A married man and a father of two, David Lutalo is one of the celebrated musicians in Uganda and in an interview with New Vision, the artiste of the Kapapala fame opens up to his life.
By Glorias Musiime
A married man and a father of two, David Lutalo is one of the celebrated musicians in Uganda. In an interview with New Vision, the artiste of the Kapapala fame opens up to his life.
How do you balance family/marriage with music?
I have been married for five years. Well it took me time to settle down but what I did was to not run after girls every time since I am a celebrity. Because I knew already what I wanted, I concentrated on one woman and now we are married. Balancing work and family is easy – I space my time schedule and make sure no one remains complaining.
Speaking as a woman, doesn’t your wife complain about your absence, especially on the nights you have to be away for shows?
Sometimes she does, but I know how to handle her. When I realize she is annoyed, I buy her presents like flowers and – or – other gifts she loves.
What qualities of her appealed to you?
I was looking for beauty, height and respect, and she had all that. I always consider beauty because I have other people aside who gossip about ugly women. That is what I was avoiding. Besides, I can never date an ugly woman.
What are her physical attractions on you? Any idea?
Of course my hair. She told me that whenever she places her hands on my hair, she feels comfortable and that in case she is annoyed over something, her fury magically fades away when she runs her hands through my hair.
There are rumors that she was snatched by a tycoon.
No my friend, those are my family issues
So, what irritates you in a relationship?
I hate lies. I hate when she lies to me – even when the untruth is evident. Truth is what I need because I always tell the truth.
If you had a side-dish, what would you do if she called you in your wife’s presence?
I would put the call in silent mode because I know she would hate to hear me chatting with another woman outside of business, and to make it worse, if it were in the night.
Did anything brew between you and the bummy woman that featured in your famous Kapapala song’s video?
Oh my God! Okay yes but because that video was real I wanted my first video to look interesting, I did not ask her for anything [to sleep with her] though. Maybe it was because I was still fresh.
David Lutalo: I resisted running after girls