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When Jowy Landa turned down John Blaq's offer during a phone call

Jowy Landa did the cover of John Blaq's Obubadi cover when she was in S.6.

Jowy Landa and John Blaq

Obubadi, which was produced by T.O.N, is one Blaq's most popular songs.

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So, when he saw the cover, he was happy and shared it on social media and it went viral.

He also picked up his phone and rang Landa.

"That was one of my best days ever," she said while appearing on Galaxy TV.

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During the call, Blaq, who had called her to appreciate her, also offered to write for her a song but she declined saying she wasn't ready to sing as she was still in school.

Meanwhile, the cover put Jowy Landa in the face of music managers and she shortly got a manager.

The songstress, whose real name is Joanita Namugerwa, was about 17 when she got her first manager in 2019.

She was still at Zana Mixed Secondary School where she also studied music.

Landa, who lost her father when she was about five years old, started to back up singers during studio sessions when she was in high school.

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In her free time, she would also do covers and post them on YouTube. She took music lessons in school, so it helped a bit.

Pallaso is among those who saw the Obubadi cover and he sent her a message on Instagram and they met at her mother's house in Ndejje.

Pallaso was then affiliated to a record label called Bango Entertainment owned by a loaded chap called Don Max. She went through auditions and they took her on and started introducing her to deejays and TV hosts ahead of recording her first song.

She left Bango Management after Pallaso fell out with the owner and he also got signed by Kama Ivan. This left her with no other option but to go back to her mother's house.

She had only one hit song titled African Girl and most of the songs she had recorded hadn't been released and she wasn't getting good gigs.

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While at home, she started talking to different music managers, including Paul Owor who made empty promises until Francis Kamoga, who at the time was also managing Fresh Kid and they resumed recording music.

Unfortunately, none of the songs they recorded became hits and she would soon be sold to Sure Events for about 15 million as a replacement for Nina Roz.

She left Sure after they stopped paying her rent and they're not progressing musically. That's when she started talking to DJ Roja who also couldn't work with her immediately because the contract she had signed under Sure couldn't release her and they refused to terminate it.

Jowy Landa is now under manager of Jeff Kiwanuka and DJ Roja.

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