|A.K.A.||Raymond Joseph Mugerwa|
|Birth||June 4, 1987|
Raymond Joseph Mugerwa (born June 4, 1986), better known by his stage name Ray Signature, is a Ugandan singer-songwriter and music producer from Kampala, Uganda. Ray Signature has written and produced songs for several prominent artists in East Africa, including Irene Ntale, Rema Namakula, Juliana Kanyomozi, Fille, Allan Toniks among others. Signature also produces music for campaigns like Reach A Hand Uganda.
Life and career
Ray was born Raymond Joseph Mugerwa on born June 4, 1986. Ray Signature's dad is a retired pastor so he grew up in a religious family, of eight children with Ray as the third born. He studied from Budo Junior School for Primary level, Seroma Christian High School, and Progressive Secondary School for O’Level and later the prestigious Kings College Budo for his A’Level. He went ahead and enrolled for a degree in Fine Art from Michelangelo School of Creative Arts. He started his music career in 2008 under the group Big Tyme that was mentored and managed by Sliver Kyagulanyi at Skia records. Bigtyme was composed of Ray Signature commonly known as Kasenyanku, Lary Chary and Oscar a.k.a. Scar. They released songs like Apple, Sophia alongside Rabadaba and Miss. Uganda alongside Tanzanian rapper Kalla Jeremiah among others.
Solo Career (2011 - Present)
The group broke up in 2011 and Ray went ahead to pursue a solo career, releasing his first song, Kasenyaku, that made it to various radio and TV countdowns in the East African region. The song gained both positive and negative criticism, with critics saying it's copied from Me and You by Nigerian duo Brackets. He went ahead to release more music as a solo artist as well as song writing for various artists. He has done collaborations with some of the top artists in Uganda, with his songs making it to various countdowns. He has collaborated with African music stars as well on songs like Never let her go featuring Roberto from Zambia of the Amarula hit single, Katambala with Irene Ntale among others.
He has shared a stage with some of Africa's finest artists like General Ozzy, Roberto, Too 4 Real among others.
Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU)
- Naloba featuring Mun G
- Who you are featuring Allan Toniks
- Katambala featuring Irene Ntale
- Gwe Asinga featuring Fille
- Never let her go featuring Roberto from Zambia
- Private Party featuring Two for Real from Rwanda
- Towakana alongside Ziza Bafana
Songs Written by Ray Signature
- Gyobera by Irene Ntale
- Olindaba by Irene Ntale
- Nzena Nzena by Irene Ntale
- Gwe Aliko by Irene Ntale
- Sitaki by Rema Namakula
- Nseya Nseya by Juliana Kanyomozi
- Deep in love by Rema Namakula
- Guno Omukwano by Lydia Jazmine
- Double trouble by Fille
In December 2015, Ray Signature was involved in a near fatal accident, in Kamwokya.