Julie Mutesasira, a renowned gospel musician will be performing at Theatre Labonita in Kampala this evening. She will be in the company of other gospel artistes such as Judith Babirye, Wilson Bugembe, Levixone, Coopy Bly, Joseph Ngoma and Jackie Senyonjo, among others. Commonly known as the “Pastor’s Wife”, Julie Birungi Naluggya met and married Pastor Steven Mutesasira of Anointed Upper Room Church in Kamokya in 2003.
Apart from being a musician and pastor’s wife, Julie is also a mother of three, a farmer and foster parent to a number of orphans. As a girl, she says, her dream was to become a lawyer. However, her involvement in the school choir at St. Balikuddembe Mitala Maria S.S in the 1990s made her discover her singing talent, which she could not let go. In 2004, she recorded her first single Nkwagala. With its success, she went on to record other songs like Ekikunyumira, Lwana Naabo, Gwenjagala, Yani (a duet with Irene Namubiru), Ninze, Saba, Nterekera, List Ya Mukama”. Her latest single Kijja Kugwa is the album cover she is going to headline this tonight.
She has won accolades such as Artiste of the year at Olive Awards, Best Female Gospel Artiste at HiPipo Awards (twice), Best Collaboration for “Yani” and Best Song of the Year at Viga Awards, among others.
Julie says her music is aimed at giving hope to the struggling. “Throughout life, we go through tough situations. We try all means to see a way out but things seem to be getting worse at every attempt. We even reach a point of doubting if God exists. My music is always there to encourage people irrespective of their beliefs to pray and never to give up. Kijja kugwa is not an exception. The song encourages everyone to hold on as any situation whoever hard, will come to pass,” she says.
The gospel musician adds that this concert will carry that same message to everyone struggling in life. The gates will open at 5:30pm before the performances kick off at 7:00pm.
Tickets will be available at the entrance Shs30,000 for ordinary and VIP will part with Shs100,000.
SOURCE: DAILY MONITOR