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You Are Not Beggars To Be Begging From The Government - Bobi Wine

You Are Not Beggars To Be Begging From The Government – Bobi Wine

Ugandan musician and politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has come out to rally musicians against waiting for government handouts for survival.

He tasked them to instead fight for their rights as musicians since their talent is itself rich enough.

The “Byekwaso” singer who is one of the founding members of Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) said it was very wrong to be begging from the government.

He went ahead to say that uniting for a common goal among musicians was the way to go.

“I recall years back when we started that association with Sylver Kyagulanyi as our Chairman and me as the Secretary-General, we never wanted to be beggars but fight for our rights as artists against the unfair laws they had introduced.

It is sad that the association has fallen off the wagon. They have taken out glory as artists and reduced us to just mere beggars. We have a very important God-given talent,” the singer noted during a dinner with fellow artists in his home.

This comes at a time when musicians have been so dependent on the government for reimbursements. Especially during the covid 19 pandemic.

Government officials such as Salim Saleh have been so active in the music industry dishing out money to different musicians and groups.

Bobi Wine also addressed claims that he had abandoned his music career and industry to concentrate on his political career.

He said this was not true as he will always be a musician since it’s music that got him to the level that he is right now.

“You can’t mention three artists without mentioning me because I’m also an artist. I’m Bobi Wine and I still stand as an artist. We have to fight for our talent,” Bobi Wine explained.

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