Every weekend on Urban TV, you get the chance to watch the news read by the chosen celebrity for that week. This week’s celebrity news anchor is hip hop music and spoken word artist, Ruyonga!
Ruyonga is a gospel Ugandan-born, US-based hip hop music and spoken word artist whose former moniker “Krukid” was fondly given to him in high school after a basketball accident left his face temporarily disfigured.
He was one of the pioneering hip hop acts back in Uganda, with his first group winning a nation-wide music competition in 2000. He has won numerous awards and has an extensive performance and recording history, having released three albums in physical and digital retails.
He has worked with artists like Magg 44, Enygma, Benezeri, Big Tril, Maurice Kirya and Don MC. He was included in Rawkus 50, the 2007 list compiled by Rawkus Records of the 50 next important hip hop artists.
He is married and has a daughter. He was on DSTV’s list in 2013 of African MC’s: In a League of their own.