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Lydia Jazmine
Lydia Nabawanuka

1991 (age 29–30)
Mukono, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Education Multitech Business School
(Bachelor of Business Administration and Management)
Occupation Recording artist Model
Years active 2014—present
Known for Music

Lydia Nabawanuka (born in Masaka in 1991) better known as Lydia Jazmine is a Ugandan female recording artist.

Background and education

She was born in Masaka in 1991. She attended Victoria Nile School for her elementary school. She then transferred to Saint Mary's School Namaliga, in Kimenyedde sub-county, Mukono District. She completed high school at Cityland College in Matugga, Wakiso District. In February 2016, she graduated from Multitech Business School in Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management degree.


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.

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 2014.

Partial discography

  • You Know
  • Nkubanja
  • Cherie
  • Tukumbe
  • Guno Omukwano
  • Meu Marido
  • Same Way: duet with Geosteady
  • Omuntu: duet with Sheebah Karungi
  • Control: duet with Spilla
  • Silent Night: duet with Kiss Daniel
  • Ndaga
  • Mwagala Biriyo
  • Waiting for Your Love: with Liloca at Coke Studio Africa 2017
  • Drum
  • You and Me

Other work

In 2017, Jazmine was selected to participate in "Coke Studio Africa 2017", to represent Uganda, for the second consecutive year. This time she was paired with Mozambican songstress Liloca, and assigned to South African music producer Sketchy Bongo. This annual event, sponsored by Coca-Cola, is a non-competitive music show that brings together diverse musicians on the Continent, to work collaboratively with experienced local and intentional musicians and music producers.

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