News / Grief as Gospel Musician, New Testament is Killed by Police Car

by : Alex Alinda
Dr Jose Chameleone New Testament (RIP)

The death of young gospel rapper, Hillary Lukyamuzi ‘New Testament’ Luuka has caused shock to singers and Ugandan gospel music lovers.

24-year-old New Testament, the winner of the 2015/2016 VIGA Awards Best Hiphop/Rap Category, passed away on Friday  at Mulago hospital where he was rushed after he was knocked by a Police Patrol car in Bwaise at  around 10PM on Tuesday (February 9).

The graduate of Textile Engineering from Busitema University was known for his catchy gospel songs like; “Mubezi Wange”, “Kitonde Kigya”, Redeemed”, “Zoe”, “Superman” and “Virtuous Woman” among others

New Testament was a member of Heart of Christ Church in Mukono, where he was based, under the leadership of Bishop Isaiah Mbuga and his spiritual father Apostle Grace Lubega.

He was also a part time lecturer at Busitema University and a businessman.

Fellow gospel rapper, Edwin Ruyonga reacted to the sad news on Facebook.

“Rest in Peace Bro. Confused, you had such a heart, a passion for Christ, and a humility, but we trust God’s choices. We were supposed to meet and have that convo soon; we still shall, in a cooler, much fancier place.” Ruyonga wrote.