Juliana Kanyomozi

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Juliana Kanyomozi
Born (1982-11-27) November 27, 1982 (age 33)[1]
Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Mutooro
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 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]

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.[10] More recently, she has collaborated with Nigerian entertainer Flavour.[11]


In DECEMBER 2015, She won a lifetime achievement award in Diva awards Afrika In June 2015, She was appointed by UN WOMEN as the ambassador in uganda In 2011, She was nominated in Nigeria Entertainment Awards in the category of the best Pan AFRICAN Artist

Personal life[edit]

Kanyomozi had a son, Keron Raphael Kabugo, who died in late July 2014.[12] Her son was asthmatic, but the cause of death was not published.[13]

In 2006, Kanyomozi had a temporary romantic relationship with United States-based Ugandan boxer Kassim Ouma.[14]

In 2013, Big Eye Magazine rated Kanyomozi one of the most beautiful Ugandan women of all-time.[15]

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[16]
Best Female Artist[17] Nominated
Best Artist on Social Media Nominated[17]
Best Female Afromix Song[17] Nominated
2013 Warid Women of Substance Entertainment Award Won[18]
HiPipo Music Awards Best Female Artist Nominated[19]
Best Artist on Social Media Nominated[19]
Best Zouk Song Nominated[19]
Best RnB Song Nominated[19]
2012 Kora Awards Best Female Artist East Africa "I Am Ugandan" Won[18]
Super Talent Awards, Uganda Most Gifted Artist Won[18]
BEFFTA Awards, UK Best International Afrobeats Act Won[18]
HiPipo Charts Best Afro Beat Act – "Sanyu Lyange" Won[20]
Best Video Act – "Sanyu Lyange" Won[21]
Specially Appreciated Hipipo Charts Female Artist Won[22]
Kisima Awards Best East African Collaboration – "Mpita Njia" Nominated
[citation needed]
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[18][23]
Kisima Music Awards Ugandan Song of the Year; (a) Afrobeat Song – "Diana"; Best Collaboration – Usiende Mbali Nominated
[citation needed]
2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards Best R&B Artiste/Group Won[18]
2007 Teenz Awards Female Artist – "Kibaluma" Nominated
[citation needed]
2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards best rnb artist/group Won[18]
2006 Tanzania Music Awards best Ugandan song ("mama mbire") Won[18]
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[18][24]
2005 Kora Awards Best East African Song – "All I Wanna Do Nominated
[citation needed]
2004 Pearl of Africa Music Awards Best R&B Artists Won[18][25]

Won[edit]

[18]

  • 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[26]. She was also a judge on East Africa's leading singing competition, Tusker Project Fame from 2009 to 2013[27]. She was also one of the selected African musicians to represent in Coke Studio Africa[28].

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 Pam's (Flavia Tumusiime) Auntie Cooperate lonely lady, 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". New Vision. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Mwijuke, Gilbert (6 November 2008). "Juliana's Winding Music Journey". New Vision. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ Kasujja, Carol (22 July 2014). "Juliana Kanyomozi's son's burial for Friday". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  13. ^ Vision Reporters (20 July 2014). "'Sleep Well My Son, Till We Meet Again'". New Vision. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  14. ^ Sserugo, Frank (19 August 2008). "'The Dream' Ouma Weds Jalia on Saturday". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  15. ^ Abeka, Moses (24 June 2013). "Princess Bagaaya tops Most Beautiful Ugandan of-all-time list". Kampala: Big Eye Magazine. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  16. ^ HiPipo Music Awards Winners 2014
  17. ^ a b c HiPipo Music Awards 2014
  18. ^ 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. 
  19. ^ a b c d HiPipo Music Awards 2013
  20. ^ HiPipo Charts Festival
  21. ^ HiPipo Charts Festival
  22. ^ HiPipo Charts Festival
  23. ^ Mwijuke, Gilbert (2 November 2008). "Juliana First Female Artiste of The Year". New Vision. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  24. ^ PAMA, . (2005). "2005 Pearl of Arica Music Awards Winners". PAM Awards Archives. Archived from the original on 2 July 2007. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  25. ^ 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. 
  26. ^ "Uganda: Kiwani, the Movie - a Fair Film for a First Attempt". All Africa. Retrieved 26 April 2008. 
  27. ^ "Juliana Kanyomozi the Tusker Project Fame Judge.". Hipipo. 
  28. ^ "Juliana Kanyomozi Wins Big At Coke Studio with Ololufe/Haturudi". Howwe. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 

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