He is one of Uganda’s finest of all time and one of the veterans in the Ugandan music industry, many cherish him and to those who don’t know him, at least you ought to have heard songs like ‘Kamukube Empeta’ and his recent hit ‘Parliament’ and many others, to those who have seen him live or gotten a chance of talking to him you ought to have seen him with falling dreadlocks.
Dread locks are a common hairstyle trending among celebrities in Uganda especially musicians including Weasel, Bebe Cool, Bobi Wine and many others. The roots of dreadlocks can be trailed to the Rastafarians of Jamaica, and further to Indian sages and yogis, but they have never been more popular than they are today.
It is said that dreadlocks originated with these Eastern world’s holy men. Possessing nothing, renouncing the world and possessions (not even a comb) they avoided even personal grooming, hence the inevitable dreadlocks. Dreadlocks get their name from Jamaican tradition. Those with ‘natty’ locks in their hair were to be dreaded, or feared.
Ragga Dee who has been wearing dreadlocks for more than 15 years, successfully accomplished this uneasy task of cutting the locks down recently and he also got done with picking nomination forms for the Kampala mayor ship a couple of weeks ago. Come next year all we can wish Ragga Dee is the best on the political journey he has taken.