British singer and songwriter Michael Kiwanuka seamlessly blends genres such as soul, jazz, blues, and folk. In his lyrics, he reflects on his past, Ugandan roots, and self-doubt. Despite this, he optimistically looks towards a brighter future, offering the opportunity for listeners to identify with the stories in his songs, gaining an increasing fan base worldwide.
With his debut album "HOME AGAIN" in 2012, Kiwanuka earned a nomination for the prestigious Mercury Prize. In 2020, he not only received a second nomination with the autobiographical album "KIWANUKA" but also turned it into a victory. Mojo magazine described the same album as a career-defining artistic masterpiece.
Robb Cass, a producer from Abbey Road Studios in London, appreciates Kiwanuka most for his ability to pour his entire heart and soul into his performances. "He is truly a brilliant performer. If you were to ask me how I would describe his style, I would say, imagine a fusion of Van Morrison and Curtis Mayfield," he adds.