Lilian Mbabazi: How I met Mowzey Radio
Lilian Mbabazi and Mowzey Radio shared a course unit at Makerere University.
The two singers, who share two kids together, didn’t date until five years after meeting at university, Mbabazi said in an interview. Their kids are Asante and Izuba.
Mowzey Radio, who died in 2018, was very influential in Lilian Mbabazi’s music journey. Some of her popular songs like 'I'm in Love', 'Vitamin' and 'Wiggle Wiggle’ – were written by Radio.
However, Mbabazi joined the music industry before her late baby daddy. By the time they met at university, she was already a singer.
Who is Lilian Mbabazi?
Born in Nsambya Hospital, Lilian Mbabazi grew up in Wandegeya, a trading hub in Kampala. Her parents who are of Rwandan descent migrated to Uganda in 1959 during the war.
She went to Buganda Road Primary School, and after P.7, she went to Kigali and studied there two years, living with her mother.
Mbabazi started singing at a young age and her mom returned her to Uganda after she escaped and sang at an event that would be shown on TV.
On returning to Kampala, she went to St. Peters S.S.S. Nsambya and completed O-Level from St. Lawrence and joined Kabojja International School for A-Level.
After S.6, she went back to Rwanda and started performing in a band and eventually got a performing job at Hôtel Des Mille Collines, Kigali.
She returned to join Makerere University where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. It was while at university that she met Steve Jean who encouraged her to join Coca-Cola Pop Stars. After the competition, Blu*3 was formed. Her music career kicked off. She left Blu*3 to launch a solo career and she has released some of the most popular songs in Uganda.
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