Juliana Kanyomozi Biography

Juliana Kanyomozi Biography

Juliana Kanyomozi Biography, popularly known by the mononym Juliana, is a Ugandan female musician, actress, and generally an entertainer.

She was born in Uganda on 27 November 1981. She attended Namasagali College in Kamuli District, for her high school education.

Performing career

Juliana 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 launched a solo career that has included the release of such popular songs as:

Say Yes
Nabikoowa
Nkulinze
My heart
Diana (originally released by the late Philly Lutaaya)
Alive again
All I wanna know
Seven days
Usiende mbali
Libe’esanyu
Kanyimbe
Malaika Wange
My Heart
Don’t wanna try
Uganda National Anthem (Her own rendition)
I am Ugandan
Omutima oguluma (A heart that hurts)
Ndi Bulungi (I am fine)

Kanyomozi has also collaborated with Bobi Wine on songs such as: “Taata Wa Baana Yaani?” (Who is the Father of he Kids?) and “Maama Mbiire”. She worked with Sweet Kid on the track “Sirinaayo Mulala” (I don’t have anyone else) and with Klear Kut on the song “All I Wanna Know”. At one time, Juliana hosted a morning radio program on Capital FM Radio in Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.

More recently, she has performed with Tanzanian artist, Bushoke on “Usiende Mbali” (Do not go far). In 2008, she was voted “Uganda’s Fashion Icon”. Juliana Kanyomozi was the first female musician to win the Pearl Of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) ‘Artist Of the Year’ accolade. In 2008, she made her film debut in Henry H. Ssali’s “Kiwani:The Movie”. she still holds the record of having won the Artist of the year award for the two consecutive years 2008 & 2009 In 2009, she was one of the three judges at the Tusker Project Fame, an East African talent show. Also in 2009, she worked on her new album, which includes the single: “Kantambule” (Let me walk).

Collaborations

All I wanna know ft Klear Kut(Uganda)
Taata wa’baana & Mama Mbire with Bobi wine(Uganda)
Usiende mbali with Bushoke (Tanzania)
Alittle bit of love with other Ugandan musicians(AIDS awareness song)
Haturudi nyuma-with Kidum(Burundi)
Sirina mulala-with Sweet kid (Uganda)
Maama-with cindy(Uganda)
Kwekunyakunya-with Vamposs,Cindy,keko (Uganda)
Alive again remix with Vamposs (Uganda)
Omutima with Isaiah katumwa(Uganda)
My Lady remix with Jay Ghartey (Ghana)
Wololo with GNL(Uganda)
Chance Yo with Don MC (Uganda)
Oja with Peter Miles (Uganda)
Guttuke with Africa’s veteran Afrigo band’s Moses Matovu(Uganda)
Mpita Njia with Alicios (D.R.C)
Webale with many Ugandan female musicians

Personal life

Juliana Kanyomozi is a cousin to King Oyo, the reigning Omukama of Toro, in Western Uganda. Juliana’s father and King Oyo’s father were biological brothers. She is single. She is the mother of a son, named Keron Kabugo, whose father is Amon Lukwago, a Ugandan businessman. In 2006, she had a temporary romantic relationship with US-based Ugandan boxer Kassim Ouma.

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