By Aaron Sseruyigo
Justine Nabbosa, a renowned gospel artiste, lead worshiper and co -pastor at the Worship House – Nansana, on Saturday introduced her fiancé, Jonathan, to family and friends.
A lawyer by profession, Jonathan was unknown to many until Saturday when the ‘Oli Katonda’ hit singer decided to make her long-time relationship official and public – ahead of their wedding.
This introduction ceremony undoubtedly clears the air in regard to former tabloid speculations that Justine was allegedly dating one influential musician and Pastor.
Justine is one of nine children born to James and Tappi Kiyingi in Kamuli, Eastern Uganda. She is a graduate of Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Makerere University with several awards in the ministry.
The vocal dynamo is also president of Next Girl Champion, an annual conference that empowers girls and women in Uganda. Many in the gospel music circles first knew her as a back-up voice in Wilson Bugembe’s music – who she met in 2002 during her Senior Four long holiday at his first concert.
Although it remains the podium that brought her to the limelight, media reports show that her first album featuring ‘Oli Katonda’ since its release in 2016, broken barriers and performed beyond her expectations.
“Backing him made my voice popular and came with so many favours of recording for free so by the time I chose to go solo,” Nabbosa recently spoke to media, “the industry was ready and willing to take on my music.”
Featuring in Bugembe’s music made her voice popular and the audience started demanding for solo music but Nabbosa was not about to take on a solo career. Three years ago, she emerged out of the comfort zone and started singing compositions by different people starting her solo music journey.
“I started singing with pastor Bugembe on his third album of ‘Kani’ and God used me miraculously to touch lives of many people,” she said. On April 24, 2017, Nabbosa held her maiden solo concert and has since travelled the world ministering thorough music.