KAMPALA – At the beginning of this month, rapper Walukagga Shafik alias Fik Fameica was dragged to court by one Prasidia Nagasha over his song “property” that is said to be undermining and violating the rights of women and girls in Uganda.
Famaica was sued alongside his producer Martin Musoke alias Artin Pro for producing the song, and Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) for failing to protect Ugandans from the harmful content.
In her lawsuit filed before the High Court, Ms Prasidia Nagasha, a lawyer, sought for the court’s declaration that the said song demeans, undermines and discriminates against women and girls in Uganda.
Ms Nagasha also sought an order compelling Fik Famaica and Artin to publish a public apology to all women and girls in all newspapers of wide readership, radios, and televisions in Uganda and on Youtube.
However the Byange hit maker has been silent ever since then until he came out over the weekend to clear the air on the allegations. In a television interview, the singer explained that he has not been served any summon and that it is all rumor.
The Fresh Gang boss also explained that he prioritises his music and he does all he can to keep his brand out there for the public.
“My music is my life and therefore I cannot let anybody take it away. People need to understand that making a brand is not easy. Personally, I do not socialize so much because I know what that comes with,” he said.
He explained that he tries his best to avoid getting involved in fights since it is a one way ticket to failing in the music industry.
“I am an artiste not a fighter and I don’t really think it pays off being in musical fights. I joined this industry to push my talent and that’s what I am doing,” he stressed.
Fameica urged fellow artists to desist from engaging in unhealthy competitions but forge ways out how they can live and work together harmoniously.
“Artistes should get done with these verbal fights because they do not add anything to music.”
Fameica’s law suit caused a lot of questions and controversy at the time. Seasoned TV Personality Douglas Lwanga was one of the people who was keen on the matter.
He was of the thought that Prasidia Nagasha, the feminist who sued rapper Fik Fameica over the “My Woman, My Property” song, should settle the matter out of Courts of Law.
“Imagine trying to sue Fik Fameica at a time artists are not even working. The song, “My Woman Is My Property” is now 2years old. Why rise up now? Can’t we just sort this on a round table rather than using courts of Law?” he said.