Esther Nabatanzi Biography


Esther Nabatanzi (bornon 09.10.1987) is a Ugandan singer- song writer, vocalist and performer. She has been singing since she was little. While reminiscing her childhood days, Esther says her parents used to laud her for her vocals. They knew she would end up a musician, although, they preferred to see a banker or a lawyer. At the age of 7, Esther was singing in a church choir and could perfectly pull off all the notes. In the run, she was appointed choir leader before later joining a band at Lubiri S S, to which she lent her vocals as a backup singer for two years. She later teamed with a friend to start their own music band. It is then that she started to rub shoulders with the realities in the music landscape. Many people got to notice her, but even then, she had not considered to dip bother feet into the industry. She only sang for fun. Music is the blood that runs in her nerves. It is a passion.

For some time, Esther took a break from singing to concentrate on studies. After graduating from Makerere Business School (MUBS) with a bachelors in business administration, she returned to her old love, music. She joined a church choir at Jubilee Church Makindye. Singing in the choir prepared her for a solo career. In 2015, Esther set out to record her first single, however, she didn’t like it because it was a song she hadn’t written herself. As a result, Esther decided to write her own songs. She has since been on a trip to sky heights. Esther has recorded a couple of songs like, Gwenafunye, and is already compiling an Album which she hopes to release soon.

Humanitarian Work

Esther is involved in many charitable activities and empowerment programs. In 2014, Esther wasNorthern Uganda  and Reach out Mbuyadoing charitable work.Through music, she wants to inspire, reach out to those in need, the heart broken and also offer her voice for the good of the majority.

Personal Life

She was born to, OmutakaSsemakulaNduga and Ms. Joyce Ssemakula. Esther grew up in Makindye, Kizungu. She is between single and engaged. But is optimistic she will put the ring on it. Aside of music, Esther is a tax collector with the Uganda Revenue Authority. She spends her leisure, writing songs and sometimes performing on weddings or Corporate gigs. She listens to Whitney, Beyonce,Maria Carey, Adele, Naava Grey, Julian Kanyomozi, among many.


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