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Big Eye entitled to pay for services he offered NRM, says Balaam


Events promoter Balaam Barugahare has encouraged singer Big Eye to go ahead with his lawsuit against President Museveni and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) party arguing that he’s entitled to payment if at all he offered his services during the 2011 presidential elections but was not paid like he claims.

Balaam says the ‘Mango Juice’ singer, real name Ibrahim Mayanja could have opted for court settlement after exhausting all other avenues to get himself paid.

“During those campaigns, Big Eye was not in my camp. He was in Eddy Kenzo’s. All those who were in my camp during the 2011 presidential poll were paid. He (Big Eye) had even defected to Bobi Wine’s side, I think out of frustration when the NRM failed to pay him. I am the one who had brought him back. I don’t want to be involved in his matter but if it’s true, then they should pay him,” he said.


Big Eye says he intends to sue President Museveni for allegedly failing to pay him for performing at his campaign rallies back in 2011.

He said the letter of intention to sue is specifically directed to the president because he’s the chairman of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) which hired him to perform.

“I demand Mr Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the chairman of the National Resistance Movement. I worked for the president in 2011 when he was contesting for presidency. I was one of the people who campaigned for him after singing on his rallies but I was never paid,” Big Eye said.

His threats come days after socialite Bad Black got “fully paid” following days of threatening to sue government and the Ministry of Health for allegedly failing to pay Shs500 million for a Covid-19 advert.

Balaam is said to have delivered the money.

Black last week said she had been “fully paid” and reassured President Museveni of her support after meeting with Balaam.

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