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Toniks finally opens up!!

Toniks a.k.a Allan Ampaire chose the name Toniks with a friend called Norbert. Toniks is from Tones and Semi Tones. Songs are created from tones. He did not want to create names from animals, cars or cut his name short. (his name cannot be cut short, Toniks is unique.

Allan believes that as much there should be planning everything happens the way it is supposed to happen, there is no accident and thus takes one day at a time. To many, Allan sounds like Kevin Lyttle; he would not like to sound like a Kevin wanna be and he is not among the people he looks up to, not crazy over him at all. It’s just a coincidence that they sound alike and there is nothing he can do about it.

For Allan singing was always a hobby, he would never participate voluntarily in music in school till he joined secondary school, when he was allowed to perform the music he liked. With the help of his mum, he learnt the guitar. He went to Kings College Budo where he met Norbert and Lillian who were all members of the school Band.

In his A’level, he joined Ntare Senior Secondary School; he went into the digital music and was able to perform at the Peal of African Music Awards Western Launch. At this launch, he met Aydee of Ngoni, they talked and exchanged contacts and he decided to contact Aydee during his Senior 6 vacation.

In his Senior 6 vacation, he met Aydee again at Makerere Business School where he was curtain-raising for Bobi Wine, Iryn Namubiru and Ngoni. The next time he met Aydee was at the Goodenuff studios, he was still singing with Lillian and they majored in English. Aydee advice them to write and song in Luganda, he had a song ready and they hit studio. At this point Ngoni had to start their UK tour, the duo become impatient, Pato adviced them to be patient, from that time on Allan never looked back. He has recorded Beera Nange that got massive airplay on all radio stations, followed by I’ll be there. His latest song is Nsuubiza.

Tonix, Maurice Hassa unplugged by Isaac Ssejjombwe.

The unplugging of Tonics and Maurice Hasa at club silk last Thursday was everything that fits the description of a successful show thanks to sponsor club beer. Having started some minutes past 8pm, the show was characterized by talent, humor and fun to all who turned up for the do. With a live band and backup singers, the duo performed all their previous songs mixing them up with their latest.

Clad in a white coat on top of a white shirt plus white linen trousers and white sneakers with a cap, Maurice performed songs like kaleke kasome, Nkabila gwe, Nakutamani, don’t mess with me alongside Vampos, Rita, and Mummy before Tonics who was putting on a black t-shirt, grey jeans and an all-star shoe joined him. The Yenze artist exhibited class with his vocal ability when he performed some of his top chart hits like Nsubiza, bera nange, Niwe, njagal nkutwala, I’ll be there, and January to December which left the crowd moved especially the female revelers.

Two lucky ladies from the audience challenged Tonics when he invited them to the stage to sample his hit Bera nange and they didn’t disappoint as they performed it word to word with confidence.  The house was particularly full of media houses, city tycoons like club Beer’s Shem Semambo and musicians like Benon and Vampos, Aziz Azion, Weasel and Radio who came to support their own.

Thursday, October 07th, 2010

Tonix nominated for Soundcity Music Video Awards.

Toniks came to be known to the Ugandan music scene after the release of his maiden single “Beera nange” which took Uganda by storm. Right now he is taking the rest of Africa and the world piece by piece. Tonix has been nominated for Best Pop Video. He competes with people like Omawumi from Nigeria, Samini from Ghana, 2Face Idibia from Nigeria, Jon German from Ghana and Djinee from Nigeria.

Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVA) is an award aimed at setting a standard in the industry of music videos in Africa. As a prestigious award, it takes into cognizance all the appropriate elements and forms that make the composition of genuineness in musical value, through music videos without undue favor. Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVA) therefore presents a dedicated effort at appraising the works of music video artistes, producers, directors, editors and all other artistes and professionals in the music video industry, who have worked energetically to merit honor and continue to be the industry’s benchmark.

This year’s event is scheduled to hold at the all new Eko Hotel Expo Hall on the 20th of November 2010 with a live broadcast to over 50+ African countries.

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Wednesday, 23rd February, 2011

1 on 1 with Toniks

Real Names: Ampaire Allan

Toniks; a name created by him and Norbert from tones and semi-tones. Toniks became a household name to many Ugandans in 2008 with “Beera Nange” featuring Lillian. In 2010, Toniks got an international nod when he got nominated for Best Pop Video in the famous Nigerian Soundcity Music Video Awards which he considers his first achievement out of mant that are yet to come. He competed with people like Omawumi from Nigeria, Samini from Ghana, 2Face Idibia from Nigeria, Jon German from Ghana and Djinee from Nigeria.

