Artistes especially Bebe Cool once criticized Deejays and bars for not promoting the Ugandan entertainment industry and the same revolt later took center stage in Kenya when artistes took to the streets and rioted over the same issue but what happened at Spennah beach in Entebbe last Sunday was embarrassing.
During the Mountain Dew experience at that venue, the crown beverages company had organized some performances from Mun G, Maro and Naira Ali after the competitions were done but to everyone’s surprise, the management of the beach refused the artistes to perform saying the venue only allows performances from ‘international artistes’.
This angered not only the crown beverages bosses but also the participants and journalists who had attended the event.
“How could we be embarrassed like this? How many international artistes come to this beach in a year? How can they do something like this in our own country, How can we be segregated? Those and many more are the questions people asked regarding the management’s decision.
After an hour of negotiations, the local artistes were finally allowed to perform at the event that saw some people walking away with gifts like plasma screens and mountain bikes among others.
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