Love Ssega

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Alternative

Location: London

Website: www.lovessega.com

British-Ugandan artist Love Ssega is probably most widely known for being a founding member of Clean Bandit - writing “Mozart’s House” for the future Grammy winners - all whilst still at Cambridge University doing a PhD in Chemical Engineering. Studies complete, this enigmatic polymath has been quietly building an enthralling solo career blending a vibrant mix of New Wave, 80s Hip-Hop, African polyrhythms and NYC Disco into smart modern Pop.

In 2018, his energetic live show led to both BBC Music Introducing and BBC World Service marking Love Ssega as a promising British career artist to look out for on the international stage. Global performances followed, from the Main Stage at Lake of Stars, Malawi to back-to-back gigs in Seoul, South Korea, to the British Ambassador’s residence in Paris. His music has been synced on popular shows such as Made In Chelsea, to cult avant-garde productions at Sydney Opera House. Love Ssega was recently named as a British Council & PRS Foundation Musician in Residence, China - 2018/19 and has gone on to Headline the Electronic Stage at China’s leading Strawberry Music Festival in Chengdu, as well as a solo performance in Beijing.

Love Ssega’s overall music and artistic vision continues to surprise. Equally comfortable in the depths of South London, reflecting on a desolate hill in Kampala, Uganda or receiving invitations from GQ to London Fashion Week Mens, this is an artist with many experiences and stories to tell.
Traditional press and radio support - from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac to BBC 6Music’s Lauren Laverne - has been backed up by growing support from national and international tastemakers alike.

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