UGANDA: Angry Bobi Wine Reveals How 'State' Secretly Banned His Latest Single "Dembe"
2 February 2016
Ghetto President H.E Bobi Wine is not a happy man today, the award winning singer has today come out to reveal to fans how his latest hit Dembe was tactic fully banned from state media. The song whose message advocates for peaceful presidential elections in 15 days this month has gained media attention in the last month since its release.
“We are all Ugandans and it's our responsibility to maintain National Stability. It's not just the power of arms that maintains peace but also the general mindset of the population. As an artiste, I used my musical talent to send out a message of peace and tolerance during this election period. It was my contribution to the peace that we all seek to maintain…” Bobi Wine said.
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Following the controversial news of banning the song, UCC came out to clear the air and denied banning it. However the singer has come out to claim that his song has been silently but realistically banned on all state media.
“ I was at UBC and I was told straight that following a meeting, it was resolved that the #Dembe song will not air” reveled the singer.
He further claims that many people call on request hours to ask for the song but it's never played, and that some program directors of radio and TV stations have told me that they received calls ordering them not to play the song.
“Now my question is,are the authorities promoting peace and tolerance or are they enemies of peace and tolerance????” asked furious singer Bobi Wine.
What is your take on this revelation? Do you believe that Dembe was banned? What reason would anyone have to ban the song?