Pulse Music Review: John Blaq Proves Musical Consistency With ‘Maama Bulamu’

The naysayers that downplayed John Kasadha’s art, when he had just cracked through with “Romantic” and “Tukwatagane”, must be having sleepless nights, undoubtedly. The young, unique-voiced singer, has proved he is here to stay, with the various hits he is dropping with reckless abandon, “Maama Bulamu” being the most recent.

Staying true to the urban touch that gave him the fame he gratefully dons, John Blaq has made quality audio in the new club banger produced by Wani; and also hired Noisy Pricha, a musician-turned-videographer to shoot the video at the Source of The Nile, in Jinja, his home town.

Coupled with his signature croaky voice and a concoction of deep Luganda and English lyrics, the hit maker stacked his masterpiece with tons of video creativity too. My favorite scenes include the one where he stood with both arms stretched out in a Y-shape – titanic style on a double-decker boat; the one where he lackadaisically puffed on a Cuban cigar -channeling his inner Don Corleone, and the one where a video vixen who played captain of the boat, swayed it and made John trip – attempting to deter him from finding his Maama Bulamu.

A Luganda phrase which loosely translates to “Woman of my life”, “Maama Bulamu” is already enjoying massive airplay hours after its release, and I’ve had it on replay on my TIDAL, thanks to my Pulse Bundles. You can check it out on TIDAL and YouTube using the links below:

Top 5 Ugandan Songs On “Tidal Top 100” This Week And Why John Blaq is Dominating the Chart

When John Blaq released his smash hit “Tukwatagane”, many commentators doubted his ability to stay relevant for long, arguing that his low-toned, croaky voice will quickly get monotonous in the ears of Ugandans, and that he was precisely a one-hit wonder. The charts though, prove otherwise, and the 21 year old Urban Afro Pop and dancehall star is high flying. The top 5 Ugandan songs on the Tidal Top 100 chart are:

1. Do Dat by John Blaq
On its release 5 weeks ago, Do Dat shot through the ranks, and is actually Number 1 right now, even when the non-Ugandan songs on the Tidal Top 100 are considered.

2. Gutujja by Rema and B2C
The B2C soldiers were written off by critiques after they parted ways with Andy Events, the management that helped them rise to fame. However, they didn’t back down, and after a great reggae song in “Heart Of A Winner”, they dropped a sizzling hot collabo featuring Rema Namakula in “Gutujja”.

3. Makanika by John Blaq
This one was released about 3 months ago, and is still in the top 3. This should be an indicator of how much on fire John is.

4. Obubadi by John Blaq
Another one by John Kasadha, sitting comfortably at Number 4 and a Million plus views on YouTube.

5. Falling by Toniks and Fille
Allan Toniks’ sublime talent has never been a subject of contention, and after blessing us with “Romance” after a long spell of silence, he couldn’t wait equally long to release this masterpiece. And oh, the “Falling” video is arguably the best Ugandan music video of 2019 – so far.

Back to John Blaq, all I can say is he has proved to be unstoppable. He has managed to capitalize on his fame to release as much music as he can, before his appeal reduces. Also, what sets him apart from unique-voiced and/or rare lyric singers, is that his lyrics have meaning. On that point, try asking Latinum to write down the actual words to any of his songs, and see if he will be able to convince you that he doesn’t sing gibberish.

Unanimously, the pint-sized John can safely be called the New King of the East. He is the hottest thing from Busoga and Eastern Uganda as a whole currently. The likes of Maro are trailing. We just hope he follows suit and graces us with some Sogy lyrics like his predecessors including Gen. Mega Dee always did.

Meanwhile, you can reload your pulse bundles and check out the Tidal Top 100 chart via this link

John Blaq expresses his love feelings in Obubadi video

Without a doubt, John is a new sensation to the music industry in Uganda. John Blaq has consistently proved his worth as he thrived through the whole of last year with hit songs like Tukwatagane, Romantic and closed his year at the peak with his new single Obubadi.

Obubadi was produced by Ton and visuals by Darlington with the views and settings of Jinja city. In the song, John Blaq expresses himself to a lady and shows that he is committed to loving her forever if given the chance.

The young talented kid on the block has proved that with his fluency in Luganda, can break the message with ease for people to relate and enjoy his songs.

Here is Obubadi video, enjoy!

Featured Pulser: New kid on the Block “John Blaq”

Kasadha John popuraly known as John Blaq, a 20 year old male R&B artiste and song writer famous from his hit song Sweet Love featuring Vinka started off his career two years ago but has been promising from the go with the “Romantic” song and proved his worth on his latest single “Tukwatagane” that has received great airplay on radio stations around the city.

Having been inspired by the late R&B hero Radio Mowzey, John Blaq hit the studio with Andre on his first single Romantic and has worked on quite a number of projects with Andre and is currently working on a collabo with J Wats. During his interview with MTNPulse, John Blaq promised to be Africa’s next big thing.

His bigger dream is to work with international artistes like Wizkid, Davido, and Tekno and sell Uganda to the World and with his skills, we have no doubt about his word.

Humble and laid back but deep in lyrical content, John Blaq plans to have a Listeners Party before the year ends and share his passion with his fans that have consistently supported him and his music career from his first release.

John Blaq as a song writer, has also supported other upcoming artistes with Lyrical content because he believes the industry can grow bigger when artistes embrace supporting each other’s dreams which other countries like Nigeria have mastered.

You can follow John Blaq on his social media accounts @johnblaqug on twitter, @johnblaqofficial on Instagram and John Blaq on YouTube to watch his latest music videos.

Watch some of his music videos here;