Singer Desire Luzinda has broken the silence and issued an apology to her family and fans after her nude images were leaked by her Nigerian ex-lover Franklin Emoubor Ebenhron. She sums up the incident when she posed for these photos as a moment of madness and a breach of trust by her lover. Below is her statement.
To all my fans in Uganda and all over the world, as you might be aware, there has been a lot of fanfare and discussion in the media and social media about my photos taken in private that were leaked to the public by a jilted lover.
The facts about this matter are that these were photos taken in privacy with someone I loved. In our private moments, we all have our “moments of madness”. The bottom line is that I trusted this person and never hoped that something done in private would find its way to the public domain irrespective of our differences.
I am aware that for many people who looked up to me as a role model, to the fans who adore my music , to the young generation that looks up to artistes like me as a symbol of the importance of grooming and growing talent, these photos must have been an upset.
I want to sincerely apologise to my mother, to my daughter, to my family, to my friends, my fans and any other people who have been offended by these images. Like I said, this was a breach of trust by someone I loved. I take full responsibility for having lost my mind to take such shameful pics. This person has not only abused that trust but now seeks to drag me down.
Those who have interacted closely with me know I am a decent person, a doting mother and an industrious woman. These images in no way should define who I am.
Let me also thank my numerous fans who have stood by me in this period—asking me to be firm amidst the tempest.
Just to let you know, the responsible authorities are doing everything possible to ensure I get justice. Once again, accept my sincere apologies.