Raising children as a single parent has never been an easy task, but since Mowzey Radio, the father of her children, went away, this is the reality for the artist Lilian Mbabazi.
In an effort to encourage and support her, fellow singer Desire Luzinda prepared a letter for her, which moved many of her admirers to tears.
She stated, “As a mother, I understand the suffering Lillian is experiencing. Raising a child is not easy, but raising a child by oneself must be far more difficult than expected. As your children mature, they will inquire about their father and so many other things for which you will have no answers, but I pray that you remain strong. As you attempt to raise kids, I pray that God provides you with ample opportunities to never feel empty. You will succeed!’
We hope Lilian finds the strength to instill a strong character in her children.
Lillian Mbabazi Bio
Lillian Mbabazi is a music artist and performer of Rwandan and Ugandan descent. She was born to Rwandan parents in Uganda. A Ugandan publicist at Bryan Morel Publications states that Lilian’s musical style is neo-soul with R&B Band influences. She was a Blu*3 member. She was a featured artist on the second season of “Coke Studio Africa” in 2014.
After the Coca-Cola Pop Star competitions that led to the foundation of Blu*3 in 2003, Mbabazi began performing professionally. She won Best Artist/Group from Uganda and Best Music Video from Uganda at the 2005 Kisima Music Awards, as well as Video of the Year (“Hitaji”) at the 2005 Pearl of Africa Music Awards.
She was nominated for best East African Group at the Kora Awards in 2005.
She received the 2005 Tanzania Music Awards for Best East African Album (Hitaji) and the 2006 Channel O Music Video Awards for Best East African Video (“Frisky”).
In 2009, she was nominated for Best Group and Best Performer at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards. In 2010, she was nominated for Best East African Song (Where you are with Radio & Weasel) at the Tanzania music awards.
She began a solo career in 2010 and has had success with songs such as “Vitamin” with Weasel from the group Goodlyfe Crew, “Kawa,” and “Danger.” She has worked with the groups Goodlyfe Crew, Navio, AY, P-Unit, and Kitoko.
In 2016, Mbabazi got her first award at the renowned HiPipo Music Awards for her collaboration with A Pass on the song Memories.
In the early 2000s, following the departure of their Big Breakfast co-host Karitas Karisimbi, Radio Mbabazi began working at 91.3 Capital FM, one of the biggest FM radio stations in Uganda.
She left the station to focus on her singing career just prior to the dissolution of Blu*3, and Jackie Lumbasi replaced her at the station. Later, she joined City Radio
Mbabazi had two children with the late musician Mowzey Radio (25 January 1985 – 1 February 2018) with whom she was in a relationship (Asante Manzi and Izuba).
The couple was rumored to have been dating since their days at Makerere University till their separation in early 2015.
After the birth of their first child, the couple encountered a number of problems that ultimately led to their separation.