Kyadondo East MP and popular singer Bobi Wine aka Robert Kyagulanyi has spoken out about music activism and why he is being targeted by authorities following a ban imposed on his music performances.
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In another piece published on Facebook, Bobi explains that he has been approached to be a “puppet” but he rejected the offers.
“To them, I must sing in support of the dictatorship or not be allowed to sing. In fact, I have always been approached by some of these people with requests that I sing in support of the dictatorship or at least keep quiet. Several offers have been made to turn me into one of their puppets. But I rejected them flat. They told me recently that they will block my shows and frustrate my businesses until I run broke. Too bad for them, they have been made to believe that money is everything. They wrongly think that by stopping my shows they impoverish me, break my firmness and compromise my values”, the post read in part.
He did not mince his words and “poked” at the Tubonga Nawe artistes.
“You notice that when some of my colleague artists sing political songs in support of the regime- the real inciting songs because they get most people angry, the police doesn’t come out to stop them. In fact, they are given police protection! You can perform ‘tubonga naawe’ anywhere, anyday without restriction. But the dictatorship gets worked up over any song which exposes their evil. The regime can’t take it any longer”,he explained.
He finished off by stating that he is not for sale.
“I have said this to them in private and I repeat it in public- I Kyagulanyi Ssentamu – Bobi Wine, shall never sell my soul to the devil. I shall never use my voice to sing for a dictatorship that is running our country to hell. I shall never sing to console the enemies of the people. I shall never use my voice to betray my country”, he stated.
Source: Matooke republic
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