The Ugandan music industry is growing tremendously with the veteran artistes keeping their relevance by releasing more songs as well as the upcoming and fast rising ones showcasing the work they have. Our industry would however be at a better level than the current one if only the artistes were cooperative and had respect for each other.
The social media beef, physical fights and hatred amongst artistes is so appalling and if at all this came to an end, Uganda’s music industry would be better than or closely competing with the industries of countries like Nigeria and South Africa. It is because of all this, that UK based Uganda artiste Myco Chris came up with a word of advice for Ugandan artistes.
“My dear brothers & sisters in the Music industry of my motherland, instead of fighting & bickering why don’t we all write good music that will shade great light on the issues going on in our beautiful nation. That industry of “Wars & battles” is so old & out of fashion. May God teach us all to number our days.” Myco Wrote on his Facebook Page
Instead of making good music and pushing it, Ugandan artistes are to some level selfish in that you find a big artiste beefing with a young artiste and wonder why. This does not make any sense.
Where do you think Pallaso and Sheebah would be if they kept on doing collabos together? What kind of song do you think would come out of Bebe Cool, Chameleone and Bobi Wine? Imagine a collabo song between Eddy Kenzo and Bebe Cool. If artistes could go by Myco Chris’ advice, our industry would be very far.
Myco began singing 15 years ago at St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe at the age of 9. At the age of 13, he broke out of the choir into secular music, mainstream music under Shanks Vivi Dee and he is known for sons like ‘Zino Enaku’ alongside Radio and Weasel, ‘Kabitte Wange’, ‘Dance’, ‘Throw The Up’ among others.