Papashante Bushman original names Safari Robert was born in 1980 in Nairobi where his parents had fled as a result of political insurgencies in Uganda. He went to Olympic primary school in Kibera ghetto Nairobi. In 1988, Papashante Bushman returned to Uganda with his parents. He joined Nakivubo settlement primary school in 1989 where he completed his PLE Exams. He then joined Kitante Hill School for O level and later St.Mark’s secondary school for his senior six.
During his time at St Mark’s, he was elected Entertainment prefect and used to organize karaoke shows which helped him to improve his voice. Bushman then joined Jomo Kenyatta University and pursued a diploma in Information technology. At Jomo Kenyatta University, Papashante realized that he could take on music seriously. He thus took on music as a career specializing in Reggae and Ragga-Dancehall.
Bushman befriended many DJs around Kampala and could travel with them everywhere they performed. This greatly contributed to his growing career in the music industry. He used to move with Dj Kaspat, Dj Robert Cool B, DJ Robo base and DJ Rota. Bushman’s first song was ‘999 police’ featuring Ken Wonder which was recorded with the support of Uncle Dennoh; one of the best producers around Kampala. Bushman got his music inspiration from Buju Banton, Sizzla and Capelton.
Papashante Bushman has performed on many shows both in Nairobi and Mombasa. He curtain raised on a mega show dubbed Gideon Boot Tour in Nairobi which featured some of the most popular Jamaican artists; Richie Spice and Junior Reid. Papashante performed at ‘Champion in action’ which had other big names such as Antony B and the one and only Glen Washington. In Mombasa, he performed at Wamanzi Wamambururu alongside Red San, Juakali, Nonini, Wyre, Nazizi and Juma Nature straight from Tanzania.
Bushman Papashante has a collabo with genge rap legend Juakali that was recorded by producer Clemo of Calif records. This blazing single is titled Watoto Wa Mtaani (Children of home)
In his perception, Bushman hates artists who keep on fighting and biffing one another. He believes that instead of involving in endless fights, artists should unite and work together in order to develop the music industry.
Apart from singing, Bushman is a graphic designer and also participates in community work especially supporting the disadvantaged ghetto youths. Bushman’s dream is to one day become an international inspirational musician. Papashante has got the required talent that can help him achieve his dream. He however likes enough facilitation that would enable him make his childhood dream a living reality.
ave just done a tune with a jamaican artist called fya torch and a new danchall with a lady called peace the song is called bussy,and also with sud sounds system from italy wine and go dung
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here are links of ma music.