Rey Sapienz & Fresh Dougis
(Nyege Nyege Tapes)
Congolese artist Rey Sapienz has been making and performing music since he became a rapper at the age of 12. He organized youth writing workshops in Congo and then visited Kampala after finishing his studies, staying in the Ugandan capital after the war made it impossible for him to return home. Since living in Kampala and teaching himself electronic music production, he's become a noted producer and MC, releasing his debut EP on Hakuna Kulala in 2018 and another one last year. He's taken an activist approach in his new hometown as well, giving lectures and Ableton workshops to young artists in between touring Europe and Africa.