Grace Nakimera is a Ugandan gospel musician, dancer, composer, and songwriter.
Nakimera was born in Kampala, Uganda in February 1985.
She attended Bat Valley primary school and then Old Kampala S.S.S; but since her mother wasn’t financially buoyant enough to sponsor her, she had to enroll in a salon course where she learned how to make hair and make up.
She has a brother named Jjunju.
She got married to a Norwegian photographer named Andre Ringen, and their marriage lasted for 10 years before they went their separate ways.
Their marriage was blessed with a lovely daughter.
Grace started singing when she was seven years old. She would perform at talent shows in Kampala. When she was 18, she travelled to Rwanda and for two years performed with the resident band at Mille collin hotel in Kigali, the hotel featured in the “Hotel Rwanda” movie about the genocide in Rwanda.
In 2000, she returned to Kampala and joined Christ the King church choir. In 2004, she got a big break in music. She collaborated with a singing duo Gatimo and Paragon to record “Ani Akumanyi” a song that became the a hit in Uganda.
The trio won the upcoming Artists Award in the Pearl of Africa Music Awards 2004/5. She embarked on a solo career when the group split. She has since released hits songs like “Anfuukula,” “Kiva Kuki”, “Sukuma”, “Nvawo Nawe”, “Kawoonawo” and the rock gospel song “Onyambanga”.
Nakimera is also a business owner and has a daughter.
- Ani Akumanyi
- Nvawo Nawe
- Mpola Mpola
- Nkwagala Kufa
- Onyambanga mukama
- Kiva Kuki
- Welaga Ki
- Some More
- Bumper ku Bumper
- Baagala Kiki
- Riziki Yo
- Twala Byange
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