Juliana Kanyomozi (born 27 November 1980) is a musician actress and entertainer. She 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 on November 27, 1980, at Toro Fort Portal in Western Uganda of the Mutooro tribe. She is one of Western Uganda's descent among other musicians including Angella Katatumba, Allan Toniks and Ray G.

Juliana Kanyomozi
Born (1980-11-27) 27 November 1980 (age 43)[1]
EducationNamasagali College
Occupations
  • Musician
  • actress
  • entertainer
Notable credits
Children1
Parents
  • Prince Gerald Philip Manyindo[4] (father)
  • Catherine Manyindo (mother)
RelativesLaura Kahunde (sister)
Musical career
Genres
Years active1998–present

Background and education edit

Kanyomozi is a first cousin to King Rukidi IV of Toro.[5] Her father `was a drummer and her grandmother was a vocalist.[6] 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.[7]

Career edit

Kanyomozi was the first female musician to win the Pearl of Africa Music Awards 'Artist of the Year' accolade.[8] In 2008, she made her film debut in Henry Ssali's Kiwani: The Movie.[9][10]

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.[11] Most recently, she has collaborated with Nigerian entertainer, Flavour.[12]

In 2011 she was nominated in the Pan Africa Artiste or Group category at that year's Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA).[13] In December 2015, she won a lifetime achievement award in Diva Awards Afrika.[14]

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

Personal life edit

In 2006, Kanyomozi had a temporary romantic relationship with United States-based Ugandan boxer Kassim Ouma.[15] Kanyomozi had a son, Keron Raphael Kabugo, who died in late July 2014.[16] Her son was asthmatic, but the cause of death was not published.[17] On Wednesday 12 May 2020, Juliana announced that she had given birth to a baby boy whom she named Taj.[18][19]

In 2013, Big Eye Magazine rated Kanyomozi one of the most beautiful Ugandan women of all-time.[20]

Awards edit

Year Award Category Result
Airtel Women of Substance Award Music Category Won
HiPipo Music Awards Best Female Afro-Beat Song – Eddiba Won[21]
Best Female Artist[22] Nominated
Best Artist on Social Media Nominated[22]
Best Female Afromix Song[22] Nominated
2013 Warid Women of Substance Entertainment Award Won[23]
HiPipo Music Awards Best Female Artist Nominated[24]
Best Artist on Social Media Nominated[24]
Best Zouk Song Nominated[24]
Best R&B Song Nominated[24]
2012 Kora Awards Best Female Artist East Africa "I Am Ugandan" Won[23]
Super Talent Awards, Uganda Most Gifted Artist Won[23]
BEFFTA Awards, UK Best International Afrobeats Act Won[23]
HiPipo Charts Best Afro Beat Act – "Sanyu Lyange" Won[25]
Best Video Act – "Sanyu Lyange" Won[26]
Specially Appreciated Hipipo Charts Female Artist Won[27]
Kisima Awards Best East African Collaboration – "Mpita Njia" Nominated
2011 East African Music Awards Best Female Artist – "Alive Again" Won
Best East African Collaboration – "Haturudi Nyuma" Nominated
Diva Music Awards Uganda Afrobeat Diva – "Sanyu Lyange" Won
Super Diva – "Alive Again" Nominated
Exceptional Video– "Sanyu Lyange" Nominated
Exceptional Song– "Omutima" Nominated
R&B Diva – "Libe'esanyu" Nominated
Kisima Awards Best East African Nominated
Song of The Year – "Haturudi Nyuma" Nominated
Museke Online African Music Awards New York Best Female Artist Nominated
Best Soul/R&B Artist Nominated
Best East African Act Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Pan African Artists – "Alive Again" Nominated
2010 2010 Tanzania music awards Best East African Song – "Haturudi Nyuma" with Kidum Won
Diva Awards Uganda Best R&B Artist – "Kantambule Naawe" Nominated
Africa Music Awards Pan African Artist – "Haturudi Nyuma" Nominated
Pearl of Africa Music Awards Female Artist – "Kantambule Naawe" Nominated
2009 African Music Awards Best Female Act, Best East African Act Nominated
[citation needed]
2008 Pearl of Africa Music Awards Artist of the Year & Best R&B Artiste/Group & Best Female Artist Won[23][28]
Kisima Music Awards Ugandan Song of the Year; (a) Afrobeat Song – "Diana"; Best Collaboration – Usiende Mbali Nominated
2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards Best R&B Artiste/Group Won[23]
2007 Teenz Awards Female Artist – "Kibaluma" Nominated
2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards Best R&B artist/group Won[23]
2006 Tanzania Music Awards Best Ugandan song ("mama mbire") Won[23]
2005 Pearl of Africa Music Awards Best R&B Artists & Best Female Artist & Song of the Year – "Mama Mbiire" with Bobi Wine & Best R&B Single – "Nabikoowa" Won[23][29]
2005 Kora Awards Best East African Song – "All I Wanna Do" Nominated
2004 Pearl of Africa Music Awards Best R&B Artists Won[23][30]

Won edit

[23]

  • 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"

Nominated edit

  • 2010 Africa Music Awards – Pan African Artist – "Haturudi Nyuma"
  • 2010 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Female Artist – "Kantambule Naawe"
  • 2011 East African Music Awards – Best East African Collaboration – "Haturudi Nyuma"
  • 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Pan African Artists – "Alive Again"
  • 2011 Museke Online African Music Awards New York – Best Female Artist, Best Soul/R&B Artist & Best East African Act
  • 2011 Kisima Awards – Best East African /Song of The Year – "Haturudi Nyuma"
  • 2011 Diva Awards Uganda – Super Diva, Exceptional Video, Exceptional Song, R&B Diva – "Alive Again, Sanyu Lyange, Omutima and Libe'esanyu"

Film and television edit

Juliana Kanyomozi debuted her acting career in 2008 in a Ugandan crime thriller film, Kiwani: The Movie alongside Flavia Tumusiime, Hannington Bugingo and Allan Tumusiime.[31] She was also a judge on East Africa's leading singing competition, Tusker Project Fame from 2009 to 2013.[32] She was also one of the selected African musicians to represent in Coke Studio Africa.[33]

Television edit

Year TV Series Role Notes
2009–2013 Tusker Project Fame Herself - Judge Judge (Uganda)

Film edit

Year Movie/Film Role Notes
2008 Kiwani: The Movie Judith Pam's (Flavia Tumusiime) Auntie, Cooperate lonely & victim of online dating scam
2014 Bullion

Singles edit

Some her most popular songs are listed below:[34][35]

  • Woman
  • Omwana
  • 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 edit

  • 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

See also edit

References edit

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  19. ^ Independent, The (13 May 2020). "JULIANA: It is a boy!". The Independent Uganda. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
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