Who is Geoffrey Lutaaya
Who is Geoffrey Lutaaya?

Who is Geoffrey Lutaaya? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, early life, Age, music, and family of the Founder of DE New Eagles Band Group

Geoffrey Lutaaya is a Ugandan businessman, musician, Founder of DE New Eagles Band Group, politician, father and husband. Lutaaya has currently found interest in politics and waiting to contest in the 2021 General Elections as a Member of Parliament for Kakuuto County in Rakai District, in southwestern central Uganda.

His active performance in music has yielded him a lot making him one of the pronounced wealthy artistes. Geoffrey is a mellow voiced Afro-pop, recording and performing artist.

Geoffrey Lutaaya – Early Life and Education

Geoffrey Lutaaya was born to his late father Nelson Kaboggoza, who died at 92 in 2016 after battling with cancer and high blood pressure and late mother who died in 2019 after suffering a disease for four years from their home in Mitti Ebiri Kakuuto – Rakai District where the singer grew from.

Lutaaya attended Mitti Ebiri Primary School Kyotera and later crossed to Mbuye Primary School in Rakai to complete his primary seven. He then joined Kololo High School in the early 1990s; unfortunately, he didn’t sit for his O’Level final examinations because music had taken over.

In 2018, the singer went back to re-sit his O’Level to improve on his qualification at Makerere Day and Evening School for Adults (MAECA) along Sir Apollo Kagwa Road in Kampala, the Capital City of Uganda. At the Adult School, Lutaaya scored 62 aggregates and passed in division four where he attained F9 in Geography, History and Commerce, Pass 8 in CRE, passed English and Luganda with credit 5, Biology credit 6.

In 2019, Geoffrey joined an institution which is equivalent to A ‘Level but he declined the results and the name of the institution up to date promising to make them public when the Electoral Commission calls for them. He is yet to aspire for the Parliamentary seat of Kakuuto County in Rakai District come to 2021 General Election.

Lutaaya formed DE New Eagles Band
Lutaaya formed DE New Eagles Band where he owns 80% and 20% with his wife Irene Namatovu.

Lutaaya – Music Career 

Geoffrey Lutaaya started his music career when he was 20 years old in the early 1996s. Being very passionate and determined about music, this mellow-voiced singer passed through the hands of different people who supported him both mentally and financially to make his dream come true. 

These individuals included Moses Nsubuga who after discovering the talent took him to Alex Ngabaye, by then had a recording studio called Unique Studios.

From Alex Ngabaye, talented Lutaaya went to a man identified as Ssengo where he met Lady Ttitie and Prossy Kankunda who were all in Ssengo’s Band. The two backed him up as he recorded his first song. As a musical family, Geoffrey succeeded his elder brother Frank Ssonko who was once a guitarist in The Ebonies but he later dropped the career on his father’s commands.

Because his father disagreed with his music career, Lutaaya decided to vacate his father’s house and started up his new life in his brother’s rental along Busabala road. After the decision, late Nelson Kaboggoza, his father chased him from his shop business because his actions had proven that he was grown to take care of himself but he later failed to pay rent and went back to the father’s shop.

Still, in 1997, Lutaaya met Jackson Sseruga who took him to record an advert of Solar Energy and it was sponsored by Colonel Kayanja to be played on Radio Uganda. He was paid One hundred Eighty thousand shillings only (180,000/=) after recording the advert with Winnie Muyenga.

After recording his first album, he joined Bakayimbira Dramactors in 1997 where he met Mesach Ssemakula, Ronald Mayinja and they started up The Gebros Band (Geoffrey Brothers and Sisters Band). He then met Mulindwa Muwonge who worked with CBS Radio, took his music tape and started playing his songs on air.

Furthermore, the three brothers (Geoffrey Lutaaya, Mesach Ssemakula and Ronald Mayinja) went to Bat Valley Theatre in Kampala City where they connected with Mariam Ndagire and Kato Lubwama. 

This is where he first met Irene Namatovu, who was a dancer in Kato Lubwama’s Band. Gradually growing his music career, Kato Lubwama advised him to change from Gebros Band to Diamond Production.

From then on, Lutaaya’s music career developed and he started earning in millions from various people who continued buying his songs from the first album he had recorded. The money he got prompted him to buy his first car which was a Taxi.

Kato Lubwama asked them to write an application for the job in the same band he had started but he refused and so, Geoffrey was dismissed from the band. He then decided to sell off his Taxi so that to buy new musical instrumentals for the new band they had started up called Eagles Production, a name suggested by Ronald Mayinja and Mesach Ssemakula.

Geoffrey Lutaaya was the Managing Director, Mesach Ssemakula, Ronald Mayinja and Fred Mayiso were Directors. Since there was a need for more managerial skills and connections, Musa Kavuma became the new Manager of Eagles Production Band. 

Later on, in 2016, Lutaaya formed DE New Eagles Band where he owns 80% and 20% with his wife Irene Namatovu who after the rampant misunderstandings which broke out in the Eagles Production Band particularly based on non- observance of rules and personal gains made them denounce the Group.

Despite Geoffrey Lutaaya producing many Afro-pop songs, his first launched song was Nassanga on Nice and Lovely Album at Hotel Africana in Kampala City of Uganda. 

Geoffrey Lutaaya and wife Irene Namatovu
The couple has five children to mention Pius Lutaaya Ssonko, Patra Nambatya Lutaaya and Precious Nabulya Lutaaya.

