Although negotiations are still in high gear what we can confirm is that Onsanuula singer and Africell Brand Ambassador David Lutalo, will not have his sh30m-a year contract renewed.
Fellow singer, Bebe Cool who put the Tubonga Naawe ghosts behind him to enjoy a good 2016 (musically) has been lined to replace Lutalo.
Our sources say that during the One Billion Concert at Nakivubo recently, Bebe Cool caught the eye of the Africell Bosses with his performance and attitude.
The feeling with in the corridors at Africell is that whereas Lutalo resonates well with the vernacular-speaking audiences, (a target they harnessed overwhelmingly), he has problems with the English-speaking corporate target; one of the biggest consumers of internet bundles, which Africell wants to penetrate in 2017. That’s where Bebe Cool came in handy as he mixes freely with both classes.
“He hasn’t yet signed the deal, but there is a good deal on the table. It is a matter of time before he signs,” the source reveals.
We have since learnt that Ziza Bafana is waiting in the wings should Bebe Cool come up with diva demands. Singer Sheebah Karungi, who was signed alongside David Lutalo last year, has her contract renewed.