KAMPALA – By the look of things, former sports journalist Joseph Kabuleta who has been previously considered a political armature after expressing interest to run for the highest office in Uganda has a lot of tactics to win and make his way there.
After realizing that Bobi Wine has largely relied on music to disseminate his message of freedom and democracy across the country, Kabuleeta has decided to take this on as well so he can also comfortably win over Ugandans through music.
The seasoned sports enthusiast understands that the best form of defense is attack. The self-styled preacher is reported to have gathered some artists under a Production and Promotion Company called RedFog to release two Afro-Pop songs disseminating his Financial Liberation message.
In the songs, the artistes further proliferate Kabuleta’s message in catchy hooks and gyrating rhythms. One of the songs, titled ‘Tetuli Kukatale’ paints a dire picture of the financial situation Ugandans are living in and presents Kabuleta as the ultimate solution.
“Why is Uganda a land of dreams fulfilled for foreigners but a land of broken dreams for its natives,” the lyrics ask, in Luganda, suggesting that it is foreigners who seem to profit most from this country’s natural resources.
The other song, titled “Ensi Yaffe”, by Richie Talent, makes creative use of the presidential aspirant’s name, saying Kabuleta aleta (he brings) but pushing the same message, urging Ugandans to vote for real change.
These songs were undoubtedly inspired by Kabuleta’s most recognizable video clip called ‘Uganda’s Economic Civil War’ which demonstrates how Uganda’s natural resources are benefiting just a small number of people at the top of the pyramid whom he called the Indomitable, to the detriment of the majority of Ugandans who are at the bottom, called the Space Fillers.
The two songs bear a message that resonates with many Ugandans whose pockets have been split by the current economic lockdown.
Kabuleta’s social media platforms have been busy ever since the songs were released as music enthusiasts download the sing-along songs.
Even when the songs clearly portray Kabuleta and his message as the main hope for Uganda and Ugandans, you would struggle to find anyone who does not relate to his message.