Awards 

  • Bell Pearl of Africa Music Awards.

Nominations

  • 2018 HiPiPo Music Awards – Best Band Song
  • 2017 HiPiPo Music Awards – Best Music Group
  • 2017 HiPiPo Music Awards – Music Icon of the Decade
  • 2008 Bell PAM Awards – Best Artist of the Year
  • 2008 Bell PAM Awards – Album of the Year
  • 2008 Bell PAM Awards – Best Live Band Single

Geoffrey Lutaaya Songs 

  • Nkolerera Baana Bange – 2018
  • Ojila Okyamudaazza – 2018
  • Obuwanguzi – 2018
  • Mutuyambe – 2018
  • Nakikolantya – 2018
  • Nafuna Ekirabo – 2018
  • Akyali Mboko – 2017
  • Everine – 2017
  • Linda – 2017
  • Aliba Ani – 2017
  • Choice Yange – 2017
  • Omwaka Guno – 2017
  • Olweeza – 2017
  • Ekisa – 2017
  • Justine – 2017
  • Bamimwa Gyabwe – 2017
  • Omukwano Gwewala – 2015
  • Oli Miss – 2015
  • Nassanga – 2015
  • Sandra – 2015
  • Easy Come Easy Go – 2015
  • Oli Musumba Wange – 2015
  • Nalininda – 2015
  • Kamaama – 2015
  • Gwe Nalotanga – 2015
  • Nalayira – 2015
  • My Love – 2015
  • Talina Musango – 2015
  • Ayi Mukama – 2015

Albums 

  • Ndiyade Yadeko 
  • Diana 
  • Abakubi Ba Pulani 
  • Jamollaw
  • Oluwala Olunyarwanda
  • Nice and Lovely
  • Agye Munsawo Yo
  • Akadde
  • Mwanyinaze
  • Abamanyi Omukwano
  • Malaika Wange

Geoffrey Lutaaya – Family 

In 2011, Geoffrey Lutaaya was introduced in a customary marriage by his wife Irene Namatovu, Co-director, businesswoman and also a musician in the same band called DE New Eagles Band founded in 2016 after denouncing their former Eagles Production Band. The couple has five children to mention Pius Lutaaya Ssonko, Patra Nambatya Lutaaya and Precious Nabulya Lutaaya.

Geoffrey Lutaaya marriage with wife Irene Namatovu
Geoffrey Lutaaya was introduced in a customary marriage by his wife Irene Namatovu.

Controversies

Geoffrey Lutaaya chases former band singers from father’s funeral.

De New Eagles Director, Geoffrey Lutaaya on 26th December 2016 shocked mourners when he lashed out at fellow former Eagles Production Band members and also chased them from the late Nelson Kaboggoza, his father’s funeral in Mitti Ebiri Kakuuto – Rakai District.

Lutaaya hurled insults at the Golden Band musicians accusing them of wanting to kill him and then they were pretended to take care of him in that tragic moment. He went forward to mention them by name as he asked them to vacate the funeral grounds and even stopped them from laying a wreath on his father’s coffin.

The action left many embarrassed including some mourners who crucified him afterwards, and though some of the accused musicians left the funeral and vowed never to support or work with him in any way.

Geoffrey Lutaaya and Irene Namatovu were attacked by robbers and their car was stolen.

The couple claimed to have been attacked by robbers with a gun and a baton at around 3 am on Thursday, 2016 and they lost their Toyota Alphard number UAY 544Q. 

The matter was handed to police and through the investigations, the couple’s car was discovered in Mugoya service garage in Iganga where its colour had been changed from Black to Silver though, the robbers were still in process of getting a new number plate.

Geoffrey Lutaaya faces cheating allegations

De New Eagles Boss has severely faced accusations from different women both within the band and others from outside alleging to have affairs with him despite being married to fellow band musician Irene Namatovu with children.

Some have even brought kids with whom they said Geoffrey was their father but he went on trashing the rumours as being false information. He added that some of them just wanted to make a name that’s why they used his name while others looked forward to spoiling his reputation within the public.

On 27th August 2010 in an interview, this was how Irene Namatovu responded to all women who came out claiming to be mistresses and also fathering kids with her husband, Geoffrey Lutaaya.

“I don’t believe that Geoffrey cheated on me because I don’t have evidence that he did.” She said.

Lutaaya goes back to school

Social media was covered with the news of singer Geoffrey Lutaaya going back to school and sat exams with his son. Lutaaya joined Makerere Day and Evening School for Adults (MAECA) along Sir Apollo Kagwa Road in Kampala. 

The singer scored 62 aggregates passing in division 4 with F9 in Geography, History and Commerce, Pass 8 in CRE, English and Luganda with Credit 5, Biology with credit 6.

He then went to an institution which is an equivalent to A’ Level though the results and the name of the institution were declined by him promising to announce them publicly after the Electoral Commission calls for them.

Lutaaya’s going back to school is attached to his current interests in contesting for the Parliamentary seat of Kyotera County in Rakai District.

Lutaaya – Wealth 

  • Lavish home in Munyonyo.
  • Durban Motel on Entebbe road.
  • Dance Flo Bar in Nateete.
  • Pakalast Food Restaurant in Makindye.
  • Food Factory Restaurant in Kansanga.
  • Several plots of land.
  • Extravagant cars.

Best Dish.

Matooke and Groundnuts

Leisure time activities.

In-studio recording.

Going to the beach with family.

Listening to music (late Philly Bongole Lutaaya & Lucky Dube)