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Desire Luzinda’s more than musical display

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Former Kampala Mayor, Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala (R) dances with Desire Luzinda.

Former Kampala Mayor, Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala (R) dances with Desire Luzinda. Right is Desire in one of her several outfits and below is Maj. Juma Seiko greeting a show goer . PHOTOS BY EDDIE CHICCO & MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI. 

By EDGAR R. BATTE

Posted  Monday, June 9  2014 at  01:00
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Her stunning look on the billboards with one hand resting on her left thigh peeping through her dress slit was something to attract male fans who either went to enjoy her performance or simply have an evening of optical feasting as she shook her curvaceous body to the rhythm of music.

Desire Luzinda’s Friday do started on a low as guests made their way to Victoria Hall at Kampala Serena Hotel. The deejays kept the tempo jazzy with some soft musical sounds. Naturally this was to buy some time to get guests fill up the seats, which never happened sooner.

The crowd was better than the one that turned up to witness top gospel songstress Judith Babirye live in her ‘Webale’ concert at the same venue the previous weekend. “Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce the eighth wonder, Desire Luzinda,” emcee Roger Mugisha bellowed as he introduced the main act of the night at 9.40pm.

In a fluffy mini skirt, bearing out her thighs, Luzinda came on a movable stage. Gyrating and smiling, the singer began her musical voyage.

The Black & White Affair charity concert was all in support of 26 children, 20 girls and six boys, of Ibanda Babies Home in Ankole sub region in western Uganda where the singer has maternal roots.

After a 20- minute performance, Luzinda left stage. She returned more formally dressed, in a beautiful, flowery pink dress that brought out her shapely body.

Seya (Former mayor Nasser Ssebagala) was in the house and Mugisha made sure he said hello to the audience. Of course, the emcee was being cheeky because Luzinda was rumoured to have a thing going with the extrovert ex-mayor.

Luzinda’s sober moment did not last. She left stage and during the interlude pulled out another set of attire, a see-through skirt with a slit long enough to reveal part of her shorts. With it she wore a bra, which left her waistline bare.

Basically, revellers who did not care for Luzinda’s music delivery had other reasons to keep their eyes glued on stage. Throughout her performance she had good choreography and a live band.

One romantic guy threw a birthday surprise for his woman by asking the emcee to wish her a happy birthday. He presented her a bouquet of flowers and went to kiss her on stage.

The cash
Then the fundraiser began, during which the who-is-who donated generously. In the house was businessman Godfrey Kirumira who bought her CD at Shs1m, Captain Mike Mukula offered Shs500,000, Minister Ronald Kibuule Shs1m, Michael Kaddu offered Shs1m, $200 was offered by Dr Innocent Nahabwe of Blue Cube and Engineer John Byabagambi offered Shs5m among other generous revellers.

“Desire is my daughter. I grew up with her mother. She has her roots in Ibanda,” Engineer Byabagambi who is also the Member of Parliament for Ibanda, said.

In the last segment of the show Luzinda invited her daughter, Michelle. “Thank you for coming to support my mother, the adorable girl said before performing a song with her mother. Luzinda’s sisters, all in immaculate white, joined in. She sent the crowd into a frenzy when she walked to Seya and danced with him as she did Nze Nina Omwami (I have a husband).

rbatte@ug.nationmedia.com