Unity is what can be seen between Gagamel boss Bebe Cool aka Moses Ssali and his counterpart Leone Island Boss Jose Chameleone at the moment as they stand together in the fight to stamp foreign music out of Uganda.
Following Bebe Cool’s message to all Ugandan Radio and TV station presenters including club DJs, Chameleone who is fresh from a successful Tubonge concert, has shown support to fellow comrade for the good of Ugandan music.
Here is what Chameleone posted:
“I stand as a musician to the best of my music knowledge. When we ask to take charge of our industry we also have in mind that we are NOT asking for segregation of foreign music. We just deserve a fair share of an industry that we have stood by against all odds. In such an exchange we also know that our products are not to what many can call “standards” but also it’s partially every Ugandans duty to contribute to our growth evenly. It’s not about Nigerian, Jamaican, South African, American or whatsoever. It’s about Uganda and what’s ours. Example if your father is broke, would you seek a richer dad? We stand together, Grow together if we are to fall together. Lets be patriotic and grow our music.”
Bebe Cool took to an online battle with Ugandan DJ’s and Radio Station presenters including Sanyu FM’s Fat Boy and XFM’s Deejay Beekay early this week when he accused them of concentrating more on foreign music instead of playing local Ugandan music in their clubs and on their radio stations. DJs responded to his posts online by saying that Ugandan artistes needed to produce quality music in order for DJs to support them.
Several people have since taken to making fun of the entire issue online. Below is a post made by KFM’s Patrick Kanyomozi. He posted:
“On my music videos playlist;Aye-Davido,Number one(rmx)-Diamond ft Davido,Yawa Dey-Burna Boy,Eminado-Tiwa Savage,Million pound girl-Fuse ODG….Don’t shoot,am not playing it 4 anyone,its on my laptop&am using headphones.”
Another photo surfaced online making a mockery of Bebe Cool’s statement.
Apparently, a section of the Ugandan online community who are club goers have vowed to throw bottles at any Club DJ who doesn’t play Ugandan music in clubs. We strongly condemn violence as it is never a solution to anything.
“Vote for your favourite artistes to win in the #ZZINAwards this April. Visit; www.galaxyfm.co.ug or Vote on your phone by dialling *289*4# and follow prompts. Voting closes on April 26th 2014.”
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