KAMPALA – Goodlyf singer Douglas Mayanja better has attacked fellow singer Bobi Wine for calling his comrades in the music industry ‘beggars.’
Weasel’s bitter attack to the National Unity Platform (NUP) Principal Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu for stemmed from the latter’s social media post that stirred mixed reactions from the public.
In the post, Bobi Wine described local musicians as celebrated beggars who lack the knowledge of survival amidst the ongoing pandemic lockdown and instead always pool at President Museveni brother, Gen Salim Saleh’s residence in Gulu to beg for handouts.
The ‘Bwobaayo’ singer while in a radio interview faulted Bobi’s description of fellow artists saying he is saying all that because he is earning from two jobs.
According to Weasel, Bobi also makes himself richer through begging from the whites amidst the ongoing pandemic without sharing with his fellow musicians.
He explains that since no musician has ever gotten food relief or financial assistance from Bobi Wine, he has no right to call musicians beggars.
Weasel says artists flocked Gen Saleh’s residence in Gulu with an aim of sketching up a lasting solution on how best the local music industry can flourish amidst such pandemics.
“Did Bobi Wine say all this as a politician or a musician? You know he carries two professions. But I don’t think musicians are beggars because they have been robbed for long, for two good years without working while many are working,” he said.
Weasel shared that he sees Bobi on TV as Europeans send him money as they (other artists) hustle for yaka bills.
He explains that when one is struggling for what to eat at home when you have never given one even a bag of posho, you have no right to call that person a beggar because that person might have not come to beg from you.
“That person might have gone to beg what you don’t give him/her. We went to Gulu to find a way forward for the betterment of our local music industry
Musicians under the newly created Jose Chameleone led Uganda Superstars Musicians Association camped in Gulu to meet Operation Wealth Creation boss Salim Saleh for a stimulus fund.
They have since been branded beggars after a list of them with huge sums of money attached to their names went viral on social media.