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Jenva: Breaking out with a unique blend of Afrobeats and Hiphop


Uganda keeps producing fresh talent with Jenva the latest discovery. Known to many as Jenva, Shafic Lwobawo is a multitalented artist from Uganda who blends Afrobeats with Hip-hop to create a unique sound.

He started his music career as a street freestyle rapper and has since worked with big brands such as Zalendo, Puma, and Adidas.

Jenva is pushing boundaries, blending genres, and breaking stereotypes in the music world. From the Pearl of Africa, he blends the Afrobeats with the lyrical prowess of Hip-hop, creating a sound that’s as diverse as the cultures that inspire them.

Raised by a single mother in Jinja, Jenva started his journey as a Fashion Creator at the age of 17. He later ventured into music as a freestyle rapper on the streets.

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Beyond the existing life challenges, Jenva successfully coined a strong musical foundation for singing in church. He has also tried out modeling.

His catalog so far has songs like Nana, Soweto, and Hakuna Matata, among many others.

On his latest project dubbed ‘Yeye’, Jenva works with a Swiss rapper $aid. It comes off their EP dubbed “Different Vibe”.

Jenva promises more hard-core tunes and wants his Ugandan fans to witness the incredible multitalented artistry that sets him apart.

The 23-year-old believes he is Africa’s musical future!

More About Jenva

  • Government Name: Shafic Lwobawo.
  • Birthday: 29th July 2000.
  • Family background: Single Mother, Seven (7) siblings.
  • Inspirations: Radio and Weasel, Wizkid, Eddy Kenzo, and many more.
  • In The Pipeline: I am working on a new project with Ronald Maro.

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Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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