Juliana Kanyomozi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Juliana Kanyomozi
Juliana Kanyomozi.jpg
Juliana Kanyomozi
Born (1980-11-27) 27 November 1980 (age 33)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Mutooro
Citizenship Uganda
Education General Education
Namasagali College, Namasagali, Uganda
Occupation Musician, Actress, Entertainer
Years active 1998 — present
Known for Music
Home town Fort Portal
Relatives Laura Kahunde (sister)

Juliana Kanyomozi, popularly known by the mononym Juliana, is a Ugandan female musician, actress, and entertainer. She was born in Uganda on 27 November 1980. She attended Namasagali College in Kamuli District, for her high school education.[1]

Performing career[edit]

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.[2] In 2008, she made her film debut in Henry H. Ssali's "Kiwani:The Movie".[3] 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).

In March 2014 she signed with international Cosmetics Company Oriflame to be one of their East African brand ambassadors together with Lady JayDee (Tanzania) and Jamila Mbugua (Kenya).


  • 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 (DRC)
  • Webale with many Ugandan female musicians

Personal life[edit]

Juliana Kanyomozi is a cousin to King Oyo, the reigning Omukama of Toro, in Western Uganda and sister to actress Laura Kahunde. Juliana's father and King Oyo's father were biological brothers. She is single. She was the mother of a son, named Keron Kabugo who passed away on 20th July 2014. The father was her one time boyfriend [Amon Lukwago]], a Ugandan businessman. In 2006, she had a temporary romantic relationship with US-based Ugandan boxer Kassim Ouma.[4]



  • 2004 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Best R&B Artists [5]
  • 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 ("Nabikowa") [6]
  • 2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - best rnb artist/group
  • 2006 Tanzania Music Awards - best Ugandan song ("mama mbire")
  • 2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Best R&B Artiste/Group [7]
  • 2008 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Artist of the Year & Best R&B Artiste/Group & Best Female Artist [8]
  • 2010 Tanzania music awards - Best East African Song ("Haturudi Nyuma" with Kidum)[9]
  • 2010 Diva awards Uganda - best RNB artist-"kantambule naawe"
  • 2011 East African music awards - best female artist-"alive again"
  • 2011 diva music awards Uganda - afrobeat diva-"sanyu lyange"
  • 2012 S.A Hipipo Charts Female Artist
  • 2012 Best Hipipo Charts video Act (Sanyu lyange)
  • 2012 Best Hipipo Charts Afro-Beat (Sanyu lyange)
  • 2012 Best International afrobeats act at BEFFTA Awards (U.K)
  • 2012 Most Gifted artist- Super talent awards Uganda
  • 2012 Best Female Artist EastAfrica- Kora Awards { I am Ugandan}
  • 2013 Warid Women of substance- entertainment award
  • 2014 Hipipo Afro-beat song (eddiba)
  • 2014 Airtel Women of substance Award- Music Category


  • 2005 Kora Awards - best East African song - "all i wanna do ft klear kut
  • 2007 teenz awards - female artist-"kibaluma"
  • 2008 Kisima Music Awards - Ugandan Song of the Year,afrobeat song("Diana") best collabo usiende mbali [10]
  • 2009 African music awards - best female act, east African act
  • 2010 Africa music awards- pan African artist "haturudi nyuma"
  • 2010 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - female artist ("kantambule nawe")
  • 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/rnb 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, RnB diva "alive again, sanyu lyange,omutima and libbe'esanyu"
  • 2012 Kisima Awards- best EastAfrican collaboration 'Mpita Njia"
  • 2013 HiPipo Music Awards Best RnB song,Zouk act, Artist on social media and female act
  • 2014 ( Hipipo music awards) Best Afro-mix song, Artist on social media, female Artist.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]