Who is Desire Luzinda?
Who is Desire Luzinda?

Who is Desire Luzinda? Flash Uganda Media looks at her biography, husband, daughter, early life and education, and songs of Rachel Luzinda.

Desire Luzinda is a Ugandan female singer whose career and life has been full of controversies. She is not vocally gifted like other divas but she made a name because of her body structure to be specific her bootylicious structure that attracted most of the men in Kampala and became her fans. 

She was also once in the papers for the wrong reasons and this was when her nude pictures leaked into the media and the public and she was given another name to add to her previous name and this came after her leaked nude videos. 

She was given a name of Desire Owekitone. She has songs like kittone, ebyama, gwenafunye and many more.

Early life and education 

Desire Luzinda birth name Rachel Luzinda was born on 15th August 1980 to the family of Mr Jamada Luzinda who is the father and Mrs Imelda luzinda who is the mother. 

Desire‘s father was a teacher at King’s College Buddo and her mother worked as an agriculturalist from the western part of Uganda in Ankole. Desire has six siblings in Ibanda where she was raised and she was born a Muslim but later got saved and became a born again. 

Desire Luzinda went to Buganda road from primary one to primary seven. She then joined Omega College before joining Makerere high school for her A-level. 

After her senior six, she then enrolled at Makerere University where she studied Development studies but dropped out in her second year. She again enrolled at Nkozi University for the same course but dropped out after one year and flew to the UK after getting a tour.

Luzinda grew up being called Nancy but she didn’t like the name and at a certain point her name changed from Nancy to Desire which she decided to take up as her stage name. 

In her senior six, she became pregnant and she recalls being isolated and left out because of her situation but she later overcame and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl known as Mitchell. Her mother wanted her to be a lawyer but since she lacked concentration she didn’t pursue the course

desire luzinda daughter
In her senior six, she became pregnant and she recalls being isolated and left out because of her situation.

Music career 

Desire Luzinda started singing way back when she still in high school and after school, she went to Fenon records and recorded her first song nakowa emikwano in 2006. 

In 2007 she released her first breakthrough hit which was called Mubiite and this song was done at No end studios of Kiwuuwa and the video was done by Nnjonjo video production. Mubiite took her places and introduced her to the world and earned her various awards and nomination. 

In 2008 she released another single titled Nyumirwa nyoo which was produced by Benon Mugumbya of Swangz avenue and this was her second hit single.  

She later teamed up with Late Mowzey Radio and weasel and released another hit single known as fitting although they didn’t shoot the video. When her nude pictures leaked, Pastor Bugembe wrote for her a song called Ebyama as a way of consoling her. She later changed and quit secular music and she started singing gospel music. 

At the peak of her career, she held a concert at Serena Hotel in Kampala which was a charity concert and a sold-out concert.

Media career 

Desire Luzinda was also a radio and TV presenter and she started as a TV presenter at WBS TV where she worked from 2004- 2005. 

After WBS TV she joined radio samba where she worked for a couple of years. Desire later joined Dembe FM where she worked on an evening drive show with Kasuku, Mayende and Orlando.


  • Abryanz Style and fashion awards, most stylish female artist, 2016
  • PAM awards, best new artist, 2007
  • PAM awards, best female artist 
  • PAM awards, best afro single Nyumirwa, 2008


  • Hipipo music awards, best reggae song, 2014
background desire luzinda biography
Luzinda grew up being called Nancy but she didn’t like the name and at a certain point her name changed from Nancy to Desire.

Desire Luzinda Songs 

  • Ebyama
  • Ekitone
  • Tebakulimba
  • Tweyagale
  • Nyumirwa nyo
  • Anything for you
  • Kimala
  • Mubiite
  • Kale
  • Nkomyewo
  • Bingi
  • Tugendeyo
  • Equation
  • Love yo
  • Omusujja
  • Nsubiza
  • Lwaki wekoza
  • Nahisi
  • Gwenjagala
  • Kiwujjo
  • Mubya love 
  • Onkolera
  • Olwalelo
  • Nyo dala
  • Buliwendi
  • Lwakisa
  • Damn
  • Kale 
  • Fitting 
  • tononya

Personal life 

Desire Luzinda was once in a relationship with Michael Kaddu and the couple was blessed with a beautiful daughter called Mitchell Kaddu who was born on 1st July 2004.  

She says being a mother is something good that has ever happened to her. She became pregnant while still in school and she recalls being abandoned by her friends.

daughter Mitchell Kaddu
Luzinda and her daughter Mitchell Kaddu who was born on 1st July 2004 at Abryanz fashion awards.


Desire music career and life have been filled with controversies and the first one was when his former boyfriend Juma Seiko came out and claimed that Desire Luzinda’s daughter was his daughter and asked for a DNA test. 

Desire came out and clarified about the issue saying that the rightful father of her daughter was Kaddu, not Juma Seiko but admitted of dating him at one moment.

Luzinda was also accused of sleeping around with Kampala tycoons and the one scandal that rocked was that of the late former mayor of Kampala Nasser Ssebagala

The list of men desire had slept with includes Juma Seiko, Kaddu, Ssebagala and many more.

Another point of the quotation has been her age which rose after her various birthday parties she was organizing and saying that she is always 25. She refused to reveal her date of birth but rumour has it that she was born in 1980.

In October 2014, her Nigerian boyfriend Franklin released her n#de images that put Desire in the state of facing the law. 

Franklin accused Desire Luzinda of cheating and he went ahead and released the names of men Desire was sleeping around with. 

However, Franklin was arrested on the case of distribution of n#de images without Desire‘s consent but was later released and went back to Nigeria.

Desire used this history and started helping the young generation especially the girl child and she does all this through her campaigns she spread heads especially in the fight against cyberbullying that affects most of the people and causes depression.