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I wrote Karole Kasita's hit songs but our relationship was complicated - Mudra

When he wrote Karole Kasita's hit song Yaka, Mudra Viral was excited that the sacrifices he had made were finally going to pay off.

Karole Kasita and Mudra Viral

Viral, real name Alfa Sebunya, had quit a well-paying sales job in a company that makes Com Foam mattresses to return to the ghetto and nurture his music career.

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With an undergrad degree (international business) from Makerere University Business School, Viral was now hanging out with ghetto boys until he met Ottaz Patel [not accurate spelling].

Patel, Mudra Viral told Galaxy TV, was already managing some recognisable artistes and it's he who brought the connection to Karole Kasita.

Viral penned the song and his brother Ibrahim who is a gospel singer suggested the title Yaka.

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The song, which was released in 2018 and became successful, prompted Kasita to call him again to write Mwoto, her collabo with Cindy Sanyu. It's also a big song.

Cindy Sanyu was also impressed by Viral's lyrical ability and she collaborated with him on another sweet jam titled Boss. However, according to him, Cindy never put in significant effort in promoting the song, which is why it didn't perform as well.

Relationship with Kasita

Mudra Vira's relationship with Karole Kasita was tumultuous though he attributes the fallout to her former manager Joram Lukisa.

He said Lukisa used to mislead Kasita. They also recently badly fell out.

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For each song, Kasita would pay Mudra Sh500k.

And he believes "all" the biggest songs Kasita has had were written by him, including Mwoto, Binyuma, Yaka, Baby Papa with Daddy Andre, and Balance among others.

But Kasita used to pay him in a manner that was frustrating. Sometimes, the money would delay, other times, it would be in parts and there is when she didn't pay at all.

For instance, Mudra Viral said she also refused to pay him for You, her Collabo with Fik Fameica yet she claims she did. It's on her recent EP.

Despite all this, Viral was loyal to Kasita that Swangz Avenue offered him Shs1 million to buy Big Papa when he had gone to write a song for Vinka, but turned it down yet Kasita was to pay 500k. He gave the song to Kasita but she paid him in installments of 300k and 200k.

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He also collaborated with Kasita on Nkuwulira but she didn't promote the song.

For Vinka, Viral wrote My Baibe, which is also a good jam.

Mudra finally quit writing because of frustrations with dealing with disrespectful musicians to focus on singing.

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