Many people are saying that the new rules and regulations that appeared in a document that did rounds on social media are targeting Bobi Wine and that the government wants to use them to calm Bobi Wine down as he’s increasingly becoming a problem to the government.
These rules have got everyone in the entertainment sector talking, in that an emergency meeting was called on Friday at Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo to find a resolution. Eddy Kenzo, Bugingo Hannington, John Segawa, Messach Semakula and Catherine Kusasira, were among the artists that attended the meeting.
The latter’s attendance surprised many, going by the fact that she belongs to NRM and many had considered her an enemy to people power but Kusasira said that she’s an artiste first, before anything else.
When we asked her what she thinks of the new rules and whether they are directed to Bobi Wine, Kusasira replied that some of the rules would push the industry forward, contrary to what some people are saying.
“An artiste will have a high bargaining power unlike before when musicians used to perform for less in different areas. If an artiste is required to perform in one place, they will be paid highly,” she said.
And concerning Bobi Wine, she said that the Kyadondo East Member of parliament has not been useful to the industry because he has never said anything in Parliament that concerns art.
“We supported Bobi Wine to go to Parliament and that is precisely why I even sung for him during his rallies before he joined Parliament but I feel betrayed because he’s not doing what we wanted him to do.” Kusasira noted.