JUDITH BABIRYE – In her Music, there’s no Stone unturned.

By E K Benj @kivumbi

Senior Citizen Judith Babirye is a Ugandan gospel musician and politician.

She is also pastor at one time serving at New Life Deliverance Church”, in Makindye Division, in the southeastern part of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city.

Babirye was born in Nyenga, Buikwe District, to Mr and Mrs Mukooza, on 23 September 1977. She attended Nalinya Lwantale Primary School in Luweero District. She studied at Ndejje Senior School for her O-Level education and at Iganga Secondary School for her A-Level studies, graduating with a High School Diploma in 1998.

She was admitted to Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest and largest public university, where she graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism degree.

Music

When she was in Senior Two at Ndejje Secondary School, Babirye won the music composition festivals in which they were tasked to compose the school anthem. At Iganga, she also composed the school anthem sparking off her musical career.

Her debut song, “Beera Nange”, won the best gospel single in the 2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards. She has had hits like “Wambatira”, “Omusaayi gwa Yesu”, “Ekitibwa kyo Mukama” and “Maama”.

Personal life

Babirye was married to Niiwo with whom they have a daughter. However, in January 2017, she filed for divorce. She later married Paul Musoke Sebulime, on 28 July 2018, in a traditional ceremony.

Discography

Songs

• • Ampisizaawo

• Golokoka

• Wanonda

• Maama

• Wambatira

• Wanonda

• Beera Nange

• Eno Mbaga

Albums

• • Beera Nange, 2006

• Yesu Asobola, 2007

• Nzijukira, 2008

• Wanjagala, 2011

Awards and recognition

• • Best gospel single, “Beera nange”, in the 2006 Pearl of African Music Awards.

• Album of the year in Victoria Gospel Music Awards (VIGA),2007.[13]

Family

In 2005, Judith Babirye was married to Samuel Niwo and became the parents of one daughter circa 2006. They separated in 2009. In January 2017, Babirye filed for divorce.

In 2018 she married Paul Musoke Ssebulime, at that time the MP representing Buikwe North Constituency. It was the second marriage for each of them.

Her new marriage also shuttered making her leave the country to Canada where she is currently.

Babirye recently returned to news when she released a video on social media apologising to the world for the mistakes she has made in her life.

She remains the most powerful gospel musician of all time in Uganda with her deeper worship music lived by believers and non believers.

Judith Babirye Music https://youtu.be/AmwFvDqi9I0

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