Ugandan singer Jose Chameleon has fired back at fellow musician Bobi Wine after calling Ugandan artistes beggars.
The National Unity Platform party leader made the statement after a section of artistes paid a visit to General Saleh, who is Uganda’s coordinator of operation wealth creation.
Speaking in a local media station, Jose argued thst he had also seen a photo of Wine alongside General Saleh and wondered if him too had asked for help.
He argued that Wine’s relevance came through music and for him to call his fellow musicians beggars meant he despised the entire music industry.
“That word ‘beggars’ he (Bobi Wine) used despised the entire music industry because he became relevant because of music
“Calling us beggars was very wrong yet he also traversed the country begging for votes, he would not have done so. He would have remained home,” said Jose.
Jose clarified that they didn’t go to beg for financial help from General Saleh because he is his fan.
He noted that because General Saleh is president Yoweri Museveni’s brother, he felt that he had the authority to call artists to understand how they can unite and improve the industry.
“We didn’t go Gulu to beg for financial help, I would like Ugandans to understand this very well. Salim Saleh is my fan, Salim Saleh is Bebe Cool’s fan
“He has the authority to call the artistes to understand how we can unite and improve the industry because he is the brother to the president,” he added.
Bobi Wine had severally called out Ugandan artists and claimed they beg too much just because they often fail to stand with the suffering and ‘’oppressed” Ugandans.
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