Cindy blames the rift and disunity in music industry on the power struggle between Bobi’s NUP and NRM
Ever since singer Bobi Wine joined active politics and formed People Power Movement, which later metamorphosed into National Unity Platform (NUP), the music industry has never been the same.
Bobi Wine, whose intentions to topple the ruling government and kick the yellow bus driver, Sevo, out of power by ballot flopped in 2021, has influenced a huge section of fellow artists to join his intimidating political camp, something which has somewhat affected the entertainment industry, according to female dancehall star and reigning Uganda Musician Association president (UMA), Cinderella Sanyu a.k.a Cindy.
Cindy, who is seeking for re-election as UMA Presido, claims that lately, music and politics are inseparable, something which has ignited disunity and unnecessary beef amongst musicians, including fans too!
In an interview with a local TV channel earlier this week, the happily married mother-of-two, stressed that most musicians make their decisions depending on the political party they subscribe to. She explained that those who subscribe to NUP and Bobi Wine sympathizers cannot drum up support or dine with the yellow bus passengers.
“Politics keeps dividing musicians based on their political parties. For instance, some artists front opposition values and others are hell bent on NRM, with intent to show power,” Cindy said before she noted that the concerned parties are tirelessly working around the clock to weed out the differences between artists.
“..But we have been working hard to resolve those differences among our members,” she added.
Cindy is battling King Saha, an ardent supporter of Bobi Wine and NUP, for the position of UMA presidency. The pair picked up nominations this week on Monday to run for the top hot seat.
Bobi Wine is one of the renowned artists who have endorsed King Saha to lead the music industry.
Watch the video below as King Saha speaks fluent Queen’s Language after successfully getting nominated.
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