Nnaabagereka’s autobiography a must read
Nnaabagereka Sylvia Nagginda on Thursday 24th March launched her much talked about autobiography that details the life of the Nnaabagereka and now the book has finally hit the book stores. Written by Dr Dennis Sempebwa and Eagle’s Wings Press, the book will be available at Aristoc Booklex, Jumia and Amazon. Dr Sempebwa is a former member of the famous Limit X gospel group that kept many Ugandans on their feet back in the day.
In the prologue, she says, “On August 27, 1999, I became the Nnaabagereka of Buganda. Me, a simple girl had fallen in love with a king and become his wife, the queen in one of Africa’s great civilisations, the Buganda Kingdom!”
While many of us may know that…“After living in the United States for 18 years, Sylvia Nagginda returned to Uganda. In 1998 she became romantically involved with her long-time acquaintance Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II of Buganda. Their engagement was announced on February 14, 1999. On August 27 of that year, she married the King at St Paul’s Cathedral on Namirembe Hill, becoming the first queen of Buganda in fifty years.
On 4 July 2001 in London, the Queen delivered her first child, Princess Katrina Sarah Ssangalyambogo, which means “buffalo’s horn". She is also step-mother to the King’s other children Prince Junju Kiweewa, Princess Joan Nassolo, Princess Victoria Nkinzi and Prince Richard Semakokiro.”
The book reveals a lot more amazing insights as well as well kept secrets of her life. Starting from her dating days, to the present day, it is well worth a read. For instance, how has she kept the twin girls from the scrutinizing eyes of the public? Besides, while she seems to be happy at all events, how has it been to gel with those she found in the palace like the king’s siblings?
While some details about the book have kept trickling in through book reviews, there is a lot that is worth getting a glimpse into. Besides, how often is it that one gets to read about a reigning queen?
So, get yourself a copy from your preferred outlet.