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Babirye to launch ‘Yesu Asobola’

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th July 2007 03:00 AM

JUDITH Babirye is more than just your average talented gospel singer in church. She manages to bring intensity and resolve to everything she does.

By Joseph Batte

JUDITH Babirye is more than just your average talented gospel singer in church. She manages to bring intensity and resolve to everything she does.

She wrote praise hits like Wambatira, Omusaayi gwa Yesu and Ekitibwa kyo Mukama. Her praise-and-worship songs have a tendency of communicating expressive buoyancy that touches every one.

She is back with a stronger resolve and is slamming the speakers with her new album titled Yesu Asobola, which was released by Lusyn Enterprises on Market Street, this week.

Babirye will launch the album tomorrow with a VIP show at Didi’s World Auditorium in Kasanga for sh20,000.

The show will feature such celebrated gospel music greats as Pastor Wilson Bugembe, Betty Nakibuuka, Kirwana Mc Africa, Gladys Mirembe Kiyingi, Wasswa Kiyinji, Pastor Robert Senyonga and Betty Muwanguzi.

There will also be a general show at Nakivubo Stadium on Sunday for sh1,000.

Yesu Asobola picks up where her last project, Yesu Bera Nange, left off, in the same praise and worship vein. The new outing is wonderfully accented with praise and worship cuts that are simple and easily accessed by anyone.

Her lead track, Yesu Asobola, gives listeners hope that in times of trouble, there is only one person to turn to — Jesus Christ. She tackles new ground by singing in flawless Kiswahili in Yesu Ni Mwema, while cementing her trademark sound — reggae flavour, simple words and easy-to-follow vocal harmonies

Last year, the intensity of her hit song, Yesu beera nange, was so overwhelming; it catapulted her into instant hit territory both on the gospel and mainstream market. It was everywhere — on radio, on the streets and could also be heard in taxis.

In 2006, it was arguably an award-winning effort that put her in line for the prestigious Pearl of Africa Music award. Yesu Beera Nange won the Best Gospel Single category, but for reasons best known to herself, she changed her mind at the last minute and ‘resolved’ not to turn up at Lugogo Cricket Oval and pick it!

She was at it again recently. She was nominated for the inaugural Viga Awards, but again gave them a cold shoulder.

However, on the gospel music front, nothing has changed for Babirye. She still remains at the top of her game.

Babirye to launch ‘Yesu Asobola’

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