Michael Kiwanuka is a British soul musician of Ugandan heritage who is signed to Communion Records. He has been compared to Bill Withers and Otis Redding, as well as Van Morrison and the Temptations. On 6 January 2012, the BBC announced that he had won the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll.
Don't miss the video below. A cover (very unique) of Zep's "Whole Lotta Love". Yikes.
Michael Kiwanuka might not have a household name just yet, but you’ll be hearing more about him soon. The North London singer/songwriter has been buzzing ever since he opened for Adele on the European, and has started 2012 off with a record deal through Polydor records and a new album on the way called Home Again. Michael Kiwanuka has already been named as the BBC’s Sound of 2012, beating out Odd Future member Frank Ocean and Azealia Banks.
Kiwanuka has released three new tracks from the upcoming album for your listening pleasure, these songs are “Home Again,” “Now I’m Seeing,” and “They Say I’m Doing Just Fine.” The tracks are an up lifting and different sound that are set to reinvent the sound of music in the UK.