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I Was Once A Music Critic- Rising Star Jovan Tells His Music Success Story


By Allan Saba | Xclusive Reporter

PICE Jovan Hotboy aka Nyombi Ivan Jovans born on the 5th of May in Kampala,Uganda is a male Afro pop and RnB urban artist.

Picejovan aka (Hotboy) grew up in lugazi mukono in a Christian family and he started singing back in school where he was a main lead in a regional singing and dancing group (JEBS) due to his love for music he started working with various music producers as a backup artist.

Today he is a sensational musicians who has released hits songs after songs.

We talked to him about music, life and education.


What first got you into music?

The love for music is one of the points that pulled me into singing. Back in the day I was just a dancer. From primary school to my adult life. I joined a big dancing group. Because I was surrounded by different talents I decided to join.

Actually, I didn’t think I would be a singer in future. I was much of music critic but later things turned around and here I am.


Who is Jovan?

Jovan was born in 1995 and a 3rd of family of six and I am the biggest boy. I am a passionate person about music. I am typically a music lover.

Briefly tell us your music background? Was your family supportive in the first place?

In the first place yes. My mother was very supportive in everything for her children. At 13 years of course she wasn’t supportive but as I grew up, she loved my music. She is the biggest supporter of my music

What is the saddest moment you can recall when you had just started?

One of the saddest moments I remember is I had the first song I recorded. A friend connected me to a one of the music management. The singer had a night to perform.

I had to use a boda to perform. On that night I was the I only one doing the soft music. I bought drinks to wait for the performance. I waited for my song to be played almost the night.

I went and talked to the DJ and he then played the song. Soon as I had started performing, 5 seconds the guy stopped it. I got so sad. I almost gave up.

Who inspired you to make music?

Justin Bieber inspired to sing. And on the local scene, Spice Diana inspired me a lot.


How would you describe the music that you typically create?


My music I do Rnb Urban and Afro Pop. Basically that.


With no doubt, your songs are receiving massive airplay, in your thinking, what contributed to this?

Firstly, good music will always receive enough airplay. Secondly, my management has done a very good job. I put a lot of effort to get quality videos out there. It becomes easy for Djs to play the songs.


Let’s talk about your latest song, what is the message behind this song?


My latest song is called Banana. Officially I have two songs. I used Daddy Andre to record one of the songs. In the Banana song, it is just a love song. I am expressing my love for a lover.


Who writes your songs?

I write all my songs actually. But if I am to use other people, Daddy Andre has been part and Ronnie. I have an album with 8 songs and all are written by me.


What did you study?

I have a certificate in broadcasting journalism and a diploma in marketing and advertising studies and signed under JHL MUSIC.


Which artists would you wish to collaborate with?


I would love to work with Vinka, Sheeba, Rema and Aroma. These are good singers. I add also spice Diana too.


What is your favorite song among them all?


I don’t have a favorite song among all because I put in enough energy to create all. So I love all my songs.


What is one message you would give to your fans?

I would appreciate my fans for the reception so far. I argue my fans to look for me up on all my social media pages. Please kindly support me and I will do my best for you.


How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

With the internet, our music has changed the way it is consumed. The Internet gets music go global. Positively internet is the way to go.


What is your favorite song to perform?

Like I said all my songs are good. It also depends on platforms when performing. But my latest song is the favorite one.


What has been your greatest challenge in the ug music industry?

The challenges are many but the topmost is the dishonesty of some people in the industry. They just look at getting money without looking at one’s career. Also promoting music hasn’t been easy.

What’s next for you?

Nothing much. My fans should expect the best of me. I am in the studio and creating more good songs. All my fans follow me on all my social media channels.



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