Not for the first time, singer-cum-politician Bobi Wine referred to artists as “beggers”, something that has left several of them furious including Uganda National Musicians Federation (UNMF) president Eddy Kenzo.
In his speech while at the late Kato Lubwama’s burial, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine called upon entertainers to open their eyes and fight for the activation and implementation of copyright law.
“Artists, open your minds. You’re better than the handouts the government gives you. I recently heard that they want to give you over Ugx30Bn. What can that money do for you?” Bobi Wine
Bobi Wine said that the government has managed to blind artists with small cash handouts and has eventually turned them into beggars in its efforts to frustrate the entertainment industry.