Ugandan singer and actress Evelyn Nakabira Lagu has sadly passed away at the age of 41, following a prolonged battle with kidney complications.
KAMPALA, UGANDA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Ugandan singer and actress Evelyn Nakabira Lagu passed away last night at the age of 41 after a prolonged battle with kidney complications.
Lagu had been in and out of the hospital, contending with heart and kidney issues.
In recent years, Evelyne Love was flown to Turkey for a kidney transplant. However, medical experts deemed her health unsuitable for the procedure, advising continued dialysis due to concerns that a transplant might shorten her life.
Ever since her return from Turkey, the songstress had been undergoing dialysis twice a week.
Tragically, it is reported that she passed away at home shortly after undergoing dialysis, taking her last breath and passing away instantly.
At the time of her passing, Evelyn Love had been actively promoting her charity concert, the “Evelyn Love Charity concert,” originally scheduled for October 28, 2023, at Papaz Spot in Makindye.
“We took these pictures last Tuesday at the Jam Session and I can’t believe you are gone, dear Evelyn Lagu. “You have fought a big battle my sister and may your soul rest in eternal peace, ” Kenzo tweeted Monday morning.
We took these pictures last Tuesday at the Jam session and I can't believe your gone dear Evelyn Lagu.
You have fought abig battle my sister may your soul rest in peace 🙏 😭 pic.twitter.com/9cagEMTrSy
— Eddy Kenzo (@eddykenzoficial) September 18, 2023
Evelyn Lagu, born on June 1, 1982, in what is now Kalungu district (formerly part of Masaka), experienced a challenging upbringing following the loss of her parents, being raised by her aunt in Mityana district.
She pursued her education at Aga Khan, Mityana SS, Pride SS Mityana for O’ Levels, and later completed her A’ Levels at St. Peter’s Busubizi in 1999.
Lagu began her music career as a backup singer for renowned artists like Carol Nakimera, Halima Namakula, Ragga Dee, and Mampi from Zambia. She also collaborated with bands such as Mustard and Flash. Some of her most celebrated solo songs include “Ogumanga,” “Ngukuwadde,” “Silkyatya,” and “Kasita Bakuleka.”
Earlier this year, Lagu’s friends rallied to construct a new home for her and her children in Bujjuuko.
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