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Justine Nabbosa on music success: It has been the hand of God

Justine has made a career out of inspiring others with her music. She is a mass choir leader/Pastor, who often features in Wilson Bugembe’s music. Her phenomenal single dubbed “Oli Katonda” can’t be excluded from this list.


On Wednesday, Christians across the country took to social media to celebrated her birthday, with Pr Wilson Bugemebe noting that Worship House – Nansana wouldn’t be where it is today if she was not part of the “amazing team.”

She is a lead worshiper, and successful recording artiste in gospel music.  Justine Nabbosa serves as a Pastor at Worship House – Nansana.

Unknown to many, she attained a bachelor’s degree in industrial and organisational psychology and holds a masters in ministry [MA min].

The vocal powerhouse, also president of Next Girl Champion, a program that empowers women in Uganda, came to the public eye when she featured in Wilson’s music recordings.

Although it is the platform that brought her to the limelight, her hit, “Oli Katonda” has since its release in 2016 broken barriers and stretched her garrisons beyond her wildest expectations.

Justine was born and raised by a Christian family in eastern Uganda. Her father being a pastor, Justine grew up teaching Sunday school classes, singing in the choir and leading school fellowships.

To this day, Justine is persuaded the Lord called her to the ministry of Worship.

“I started recording music in 2007 with Pr Wilson Bugembe, not as an independent artiste. I was backing him up in an album, ” Mukama Njagala Kumanya.” This was followed by ‘Kani” which went viral – Ministry to me is God given,” she recently told LTV.

For Justine, worship means being the same person at home, and the same person at Church, in the supermarket and on the stage. It means following the example of Jesus. One might wonder, what really pushed her out of her comfort zone to move deeper into ministry?

“It is God who makes us,” she says, “I cannot make anybody what I am. What I am today, I believe it has been the hand of God over my life. It is God who promotes people.”

Before “Oli Katonda”, Justine says she could not compose any song.

“I could not compose any song. They used to write for me songs. But deep in my heart I would tell God; I need a song. So one day after prayer, I hear that tune. The way you could hum a worship line after prayer – eventually it turned out into a song. I believe it is the grace of God . God loved me so much to give me such a song,” he says.

Recently, the country was left in shock when a notable Muslim female recording artiste, broke out and sung her song before thousands of her fans.

Aside Music, Justine says she loves to hang around with friends. Two of her very siblings are into Christian music. One, Apostle Jonathan(last born) is known for ‘Gwe Wekka’ and the other, Jean Peace (elder sister), known for ‘Waali.’

She says she is greatly inspired by Juanita Bynum, Sinach and Cece Winans.

In her advice to believers on LTV, Justine said: “Be faithful to serve God. You should not pursue fame, money, but God. It is very important to serve God at your home Church, for it is in your faithfulness in the little that God looks to take us far.”

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