Sammy came to Sweden in june 1991 to play with Ahmadu Jah and The Highlife Orchestra.
He met some Swedish and African musicians and formed the Makonde Band. -
"Since he come from Uganda, he grew up listening to Rumba and Soukous
which was mostly played on the radio, that is the style he took up when he started playing music.
So Sammy and his colleagues decided to play uplifting rhythms based on
Soukous mixed with Ugandan folk songs."