Born Kakooza Michael 30 years ago in a family of fourteen,
Michael has been in the game for the last ten years. He started out as a dancer in High School and College and this earned him fame as the Usher of Uganda. His career kicked off in 2002, immediately after College with the release of his first single called `Senorita` produced by Steve Jean which became a regional hit and also won him a PAM (Pearl of African Music) Award for ‘Best R&B Single’ in 2003. Michael then followed up with other hit singles like ‘How Do You Love Somebody’, ‘Yo The One’, ‘It’s Over Now, hence his debut album ‘Yo The One’ which was released in 2005 to critical acclaim.
2007 saw Michael Ross come back with Yooyo, one of the biggest hits of his career so far. Yooyo was nominated for a KISIMA Award in Nairobi and a PAM Award and is still one of the crowds favourite everywhere he performs. In 2009 Michael wanted to take his career to the next level, so he sought the help of Ali Alibhai, CEO of Talent Africa, the biggest artist management and booking agency in East Africa. This amalgamation gave birth to one of the biggest hits of 2009 which was ‘Tell Me’ featuring Ugandas Hip-Hop sensation Navio. The song was produced by Benon Mugumbya for Swangz Avenue Records. The hit single also won Michael a ‘Buzz Teenz Award’ for ‘Flyest Video’. More hits like ‘Dream Girl’ and the monster hit ‘Clothes Off’ produced by Michael Fingaz for Fenon Records followed in 2010. ‘Clothes Off’ got ample airplay on both Radio and regional TV stations in East Africa and MTV BASE.
Michael Ross has toured the world performing for fans of all races
in countries like Benin, United Kingdom, United States of America, Denmark, Norway, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Sweden, Kenya, Ghana, just to name a few. He has also performed alongside big names like Tevin Campbell, Sean Kingston, Kevin Lyttle, Shaggy, Tanny Stephens, Beenie Man, P-Square, and the list goes on…
It’s 2012 and Michael Ross is preparing to drop his second album entitled ‘Unstoppable’. The album will feature tracks like ‘U Don’t Know’, ‘Bimpe’ and already released hit singles like ‘Gimme Tonite’, ‘Dream Girl’, ‘Clothes Off’ and ‘Follow’. Michael promises to take his fans on a mind blowing musical journey.
For videos, go to his YouTube playlist.
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