Obsessions’ Brenda Nambi Planning Music Mega Comeback.
Written by Derrick Asaba on April 19, 2021
By Derrick Asaba
Former Obsessions, HB toxic singer and dancer, Brenda Nambi is planning for a big comeback onto the musical scene after years of silence. After all this lengthy timing, Nambi seems to have come to agreement with her wits over reinventing herself into music.
While speaking to 97.7 Record FM, Nambi noted that she had given herself a break and concentrated on doing some businesses which now is time ready enough for her to reclaim her musical space. She also said that she is sorry about the fans but it is a decision she had to take.
“I reached a point when I actually needed me, live my life without other people, decided to be a little bit selfish with myself and enjoy my life in a little quiet world of mine. I decided to discover the real me because I started this thing when I was really young (at 16 in 2000 with Obsessions) but then I became a woman just like anybody else,” Nambi said.
Much as she is more focused onto business and other ventures, Nambi says that she has new management (International) that is coming on board to rejuvenate her musical career. “When I come back, I will give my all like how I used to do it,” Nambi noted.
Nambi was one of the singers and dancers that consisted the local famous gals group, ‘Obsessions’ that was founded and managed by Ronnie Mulindwa created in the early 2000’s. While in the group that actually started as a boys and girls group, she also was the costumes designer for the musical group.
The group is widely known for pronounced songs like Wekuume, Jangu, Begonza, Baagala Twawula among others which crossed borders to as far as the whole of East Africa and maintained some success. It comprised of five major ladies namely; Cleopatra Koheirwe, Hellen Lukoma, Sharon O Nalukenge, Brenda Nambi and Jackie Tusiime but also is an origin of singers like Sheebah Karungi among others.
Later on, Lukoma and Nambi decided to quit the group following Cleopatra Koheirwe who left in 2007 and formed a duo named ‘HB Toxic’ that was formed in 2008 but saw its end in 2012. Both singers then took different directions as solo artists but some music critics say their music wasn’t all that intoxicating like the group sought to drive. Nambi gave more of her mind to Fashion while Lukoma into fashion, acting and singing.
HB Toxic earned some good airplay with songs like Nkufeelinga, All I need whereas Nambi, after going solo stamped her voice on songs like Ayagala Bali, Nsaba Busabi, Mummy Water, Mpulira Omukwano, before she took a break.
Musical breaks are believably healthy for musical artists in any community as it gives engaging artists more need to raise their art over the bar when they eventually reappear. This hopefully will be the same opinion that I will give on singer Brenda Nambi’s musical reappearance years later on. Fingers crossed.