SECOND CHANCE

Juliana was emotional to learn of pregnancy

She and family prayed for ages for her to get a baby after losing first one

In Summary

• She was trapped in Canada during the pandemic when she learned of pregnancy

Ugandan songstress Juliana Kanyomozi
Ugandan songstress Juliana Kanyomozi
Image: Instagram

Ugandan superstar Juliana Kanyomozi says her second child came as such a pleasant surprise, she couldn't believe it.

The 'Usiende Mbali' hitmaker welcomed her second child six years after losing her 11-year-old son Keron, who succumbed to an asthma attack.

Speaking about it for the first time on her YouTube channel, Kanyomozi said she was alone in a foreign country during pregnancy.

She said it was emotional for her to learn that she was expectant.

"It took me a while to believe it. I would wake up in the morning and be like, 'Something in my tummy'."

It was very personal for her, she said, adding that she and her family prayed for it for a very long time.

"He listened to our prayers and gave us a beautiful baby. We are blessed."

Speaking about the pregnancy journey, Juliana said a few months after she got pregnant, she moved to Canada, only for her to be locked in there alone.

"The pandemic hit, I remember there was a lockdown. I was all alone, pregnant. That was scary. My sister and baby daddy were supposed to come but they were not able to."

She spent the rest of the time alone as she had a few people she knows from there.

"I didn't want to stress the few I knew. I had to be a big girl. It was depressing at some point coz I was handling everything by myself. I had to go to the hospital all alone."

Through the grace of God, she pushed through until delivery time.

"For me, my ray of light is my baby. Apart from missing my family and hoping I was at home, I was comfortable and I managed by myself."

Juliana came back to her country early this year. Her son turned one year old in May.

She took to Instagram to celebrate the feat.

"Look who just turned 1. On this day last year at exactly 9:15am, you came into this world and literally filled our hearts with joy. I love you more than anything in the world," she wrote.