Coopy Bly AKA Emmanuel Edwin Kusaasira was born on the 5th of December 1989 to Patrick and Justin Buyinza. Together with his sister, the two of them were raised by their parents in a Christian family setting in Makindye, on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda. Coopy Bly’s music 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.
His Gospel Music career started 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 his academics.Using his savings from his pocket money, Coopy Bly recorded his first song ‘Shiny money’ from Dream Studios and 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 Seku.
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 in EATV, East Africa’s premier music television channel.We as the one question network had a Q&A session with him,check out his interview.
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“Coopy Bly” is this your birth name?
Hehe,no, my birth name is Kusaasira Emmanuel Edwin
When and why did you start singing?
Which instruments do you play?
I play drums.
What was the first tune(s) you learned?
hmm..i can’t recall but ‘zakayo omuwooza’ is one of those old ones from Sunday school.
Is your family musical?
Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
They are so many, Bugembe, Martin Seku, Late Philly Bongole Lutaaya, Late Lucky Dube..etc..i like the way they did their music and the way they carry them selves.
Are you a bad man from kamwokya??
How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
SOURCE: THE ONE QUESTION NETWORK