Why Juliana Kanyomozi hasn’t held a concert in 8 years

Singer Juliana Kanyomozi has said that she wasn’t deliberately refusing to hold concerts for the past eight years.

Juliana Kanyomozi

“It has not been intentional. It's been life and... it's life that has sometimes taken me away from the industry… It's not been deliberate that I wake up and decide not to hold a show,” the ‘Mundeke’ singer said in an interview with Extra Digest.

One of the challenges she mentioned was the passing of her son Keron Raphael Kabugo in 2014.

"What I want my fans to know… the reason has not been deliberate. I have been dealing with other things in life that sometimes take me away from what I love,” she said.

Her last concert was held at the Kampala Serena Hotel which is also going to host her forthcoming show slated for Friday, August 19.

"I love it,” the 41-year-old RnB singer said when asked why she’s going back to Serena.

“I like the vibe at Serena. And it's the audience I want to sing for on this particular concert,” she went on.

“Other concerts targeting other groups of people are on the way. In fact, we are in talks with other promoters. So, Serena is just the beginning. I will do more all over the country.”

The ‘Zaabu’ singer’s show is dubbed ‘Boundless’ and she said that she named it that because "it's how I feel right now, given the growth that I have had both in the music industry and my personal life. I feel like I'm boundless.”

Swangz Avenue is promoting the show.

Asked to comment on why musicians hold concerts, Kanyomozi, said: "To get in touch with your fans, to get close to them and share that musical moment with them. It's supposed to be an experience. That's how I understand it. So, for me it's my way of telling them i've been missing you.``

She is one of the musicians that are rarely seen performing at shows organised by other singers. She said she rarely attends because she’s rarely invited.

“You have to ask me. You have to invite me if you want me to help," Kanyomozi said.

One of the lucky musicians she’s supported is Irene Namatovu while performing at Club Obligato some years ago.

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