 tickets to an artist’s concert by downloading any Caller Ring Back Tune and then recording themselves dancing or singing to the song using the hashtag #MTNCallerTunez and posting the video on social media platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram.

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” We believe that together, we can do more to help artists reach their full potential,” said Barbara Kiwanuka. “We want to encourage the public to join us in supporting local talent, as together we are unstoppable.”

MTN Uganda’s commitment to promoting local talent in the music industry is a testament to its continued efforts to support Uganda’s cultural and creative industries. By supporting local artists, MTN Uganda is helping to build a thriving music industry that contributes to Uganda’s economic and social development.

Mavis Musungu, MTN Uganda’s GTM Digital Specialist speaking at the MTN Artist press conference at the Golden Tulip Hotel

MTN Uganda is a leading telecoms company in Uganda with a primary objective of carrying on the business of a national operator of a telecommunications network pursuant to the National Telecommunications Operator (NTO) licence granted by the Uganda Telecommunications Commission (UCC). Among our offerings are network services, digital and financial technology services, interconnect and roaming, sale of mobile devices and MTN Mobile Money (which is conducted through subsidiary MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited). MTN has a presence in all 134 districts of Uganda. Services are delivered through a network of over 173,415 Mobile Money agents, 200 service stores and 13 main distributors. For the period ended 31 December 2022, MTN Uganda had 17.2 million subscribers, 11 million MoMo users and 6.7 million active data users.

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator with a clear vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to our 240 million customers in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. We are inspired by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of modern connected life. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code “MTN”. We are pursuing our Ambition 2021 strategy with a major focus on growth in data, fintech, and digital businesses.

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