Who is Levixone? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, age, music, family, education and early life of Lucas Lubyogo.
Levixone is a Ugandan gospel artist who went against the odds and made it to the top in 2013 with his hit single Nonya omu. Levixone grew up from the streets and he spent most his childhood in a Kampala slum called Kosovo.
He recorded his first single at Fenon records with the help Steve Jean and other producers such as Legend P.
Levixone has recorded other successful singles such as Chikibombe, Jungle, Passport and many more hits. He also runs a charity group called 92 Hands which engages in activities of providing food, education, shelter and skilling of underprivileged children.
Education and early life
Levixone birth name Lucas Lubyogo was born in Nakasongola district in 1992 and he grew up under the care of his mum Winnie Mutamba and his stepdad. Levixone says he came to know the truth about his birth in 2012 from his mum.
Levixone also narrates that the person he called his father was not his biological father and he came across this truth when he was a school-going age. His stepdad used to buy clothes and gifts for his sisters but he would not buy for him.
Levixone’s family shifted from Nakasongola to Kosovo a slum in Kampala suburb and he recollects of being punished more often because of playing in the neighbourhood. His stepdad would utter statements intimidating him that he was not his son.
At the age of nine years, Levixone left his home and headed to the streets and this was because he was told by his sister how his stepdad had vowed to kill him if he came across him.
This was because Levixone had delayed at the well and a previous day had followed a group of church members and got baptized. To avoid corporal beating Levixone just headed to the streets and started living in Kosovo but without returning home.
During his street life, he meant a gentleman called Teffe who always gave him marijuana to sale and he could pay him 100shs daily. He later abandoned this job and headed to the city centre after being told by a friend that he would get a better paying job and this kind of job was selling water in buveera.
On his first day at the job he slid and he poured the water on telling his boss what had happened, his boss just slapped him and told him that he was to work without any pay.
After selling water for a full month without pay, Levixone was advised by his friend to sell water and disappear with the money and that’s what he did.
He returned to Kosovo jobless and homeless. He found an incomplete building where he started living and he started looking for a job again. He was given a job of selling Avocado and honey but it’s during this time that he joined boxing with his peers. The business became unsustainable and he resorted to rubbish collection to be paid.
During all this hustle he had hidden from his family but one day his mum landed on him unaware and asked him to return home but he refused. He could just go stand at distance look at his mom then return to his ghetto life.
Levixone later left hawking and joined goat roasting he, however, had no idea that his boss was stealing the goats. One day his boss was caught stealing a goat and he was beaten and they tied a goat around his neck and they made him move around the community.
The business collapsed and Levixone resorted to punching people and snatching their belongings. Levixone started using drugs to counter coldness in the night and the community turned against him and his peers.
Levixone turned his back against crime when his friend was beaten to death by a mob. He narrates that there was a gathering in Lusaze and Levixone together with his friends went to the event.
But shortly after their arrival a group of South Sudanese came and accused Levixone‘s friend of robbing them. The mob turned against Levixone‘s friend Godie and he was beaten to death.
After burying his friend Levixone stopped stealing and went back to his abandoned building and it’s during this time that he looked for a job and became a pool attendant.
His dream of going back to school came alive after football match where he was hired to take place and he managed to score goals. Among spectators were whites from an organization called Fields of Life. A man called Neil Fox got interested in him and started paying school fees for him.
He joined st. Joseph Mappera primary school. Levixone later joined Grace high school in Gayaza and this school nurtured him more in music.
One day Levixone went to a place called Kiffudu Mengo where pastor Namutebi’s church was. They used to invite musicians to perform and he saw this as an opportunity to dance and get money but the MC refused him to step on stage saying that he had many dancers on the list but he was to allow him to step on the stage if he was going to sing.
Desperately Levixone forged the lyrics and he stepped on stage. After his performance, he was invited by two gentlemen and these were Crystal Fabulous and Tick Tah.
These two gentlemen asked help from him which he did. They wanted someone who could carry timber for them which Levixone did and on reaching their destination they asked him to start staying at their newly opened studio.
This studio exposed him to a lot of artists and music producers such as Mac Elvis, Legend P and many more who could come around and record music. He recorded his first single Usinipite although it was not successful.
One day he was invited to perform and he was noticed by Steve Jean who invited him to record a single at Fenon records in 2010. Steve Jean asked him to reproduce his first single Nonya omu which turned out to be his breakthrough hit after its release.
Fenon also shot the video at a free cost. Since making his first single Levixone has never turned back and is taken to be among the top Ugandan gospel artists.
- Sauti awards, best male artist East Africa, 2018.
- Xtreme awards, best Ugandan artist, 2016
- Maranatha awards, best afro-pop artist, 2019
- Buzz Tenniez awards, best gospel artist of the year, 2017
- VIGA awards, best male artist and best video, 2019
- Xtreme awards, best Ugandan artist, 2017
- VIGA awards, best video, 2017
- Vine awards, the song of the year, artist of the year, 2020
- Chikibombe, 2020
- Turn the replay, 2018
- Samanya, 2017
- Ani, 2019
- More blessings, 2019
- Watching you, 2019
- Hosanna, 2016
- Edobbozi, 2018
- Tompitako, 2015
- Jungle, 2014
- Nonya omu, 2012
- Save a life
- Wedding story
- Mukutu story
- Oh lord
- Tondeka mukutomera
- Kosovo boy album
The Kosovo boy runs a charity organization called 92 – Hands which he runs with his friend charity. Through these organization, they provide shelter, food and skills to the underprivileged children. This organization operates in Kosovo his home area.
Levixone returned a Mercedes Convertible that was gifted to him by another gospel artist known as Lanek. Levixone says Lanek was using this gift to disrespect him and also involve him in unnecessary battles.