Ndawula of Buganda

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Ssekabaka Ndawula Nsobya
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign 1724 - 1734
Predecessor Tebandeke of Buganda
Successor Kagulu of Buganda
Spouse 1. Lady Nabisubi
2. Lady Naggujja
3. Lady Nakikulwe
4. Lady Nakidde Luyiga
5. Lady Nakyomubi
6. Lady Nampanga
7. Lady Nazzaluno
Father Juuko of Buganda
Mother Namasole Nandawula Kabengano
Born Uganda
Died 1734
Burial Musaba, Busiro

Ndawula Nsobya was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda between 1724 and 1734. He was the nineteenth (19th) Kabaka of Buganda.

Claim to the throne[edit]

He was the fifth (5th) son of Kabaka Juuko Mulwaana, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1680 and 1690. His mother was Nandawula Kabengano of the Nsenene clan, the fifth (5th) of his father's six (6) wives. He ascended to the throne upon the death of his cousin. He established his capital at Lubaga.[1]

Married life[edit]

He is reported to have married seven (7) wives:

  • Nabisubi, daughter of Namenyeka of the Mamba clan
  • Naggujja, daughter of Mukalo, of the Njovu clan
  • Nakikulwe Namirembe, daughter of Kayindi
  • Nakidde Luyiga, daughter of Segiriinya, of the Ngo clan
  • Nakyomubi, daughter of Gabunga, of the Mamba clan.
  • Nampanga, daughter of Gunju, of the Butiko clan
  • Nazzaluno, daughter of Walusimbi, of the Ffumbe clan


Kabaka Ndawula is reported to have fathered ten (10) children; eight (8) sons and two (2) daughters:

  • Kabaka Kagulu Tebukywereke Ntambi, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1734 and 1744, whose mother was Naggujja
  • Prince (Omulangira) Musanje Golooba, whose mother was Nakidde Luyiga.
    • Prince Musanje Golooba married three wives: (a) Bawuna, daughter of Magunda, of the Ffumbe clan (b) Nabulya Naluggwa, daughter of Lutalo, of the Ndiga clan and (c) Namirembe, daughter of Sematengo, of the Ndiga clan. He fathered four (4) sons: (a) Kabaka Mwanga I Sebanakitta, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1740 and 1741, whose mother was Nabulya Naluggwa (b) Kabaka Namuggala Kagali, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1741 and 1750, whose mother was Nabulya Naluggwa (c) Kabaka Kyabaggu Kabinuli, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1750 to 1780, whose mother was Nabulya Naluggwa and (d) Prince (Omulangira) Kayondo, whose mother was Namirembe. Prince Musanje Golooba was executed on the orders of his half-brother Kabaka Kagulu Tebukywereke for the murder of Prince (Omulangira) Luyenje.
  • Kabaka Mawanda Sebanakitta, Kabaka of Buganda, who ruled between 1738 and 1740, whose mother was Nakidde Luyiga
  • Kabaka Kikulwe Mawuba, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1736 and 1738, whose mother was Nakikulwe
  • Prince (Omulangira) Segaamwenge
  • Prince (Omulangira) Luyenje. He was killed by his half-brother, Prince Musanje.
  • Prince (Omulangira) Ndege, whose mother was Nakidde Luyiga
  • Prince (Omulangira) Bezzaluno, whose mother was Nazzaluno
  • Princess (Omumbejja) Ndege, Nassolo.
  • Princess (Omumbejja) Kyomubi, whose mother was Nakyomubi

The final years[edit]

Kabaka Ndawula died of old age around 1734, at the Kasajjakaliwano Palace, at Lubaga. He is buried at Musaba, Busiro.[2]

Succession table[edit]

Preceded by
Tebandeke Mujambula
King of Buganda
Succeeded by
Kagulu Tebukywereke

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The History And Life of Kabaka Ndawula". Royalark.net. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kabaka Ndawula Is Buried At Musaba, Busiro". Buganda.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

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