Sylvester Mumo aka Silver Mond is an artiste. He can sing various kinds of music. The first born in a family of five, comes from a humble background. He has learnt to be patient in life hoping for a better tomorrow. Silver Mond begun singing when he was only 14.
“I used to play around with a guitar and other instruments and attend community events and organized shows,” he says. Since he started his career, Silver Mond has released two songs which are doing quite well in the music industry. The songs Sifa Moyo and Mara Mia, are slowly taking the airwaves in the slums.
His childhood and background is well captured in his song Sifa Moyo. The song inspires people not to give up so easily when faced with difficulties in life. Instead, one can achieve success through patience and hardwork. Mara Mia, talks about love. “I composed the song Mara Mia with a great passion for love,” Mond says.
“We should not only go for beauty but good personality matters,” he added. Mond is an alumni of St. Teresa’s Boys High School and that makes him feel great about it. Impact on youth The school has produced many talents. The celebrated and great gospel artist, Kelvin Bahati, who studied at the school, is making a great impact among other youth in the society. Mond plans to release a new song soon and fans can anticipate for it.
“I am working on a song right now which I want to release before the end of this year,” Mond says. His parents have been very supportive of his music career. “My parents always make sure I soldier on with my music. They advise me and above all to put God first in everything I do,” he says. He also draws his inspiration from popular musician Otile Brown who motivates him through his great creativity.
The songs Alivyonipenda and Mapenzi Hisia, are his favorites. Despite his good start, Silver Mond expresses his concern on piracy which most artistes encounter. He cites limited funds to record his music as an obstacle that he has to overcome.
Moreover, he says that most upcoming artistes are not recognized and supported by local promoters. “Even some celebrated musicians do not support upcoming artistes,” Mond points out. Mond advices his fellow upcoming artistes to maintain their identity and put God first in everything they do