The Ugandan community has been awakened by the tragic and sudden death of Ogumanga Singer and actress Evelyn Nakabira, Evelyn Love/Lagu.
The head of the Uganda National Musicians Association (UNMF) and a fellow musician confirmed the devastating news on social media on Monday Morning.
Cause of death:
Evelyn Lagu died after a long battle with Kidney and heart complications at the age of 41, local media confirmed.
Evelyn has been battling the kidney problem for three years, which left her moving in and out of the hospital and prompting a kidney transplant.
A family source reportedly said the budding singer died in the early hours of Monday at her home, one month before her charity concert in the capital, Kampala.
The officials will post specifics about the funeral and obituary soon so that her loved ones become part of her last rituals.
Lagu was born in Kalungu on June 1, 1982. After the death of her parents, she was raised with her aunt in the Mityana district.
She studied at Aga Khan, Mityana SS, and Pride SS mMityanaschools for her O level and later St Peters Busubizi for her A Levels, from which she graduated in 1999.
She started her music career as a background singer for some famous artists. She also performed with the bands like Mustard and Flash.
Following Evelyn Lagu’s death, Ugandan celebrities and fans took to social media to mourn her, with singer Eddy Kenzo expressing shock at the news.
Fellow musician Spice Diana took to Instagram and posted, “My heart is melting now,” Evelyn was the most vital human being “I have ever seen.”
“My heart is melting now . Tubadde twesubiza binji nyoo.But you have fought such a good battle .The strongest human being I have ever seen ,with so much hope. Kept the faith. RIP Mukwano”.
SPM Gasuza shared:
“Eve’s sickness started as a joke because i remember she was coming from a show then ended up at Malcolm. She started being on and off . During the lockdown period she was struggling badly for medical bills and health wise so one morning i thought of starting up a fundraiser for her i called my good friend professor walusimbi and asked him if he would help me he said it was okay but i should first consult the family. The only family member i knew was Stacy Adams and Fred Eve’s son. When i called Stacy she told me manager eve affa do whatever u want to do naye ali bubi. I picked my phone called bebe cool remember twali tutandise campaign and i told him Bebe mulinze Evelyn lagu affe mulete amabugo. Bebe cool told me call Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi i didn’t have Balaam’s number i first texted him on Facebook and later to know eve was at Nakasero hospital. She has fought a hard battle. Be strong Stacy and Fred. rest in peace Evelyne Love.”