Bobi claims Sevo reduced Uganda Musicians Association to beggars.

Bobi Wine was President Museveni’s biggest challenger in the just concluded general elections.

He first rose to the political limelight in 2017 when he won the Kyandondo East by-election.

He has since been vocal about political issues in Uganda as he targets the country’s top political office.

In a recent social media post, Bobi claims Sevo and his government of suffocating the music industry and reducing the stakeholders to beggars.

The NUP boss majorly hinted at Uganda Musicians Association which he said was created to fight for the industry but has been turned into beggars.

I know that all these artists are aware that the entire objective is to silence not just individual artistes but to water down the entire music and creative industry so that it never produces another ‘Kyagulanyi’ kind of artist that speaks truth to it’s face. The objective is to divide artistes and cause them to fight against each other because Gen. Museveni believes in the divide and rule concept. No wonder, several artistes are already up in arms questioning the methods and criteria used to select beneficiaries of the few monies dished out every once in a while. Moreover tax payers’ money! Uganda Musicians Association (UMA), an association which we started to fight for the industry has been loudly silent about all the injustice. It was reduced to a beggar’s association.” Part of his post read.

This comes at a time when a number of musicians have reportedly received money from the state as COVID stimulus fund.