Mayombwe Patrick Wanny (born September 25, 1993) popularly known by his stage name Athen Lyre, is a Ugandan singer-songwriter, producer and performer. Mayombwe is from Kampala. He was born in Najjanakumbi into a family of 15 (14 boys and 1 girl). He grew up in several parts of the country including Busabala and Luwero due to the fact that he had lost his parents.
At the age of 9, Patrick was enrolled in a music school where he learnt and mastered the rudiments of playing the piano and guitar. In 2006, Athen Lyre joined his secondary level at his uncle’s school called Butanza College where he joined the school choir and became the head of all the entertainment programs of the school. In 2007, the singer songwriter went to record his first professional track with the school choir in Bwaise, from there the musical journey of Athen Lyre grew better and excellent.
In 2010 the Athen Lyre moved to South Africa to chase his dreams of becoming one of the biggest music icon in Africa.
Athen Lyre is currently, working on an EP, “Sounds From the East” which has been promised to have meaningful songs, different and unique sounds of productions. Fresh from the EP is, Talku Talku, a song that encourages not to minding the people that talk too much but just keep the focus on succeeding.
Jam to Talku Talku now!