KAMPALA – As he is recuperating from the knee surgery he underwent a week ago, singer Gereson Wabuyu better known as Gravity Omutujju has come out to send a message to the government.
According to the ‘Musomesa’ singer, the government should consider changing the National Anthem as he believes it is boring.
The rapper says the Uganda National Anthem is too boring and too old fashioned and wants the government to change it to something danceable in the club.
“By the way parliament should sit and debate about the Uganda anthem, most people do not know how to sing along, and we need to have a new version. Personally, I do not know how it flows, actually, they should let us all artists come together and make it sound better, People will love it,” he said.
Gravity, who boasts of not being immunized in his infant stages and survived all the eight killer diseases reportedly sustained a serious knee injury during one of his leisure soccer matches with close friends that had got his knee dislocated.
Before his surgery admission last week, the ‘Winner’ singer was capped with minimal pain in his knee joint but it worsened days after which prompted his medical attendants to opt for surgery.
Gravity is not the first to bring up a matter to do with having the Uganda National Anthem remodeled. In 2014, the then Minister of Tourism Maria Mutagambwa shared the same sentiments.
Minister Maria Mutagamba was quoted as saying that local entertainer Alex Mukulu was in charge of a project worth about Ugx180m for this noble purpose.
The minister explained that the objective was not to “change” the anthem but to use its message in drama and other ways so as to help an increasingly-indifferent public to identify with their motherland.
The news split debate then, with many Ugandans totally opposing any tampering with what they consider one of the most beautiful pieces of music they have heard.
Uganda would not be the first country to change its anthem but neither would it be joining a large club of indecisive nations. Switzerland, for instance, considered changing its anthem saying that the old anthem is too religious, while younger generations are not.