Friday, December 13 2013
As the year that appears to have been difficult for Iryn Namubiru draws to a close, The singer has turned 32 today the Friday, Dec 13, 2013. She started off by singing the birthday song to herself before others joined her with congratulatory birthday tweets.
The 'Nkuweeki' singer has every reason to celebrate after going through a series of set backs.
First, it was the brutal attack by her ex-hubby last November, then in May this year, she went to Dubai for a show that turned out to be a nightmare when authorities there arrested her on suspicion of drugs. The singer was held for 20 days in Japan, but, she was later cleared.
Iryn lost her Dad shortly after returning from Japan. She then travelled to France to check on her kids who had equally missed her love while she was held up in Japan. The 'Begombeko' star had to return to Kampala ahead of her 'Tebiba Bingi' album launch whose attendance was kind of affected following the Nakumatt Westgate Attack in Nairobi.
But a day before the album launch, as Iryn was engaged in a series of meetings with different organisers to ensure that her launch was a success, URA officials stormed the meeting venue and demanded that she pays up on her tax obligations for the 2011 'Birowoozo' concert, which money she did not have at the time, they ended up impounding her Land Cruiser Cygnus. It was later released when she made good.
It was a bit too much for Iryn because matters were even made worse when her Begombeko song got plagiarized by a top Madagascar artiste to come up with her version of 'Walawala'.
In all this, NTV news anchor, Gabriel Epenu, her latest boy friend was there for her through thick and thin but just three weeks back, he was involved in a serious accident that left him critically injured. Regarding his condition, Iryn says: "He's getting better and we continue to pray for him everyday."
Iryn has dedicated this day to loved ones' gone too soon and the sick.
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