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, this 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.