Artist: Mariam Ndagire
Ndagire Mariam was born and bred in the middle of Kampala city to Sarah Nabbutto and Prince Kizito Ssegamwenge both deceased. "I was raised by a single mother, who brought me up as a God-fearing, respectful and loving lady. As a child I loved miming and singing along popular tunes from the radio in front of my family".
Ndagire went through Buganda Road Primary School, Kampala High School and Nabingo College. While studying Marketing at Makerere University Business School Nakawa, she could not escape the allure of performing arts and enrolled to concurrently study her dream arts at Makerere University school of Music Dance and Drama.
Ndagire launched her acting career while still a student at Kampala High School with the Black Pearls at the then Riverside Theatre. She has since earned her stripes in the Ugandan entertainment industry. She is a woman whose creative brilliance has given birth to several well known Ugandan songs as well as iconic plays. She is described as one of the best multi-talented Ugandan entertainers today. Others term her as one of Uganda's most progressive contemporary female artist.
The stunning and sexy Mariam Ndagire is one of the leading female musicians on the Ugandan musical scene with songs like; Mulongo Wange, Bamugamba, Nkwagala, Abakazi Twalaba, Mwana Wange, Bakikakase, Nkusibiddawo, Maama, Byonna Twaala, Majangwa and many more under her belt. With ten albums already to her name, her rawness, her honesty and her vulnerability about love, relationships, abused love and trust as well as her original, straight from the heart songs, have endeared her to her fans.
The single mother of one son Trevor, says her role models are her late mother and Auntie Hajat Nuru Bongole. She loves traveling but has little time to do so. While not on set shooting, she would be preparing a script, directing and or singing at a wedding or corporate function. Her little free time is saved to be a mother for Trevor like helping with homework.
"If I were to choose between acting, writing and singing I would choose writing. I love writing and of late I have taken this aspect seriously. I am a full member of FEMRITE, an association for female writers in Uganda." The mellow-voiced Ndagire is also the lead vocalist and director of Trends Band, a popular band in Kampala today. In Ndagire, Uganda boasts of a multi-faced artist who is a singer, actress, playwright, film director and producer.