Last Thursday afternoon as Ugandan artistes met at the Centenary Park based Laftaz Lounge to form a committee to be in charge of their music under a campaign dubbed ‘Save Ugandan Music’, they denounced the powers of Uganda performing rights society (UPRS) which they claim has been ‘cheating’ them.
Bobi Wine who was among the hundreds of musicians, video and audio producers, stake holders among many others came out to say that UPRS might not be the biggest problem and called upon artistes to put more seriousness when writing lyrics
As he explained his point, Bobi said that its the seriousness of the lyrics that determines how an artiste is perceived.
“We as artistes to be taken serious, we have to look through our lyrics and see whether they are putting serious as artistes. What we produce determines who we are or who we are seen as so let us put effort and seriousness in our lyrics whether it is love, money or beef”
Meanwhile Bobi spoke this in the wake of government banning all his upcoming shows/concerts over reasons that while he was performing at his recently concluded ‘Specioza Live Concert’ at his One Love Beach in Busaabala, he kept on saying words that attacked the ruling government plus changing his song lyrics into political statements that allegedly did not please the government yet he had promised not to go political prior to the concert.
Ghetto president Bobi Wine real names Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi who is also the Member of Parliament for Kyadondo East constituency is currently one of the people making a lot of news. Not like before he was making news but from the time he became MP, his popularity has multiplied especially after his stand against lifting of the age limit also refereed to as ‘Tokgikwatako’.