Cynics said my vocals, face weren’t for celebs- John Blaq

John Blaq

Ragga Dancehall/Hiphop Artist Kashada John aka John Blaq has said doubters told him he would never amount to anything.

“They told me my vocals were lacking. John, go and work on your vocals, you can’t sing,” Blaq narrated while performing at Stanbic Bank Schools National Championships held at Africana hotel on Friday.

“They said even my face is not like that of celebrities. You will never make it, they said,” Blaq told students who listened attentively.

John Blaq performing at Africana hotel

While he rocked them with his hot singles like Tukwatagane, Do Dat, Bubadi etc, the students from Nyakasura School, St Mary’s College Kisubi, St Mary’s College Aboke and Lake Cross View SS, yelled, danced, sang along and begged him for more.  

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“Believe in yourself. Let nobody tell you that you can’t make it. Put God first. Stay focused and prove them wrong,” Blaq encouraged them.

The dancehall star said first thing every morning, he prays to God who made everything possible.

“So many people didn’t believe in me, doubted me but I put God first and here I am.” “Prove them wrong…”

Who is Blaq?

John Blaq is the new kid on the dancehall music block. His catchy beats, cheeky lyrics and unique vocals have endeared him to many.

The hip hop and afrobeat artist was born in 1996 in Jinja Uganda. He grew up with his aunt in a Kampala suburb known as Bweyogerere.

His passion for music started in the early 2000s when he was still in secondary school where he often participated in a load of hip hop battles and never losing any of them.

He recorded his first song “More Fire” at Buddies by a top producer Andy Music and has never looked back since.

His songs include; Tewelumya Mutwe, Zina, Do Dat, Dont Stop, Makanika, Replace Me, Program, Obubadi, Kyoyoya, Tukwatagane, Romantic, among others.



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