Popular British singer and songwriter, ADELE has endorsed UK-based Ugandan singer, Michael Kiwanuka’s latest video for his song,”Black Man in a White World” which he released on Wednesday. “Black Man in a White World” is the first single off Kiwanuka’s forthcoming second album, Love & Hate, an album which Adele is said to be a fan of.
The “Hello” singer posted the video on twitter and wrote, “Michael Kiwanuka is sounding very exciting on his new record!! So glad he’s back! Black Man In A White World.” Micheal Kiwanuka’s provocative music video was directed by acclaimed Japanese director Hiro Murai.
Michael Kiwanuka is sounding very exciting on his new record!! But Wait a Minute Who is MICHAEL KIWANUKA??
Michael Samuel Kiwanuka (born 3 May 1987) is a British soul musician of Ugandan Heritage who is signed to Communion Records. He has been compared to Bill Withers, Randy Newman, Terry Callier, and Otis Redding, as well as Van Morrison and the Temptations. Kiwanuka grew up in Muswell Hill, North London, the son of Ugandan parents who had escaped the Amin regime. He attended Fortismere School, leaving there in 2005 after completing his A-Levels. He went on to study at the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster.
Kiwanuka worked as a session guitarist, playing with Chipmunk and Bashy, before working as a solo artist. He came to the attention of Communion Records, which released his first two EPs, including his debut Tell Me A Tale on 13 June 2011.
After signing with Communion Records, Kiwanuka recorded his debut EP, Tell Me A Tale, with the help of Paul Butler from The Bees, who took the Muswell Hill, London native to his Isle of Wight studio to record the songs.
The record came to the attention of Adele who invited Kiwanuka to support her on the singing star’s 2011 European tour.
The BBC announced on January 6, 2012 that Kiwanuka had won their Sound of 2012 poll, an annual survey of music Critics.