Mrs Amelia Kyambadde the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, last Friday admitted she felt embarrassed by a one Irene Nalubwama aka Maama Lususu at David Lutalo’s well attended Wooloolo concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval on Friday January 26th 2018.
It all started when David Lutalo who was performing live with a band announced that he had CDs of his music for sale that his team was moving around with. And just like any cunning salesman, his manager and team decided to zero on some key personalities in the audience among which was Maama Lususu who was approached first.
After the lady known for beautifying ladies downtown gave a brief speech in which she praised Lutalo for being a disciplined artiste, she urged the ‘Kwasa’ singer to even work harder, since this is just the beginning of good things to come for him. She was then handed a copy of Lutalo’s latest music collection which she bought at ten million shillings. She told Lutalo to pick it anytime from Monday (yesterday) at their offices.
Next, the focus was shifted to the minister who was at the VIP area sharing a table with some of her councilors and friends. And with camera’s and light’s on her, she called Lutalo to come closer to her and after hugging passionately, she paused for a moment and lost words as she looked for what to say while shaking her head and smiling sheepishly.
“I don’t even know what to say, I feel a bit embarrassed after what our Mama over there has given. She has raised the bar high and now I can’t even mention what I had prepared”. She finally said cheekily in Luganda as the audience burst into a bout of laughter.
“Anyway, She (Mama Lususu) can handle because she is a businesswoman while I am just a mere Civil servant” .She added before handing Lutalo a cheque of 2Million shillings and promising to top up with more 3Million after four months.
However, it was not only Mama Lususu who challenged the minister as a one Hajji Omar who refers to himself as ‘Asoma Dua’ the one who reads Quran verses, unleashed dollars to buy Lutalo’s CD in denominations of $5 and $10. He also later threw cash into the crowd on the ordinary section that fought for the cash.
Of late it has become a fashionable trend for self-proclaimed tycoons and socialites to splash money at concerts and social events. People like the late Ivan Ssemwanga and his Rich Gang, Bad Black, Maama Fiina, Jack Pemba, Cameroon Gitawo and lately Bryan White, have been known to generously splash dimes and offer gifts especially to musicians.