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#MCM- VICTOR RUZ: 19 year Old making it big on the Ugandan music Scene!

Victor Ruz also known as the “Nile Prince” is a Ugandan RNB & Afro beat artist who blew everyone’s playlist with his hit song “LOVE LEGEND” in September 2019. One year later, he’s added more great songs like “ kako & Kikomando “ onto his name. YOLO Magazine rounded him off for a quick chit chat just for you guys. Let’s dive into it nowwwwwwwwww!!!!!

WHO IS VICTOR RUZ ?

Well , Iam a Ugandan versatile Recording & Performing Artist aswell as a Songwriter. 

IS VICTOR RUZ YOUR REAL NAME ?

No, real name is Wajja Victor. I chose the name Ruz from my mom’s name Ruth so I wanted to use her name as my stage name but basing on the fact that an a boy and Ruth  is a girls name, I had to act creative so I formulated it in a unisex way to suit me, that’s how RUZ came up.

YOU LOOK SO YOUNG ARE YOU AN ADULT YET ?

Hahahhahah, am not young anymore. Iam actually 19…. gonna make 20 on 9th October ( Prepare Some Gifts. Lol ).

WHICH SCHOOLS DID U ATTEND WHILE GROWING UP ?

I had my Primary at Peterson Memorial P/S,  O’level at Kyoga Secondary School & my A’Level at Mehta Secondary School Lugazi. Currently in my S6 vacation, I’ll join University hopefully Next Year if all goes well.


WHO & WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ?

I love entertaining people. My mom too inspired me, she was a church choir member but a bad Singer. She used to love singing though she couldn’t sound well to listeners satisfaction. So I always wanted to make her dream come true through me.


THE BIGGEST SECTION OF MUSIC LOVERS GOT TO KNOW YOU FROM MC KATS, WHEN & HOW DID YOU LINK UP WITH HIM?

After Releasing my first project ( Love Legend ) he heard it from Allan Soja’s e place (My Official Video Director) he liked the song and thought he would be of good help on my career. That’s when we started working together in partnership with my management Rectro Records.


WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES THAT RISING ARTISTS FACE ON THEIR WAY TO THE TOP?

Lack of guidance about what to do exactly and also Financial help because music needs money to get anywhere.

WHICH LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS WOULD YOU LOVE TO COLLABORATE WITH ON A SONG?

In Uganda  It’s Kenzo & JulianaInternationally, it’s Diamond Platinumz & Yemi Alade.


HOW HAS COVID-19 AFFECTED YOU AS AN ARTIST?

I personally am limited to move as I had planned for this year(airport closed).. lots of financial breakages. As a musician, my management had to change the whole program for this year, we had to reschedule basing on the current situation. Am having two big songs this year to an extent that am rated among the artists really doing good this year but I’ve got nothing am earning back into my pockets because of the lock-down. No performances. No money. So it’s all a loss this year.


WHATS THE WORST & BEST THING A FEMALE FAN GAS DONE TO YOU ?My worst moment was when this fan tried to kiss me on stage. Then my best was when this girl gave me a beautiful art piece of myself.

HOW HAVE YOU MANAGED TO HANDLE THE FAME AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE?

All I do is follow my management guidelines, they know how to handle me well with the fame.


WHAT’S BETWEEN YOU & FELLOW ARTIST VIVIAN TENDO?

Hahahh well, me & Vivian are simply friends. She’s my big fan and am her big fan. 

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE NIT INTO MUSIC?

I would be in Law school , I would love to be a lawyer.

WHAT ADVISE DO YOU GIVE YOUNG PEOPLE IN SCHOOLS LOOKING UP TO YOU IN MUSIC?

Believe in God, Stay in School if still studying, Work Hard & Pray Hard. Your dream is still Valid asking as you still live.

 
LASTLY, HOW CAN YOUR FANS ENGAGE WITH YOU & GET TO BOOK YOU FOR BUSINESS?

Facebook : Victor Ruz  Instagram: Victor Ruz Official Twitter: Victor Ruz Ug. Those are my social media handles , my personal email is nileprince256@gmail.com. My management can be reached on 0704547613 Incase of any bookings.

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