KAMPALA – Da Hares singer David Lutalo has vowed not to release new singles until the ban on concerts and performances in Uganda is lifted.
In a bid to control the massive spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ugandan government banned public gathering, entertainment shows, cinemas and also closed bars.
A year later, the government is yet to reopen the said establishments, leaving artists languishing, as most depended on concerts as their main source of income.
According to Lutalo, there is no point dropping new songs if his fans will not be allowed to see him perform them.
“I swear I will not be releasing any singles if they do not allow us to perform again. Unless a person pays me to compose and sing them a song, otherwise I will never. My fans should get this because I can’t release a song and entertain my fans yet they can’t watch me perform it. This means they will not get what they hoped for,” David Lutalo told Spark TV.
The ‘Kapapaala’ singer noted that he’ll be paying more emphasis to collaborations as they are less costly, but will resume releasing his singles once the government gives the green light for artistes to perform on stage.
Lutalo recently released songs with B2C ‘Awo‘ and John Blaq ‘Tokutula‘ which are ruling the airwaves lately.
In the same interview, the singer revealed that he has since resorted to farming to generate some income since his main source of income is still blocked.
Lutalo had for long had consecutive album launches every January of a new year and they were all selling out most of the time.
All entertainers now await communication from the government on how and when the ban on the concerts will be lifted for them to work again. They have since partnered on a collaboration dubbed ‘Tute tukole’ calling upon the government to lift the ban on the entertainment industry.