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KIU Alumni Voices: Farooq Kayz Spreads Love and Hope Through Music


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus - There is arguably no student or alumnus who has excited the KIU community musically in the last three years like Farooq Nganda alias Farooq Kayz. 

The 'Mama' hit recording artiste intends to spread love and hope through his talent.

Farooq Kayz, who serves as KIU's transcript officer believes music can be a vessel through which transformative information can be passed to the masses. This, he says, inspired him to utilize the skills he attained in mass communication to formulate lyrics that carry a meaningful message to the audience.

"I realized music can be a good platform through which information can be passed to the masses. Being a mass communication graduate, I utilize the skills I attained in class to come up with strong messages in my music," Farooq Kayz discloses.

"I sing to transfer hope and love to the masses," he adds.

On balancing time for his job at KIU and his talent, he jokes that he is “two-in-one”. 

He uses his free time to write and practice his music because it is his only passion. He says it is the one God-given talent that he treasures most.

Farooq Kayz started singing in 2018 though he says serious work begun in 2018 when he was still a student of Mass Communication at KIU. He has recorded over fifteen singles so far with the majority of his music concentrating on the theme of love.

"I mostly prepare a message for someone or those in love," he affirms.

He is appreciative of the KIU community for loving and supporting his music, especially his songs like Mubiloto, Munda, Njakulinda, Tamu Tamu and Maama

Now that restrictions against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic are still in place, Farooq Kayz will continue engaging his audience on his social media platforms, Facebook and YouTube under the username Farooq Kayz.

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