Iryn Namubiru


Iryn was born in Central Uganda. She has always had a passion for singing since her childhood and always strove to make this talent a bigger part of her life. Her first major attempt at success in the music industry came in 1995 when she joined singers-cum-rapper DJs Ragga Dee and Molar -Messe, as the group 'Da Hommies', and Joss Jjew Mawejje as studio arranger keyboardist, helping release a series of singles including the group's hits 'Bamusakata', 'Mukwano', and 'Mukyala tokaba' in early 1995.
Her very own first single 'Learn to love' also appeared on the group's subsequent album to great acclaim. Soon after wards, she had her first stage appearance in September 1995.

In 1999, she joined Juliana Kanyomozi, her former school mate at Namasagali College, and together they formed the R&B all-girl group called I-Jay. In 2000, they released their first single which got 'moderate' air play on radio stations in Uganda.

Soon after the release of their record, Iryn left for France and the group disbanded. This break up would later lead to wide speculation that the two separated on unfriendly terms although they both denied such rumors. While in France, she formed the Afro-Soul group Nujeli together with Julien Grout and they released songs like 'Nsangi', 'Eko', 'Ensi' and 'Baami Baffe'. However these songs were not successful in Uganda. Later on, Iryn joined forces with singer Bebe Cool in the songs 'Simbalala' and 'Lwaki Onzannyilako?'.

However, Iryn didn't achieve widespread success until 2006 when she released her album 'Nkuweeki?'. This marked the beginning of her fast rise to be one of the best female musicians in Uganda. Since 2006, Iryn Namubiru has released several successful songs like 'Y'ono', 'Lwaki', 'Bonna Obasinga', 'Begombeko' and 'Birowoozo', which have earned her several leading awards in the Ugandan music industry.

In 2011, Iryn capped her most successful year ever by winning in four categories of the 2011 PAM(Pearl of Africa Music) Awards. She won in the categories of Artist of the year, Female Artist of the year, Album of the year and Best RnB single of the year.


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Iryn Namubiru
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