Lydia Jazmine Biography: Age, Early Life, Education, Relationship, Career, Awards & Nominations, Controversy, Philanthropy

The best musician that Uganda has to offer.

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Lydia Jazmine is a Ugandan female recording artist. Lydia is also known for great taste in fashion and her amazing voice. No doubt she always delivers great hits.

Although she studied business, Lydia always knew that being a musician was what she wanted to become. She started singing at a very young age in nursery even at church. She worked hard towards achieving her dreams and today she's one of the famous musicians in Uganda. 

Here's a look at how Lydia rose to fame. 

Lydia Jazmine Age

Jazmine was born on 27th July 1991. She is 29 years old.

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Lydia Jazmine Early Life

Jazmine was named Lydia Nabawanuka when she was born in Mukono next to the capital of Uganda, Kampala. She was born to Kasugi William who is her father and her mother, Nakanwagi Scolastica. 

In 1995, Jazmine relocated to Kyebando a suburb in the Ugandan capital Kampala to live with her grandmother after her parents separated.

Lydia Jazmine Education

Jazmine did her formal studies at Victoria Nile School where she did her elementary school. After her studies at  VNS, she then moved to Saint Mary's School Namaliga, in Kimenyedde sub-county, Mukono District.

Jazmine completed high school at Cityland College in Matugga, Wakiso District. After completing her secondary studies, she enrolled at Multitech Business School in Kampala where she graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration and Management. 

Lydia Jazmine Relationship

Lydia was married to her manager Bushington, but sadly that relationship did not last and the two decided to separate.

For a while rumours that Fik Fameica and Lydia Jazmine were an item made the rounds around town. What confirmed the news is when the Lydia and Fik introduced each other to their families.

Lydia Jazmine starred in Fik Fameica’s ‘Muko’ video as a vixen which could partly confirm the events. The two artists got closer and started spending a lot of time together at Lydia’s apartment.

Lydia Jazmine Career

Jazmine started singing in high school after she joined the school choir. Later she joined the church choir at the Passover Harvest Centre and at Watoto Church. When she graduated from high school, she joined a band called Gertnum, where she sang background vocals.

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Later, the music group Radio and Weasel signed Jazmine to a contract as a back-up singer. She is the back-up vocalist on the songs "Ntunga" and "Breath Away". She later performed background vocal lyrics for Bebe Cool and Sheebah Karungi. Her first single was a duet with Rabadaba called "You Know", released circa 2
She did numerous gigs and toured with artists like Coco Finger and Fidempa from Kenya. She later while at university together with guitarist Harry Lwanga formed an acoustic group of two people doing acoustic covers in bars as a way to raise her university tuition.

In 2013 while at one of her acoustic gigs, she met Radio and Weasel producer and manager Bushingtone who later hired her as the official back up artist for Ugandan singing duo Radio and Weasel who she backed on stage and in the studio.

At the end of 2014, she got signed to Necta Music under the management of Bushingtone and released her first single “you know” featuring dancehall superstar Rabadaba which was her breakthrough into the Ugandan music industry nominated for Best RnB song in the Galaxy FM Zina music Awards.
She featured on the Reach A Hand “if it’s not on its not safe” campaign song and became one of the cultural icons in 2015. A youth-led non-profit organization focused on youth empowerment programs with an emphasis on sexual reproductive health, rights and HIV/AIDS awareness.
In May 2016 she appeared as the big break on the biggest musical show on African soil Coke studio Africa remixing her hot single Cherie with Nigerian superstar Kiss Daniel and Bahati from Kenya. In Jan 2017 she was listed in the 50 African artists to watch 2017 by MTV BASE AFRICA.

That same year, Jazmine became part of the class that was selected to participate in "Coke Studio Africa 2017". This is where she was selected to become a representative of the country, for the second time after 2016. 

In 2020 she released the video 'Omalawo' and it was an instant hit that got so much airplay.

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Lydia Jazmine Awards

Jazmine hasn’t been in the industry for long but so far, she has managed to work with different established musicians and became one of the award-winning musicians from Uganda, here are her accolades thus far; 

  • 2015 - Best Breakthrough Artist at the Uganda Entertainment Awards (Won)
  • 2016 - Best Rnb N Contemporary at the Zzina Awards (Nominated)
  • 2016 - Best Female Artist at the Zzina Awards Nominee (Nominated)
  • 2016 - Best Collaboration of the Year at the Zzina Awards (Won)
  • 2016 - Best Collaboration of the Year at the Uganda Entertainment Awards (Won)
  • 2017 - Best Zouk Song of the Year at the Uganda Entertainment Awards (Won)

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Lydia Jazmine Controversy

Lydia and Fik triggered other rumors that claimed Lydia Jazmine was heavy and apparently carrying Fik Fameica’s child. The bulge on Lydia’s stomach and the ‘pregnancy glow’ further confirmed the rumors that had been making rounds on social media and blogs.

However, Lydia came out to address these rumours saying that having peace of mind is what had contributed to an increase in her weight and she was not complaining because the weight was placed in all the right places, and was further distancing herself from the pregnancy rumours.

After social media influencer, Sheila Gashumba came out to expose social media bullies particularly targeting ‘Scoop on Scoop’ presenter, Tina Fierce for attacking her and her family for the longest time on her show she attracted a whole campaign against social media bullying. With that Lydia did not hesitate to name MC Ibrah, a TV presenter who had also been on her case for a while.

Fik Fameica also vowed to put an end to the growing unprofessional conduct that most media personalities portrayed following MC Ibrah’s insults towards Lydia.

MC Ibrah apologized to the couple, an act that was applauded by many, but left other celebrities like Iryn Namubiru demanding that the apology get televised for everyone to see and hold the MC accountable should he repeat his shenanigans.

Lydia and Fik also collaborated on a single 'Binji' but it seems there were some outstanding issues that were cleared and Cmert Keyz came out guns blazing. Acoording to a phone call interview between Keyz and Spark TV, Lydia and Fik did not pay for the production of the single and Keyz wants his money.

"I demand Fik Fameica and Lydia Jazmine my money for audio production of their new collaboration song “Binji”. The actual amount I demand both artists is between Shs 700,000 and 800,000."

Apparently, the duo did not stick to the payment schedule and time had elapsed up to a point where Keyz thought it had gone on for too long. 

Lydia Jazmine Philanthropy

In 2018, Lydia joined other artists like Eddy Kenzo, Grace Nakimera, and Ykee Benda to give back to community in the form of a charity drive. The show that was hosted by Galaxy fm presenter, Mr.Mosh had fans and supporters part with shs5000 and shs10,000 to be a part of the charity show, dubbed, “Fun For Charity”.

Lydia is focused on producing great music and fans can't wait to see what her next project will be. 

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