‘Another Rap’ or call it ‘Mpa Enkoni’ , a song that made president Museveni become the first president who is a rapper might lead him in trouble over failure to clear the writer.
Musician Richard Kaweesa, alleges that he is the owner of the song that became a hit during the 2011 presidential elections but has never received Ug Shs 5 billion as payment for copyright.
Mr Kawesa claims that he wrote and produced the song under President Museveni’s instruction but it was registered before he was compensated.
“This song also became a popular ringtone, which was obtained on all mobile telecommunication platforms and enhanced the top of the mind awareness of your brand to the Ugandan populace while making billions of shillings in royalty fees in the process. It is the reason we hold that the politico-commercial value and mileage you extracted from the said song is very substantial and indisputable,” Mr Kawesa claims.
The notice suggests that it is legal and reasonable that Mr Kawesa and his team comprising of Henry Kiwuwa, Robert Segawa and Steve Jean be adequately compensated for creation and production of the said song.
Through his lawyers of M/s Muwema and Company Advocates, Mr Kawesa’s letter contends that Mr Museveni took all moral and economic rights to the said song and even registered its copyright without recognizing his associate brand as author, director and producer of the works.