KAMPALA – Singer Big Eye real name Ibrahim Mayanja has asserted that he will only be performing at National Resistance Movement (NRM) events until further notice.
This followed several public harassments who have resorted to pelting the singer bottles whenever he appeared on stage to perform. On Friday last week, a section of revelers at Spice Diana’s Freedom City concert pelted him with bottles while hurling insults.
Posing the harassment to ‘politics’, was his second time to be forced off stage having experienced the same while performing at Uganda Museum earlier this month.
In a statement from his entertainment firm, BIG Eye Music, the singer will not be performing at any public event unless organized by NRM.
“With due concern, we shall not be performing at any forthcoming events in regards to the violence put against our artiste (Big Eye) for expressing his free political right in our beloved country Uganda,” the statement reads in part.
He added, “The artiste will be making public performances at only NRM events/ campaigns until further notice. Other updates and changes shall follow.”
Speaking to media on Monday, January 20, Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson revealed that police will be planting their undercover officers in different music shows to arrest anyone who will be tempted to throw a bottle at a musician.