Juliana Kanyomozi

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Juliana Kanyomozi
Born (1982-11-27) November 27, 1982 (age 34)[1]
Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Occupation Musician, actress, entertainer
Notable credit(s) Tusker Project Fame,[2] Kiwani[3]
Relatives Laura Kahunde (sister)
Musical career
Genres
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts Iryn Namubiru, Flavia Tumusiime

Juliana Kanyomozi, popularly known by the mononym Juliana, is a multiple award winning Ugandan pop musician, actress, and entertainer.[4]

Background and education[edit]

Kanyomozi is a first cousin to Rukidi IV of Toro.[5] Her father was a drummer and her grandmother was a vocalist.[6] She attended 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 (PAM 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] More 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]

Personal life[edit]

Kanyomozi had a son, Keron Raphael Kabugo, who died in late July 2014.[15] Her son was asthmatic, but the cause of death was not published.[16]

In 2006, Kanyomozi had a temporary romantic relationship with United States-based Ugandan boxer Kassim Ouma.[17]

In 2013, Big Eye Magazine rated Kanyomozi one of the most beautiful Ugandan women of all-time.[18]

Discography[edit]

Some of Kanyomozi's most popular songs include the following:

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2014 ASFA Best Dressed Female Celebrity Won
Airtel Women of Substance Award Music Category Won
HiPipo Music Awards Best Female Afro-Beat Song – Eddiba Won[19]
Best Female Artist[20] Nominated
Best Artist on Social Media Nominated[20]
Best Female Afromix Song[20] Nominated
2013 Warid Women of Substance Entertainment Award Won[21]
HiPipo Music Awards Best Female Artist Nominated[22]
Best Artist on Social Media Nominated[22]
Best Zouk Song Nominated[22]
Best RnB Song Nominated[22]
2012 Kora Awards Best Female Artist East Africa "I Am Ugandan" Won[21]
Super Talent Awards, Uganda Most Gifted Artist Won[21]
BEFFTA Awards, UK Best International Afrobeats Act Won[21]
HiPipo Charts Best Afro Beat Act – "Sanyu Lyange" Won[23]
Best Video Act – "Sanyu Lyange" Won[24]
Specially Appreciated Hipipo Charts Female Artist Won[25]
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
RnB 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/RnB 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 RnB 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[21][26]
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[21]
2007 Teenz Awards Female Artist – "Kibaluma" Nominated
2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards best rnb artist/group Won[21]
2006 Tanzania Music Awards best Ugandan song ("mama mbire") Won[21]
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[21][27]
2005 Kora Awards Best East African Song – "All I Wanna Do Nominated
2004 Pearl of Africa Music Awards Best R&B Artists Won[21][28]

Won[edit]

[21]

  • 2010 Tanzania music awards – Best East African Song – "Haturudi Nyuma" with Kidum
  • 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"
  • 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/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 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.[29] She was also a judge on East Africa's leading singing competition, Tusker Project Fame from 2009 to 2013.[30] She was also one of the selected African musicians to represent in Coke Studio Africa.[31]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kora Awards (7 March 2016). "Biography of Juliana Kanyomozi". Koraawards.com. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Juliana Kanyomozi". IMDB. 
  3. ^ "Kiwani". IMDb. 
  4. ^ Okoth, Brian (13 August 2015). "Ugandan singer Juliana Kanyomozi reveals secret behind her beauty". Nairobi: Citizen TV Kenya. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Nankya, Connie (20 March 2011). "Princess Juliana Kanyomozi of the golden voice". Daily Monitor Mobile. Kampala. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Muiruri, Peter (21 December 2013). "Unveiling a musical princess: Juliana Kanyomozi". The Standard (Kenya). Nairobi. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  7. ^ Bita, George (12 October 2009). "Namasagali College Takes A Plunge". New Vision. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Jude Katende, and Gilbert Mwijuke (2 November 2008). "Juliana Is Uganda's 2008 Musician". New Vision. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Nassar, Nigel (27 March 2008). "Juliana Takes to the Silver Screen". Kampala: New Vision. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Serugo, Moses (April 2008). "Bad policeman turned good". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  11. ^ Mwijuke, Gilbert (6 November 2008). "Juliana's Winding Music Journey". New Vision. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  12. ^ Issa, Ayiswa (26 November 2015). "Singer Juliana Kanyomozi is in good spirits after Coke Studio experience with Nigeria's Flavour". Kampala: Ofuganda.co.ug. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  13. ^ News Team (19 June 2011). "Ugandan Diva Juliana Nominated For Nigeria Awards". Boston, MA, USA: Ugandan Diaspora News. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  14. ^ Alinda, Alex (15 September 2015). "Juliana Receives Special Recognition At Diva Awards Afrika 2015". Kampala: Chimpreports.com. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  15. ^ Kasujja, Carol (22 July 2014). "Juliana Kanyomozi's son's burial for Friday". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  16. ^ Vision Reporters (20 July 2014). "'Sleep Well My Son, Till We Meet Again'". New Vision. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  17. ^ Sserugo, Frank (19 August 2008). "'The Dream' Ouma Weds Jalia on Saturday". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  18. ^ Abeka, Moses (24 June 2013). "Princess Bagaaya tops Most Beautiful Ugandan of-all-time list". Kampala: Big Eye Magazine. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  19. ^ HiPipo Music Awards Winners 2014
  20. ^ a b c HiPipo Music Awards 2014
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Monday Times, . (February 2014). "Juliana Kanyomozi on Her Career And Life". MondayTimes.Co.Ug. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  22. ^ a b c d HiPipo Music Awards 2013
  23. ^ HiPipo Charts Festival
  24. ^ HiPipo Charts Festival
  25. ^ HiPipo Charts Festival
  26. ^ Mwijuke, Gilbert (2 November 2008). "Juliana First Female Artiste of The Year". New Vision. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  27. ^ PAMA, . (2005). "2005 Pearl of Arica Music Awards Winners". PAM Awards Archives. Archived from the original on 2 July 2007. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  28. ^ PAMA, . (8 October 2004). "2004 Pearl of Arica Music Awards Winners". PAM Awards Archives. Archived from the original on 4 February 2005. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  29. ^ "Uganda: Kiwani, the Movie - a Fair Film for a First Attempt". All Africa. Retrieved 26 April 2008. 
  30. ^ "Juliana Kanyomozi the Tusker Project Fame Judge.". Hipipo. 
  31. ^ Mukama, Gee (October 2015). "Juliana Kanyomozi Wins Big At Coke Studio with Ololufe/Haturudi". Howwe.biz. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 

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