Edrisa Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo has come out to clear the air about the recorded phone call that left many Ugandans speechless, especially supporters of fellow musician turned politician, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.
In a the phone call that was leaked to social media on Sunday evening, Kenzo was overheard making negative comments about Bobi Wine accusing him of never supporting him or picking his phone calls, and disrespecting fellow artists like Chameleone after Bobi Wine rejected endorsing him in his new National Unity Platform (NUP) political party.
He also stated that he is now going to support Museveni since Bobi Wine has done nothing to help him.
Eddy Kenzo’s remarks rubbed most people the wrong way as many rubbished all the accusations the BET award winner had made.
Using Facebook live, Kenzo yesterday took time to explain and open up about what happened and what he meant by the whole conversation.
He firstly clarified that the recorded phone call was not any form of interview but a conversation he was having with a friend, who he feels betrayed by, for leaking a private conversation.
He went on to explain that the call found him in a very sensitive state that led him to utter some things about Bobi Wine that he didn’t entirely mean.
“I am a Bobi Wine diehard. I even performed his song in one of my first auditions. I respect him so much and he too knows that but we just have different ideologies when it comes to some things,” he stated.
He explained that he has no issue with Kyagulanyi Sentamu the politician but rather with Bobi Wine the musician.
“Bobi Wine has refused to respect and uphold fellow musicians. Because I am short-tempered, I admit I was extreme with my words but I was trying to put across a point about how musicians are not given the same respect and recognition they deserve.”
Kenzo adds that he believes there are things that should be done for our country to prosper and if he starts to sense that as a representative one is taking the wrong path, doesn’t want to take advice, doesn’t give people time and doesn’t want to talk to them, he takes a step back but it doesn’t mean that he is starting up some kind of beef.
“I will not follow people around like they are Budas. Just like there are things I don’t agree with when it comes to President Museveni, the same applies to Bobi Wine, and just like there are ideologies of Bobi Wine that I believe in, President Museveni too has his good side,” he said.
Kenzo also said that those who are judging him because he once agreed to meet Museveni just have personal issues that they need to deal with. “I have no problem with the current President of Uganda because he has given me peace and a war-free country that has enabled me achieve what I have in the past 10 years.”
Kenzo added that he speaks what is on his mind for his own benefit, not for anyone else’s. He is not trying to represent anyone with what he says but he is however trying to fight for what he believes is right.