Winnie Nwagi Biography
Winnie Nwagi is a Ugandan singer. She rose to fame after being 2nd runner up in the Coca Cola Rated Next competition in 2014. She is signed to Swangz Avenue music group. She is best known for her award winning single Musawo. She performed with Afrigo Band in a live performance at Guvnor called “Friday Night Live” in April 2016.
Nwagi’s music career began when she became the second runner-up during the second season of “CocaCola Rated Next” music competitions in 2014. She was signed by Swangz Avenue and released a number of songs including Embeera, Katono Katono, Gwenoonya and Kyowulila.
She released her commercially successful single Musawo in early 2016. Musawo was played on both radio and television and attracted attention the Ugandan singer Irene Ntale when she did an acoustic version of the song.
Winnie Nwagi Age
Her birth date is being updated.
Winnie Nwagi Songs
- Olaba Otya
- Show me
- Mukwano Gwo (Rmx)
- Kano Koze
Winnie Nwagi Interview with BigEyeUg‘s Musa Seguya
Who is Winnie Nwagi?
Winnie Nwagi: Winnie Nwagi is a new artiste in the industry who rose to fame after being 2nd runner up in the Coca Cola Rated Next competition. I am signed to Swangz Avenue music group. I have songs like Embeera, Gwenoonya, Katono Katono, Science, Kyowulira and Google ft. Kalifah Aganaga. And I recently won an award for the Best Breakthrough artiste of the year in the HiPipo Music Awards.
What one lesson did you learn from Coca-Cola Rated Next?
Winnie Nwagi: I learnt a lot of things in the competition for example; I learnt to believe in myself, and also be confident on stage despite the size of the crowd, to mention but a few.
How did it feel winning your first award at the HiPipo Music Awards last weekend?
Winnie Nwagi: Uh-mm… I was first shocked because I didn’t expect it, I thought it would be Nutty Neithan because he is good. But it surely felt so good.
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Chameleone, Juliana, Bobi Wine didn’t win any award at HiPipo Music awards last weekend, do you think they are fading and new blood is taking over?
Winnie Nwagi: I don’t think they have faded, but the young artistes also need to be appreciated. This year just wasn’t theirs, but they are still good and we continue to learn from them.
Fans compare you to Desire Luzinda how do you feel about that?
Winnie Nwagi: It feels good; she is a beautiful woman, and she is talented. But I am here to do good music and not to be compared to anyone. I also don’t compare myself to anyone, I am me!
What are your favorite local songs at the moment?
Winnie Nwagi: Linda by Rema ft. Chris Evans, Katono Katono by me, No love by Radio and Weasel ft. Wiz Kid, Double Trouble by Fille, Science by me ft. King Saha.
Who are your top four musician?
Winnie Nwagi: David Lutalo, Rema Namakula, Lilian Mbabazi, and Irene Ntale. And others are also good but those are my top four.
What are your upcoming projects?
Winnie Nwagi: I am working on a song called Musawo and its video will be out at the end of the month hopefully.
Which local star would you like to collaborate with?
Winnie Nwagi: David Lutalo, he has great vocals that could match with mine. I would also love to work with Chris Evans.
Do you write your songs?
Winnie Nwagi: I haven’t released any songs that I have written myself, but I have them.
How did you come up with a collabo with King Saha?
Winnie Nwagi: He was my friend before I even joined the music industry. When I joined, I asked him to do a song with me and he agreed to it.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years to come?
Winnie Nwagi: I will be one of the best female artistes in Uganda and doing international doing collabos with international stars like Wizkid.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far in the music industry?
Winnie Nwagi: When you are still an upcoming artiste, you are undermined. I remember during Catherine Kusasira’s show at Freedom City, I was asked to perform my song Katono Katono because it was the song Catherine liked a lot, but when I stepped on stage, I first sang Embeera and while I was still introducing Katono Katono, the emcee asked the deejay to stop the music and I was bounced off the stage, I felt so irritated and I will never forget that moment.
How does it feel like working with a big label like Swangz Avenue?
Winnie Nwagi: It’ feels so good, I am not complaining. It is one of the best management and it has put me where I want to be, making me the person I am today.
You recently went on holiday in Dubai, did you find fans to your music abroad?
Winnie Nwagi: Yeah I did, there were so many fans asking me when I will be coming to perform yet it was just a holiday. They actually thought I had come to perform.
What is the relationship between you and the father of you child?
Winnie Nwagi: We are just friends, though we take long without talking.
We know that you are a single mom, describe the kind of man you would want in future.
Winnie Nwagi: I don’t mind about the looks or swag, as long as you can love me the way I am and also to accept my job, support me and love me the way I want. I don’t care about the money.
Any celebrity crush?
Winnie Nwagi: Gaetano – I like everything about him, I love the way he talks, the way he expresses himself. He’s just so good. But it is just a crush, nothing more.
How do you deal with guys who want to vibe you?
Winnie Nwagi: I try to be polite. I say no in a polite way; I be honest with you instead of wasting your time.
Any advice to the upcoming singers?
Winnie Nwagi: They should be patient. When it is not yet your time, it is not yet. God has a plan for you, everything will happen.
Any last words for your fans
Winnie Nwagi: I want to thank my fans for the love they show me and I promise them I won’t ever disappoint them. I am also introducing something new in my videos, in my previous videos I used not to include little dancing but I am rehearsing and I am going to start blending my videos with my dancing strokes. Just keep locked.