With Juliana Kanyomozi ‘s “Upclose And Personal With Juliana” concert in the offing this weekend, soft drink giants Pepsi under Crown Beverages Limited (CBL) has injected a staggering Shs20 million into the concert to cater for publicity, refreshments and other logistics set for Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.
Several critics thought the sexy princess from Oyo’s land had burnt out last years as she hadn’t released any chart topper that had characterized her nearly 15 year music career.
“The Upclose And Personal With Juliana” is one of her best compilations with hits like Alive Again, I am Ugandan, Omutima Guluma, Ndi bulungi, Usiende Mbali, Kantambule, Omutima (with Isaiah Katumwa)Nabikoowa, among others on the night and proceeds from it will go to Terpu Girls School.
“What we have here is a perfect blend of music and refreshment. I promise all my fans the best experience ever at a Kampala concert, I invite you all for an out of this world experience, with Pepsi’s support,” Kanyomozi said.
Innocent Tibayeita, the head of Sales and Marketing at CBL, said the sponsorship is a continuation of Pepsi’s support to outstanding talent that is in line with the Pepsi’s brand proposition.
“Juliana is arguably one of Uganda’s most outstanding talents with classy and refreshing music, aspects that Pepsi shares and celebrates,” Tibayeita said.
“Our sponsorship of the Up Close and Personal concert will give both Juliana and Pepsi fans the opportunity to have fun and be refreshed, and bring to life Pepsi Cola’s global campaign of “Live for Now”. Live for Now invites and inspires Pepsi fans to live each moment to the fullest, thereby capturing the excitement of Now,” he added.
In 2008, Juliana Kanyomozi was crowned PAM Awards Artist of the year. She holds the record of being the only female musician to have ever won PAM Awards artist of the year accolade. Her success has been a continuous process. She started off her music career in the late 1990s as a karaoke singer at Hope Mukasa’s Sabrinas Pub.
She then started to record her music mainly English songs. Juliana later discovered that English was not marketable on the Ugandan music market. This discovery forced her to change from English to Luganda.
Her real stardom started the day she began recording Luganda songs. Juliana Kanyomozi’s breakthrough songs were two collaborations with Ghetto President Bobi Wine titled Taata wa Baana and Maama Mbire.
Entrance to the concert is Shs100,000.