“I Am Unsure If My Dad Allowed Me To Do Music”- Leila Kayondo

Signed to Nigeria based Striker Entertainment record label, singer Leila Kayondo is one of the female artistes who aggressively push their music despite the challenges which are faced each and every other artiste.  

With the kind of music she does and being a Muslim girl born in staunch Muslim family, Leila has up to now never been sure whether his father Mr Kayondo likes the fact that she turned into a secular music singer than to practice journalism which his father paid tuition fees for while she was at Makerere University.

However, she explained how her and her father are best friends who meet and discuss very many things but he has just chosen to remain silent with no bad or good comment on Leila’s music career.

Her music dream started when she met veteran singer Eddy Yawe who later signed her in Dream Girls group. At first Leila kept it private without informing her family but later she did with the help of Eddy. Eddy met her family and explained how he was going to manage their daughter (Leila K)

“My mother allowed me to go on because she thought it was a brave decision I made to come with Eddy Yawe home and as for dad, up to know I am not sure  whether he allowed me on not. He has even never called me and I think it is my mother who sorted it out for me with him. ” Leila said while speaking on NTV’s ‘Mwasuze Mutya’ show hosted by Faridah Nakazibwe last Friday.

Leila Kayondo and Faridah Nakazibwe in NTV Mwasuze Mutya’s programme studio

When asked whether she has ever taken time to ask her father’s opinion on her music career, Leila added saying. “Why would I ask him? I have never asked him but because I don’t want to be heartbroken because if he ever says that he didn’t like it, it would really break my heart.”

Just like how we know Muslims, very descent dress code especially to the women is a key factor and with Leila’s kind of dressing especially in her music videos where we see her clad in those skimpy cloths, it might be disrespectful to the Muslim culture.


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