Winnie Nwagi was born on July 20, 1989, as Winnie Nakanwagi to Mr Henry Kabiito and Mrs Sarah Namuddu. Swangz Avenue is her current record label.
She grew up in Namasuba, a Kampala commercial neighbourhood. She longed to be a TV news anchor since she was a child. She attended St. Agnes Nagglama Primary School for elementary school and East High School and Migaddee College for secondary school.
Winnie began singing at school, where she studied music, dance, and drama. Winnie, who was raised by a single father, dropped out of school and was ejected from her father’s house when she was a teenager and has since hurried between recording studios pursuing her goal.
After years of uncertainty, she got lucky when she joined up for a talent search reality TV program and came in second place.
She was discovered and signed to Swangz Avenue, a leading record label in Kampala, as a result of this competition.
Nwagi’s music career began when she became the second runner-up during the second season of “CocaCola Rated Next” music competitions in 2014.
She was signed by Swangz Avenue and released a number of songs including Embeera, Katono Katono, Gwenoonya and Kyowulila.
She released her commercially successful single Musawo in early 2016. Musawo was played on both radio and television and attracted attention the Ugandan singer Irene Ntale when she did an acoustic version of the song.
Winnie has won numerous awards in just one year of her emergency including Song of the year and breakout artist. She is one of the most followed musicians on social media and most in demand artist not just in Uganda but emerging as well in the neighboring countries.
Winnie has also been an ambassador to a number of companies namely:
- Crown Beverages Limited (Pepsi) for a promo campaign Completed 2016
- Sports Club Villa Jogoo Limited.
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