Lillian Mbabazi

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Lillian Mbabazi
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Born (1984-08-28) 28 August 1984 (age 34)
EducationMakerere University
Alma materMakerere University
OccupationMusician, radio presenter
Musical career
Years active2003–present
LabelsDeuces Entertainment Group
Associated actsCindy Sanyu, Jackie Chandiru

Lillian Mbabazi is a Ugandan recording artist and entertainer.[1] She was a member of Blu*3.[1][2] In 2014, she was one of the featured artists in the second season of "Coke Studio Africa".[3]


Lillian began performing professionally in 2003, after the Coca-Cola Pop Star competitions that led to the formation of Blu*3. She found musical success with the group, winning the Best Artist/Group from Uganda & Best Music Video from Uganda in the 2005 Kisima Music Awards, Video of the Year ("Hitaji") in the 2005 Pearl of Africa Music Awards[4]

She also won Video of the Year ("Burrn") in the 2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards and was nominated for best East African Group in the 2005 at the Kora Awards.[5] She won the Best East African Album (Hitaji) award in the 2005 Tanzania Music Awards and the Best East African Video ("Frisky") in the 2006 at the Channel O Music Video Awards.[6]

In 2010, she was nominated among the Best East African Song (Where you are with Radio & Weasel) in the 2010 Tanzania music awards and in 2009, she was nominated among the Best Group & Best Performer in 2009 at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards.[citation needed]

In 2010 she embarked on a solo career and has had successful songs like "Vitamin" with Weasel of the duo Goodlyfe Crew, "Kawa" and "Danger". Shehas collaborated with Goodlyfe Crew, Navio, AY, P-Unit and Kitoko.[citation needed]

In 2016, Lillian won her first ever accolade at the prestigious HiPipo Music Awards for her Memories duet with A Pass.[7]


Mbabazi started working at 91.3 Capital FM, one of the leading FM radio stations in Uganda, after the departure of their Big Breakfast co-host Karitas Karisimbi back in the 2000s.[8] She, however, left the station to concentrate on her music career right before the disintegration of Blu*3 and was replaced at the station with Jackie Lumbasi. She later joined City Radio[9]

Personal life[edit]

Radio and Lilian Mbabazi

Mbabazi was in a relationship with the late musician Mowzey Radio (25 January 1985–1 February 2018), with whom she had two children.[10] The couple had supposedly been together since their time at Makerere University, before their break up a few months into 2015.[11] After the couple got their first child, they faced a number of issues that eventually lead to the break up.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Edmund Kagire (12 October 2012). "Lillian Mbabazi belts out hits at Uganda Jubilee celebrations". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. ^ Felix Eupal (22 May 2011). "Lillian Mbabazi soldiers on minus Blu3, plus baby". The Observer (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  3. ^ vclZsrcgrL (9 October 2014). "Coke Studio Africa Season 2 launched". Kampala: Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  4. ^ PAM Awards (2005). "PAM Awards: 2005 Winners & Nominees" (Archived from the original on 2 July 2007). Kampala: Pearl of Africa Music Awards. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  5. ^ Kora Awards (2005). "Kora Awards 2005 Nominees" (Archived from the original on 22 February 2019). The KORA All Africa Music Awards. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  6. ^ Biz Community Nigeria (7 August 2006). "Channel O Award Nominees Released". Cape Town: Biz Community Nigeria. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  7. ^ Music In Africa (7 December 2015). "Uganda's HiPipo Awards Unveil Nominees for 2016 Edition". Johannesburg: Music In Africa Magazine. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  8. ^ "In the spotlight: Radio DJ: Lillian Mbabazi". The New Vision. Retrieved 17 August 2007.
  9. ^ "Oh yes radio! Almost slipped my mind… How did Lilian end up in radio?". Ourmusiq. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  10. ^ Raphael Okello (17 August 2007). "In the spotlight: Radio DJ: Lillian Mbabazi". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  11. ^ a b Big Eye Team (25 August 2015). "Mowzey Radio Is The Best Father Ever – Says Lilian Mbabazi". Kampala: Big Eye Uganda. Retrieved 17 June 2019.