KAMPALA – As many Ugandan artists are struggling to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the music industry, rapper Gereson Wabuyu aka Gravity Omutujju has come out to say he is not among the kind.
Gravity who is arguably one of the most sought after performers in Uganda due to his energy, stage presence, crowd involvement, general awareness, all backed by his hit songs has saved enough money to keep him afloat.
Before Covid-19 took over Uganda, Gravity was one of the busiest artistes locally with concerts lined up, spread across the country.
For all the hard work, Gravity has showed off some of his investments, houses, and he is not shy of adding more flashy rides to his fleet.
While appearing on a TV interview, the Ekyebeeyi singer who has been actively singing for almost ten years noted that he is a billionaire.
“I have been saving and I am a rich man. One cannot be mistaken if he calls me a billionaire since I have money on my saving accounts,” he said.
Gravity made the revelation while reacting to how fellow artistes who attended the Gulu retreat have been clustered and labeled as “beggars’.
According to Gravity, artists lack a saving culture and hence the edge he has over most of them to still live a good life even amidst the humbling pandemic.
He shared that the music training retreat that saw artistes rewarded with certificates was a confirmation of selling the music industry to the government officially.
He believes that there was nothing musically that the OWC boss could teach artists saying that it is the artists who had to instead teach Gen. Saleh about music.
When asked what he thinks of the list that made rounds on social media where artistes asked for huge sums of money, Gravity reasoned that they might have sold off their music catalogues to Gen. Saleh.
He also bragged about how he does not need any money from Gen. Saleh stating that he is well off.