Just after a day his Firebase colleagues were roughed up by the police at their recording studios in Kamwokya, Bobi Wine said he will be releasing his Sema song which is a swahili word meaning Speak Out.
Yesterday, the ghetto president shared his discontent of the police and soldiers by saying,
‘our rehearsal studio in Kamwokya was invaded by armed soldiers and police as young Firebase artists were rehearsing, and others were watching the swearing in on T.V. They were beaten and arrested,’ he said before going on to add that, ‘Even when I tried to explain that these youth were no harm to society and actually productive members of our community, nobody listened. They were bundled up to into a car, humiliated.‘
Bobi Wine who was doing an interview with an international news agency New York Times further went on to say that,
‘Many times I have worked with the Uganda police to calm down riots and to create peace and stability in the ghetto, as well as to build a good relationship between the police and the common people.’ So you can imagine his shock when this horror happened.
The new song calls on people to speak up because they don’t nobody is going to hear them. ‘This song is advocating for all of us to speak out when things are wrong and do our part to make it right,’ Bobi Wine said.
Have a look at the video below.