Kigambo Araali Moses

Location: Fort Portal

Challenge: Spinal Cord Injury


Kigambo Araali Moses born on 1st March 1977 in Kyenjojo District Western Uganda, married with four children, mutooro by tribe, Ugandan by nationality and speaks and writes excellently Runyoro Rutooro and fairly English, Luganda and Swahili.

Kigambo attained PLE certificate at Nyantungo Primary School in 1992 and he did not continue with formal education only attended vocational and skills trainings courses in motor cycle and motor vehicle mechanics and entrepreneurship.

Kigambo Araali is a professional artiste in the discipline of music with Folk Pop and Fusion styles and full time employed in music industry based in Fort Portal with a catchment area of Western Uganda. He is currently Talents Development Director of Engabu za Tooro (Tooro Youth Platform for Action) a 17 years old Cultural NGO based on the theme of Culture and Development and accredited to offer advisory services to UNESCO ICH Convention.

Prior to this, in the same organization, he had served as a Cultural Troupe Manager and Talent Development Officer. The troupe made the key achievements with Kigambo Araali as one of the performers and part of management as follows:

  • In 2004, the troupe emerged the 4th in National Music Dance and Drama competition organized by Uganda Development Theatre Association (UDTA).
  • In 2005, the Cultural Troupe hosted German Big Band Orchestra in Fort Portal in a German / Uganda cultural exchange program funded by Germen Embassy in Kampala.

The Cultural Troupe pioneered the practice of weekly community theatre which has been adopted and promoted widely in western region.

Kigambo Araali has produced and launched five music albums and has won awards and accolades as follows:

  1. Pearl of Africa Music Awards "Best Cultural Artiste of the Year 2007".
  2. Pearl of Africa Music Awards "Best Western Artiste of the Year 2008".
  3. East Africa KISIMA Music Award from Nairobi Kenya 2008 (Best Video Uganda).
  4. Rotary International Vocational Award of distinguished success for integrating development themes in the entertainment industry presented by Rotary District 9200 Rotarian Christopher Mutalya.
  5. The Uganda Music Award (TUMA Award) “Best Regional Artist 2017 Western

Kigambo Araali Moses