Ugandan singer Desire Luzinda is back in the country and she started with the launch of her new NGO dubbed Desire Luzinda Foundation International (DLFI) on Saturday 5th June, 2021.
Now based in California, USA, Desire Luzinda is using her fame and success to expand her philanthropic works.
On 5th June, 2021, the Ekitone singer launched a charity umbrella Desire Luzinda Foundation International (DLFI) to broaden her humanitarism and noble base.
Over time, we have been blessed with the talent and wisdom to apply it to use. It’s time we take it a step higher, carry the sound and the message to where it belongs, help those in need. That’s why I have boldy founded DLFI. The equity parity is what we need.
The aim of the foundation is to attract more sustainable and predictable funding and to simplify the process of accepting philanthropic contributions from her friends, family and well wishers across the globe.
The launch of the foundation was a VIP coveted dinner at Kampala Serena Hotel, Desire hosted over 500 guests.
She had not performed for her local fans in a long time and she gave her very best performance with a 6 piece band.
She sang her gospel music officiated by Apostle Lubega Grace of Phaneroo Ministries.
The production done by Fenon Records had guests marvel at the lighting and sound which gave the event a classy feel.
With the live band experience, gospel singer Levixone did songs like Turn The Replay, Mbeera an Chikibombe before leaving stage for Desire Luzinda.
Luzinda performed covers of gospel songs like Imela by Nathaniel Basset featuring Enitan Adaba, Never Give Up by Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Because He Lives by Gaither Vocal Band and Guy Penrod, Grace/ Call me Favour by Deborah Lukalu.
In attendance were Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Hon. Miria Matembe, Hon. Nyeko Derick, amongst other eminent figures.
The launch of this charity comes handy as social responsibility after what Desire has gone through as public figure in the past.
Through Desire Luzinda, a transitioned inspiring artiste and goodwill ambassador, DLFI began its operations by assisting local girls at Uplift Children’s Center in Lungujja Kampala, a remote area in Central Uganda.
For many years, she has been single handedly organizing outreaches to collect and donate items such as scholastic materials, beddings, and food to the orphanage.
Since then, DLF has worked continuously with the communities through projects of education, livelihood, agriculture and cultural exchange.
It has also developed an international network of experienced, professional, local and international staff well placed to partner with finding bodies, partners and other collaborating service providers.
He also sent out a warning to artists copying the late Mowzey Radio to stop it because their music won’t last long enough if they continue moving in his shadow.
Gift ov Kaddo gave an example of artists who have tried to re-do the late Bongole Lutaaya’s songs and failed to execute the craft.
Gift ov Kaddo is Gift ov Kaddo if someone listens to my music can simply spot the difference between me and Radio. I send a warning to everyone out there trying to copy the late Radio to stop it. When I was with Radio at GoodLyfe, he was a friend and he became a brother.
When I left GoodLyfe, It took Mr. X like a week and later he requested to join me to work together and that how we started. I’ve not thought of getting anyother music partners because I don’t think there is anyone better than Mr. X. These are just gamblers.
My brother if you listen to them, you can’t campare him to anybody around.
Mpaka Records singer Dre Cali is grateful to God for having blessed him with Ykee Benda – a boss who later turned into a brother, and supported his music career.
The singer who is always full of praise for Ykee Benda stressed that he went to Mpaka Records to meet the boss of the company but was instead blessed to find that Ykee was totally a different boss from the rest he ever met.
The “Ekifuba” singer praised Ykee for showing him true love when he didn’t expect it and for always posting him on his social media platforms which is not the case with the rest of the local artists who sign musicians under their music camps.
Dre Cali noted how the Mpaka Records boss takes care of him by getting him contacts and links him up to different people in the music business something that would have been hard if he was to do it on his own.
Dre Cali urged upcoming artists to seek for more than just friendship whenever they meet the more established artistes.