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Juggling music and motherhood

By Cissy Apiso

Added 16th May 2019 06:58 PM

Luzinda says being a mother is a rewarding experience in many ways. It also breeds unintended consequences in different aspects of life.

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Winnie Nwagi. Photo/File

Luzinda says being a mother is a rewarding experience in many ways. It also breeds unintended consequences in different aspects of life.

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KAMPALA - Forget about the old fashioned perception that once a musician becomes a mother her career goes to waste. A number of musicians have become mothers and have continued to hold their flags high despite all the difficulties and demands that come with the job.

The New Vision talked to some of the great women who have beaten all odds to be exemplary mothers and great musicians in the country.

Winnie Nwagi

Winnie Nakanwagi aka Winnie Nwagi, a Ugandan artiste and a single mother of one has produced several hits like Musawo, Detergent, Kano koze, Musawo, Magic, and Matala. However, this has not affected the relationship with her daughter.

She speaks of being motherhood with love that not even her career can come between her and her child.

“Motherhood has made me a strong and independent woman. It has taught me to trust myself because I am a single mother and I have to care for my daughter using my career,” said Nwagi.

She added that at the end of the day, she has to provide for my daughter.

Desire Luzinda

She is a Ugandan musician and the mother of a daughter. She is known for her songs like Equation, Anything for you, and Nyumirwa nyo, among others.

Luzinda says being a mother is a rewarding experience in many ways. It also breeds unintended consequences in different aspects of life.

“As far as my career is concerned, motherhood has shaped me over the years. It has molded me in many ways and I have toned down on so many things. The older my daughter, Mitchelle Kaddu gets, the more I assess my walk of life. This involves what to get rid of and what to put more emphasis on.”

“Still as far as my career is concerned, at the moment I have had to put my public performances on hold to focus on Kaddu's establishment in what I am certain is the best school for her. I am proud of it and I do not regret anything. Every decision I make today is dependent on my daughter's wellbeing.”

 
Halima Namakula

Namakula is a Ugandan musician and actor, she is a great mother that some of her children have followed her footsteps and became musicians. She is the mother of Racheal Kiwanuka aka Racheal K, a Ugandan musician.

She says growing up with a single parent who struggled to make ends meet with 12 children was one of the turning points in life. She added that she has strived and given her children a good life.

“I also learnt that no one says that I can't do it all and that is why people consider me a Woman with many hands.”

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