We love him, he entertains us, and we love his dredz too. David Aguto, better known as MCGHETTO is on a road that sees no boundaries. His aim I believe is to see south Sudanese calypso other than loor- don’t worry, we won’t abandon our loor but we will come TOGETHER and DANCE! This young lad of 23 years started his music journey in high school and the tune to our jam ‘Dinka girl’ is a successful product of that.

STA: Apart from music, what else do you do?

I plan events at Skylux club. I’m planning to go back to school too.

STA: You don’t look anything like a gangster, how did you come about the name MCGHETTO?

Haha, my other English name is Mac and I used to love a song by Bobbie Wine called ghetto. I sung it all the time so my friends started calling me ghetto. All I did was add Mc and ghetto.

STA: How did you get into dancehall music?

I love reggae music and I got inspired by a south Sudanese dancehall artist Embra Tor. He was based in the US then but now he’s in Juba.

STA: Your dreadlocks, are they anything to do with your music?

No, my dredz have nothing to do with music. It’s just a bucket list thing. I always wanted to have dredz so I started by growing an afro then I had dredz later.

STA: You have a song coming out, Rumchiel and another you’re collaborating with A-Boy, indulge us.

Actually the brains behind it is an Australian musician Young Low, he called me and A-Boy and told us to collabo with him, it’s called winner but it’s almost done coz he’s yet to add his part. Rumchiels audio is yet to be released but I’m working on the video, hopefully by the end of this month. Winners video will hopefully be out on July.

STA: Why music, why not any other field like acting?

To me, music is fun, I enjoy what I do and I do it to promote unity. Music is the easiest way to bring people together.

STA: What can you say is the biggest challenge you face in the music industry?

Firstly, our folk don’t support us, we do music for a good cause and their support would be beneficial to us, especially because they have the funds we really need. Shooting videos and recording costs cash that I alone hustle for.

We also need more support from you guys, support local talent plus most times we perform and were not paid.

Also, the conflict was a huge hindrance for me. I was to go on tour to Australia but after the conflicts, the embassy denied us-my manager and I entry. It was a huge chance for me to get more recognition but I’m still planning another tour.

STA: You had a dancehall scene, what was that all about?

Well, ‘hot in juba’ was saying that most south Sudanese artists do dancehall and that’s copying, I simply responded back. I don’t think its copying, I think it’s just doing what you’re comfy in. If most people feel good doing dancehall, let them be.

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