Monday, 07th March, 2011

XXL on NTV with Bush Baby: Michael Ross and Tonix Get Recognised in West Africa and More By NTV Uganda

Bush Baby checks on a couple of local musicians and one that is home away from home in the US... and much more.
The episode begins with news that talented artist Mike-O has just become a father. Congrats Mike! I did not actually know he is a Gospel artist as Baby Bush mentions... Perhaps some of you can confirm with your comments. We then go into the news back then when Michael Ross was chosen to be a judge at the Malta Guinness Dance Competition in Ghana. Meanwhile fellow Talent 256 artist Toniks was then nominated for a Sound City Best Music Video Award. Did he win? Let us know.
We are then introduced to the talented albino artist Salif Keita. There is so much ignorance about albinos... Apart from basic discrimination, in some parts of Africa they fear for their lives, as witch doctors hunt them down for their body parts.

Toniks takes on Namibia by 1544c Ssejjombwe. (+256 782233273).

R&B superstar Toniks is all smiles after receiving three nods in this year’s Namibian Annual Musical Awards (NAMA) thus becoming the first Ugandan artist ever to be nominated in the prestigious Awards. Toniks might not be popular in the Ugandan entertainment circles but he’s a force to reckon with in Namibia after shooting his “that gal” video in the south African country before teaming up with Roberto on “SwagMeter”.
His “That gal” song is nominated in two categories “best Video” and “Song of the year” while “Swag meter” won him a nod in the “Best Collabo” category. Toniks came to the limelight with “Beera nange” back then in 2003/04 before outing other tracks like “Yenze”, Jangu Nkulage” among others.

Monday June 06th, 2011

Toniks to duet with whiz kid by 1544c Ssejjombwe. (+256 782233273).

The rate at which R&B superstar Toniks is getting international recognition clearly shows that in two years time, he’ll be among the most successful artistes in Uganda. Toniks who travelled to Nigeria two weeks back for musical gigs has teamed up with one of the most talented Nigerian artiste called Whiz Kid. We are yet to find out the name of the track but info from Naija land has it that it’s one of the best song by both artistes. The “ Beera nabo” artiste became so familiar in West African countries especially in Nigeria, Angola after he teamed up with Roberto on their “Swag meter” track. Toniks has also been a nominee in various music awards in West Africa. On the other hand Whiz Kid who has been in the music industry for not more than two years, has established himself as the best upcoming artiste after tracks like “Tease me and Holla at your boy” received enormous airplay on channel O and MTV base respectively.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Tonix releases new song

Title: Kampala Galz

Written By: Tonix

Produced By : Tonix

About: As the title goes the song its about Kampala Galz. You want to see what he means or see then just get out on a Saturday night. They dress like a million dollars and all pimped out and "tuned up". All you fall in this category here is a song just for you.

Tuesday, December 06th, 2011

Toniks & Goodlyfe set for Masaka  and Mbarara, releases new hits

This weekend, Toniks and Goodlyfe are setting off for Mbarara and Masaka. The show will also feature Red Banton and Diamond Oscar. The shows are sponsored by Sminoff Ice and House of DJs.
Toniks has released two new hits this December.

The song is about a chic playing hard to get, he has been seeing her but have not gotten a chance to talk to her. He finally gets a chance to talk he instead assures her. The song was recorded by him in his own studio and written by him.

X-MAS with you
The song is part of a compilation album recorded at Swangz Avenue. This is a special Christmas song is about spending it with someone special. The song is written by Toniks and recorded at his home studio.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Allan Toniks set to launch

Looks like launches are underway; Allan Toniks has come of age. He will be launching his maiden album “Tugende Tukyekole”. The launch will take place 26th October at the Garden City Roof Top, 27th October at the Agip Hotel Mbarara and on the 28th October at the Lido Beach Entebbe. He will be escorted by artists like Cindy, Lilian Mbabazi, Mun G, Coco Finger and Aziz Azion. The show is sponsored by Smirnoff Ice, Silk Events and Blue Cube.

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Thursday, June 13th, 2013

.Singer Tonix, Manager Shadrack in a Bitter Split

This is going to leave many wondering whether singer Allan Tonix could be the one with chronic issues with his managers or Shadrack Kutesa being a bad manager. Info reaching us at The insider has it that Tonix has split up with his manager, Shadrack and opted for another, only identified as Cedric. An insider cites differences arising from money related issues as the root cause of the separation.

Our sources further intimate that for a long time, the ‘Nigyendayona’ singer has had complaints over Shadrack’s negligence to market him especially by booking him shows yet all his songs hit on the music scene. However, when contacted, Toniks intimated to us that it was a mutual decision to part ways and insisted that they are still friends. “He is no longer my personal manager but we still work together on agency basis” says Toniks.

Apparently, Tonix is baffled that a number of upcoming artists with mere singles and trucks far below his rating keep getting booking after booking for shows yet he remains sidelined. However, the funniest bit is that both manager and artist have recorded splits from their counterparts.

Before teaming up with Tonix, Shadrack had parted ways with GNL Zamba and Keko over matters related to management while Tonix had split up with his former managers, Ally Alhibhai and Julie Erusa disgruntled by related issue.

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