Ugandan musicians are popular for being trend setters and social influencers when it comes to issues affecting their fans and country at large. They always stand together with them during the happy and trying moments and vice versa but we are currently witnessing a twist of times. As fans are ranting over the 102(b) Age Limit Article amendment, the artistes who featured in this song of praise to President Museveni’s 30 years in office amidst controversy from their fans are acting dumb as if they are not Ugandan.
These artistes include Juliana Kanyomozi, Irene Namubiru,Rema Namakula, Chameleone, Haruna Mubiru, King Saha,Radio, Weasel, Bebe Cool ,Mun G and gospel artistes Wilson Bugembe and Judith Babirye. These particular artistes are in a moment of silence unlike their counter parts who refused to be a part of the NRM appraisal project and some have even taken advantage of the situation to record songs about the struggle against the constitutional amendment (In reference to Dr.Bitone’s Togikwatako song).
These artistes are alleged to have bagged in 300m each under Lawyer Kiryowa Kiwanuka’s management to feature in the song coupled by a fatty dinner attended by the President and the first lady. Close sources rumored that Bobi Wine was thought about to join the project but because he was perceived to influence non-voting ghetto residents, he was never considered worthy for the deal.barely after a year, these prospected non-electorate residents sent him to parliament and we can now testify this was the worst assumption there has ever been.
Getting back to the gist, there are 14 artistes somewhere regretting why they participated in misleading their own Country. None can ever come out to express it since they over shadow it with the passion to do music business but some bad business days never stop haunting especially when they boom with negative repercussions. Let’s keep these singers, their manager and song producer in our prayers.