MC Yallah

Born Yallah Gudencia Mbidde in Kenya and raised in Uganda, MC Yallah has been involved in East Africa’s rap scene since 1999. Alternating rhymes in Luganda, Luo, Kiswahili and English, her conscious, poetic and experimental style was slow to creep into Uganda’s mainstream. Following a brief but necessary hiatus, she returned to the stage in 2018 with a new lease of life accepting her role as a central component of the Nyege Nyege/Hakuna Kula la family.



Julien Deblois may look like a gifted chemist trying to find the answer to the universe’s origins in his test tubes.

French, yet a “”Berliner”” for the past 12 years, Julien Deblois aka Debmaster, is the eclectic producer behind many of the exciting releases on Hakuna Kulala.

While Debmaster had a lot of fun playing live with his noisy friends in Berlin (Jason Forrest, Patric Catani, Chris Imler & other “”crazy people””). His 2015 encounter with the overactive Nyege Nyege scene was the perfect outlet when they invited him to send “”some beats”” for artists who were recording weekly in a DIY recording studio in Kampala. Mc Yallah and him started to work together around 2018 for the first EP Ndi Mukazi, quickly followed by Kubali.

He now produces music every day, mainly for Hakuna Kulala and MC Yallah. He is also behind releases of Ecko Bazz (Mmaso), Biga yut (Walah), Will’stone (Mbv5) and more to come…”