The Uganda National Musicians Federation (UMNF) president Eddy Kenzo has come out and respond to Bobi Wine’s criticism against the federation.
This was after Bobi Wine’s comments claiming that the newly-formed Uganda National Musicians Federation is a scam.
The singer-turned-musician described the leadership of the UNMF as “money-hungry” and emphasized that the artists spearheading the new federation are in for monetary gains.
“I fail to understand why artists rely on free money…and now, here you are, creating a federation. It’s still centered around obtaining funds from the government,” Bobi Wine commented.
When this landed into Kenzo’s ears, he replied by saying that Bobi Wine is just political about the federation.
He further noted that Bobi Wine turned into a politician and that he has to use an agenda to benefit his political goals.
“That elder of ours Bobi turned into a politician, he has to use these agendas to his advantage because he is an opposition leader. When the world is disunited, he benefits. If the government unites and develops artists, how will the opposition benefit?”
“As artists, there is nothing we can do without going to the government with a request to be regulated because they are the governing body for this country as of now.”
“Lucky enough, if the opposition takes over (power), we shall join it as well because it would be the new government.”
“We are negotiating, we are not begging for anything. What we are talking about is how we have been cheated for long and how much we are demanding,” he said.
According to the self-proclaimed ‘Kaana Ka Mbaata’ they are seeking the government’s help in regulating their art because it is the governing body of the country at the moment.
He therefore called upon artists to come and work together because it’s the only way that will take the music industry to the next level but not divisions.