KAMPALA – Kakuuto Constituency MP elect Geoffrey Lutaaya has said that despite winning his way into the 11th Parliament in the 2021 elections, Geoffrey Lutaaya is not ready to give up on his music career.
Lutaaya who is now the legislator awaiting swearing was among the founding members of the legendary band music group ‘Eagles Production.’
The ‘Ndiyaddeyaddeko’ singer has been doing music for decades and with his new political career, many thought that he would entirely shift his focus from music to politics.
Lutaaya who was speaking in an interview with one of the local TV presenters noted how music is something he can never stop doing. He emphasized how music has been his job for all these years and a natural passion that he cannot just throw away overnight.
Lutaaya who was comparing music and politics termed the latter as a medium for him to serve those who voted him into the office and once his role is accomplished, he will cease being a politician but never expire as a musician.
“Music is my job and passion. Politics is just a medium for me to serve. I will serve until my people decide I can’t do it anymore. I can cease to be a politician but I won’t expire as an artist,” he shared.
The music industry has faced massive political intrusion as many Ugandan artistes have already joined active politics and stood for various political positions.
This was brought about by the confidence that National Unity Platform Principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine instilled in these entertainers.
With time, many of them started eyeing several political positions in the just concluded general elections. Some won and others lost but the mix of politics and music stayed in place.