Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) has mourned fallen singer Evelyn Lagu who has passed today morning.
Lagu died after battling an illness for a long time. She was 41.
Here’s UMA’s statement:
“We are deeply saddened to announce the untimely passing of one of Uganda’s finest artists, singer, and actress Evelyn Nakabira, popularly known to many as Evelyn Lagu or Evelyn Love.
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After bravely battling kidney and heart complications, Evelyn took her final bow today. Her unfortunate demise was confirmed by her beloved son and through official communications on her social media platforms.
Born in Kalungu, Masaka, on June 1, 1982, Evelyn’s journey was one of determination and resilience. She faced the tragic loss of both parents early in life, with the weight of never having seen her father. Despite these challenges, Evelyn moved to Mityana to be under the loving care of her aunt, a midwife, and her husband, the late George William Lubega. It was in Mityana that she honed her educational pursuits, culminating in the completion of her A’levels from St. Peter’s SS Busubizi in 1999.
Throughout her illustrious career, Evelyn Lagu has etched an indelible mark on the Ugandan music and film industry. She showcased her talent with Mustard and Flash bands, providing backup vocals for renowned artists like (the late) Carol Nakimera, Halima Namakula, Ragga Dee, Makoma, among others.
Today, we mourn the loss of an icon, a trailblazer, and an artist who has touched countless lives with her music and acting prowess. As the Uganda Musicians Association, we send our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and all who cherished her artistry.
May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Uganda Musicians Association.”