Madoxx (aka David Ssemanda Sematimba) was born in Kampala, Uganda. He attended Makonzi Boarding Primary School and Busoga College, Mwiri. After secondary school he worked as a primary school teacher with 'Christian Life Children's’ Home', a school that was one of those funded by an NGO called 'Feed The Children'. In 1991 he moved to Sweden. It was a journey that would change his life forever.

On arrival, he picked his guitar and started performing in night-clubs to earn an extra Swedish krona and pay for his computer studies. He met Mafo Magoye, a fellow musician then, who introduced him to a brother Aggrey Ssembatya who ran a music production studio (Small Axe Productions) on the west coast of Sweden. Madoxx embarked on recording songs and was introduced to a variety of musicians some of who he still works with to present day.

He has also toured Europe playing rhythm guitar with a Swedish-based reggae band (NAZARENES) for some time until he released his solo album Tukolagane. Since then, the world has never been the same for Madoxx and his peerless ten-man band. They have performed and rocked big crowds.

His second album 'Abato' (The youth) is a 12 track reggae album no reggae fan should miss!. Madoxx has continued to breathe the hottest Reggae Riddims on the Ugandan scene. His incredibly unique vocals and strong message in his songs puts him in a stellar position when it comes to Reggae in Uganda, Africa and the entire world. His lyrics are prophetic, educative and the love ballads throw music revelers into frenzy whenever he hits the airwaves.

Before his Ugandan fans were dry of 'Namagembe' which became very popular and received massive air play on Ugandan FM stations, the riddim master breathed 'Nakatudde'. 'Tukolagane', his earlier release which is loaded with serious riddims is still fresh and dear to all his fans. His recent album 'Abato' is no doubt unstoppable. All the songs on this album are unique, and it gets tricky to choose the most favorite song.


UGKampala, Uganda


Small Axe Productions
Profile added by Stanley Gazemba on 03 Sep 2014