As Lillian Mbabazi and the sundowners get ready to shut down zone 7 tonight, we take a close look at the powerful vocalist who has redefined soulful music in Uganda.
She defines herself as a versatile artist who can pretty do anything with music but is mostly into afro-soul and a little touch of RnB. You shouldn’t expect to hear her music in bars or night clubs unless it’s a low-key function. In an exclusive interview with Chano8, she defined her music as long lasting and you just can’t get enough of it.
It’s music that lasts and not something you’re’ going to listen to for two months and get tired. I recorded Kawa 4-5 years ago and even when I play it now everyone goes everything is kawa kawa,’ she said.
Lillian Mbabazi is definitely a major force to reckon with in the music industry but her path hasn’t been an easy considering the fact that she had to learn how to be a solo singer and eventually had to take on a band because she needed a support system.
It was quite challenging and took me quite a while that’s why I took on the band (The Sundowners) because I needed a new support system and so far so good because I have enjoyed myself and discovered myself musically and do music that I really can be able to enjoy and it’s been fun.
I love band music and I feel it was something important to add to my CV because I learnt so many new things in the process. It was a way to express myself and also become a better musician and show people what I am made of,’ she revealed.
The live shows which will be taking place every Friday at Zone 7, will definitely be breathtaking and there is no doubt that the fans will get their money’s worth.