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What You Need To Know About Juliana Kanyomozi

Juliana Kanyomozi is a musician actress and entertainer by occupation. Juliana Kanyomozi is a multiple award-winning Ugandan pop musician, an R&B and Afro Beat Singer well known among Western Uganda’s decent musicians.

Juliana was born November 27, 1980, from Toro Fort Portal in Western Uganda, Mutooro by tribe. A Ugandan musician, actress and entertainer.

She is one of Western Uganda’s descent and musicians including Angella Katatumba, Allan Toniks and Ray G.

Background

Kanyomozi is a first cousin to King Rukidi IV of Toro. Her father `was a drummer and her grandmother was a vocalist.

Juliana attended City Primary School currently Arya Primary School for her primary education. She then joined Bugema Secondary School for her O-Level education and then Namasagali College in Kamuli District for her high school education.

Career

Juliana Kanyomozi is one of the most gifted East African vocalists; she rose to fame in the late 1990s as one half of the all-girl duo I-Jay, with Iryn Namubiru.

The group’s single titled Vive La Vie was a popular record on Ugandan radio stations at that time.

After the duo disbanded, Juliana Kanyomozi launched a solo career.

She started singing professionally in the late 1990s when she was part of the millennium song that featured so many other Ugandan artists.

She started her music in the late 1990s as a karaoke singer at Hope Mukasa’s Sabrina’s pub.

She then started to record her music mainly English songs. Juliana later switched from English to Luganda and her real stardom started the day she began recording Luganda songs. 

Her breakthrough songs were two collaborations with Ghetto President current Kyadondo East legislator and aspiring presidential candidate Hon Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine titled Maama Wa Baana Ya Ani and Maama Mbiire.   

She recorded her first song and that time she used to perform at Sabrina’s back then in 2000. Her first album was Nabikoowa which was released in 2005 and the second Kanyimbe which was released in 2007. 

In 2008, she made history as the first female artist to win the PAM Awards, Artiste of the Year accolade beating competition from Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool and Jose Chameleone

Other works

In March 2014, she signed with international cosmetics company Oriflame to be one of their East African brand ambassadors together with Lady JayDee of Tanzania and Jamila Mbugua of Kenya.

More recently, she has collaborated with Nigerian entertainer Flavour.

In 2011 she was nominated in the Pan Africa Artiste or Group category at that year’s Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA). In December 2015, she won a lifetime achievement award in Diva Awards Afrika.

Between 2009 to 2013, she judged at the then popular Tusker Project Fame (TPF) talent search show. In 2010, she did this alongside judges like Ian Mbugua from Kenya and Tanzania’s Hermes Joachim, Gaetano Kagwa alongside other personalities who were the hosts of the show.

Personal Life

Kanyomozi had a son, Keron Raphael Kabugo, who died in late July 2014. Her son was asthmatic, but the cause of death was not published.

On Wednesday 12 May 2020, Juliana announced that she had given birth to a baby boy whom she named Taj. 

In 2013, Big Eye Magazine rated Kanyomozi one of the most beautiful Ugandan women of all-time.

Awards

  • 2010 Tanzania music awards – Best East African Song – “Haturudi Nyuma” with Kidum
  • 2010 Diva Awards Uganda – Best R&B Artist – “Kantambule Naawe”
  • 2011 East African Music Awards – Best Female Artist – “Alive Again”
  • 2011 Diva Music Awards Uganda – Afrobeat Diva – “Sanyu Lyange”
  • 2016 Most Inspirational Song-Zzina Awards – “Woman”

Discography

  • Woman
  • Kibaluma
  • Kanyimbe
  • I’m Still Here
  • Mundeke
  • Nkyanoonya
  • Malaika Wange
  • Wesigame Kunze
  • Enkwanzi
  • Yiga Empisa 
  • Right Here
  • Enkwanzi Yange
  • Tombowa Mukwano
  • Malaika Wange
  • Mundeke
  • Tobanakutya
  • Mukuume
  • Don’t Wanna Cry
  • Nabikoowa
  • Nkulinze
  • Ondage Omukwano
  • Sayi It Juliana
  • Seven Days among others
  • Usiende Mbali
  • Mpita Njia
  • Omutima Guluma
  • Nakazadde
  • Ndibulungi
  • Yegwe
  • Kalibatanya
  • Sanyu Lyange
  • Diana
  • Love You Better

Collaborations 

  • Juliana ft. Bobi Wine in Taata Wa Baana Yani and Maama Mbiire
  • Juliana ft. Sweet Kid in Sirinaayo Mulala
  • Juliana ft. Klear Kut in All I Wanna Know.
  • Juliana ft. Bushoke a Tanzania Artist in Usiende Mbali
  • Juliana ft. Radio and Weasel in Engule
  • Juliana ft. GNL Zamba in Wololo
  • Juliana ft. Jay Gharter in Love You
  • Juliana ft. Hope Mukasa in Ensonga Semasonga
  • Juliana ft. Kidum in Hatutrudi Nyuma
  • Juliana ft. Vampino and Cindy in Kwe Kunya Kunya 

Social Media Platforms

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliana.kanyomozi.79

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JKanyomozi

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julianakanyomozi/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JulianaKanyomozi

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