Daniel Kikomeko is a versatile person of skills in both visual and performing arts. A perfectionist and sometimes his music fans regard him as a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
We caught up with him
What first got you into music?
Love for music, love for singing and ability to create music.
Who is DanZ Eko?
Is Daniel Kikomeko. A versatile person of skills in both visual and performing arts. Am a perfectionist and sometimes they regard me a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Briefly tell us your music background? Was your family supportive in the first place?
My music started way back in my childhood participating in music, dance and drama school activities which was a great piller to groom me as an artist.
When it comes to my family, they have been supportive in my music journey. They have been number one fans of Danz Eko and have invested heavily in me. Thanks to the Munene’s.
What is the saddest moment you can recall when you had just started?
Started the career during pandemic lockdown and whatever I was doing wasn’t consumed as much as I expected. I lost direct touch with my fans.
Who inspired you to make music?
Am inspired by the legendary artists who I used to sing their songs and felt I could be like them. In my early days it was Jose Chameleon and other great ugandan artists to that had great hits then.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
My music is a piece of love, entertainment and Godly. I cross in all genre depending on the vibe and the people I want to serve at the time. Being a Deejay and with a great composition skill i just love creating good music although i borrow from the trends of hip-hop, Afro pop, RnB and Kidandali.
With no doubt your songs are receiving massive airplays, in your thinking, what contributed to this?
Having a great management team is the magic behind. Sukuma entertainment is my management team which guides me in song writing, production and promotion. They have helped me on double premier of the tending songs now in uganda (Mukidongo and Vibe) Thanks too to my online promotion team Danz Eko fans pages has been good at pushing and connecting my brand with media houses such as TV, Radio stations, print media and Deejays.
Let’s talk about your latest songs, what is the message behind these songs?
Vibe is a relaxing song that melts you in love. It’s a good dedication song to your lover where the lyrics will say it all to your lover.
Mukidongo is a club dance tune. This won’t leave you stay seated when the deejay plays it. It talks about all that people do in night club that you can’t afford to miss.
Who writes your songs?
I write most of my songs but on my new album I have put great writers like Dokita Brain and Ink Stained.
Which artists would you wish to collaborate with?
I love to work with all great people and by surprise I have something dropping soon with great female artist
Apart from your latest song, what other songs have your produced?
Gimme Love, No waste time, Balibayo, Yo Not Lonely, Sirwana etc
What is your favorite song among them all?
Vibe.. it separates me as a listener from singer and makes me love the artist and the song.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
I love my fans and request them to love me and my music back. Follow me on my social media platforms (danz eko official)
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Yes I do.. mostly my songs I haven’t recorded yet. It’s where I practice from.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Actual music is not my full time job. Am a graphic designer, and business man in Seattle Washington. Music is my side gig
Where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
Haven’t performed yet because I came during the pandemic times of lockdown where gatherings are limited.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Internet has greatly helped me to reach out to my fans where performances can’t take place. It has helped in increasing online viewership and increasing my online fan base.
What is your favourite song to perform?
Which famous female musicians do you admire?
I admire so many depending on their different music genres
What has been your greatest challenge in the ug music industry?
Inability to do a performance. Lots of my fans are yarning to see me on stage
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
No trouble yet. I try to stay in my line
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Enforcing copyright law where the creators benefits from their creations
What’s next for you?
More music from Danz Eko with collaborations both local and international. Am venturing into videography business too in seattle Washington.