Artist: Juliana Kanyomozi
Juliana Kanyomozi, popularly known by the mononym Juliana, is a Ugandan female musician, entertainer and actress.She was born in Uganda on 27 November 1981. She attended Namasagali College in Kamuli District, for her high school education.
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:
Diana (originally released by the late Philly Lutaaya)
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. In 2008, she made her film debut in Henry H. Ssali's "Kiwani:The Movie".
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).
Juliana Kanyomozi is a cousin to King Oyo, the reigning Omukama of Toro, in Western Uganda. Juliana's father and King Oyo's father were biological brothers. She is single. She is the mother of a son, named Keron Kabugo, whose father is Amon Lukwago, a Ugandan businessman. In 2006, she had a temporary romantic relationship with US-based Ugandan boxer Kassim Ouma.
2004 Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) - Best R&B Artists
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")
2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Best R&B Artiste/Group
2008 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Artist of the Year & Best R&B Artiste/Group & Best Female Artist
2008 Kisima Music Awards - Ugandan Song of the Year ("Diana")