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?

I have been singing even befor i could talk, i love singing and also its a nice way to pass a message across.

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?

Ohh yeah,both my mum and dad can sing ,they belong to a legendary choir known as ‘golden harp’ its not that popular but those that know it will surely tell u that its Legendary.
Describe your family member’s musical interests and abilities.
Hehe, my dad can sing bass, my mum is good at all the voices and  my sis can dance.

Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

They are so many, Bugembe, Martin Seku, Late Philly Bongole Lutaya, Late Lucky Dube..etc..i like the way they did their music and the way they conducted them selves

Are you a bad man from kamwokya??

No, am a wise man from Katwe.
When did you decide to become a born again (mulokole)? And what was the turning point?
I grew up in a Christian family so i ‘ve always been saved, but experiencing the grace of God through out my growing  up ,even in my ‘bad days’ changed my life.
Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV?
Yeah, sure, any place any audience.its not where u perform but the message u put across that counts.
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How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

Hehe,by acting like it was part of the performance and i actually intended for it to happen.

What should the Coopy Fans expect this year?

Well they should expect and pray for me to do as God directs, am sure if i follow His lead, then what no eye has seen, and what no ear has heard is what is to come this year.

 

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