Lydia Jazmine has been linked to several city men
Who is Lydia Jazmine?

Who is Lydia Jazmine? Flash Uganda Media looks at her biography, early life, Age, music, songs, education and background of Nabawanuka Lydia.

Lydia Jazmine is a Ugandan female recording artist who joined the music industry in 2014 and 2015-2016 was voted the breakthrough artist of the year in Ugandan music awards. 

The Songbird was first signed by producer Bushington but she is currently signed and managed by Ronnie Mulindwa formerly of Obsessions. 

Jazmine has not been a disappointment and is among the few female Ugandan recording artists that have rocked Uganda’s radio and TV stations with beautiful and sensational love melodies like Same Way. 

Today we have decided to look at Lydia Jazmine’s early life and background.

Education and Background

Nabawanuka Lydia alias Lydia Jazmine was born on the 27th of July 1991 to the family of Kasugi William and Nakanwangi Scolastica in Mukono district 20 km to Uganda’s capital Kampala. 

In 1995 Lydia Jazmine parents divorced and she was forced to relocate to Jinja where she lived with her aunt until she was done with her primary school level. 

After her primary Lydia returned to Kampala in Kyebando Kisasilo zone a Kampala suburb where her mother was staying. Jasmine says growing up wasn’t an easy job because she had to be brought by a single mother who had other four children.

Nabawanuka alias Lydia Jazmine started her education journey from Victoria Nile in Jinja district she then transferred to St Mary’s School Namaliga, in Kimenyende sub-county Mukono district. 

After her primary Jazmine joined City Land college Matugga for her O level before joining Margaret Secondary School where she finished her A level from. 

Jazmine joined Multitech business school where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management and she also certified as a peer educator.

Lydia Jazmine was listed by MTV
Lydia Jazmine was listed by MTV in the 50 African artists to watch out in 2017. Photo/Chano8

Lydia Jazmine – Music career 

The talented Songbird started singing in her high school when she joined the school choir. Later Lydia Jazmine joined Watoto church choir and Passover harvest centre. In her form, six vacations joined a band called Gentnum where she specialized in doing cover songs. 

During this time Jazmine did various tours with artists like Coco finger and Fidempa from Kenya. She also partnered with a guitarist Harry Lwanga to form an acoustic group and they started doing acoustic cover songs as a way of raising her tuition. 

According to Lydia Jazmine while performing to one of her acoustic gigs in 2013 she got a chance to meet Mowzey Radio and Weasel and producer Bushington who was their producer at the time. 

Bushington later contacted her and hired her as an official back up artist of the Ugandan duo Radio and Weasel. Her voice featured in songs like Breathe away which was produced by Michael’s fingers, Ntunga Ntunga which was produced by Nessim, Can’t let you go. 

Lydia Jazmine has also backed artists like Pallaso, Sheeba Kalungi, Bebe Cool and many more.

In 2014 the beautiful Jazmine released her first single titled you know which was a duet with a Ugandan artist Rabadaba. This was her first single under Necta Music of Bushington who had just signed her under the management.

In 2016 Lydia Jazmine teamed up with a talented vocal soldier Geosteady and recorded a song titled Same Way which was produced by Nessim and this was Lydia’s breakthrough hit song in the music industry.  

By the end of 2016, Jazmine had made her name in the industry which inspired the Late Mowzey Radio to write for her a song titled Nkubanja which was released in 2017 and was produced by the Late Danz Kumapeesa

2018 was another successful year for the beautiful Jazmine because she again teamed up with Andre and released another club banger titled you and me. This single with Daddy Andre took her places and it made it to the various music charts both locally and east Africa.

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Lydia Jazmine has been linked to several city men.

In May 2016 Jazmine made her first appearance at the biggest music show in Africa called the Coke Studio and she teamed up with a Nigerian artist called Kiss Daniel and they remixed her song called Cherie.

And in 2017 she teamed up with Bahati from Kenya. Lydia Jazmine was listed by MTV BASE AFRICA in the 50 African artists to watch out in 2017.

Nabawanuka says because of the music industry she has been able to take care of her family and because of music she has managed to make a lot of friends. According to Jasmine, the main challenge she faces in the industry is the expensive nature of the music industry.

Lydia jasmine‘s dream is to be the best female artist in the whole of Africa for the next five years.

Albums 

  • Special 
  • Soul on fire
  • Same way

Awards 

  • Uganda Entertainment Awards 2015- Best breakthrough artist.
  • Zzina Awards 2015-16-Best collaboration of the year 
  • Uganda Entertainment Awards 2015-16- a collaboration of the year 
  • Zzina Awards 2015-16- Best Zouk song

Nominations.

  • ZZina Awards 2016-17- Best RnB contemporary 
  • Zzina Awards 2016-17- Best female artist 
  • Abryanz fashion Awards – Female stylish artiste 

Lydia Jazmine Songs 

  • Nkubanja – 2017
  • Cherie -2016
  • Masuuka- 2018
  • Olindaki -2018
  • Jimpe – 2018
  •  Hit and run -2019
  • Ebintu ebyange – 2019
  • Drum – 2017
  • Oja kunzitta – 2018
  • Mpanirira -2019
  • Masuuka – 2018
  • Sweet potato -2019
  • Gweeninze – 2019
  • Tukumbe -2017
  • Wankolerera- 2019

Collaborations

  • Same way- Lydia Jazmine ft Geosteady 
  • You know – Lydia jasmine ft Raba Daba
  • Omuntu – Sheeba ft Lydia jasmine 
  • Silent night – Lydia jasmine ft kiss Daniels
  • Control – Lydia jasmine ft spilla
Lydia Jazmine relationship with Fik Fameica
Lydia Jazmine was in a secret relationship with Fik Fameica.

Controversies 

When she was nominated and called upon to feature in the Coke studios news started making rounds that she was beefing Sheeba Kalungi but Jazmine came out to refute these claims saying she cannot beef with Sheeba because they were once close friends.

Jazmine has been linked to several city men and including fellow musicians to have dated them. The list included Rabadaba, Geosteady, Maro and it’s said that because of this reason she separated with her first manager Bushington who introduced her to the industry and helped her in getting the Coke Studio gigs. 

Jasmine said most of these men were just business partners.

Of recent, it was rumoured that Lydia Jazmine was in a secret relationship with Fik Fameica and it was said that she was pregnant but she refuted the claims. 

After a while rumours started making rounds that she had aborted and this created a rift between her and a TV presenter called Ibra k Mukasa.