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Ray G's biography: Early life, education, music career

Reagan Muhairwe, widely recognised by his stage name Ray G, is a prominent Ugandan singer who has made significant strides in the music industry.

Ray G

Born and raised in Uganda, his educational journey began at Ishaka Adventist Primary School, followed by studies at Ishaka Vocational School and Ishaka Adventist Secondary.

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He later attended Uphill School Bushenyi, completing his formative education.

G's passion for music surfaced early; he started singing in his second year of secondary school at Ishaka Adventist Secondary.

By the third year, he was already recording songs, marking the beginning of his musical career.

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Despite his growing involvement in music, Ray G did not pursue education beyond senior six.

His musical breakthrough came shortly after finishing school with the release of "Amarali" during his S.6 vacation in 2013.

The song, produced by his longtime friend Nyangi, quickly became a hit.

The success of "Amarali" prompted G and Nyangi to relocate to Mbarara during the filming of the song's video.

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His subsequent release, "Enshazi," solidified his presence in the music scene.

It took about three years from the release of "Amarali" for Ray G to start seeing substantial financial returns from his music career.

His first significant earnings came from a performance in Isingiro, where he was paid Shs300,000.

Within five years into his career, his performance fee rose to Shs500,000.

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G's major breakthrough that catapulted him beyond Western Uganda was the release of "Murebe" in 2016.

The song, along with "Owangye," both produced by Bruno (also known as Alpha), marked a pivotal moment in his career.

"Murebe" in particular opened doors for Ray G, leading to connections with other prominent artists.

Today, Ray G is celebrated not only for his melodic contributions but also for his enduring impact on the Ugandan music landscape.

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