“Ddembe”, the latest single from ghetto president H.E Bobi Wine is already surrounded by controversy. Having spent just about a week on the airwaves, rumours spread that the song was politically motivated. Shortly after, the rumor mill spun with a new twist, that it had been banned by the government through Uganda Communications Commission. Just yesterday, UCC cleared the air, saying they had not banned the track, prompting the ghetto icon to back the statement and urge people to listen to it.
In this song, Bobi Wine delivers a clear message, in which he calls for not only free and fair elections, but peaceful one as well. He hopes for a peaceful transition of government if there is any, without the shedding of innocent Ugandans blood and tears. Many had this misinterpreted as an attack on government, hence spreading the rumour that UCC had been ordered to ban it.
In line with such talk, UCC Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi moved quickly to clear the air.
“Uganda Communications Commission has not banned any song by Bobi Wine – as far as I am aware,” he said.
Bobi Wine also added his voice to Mutabazi’s, saying the song had not been banned in the first place and people should listen to it.
The song is definitely a good listen, with the magical creativity of Bobi’s mind at work as always. It was procuded at the legendary Dream Studios by Sir Dan Magic.