Veteran songstress Mariam Ndagire, once hailed as one of the standout female singers of the 2000s, recently shed light on the hiatus that has kept her away from the music scene for over a decade.
In a revealing local TV interview, Mariam disclosed that she officially bid farewell to singing in 2009. This decision, she explained, was a deliberate choice to redirect her energy and focus toward the thriving film industry, where she has found considerable success.
While her musical catalog from the past continues to enchant listeners, Mariam now reserves her singing talents for more private affairs, such as birthdays and weddings.
The stage of public concerts no longer witnesses her musical performances, a shift attributed in part to her demanding schedule in the film industry.
“I officially bade farewell to singing in 2009. Since then, I have been deeply immersed in the world of films. The film industry now consumes most of my time.
While I still sing at exclusive events like birthdays and weddings, public concerts are no longer part of my musical journey,” she shared during the interview.
Once a luminary in the music landscape, Mariam seamlessly transitioned into the film industry, where she not only showcased her acting skills but also found success as a scriptwriter.
Her personal life, including her marriage to playwright John Ssegawa, has added layers to her intriguing journey. Despite their subsequent parting, the couple remains connected through their shared bond as parents to a son.
Beyond the melodies of her past, Mariam Ndagire continues to make an impact in the arts, contributing her creative talents to the world of cinema through acclaimed productions such as “Mama Tendo,” “Nsaali,” “You Can’t Break My Will,” and “Dear Mum,” among others.
Her decision to step away from singing may be a chapter closed, but Mariam’s influence and contributions persist in the vibrant realm of entertainment.