COOPY BLY LIVE IN CONCERT ‘ONE LAST TIME’

Uganda’s leading Gospel sensation Coopy Bly will be presenting the second concert of his career this September in a LIVE performance dubbed ‘One Last Time’.

The highly anticipated show will be held at the MTN Arena Lugogo on Saturday 17th September 2016.

The gates open at 5pm and the show is expected to run for at least 6 hours, due to the many number of acts lined up to support the Hit Awards Male Artist of the Year 2016 – Coopy Bly.

The lineup of supporting acts includes Wilson Bugembe, Jackie Senyonjo, Levixone, Ruyonga, Robinsan, Holy Keane Amooti, Fortune Spice, Martin Sekku, Katalina, D Reign, Zabuli, Race T and many more!

Tickets are for 10,000 UGX for ordinary and 30,000 UGX for VIPS.

The tickets are now available for purchase at JC Label Offices at Buganda road flats block 660 Flat J or at the Power FM Offices on Buganda road from Monday, 5th September. Tickets will also be available at the entrance of the concert.

The sponsors of the show include Yimba Uganda, Platinum Gospel, SPIRE Creations, Gospel Evolution, Urban TV, JC label, The Usual Suspects, LTV, Salt TV, Salt FM and Illumina.

There will be great vibes, high energy, awesome music and lots of dancing… Be sure not miss!

Coopy Bly Official Artist Profile:

Coopy Bly was born Kusasira Edwin Sserwanga on December 5, 1988 to Patrick and Justine Buyinza.

Together with his sister, the two of them were raised by their parents in a Christian family setting in Katwe, on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda.

Coopy Bly’s musical talent was first exposed when he led campfire songs at his first scouting camp in his primary school days.

He was then inspired to join the school choir for the last two years of primary school.

In 2003, after joining secondary school, Coopy Bly took advantage of both his parents working in the UK at the time to pursue his music dream, knowing very well they would not fully support his music alongside academics.

Coopy Bly recorded his first song ‘Shiny money’ from Dream Studios using his savings the money he made form selling clothes his mother had sent him from London.

He returned to school the following term excited and eager to have his friends listen to his song.

In the same year, 2005, Coopy recorded his 3rd song ‘Glorify’ which was quite popular for the following 2 years, giving him the chance to perform at Gospel shows with big Gospel artists of the time, including one of his role models, Martin Sseku.

Coopy Bly then recorded the reggae song ‘Ghetto Love’, and with it shot his first music video in 2006. ‘Ghetto Love’ managed to get good airplay on EATV, East Africa’s premier music television channel.

By 2010, Coopy Bly had recorded more than 9 songs. In the same year, Coopy Bly released ‘Bwaka’, a song hitting at homosexuality and other vices in society, reminding people that judgment day is near.

‘Bwaka’ was a massive hit and was considered by many as his breakout song, getting him a lot of radio airplay and TV and Radio appearances.

Coopy Bly went ahead and released other hit songs such as ‘Kulunga’ and ’Kumbaya’.

In 2011 Coopy Bly released a hit song called ‘Nyweza’ which got him nominated for several awards including Olive Gospel Awards, Buzz Teenies Awards and the Groove Awards in Kenya.

The music video for Nyweza became so popular that it crossed over to secular music circles, making Coopy Bly recognized throughout East Africa.

On 6th May 2011, Coopy Bly launched his album at Watoto Church Central, Kampala – his first concert. He performed a number songs live, including number one hit ‘Sidda Mukyalo’ to the full house that was in attendance.

Coopy Bly toured around Europe in 2012 performing in a number of schools, churches and public shows throughout Germany and The Netherlands.

After his tour, he was nominated in a number of categories at the ‘Olive Gospel Awards’ and was crowned ‘Best Male Artist of the Year 2012’.

Coopy Bly released the music video for ‘Sidda Mukyalo’ during February 2013, which got massive airplay and a positive response throughout East Africa.

This cemented his status as an indomitable musician in East Africa. He was nominated in the category ‘Best Male Artist – East Africa’ in the ‘Africa Gospel Awards’ held in the UK.

Coopy Bly released hit songs, Anjagala, Genau, I Do, Nawe and Lwokano during the course of the year. He also had the opportunity to perform on the same stage with International Artists, Sho Baraka, Benjah, Kris Erroh, Pompi, Mag44 and Daddy Owen.

Coopy Bly crowned his year by founding and directing Non Government Organization, Yimba Uganda that focuses on vocational training (Tailoring, Fashion and Design), female menstrual hygiene management, sustainable livelihoods for single mothers in rural areas and music mentoring programs.

In 2014, Coopy Bly set time aside from his music and studied a Discipleship Training course with YWAM International in Jinja. His time spent in Bible school was a spiritually enriching, educational experience, allowing him to grow and groom himself as a minister of God.

Coopy Bly was invited to Australia in July that year for three months and performed in schools, churches, public shows and festivals.

While in Australia, Coopy Bly released his hit single Guruka, which was highly appreciated by the Australian public due to its danceable beat. He also had the opportunity to work with an Australian videographer who filmed the music video ‘Beautiful God’.

2015 also saw hit songs Kilo, Onsalangako, Muve Mundolo and Fire released including videos for both Onsolangako and Muve Mundolo. Coopy Bly took 2015 by storm, starting off the year in Vietnam, Asia filming the music video Nkulembera Mukama.

Coopy Bly continued to invest into his music career, releasing songs Yesu Byakola, Kulukutta, Akikwasaganya and one of his biggest hits to date, What A Love.

In June, Coopy Bly collaborated with award winning Kenyan videographer, J Blessing and filmed the music video for What A Love. While recording the video, Coopy Bly proposed to his long-time girlfriend Anne-Marie on set.

The video received massive airplay on gospel and secular stations and received the title ‘Video of The Year at the Viga Awards 2015’.

Coopy Bly also received the award of ‘Reggae Artist of the Year – Viga Awards 2015’. Coopy Bly finished off the year in style; performing as an international guest artist at the Groove Party in Kenya.

Coopy Bly has continued his rise in the music industry in 2016, being nominated for numerous awards including the BUZZ Awards, Groove Awards and finally taking the title as ‘Male Artist of the Year 2016’ at the Hit Awards.

Coopy Bly was also provided with the honor of presenting at the Kenyan Groove Awards. Before his wedding at the end of the year, Coopy Bly is hosting the concert – Coopy Bly Live – One Last Time, which is sure to be a huge success, pulling large gospel and secular crowds.

QUICK REFERENCE:
CONCERT NAME: Coopy Bly Live: ONE LAST TIME

DATE: Saturday September 17th 2016

TIME: 5pm Onwards

VENUE: MTN Arena Lugogo

COST: 10,000 UGX Ordinary, 30,000 UGX VIP

SUPPORT ACTS: Wilson Bugembe, Jackie Senyonjo, Levixone, Ruyonga, Robinsan, Holy Keane Amooti, Fortune Spice, Martin Sekku, Katalina, D Reign, Zabuli, Race T and many more!

SPONSORS: Yimba Uganda, Platinum Gospel, SPIRE Creative, Gospel Evolution, Urban TV, JC label, The Usual Suspects, LTV, Salt TV, Salt FM and Illumina.

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