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Soldierman Nature is an Afrobeat artist from Uganda, who had his biggest hit with the song “Muzane” in 2008. He has been interested in music since his early childhood, when his grandfather – a farmer and cattle keeper – introduced and taught him to play local instruments from Western Uganda, like the Dungu (a wooden Xylophone) or the Endingidi, which is also called the Ugandan violin (made from cow horn, wooden sticks and strings from leaves).
He joined the army when he was 18 years old, but music and singing never left him and soon got him nicknames like ‘radio’ or ‘cassette’. Being a soldier for half of his life also led to his stagename – Soldierman Nature.
Soldierman started to be more serious about music with 24, after doing cover performances in clubs he became backing vocalist for ‘Luga Bongos’ (2004) and also started to write his own music. A collaboration with Peter Pie became his first release - “Sina Noma” (‘I got no problem’, 2005) announcing his arrival in the music scene. Later “Muzane” (‘Enjoy’) became popular on radio and TV stations all over Uganda.
Asked about his influences and inspirations, he would mention Bob Marley, Burning Spear, the late Pius Bakebwa, and Amos Nkunda.
In 2008 Soldierman Nature started to work closely with Lio D., with “Number Moja” (‘Number One’, 2009) being the first song by the two that came out to their fans.