Following the now famous handshake and hug between singer Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool and Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine that has left many Ugandans talking and perhaps hopeful that the two big artistes have reconciled, the Kyadondo East MP has come out to speak about it.
The musician cum politician through his social media platforms said he had no problem with the Gagamel boss whom he has known for many years before attributing their rivalry to outside forces.
According to the Tuliyambala Engule singer, Uganda’s problems are bigger and should therefore not be reduced to the rivalry between him and the fellow musician.
“As expected, seeing me and my brother and fellow artiste Bebe Cool greet and hug after a long time excited many people. As I have been saying all along, I have no problem with Bebe Cool. He is a fellow artiste; a man I have known for many years, but above all a fellow Ugandan. The problems we face in Uganda are bigger than us. The issues which Uganda faces cannot and should not be reduced to a Bobi Wine – Bebe Cool affair! At the same time, those issues affect all of us,” Mr Kyagulanyi said on Saturday evening.
He called for unity, blaming the regime for playing divide and rule politics.
“If one of us got an accident on the road and we can’t find a hospital to give us emergency care, it won’t matter if it is me or Bebe! We should therefore not lose sight of who our real enemy is or what the real problem is.
We should not allow ourselves to be detracted. Of course our oppressors have for long survived by playing the divide and rule game. They want to turn us against each other whenever they have chance. We have a choice- we can play into their game, or simply outsmart them and redeem ourselves. We cannot and should not allow the regime to divide us,” he added.
Mr Kyagulanyi also lauded singer Edrisa Musuuza popularly known as Eddy Kenzo for an awesome show at Serena Hotel in Kampala where the two met.
“I am proud to have seen you (Kenzo) walk this journey with hard work and discipline. Yesterday I saw on stage the same passion I saw in that sound room 10 years ago as you voiced ‘Yanimba’. I’m always convinced that with all these attributes, combined with your good heart, not even the sky will be the limit for you. It was great to meet up with leaders and friends, including the night’s Chief Guest, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga (Buganda Kingdom prime minister),” he said.
During the show, Kenzo and Mr Mayiga who was among the revelers advised the two musicians to stop their long-running enmity since they are all Ugandans and from the same region; Buganda.