KAMPALA – Veteran local singer and former Kampala Lord Mayoral contestant Daniel Kazibwe, better known by his stage name Ragga Dee has come out to share his sentiments on what he thinks are the vices eating up Uganda’s music industry.
The ‘Oyagala Cash’ singer while appearing on an entertainment show on a local TV station explained that one of the major vices that are eroding the glory of the entertainment sector is the sense of entitlement among the different artists.
Ragga Dee claims that artists are fighting for supremacy in the trade and they all want to be branded queens and kings of the trade even when a kingdom cannot have more than one king and no one appreciates the other.
He believes that such behaviors of feeling high self-importance have hindered collaborations for a good cause.
“The music industry is difficult. No one appreciates the other, and every musician thinks that they’re a King or a Queen of sorts, something which hinders collaborations for a good cause,” the legendary singer explained.
Ragga Dee further shared that the continued propaganda in the industry has also greatly contributed to its underperformance.
He noted that some people talk about certain issues that they are not well versed with and end up spreading wrong details.
“The music industry has a challenge of propaganda. Someone will talk about something that they’re not acquainted with. For the last 15 years, leadership in the music industry has been about self-employment, for instance, someone wouldn’t deliberately offer their service to help the rest,” he said.
Ragga Dee, a legendary entertainer contested for the Kampala Lord Mayoral slot in the just concluded general elections on the NRM ticket but eventually lost the race to FDC’s strong man Erias Lukwago.