Evelyne Nakabira alias Evelyne Lagu, has been rushed to hospital in critical condition on kidney and heart-related complications months after she had recovered from the same. Lagu was rushed to hospital yesterday night and is currently on life support.
Before she got back on her feet early this year, the actress was bedridden for a very long time to the extent that she was pronounced dead on Facebook.
Creatives from both the music industry, fans in and outside Uganda, and the movie industry joined hands to support Langu through the six months of sickness. However, the support was not enough.
President Museveni, through music promoter/businessman, Balam Barugahara came to her rescue, took her to Nakasero hospital, paid all her hospital bills until she was able to recover.
In an interview on NBS TV, the actress said that her illness started with her being anemic due to her lack of appetite which immediately made her blackout. Two days later, the doctors discovered that her heart was swollen, her lungs were collapsing while the kidneys were also failing.
Lagu lost both of her parents at an early age, she never saw her dad. The single mother of one has also not been so lucky with love, as she has had series of bad experiences right from her first boyfriend who said in an interview with the New Vision, infected her with Gonorrhea, while her second boyfriend used to domestically abuse her.
The only time she had a good time in a relationship was when she found love in South Sudan, but with a married man old enough to be her father, named Anthony Bechu Lagu Androga, a lawyer and proprietor of Lagu and Associates which is a law firm in southern Sudan. To date, it is not clear whether the two are still together, but it appears Nakabira kept her husband’s first name-Lagu.
The actress is considered amongst one of the finest singers and actresses on the local scene. She has performed with Mustard and Flash bands and sung backup vocals for (the late) Carol Nakimera, Halima Namakula, Ragga Dee, Makoma, and Mampi from Zambia.
Today as she fights for her life, it is not certain whether or not the president will come to Lagu's rescue again.