Singer Bebe Cool has laughed at opposition Forum for Democratic Change that is asking Ugandans to boycott his music as well as that of other musicians who participated in Tubonga Nawe song.
The song that praises President Yoweri Museveni has since put the musicians in a tight corner as fans continue to accuse them of “betraying the country”.
Analysts however defend the musicians saying as citizens, they have a right to support any candidate of their choice.
On Monday, FDC spokesperson, Ssemujju Nganda, asked Ugandans to walkout on the affected musicians whenever they go for events.
“Hahahahahaha, I hear boycott,” Bebe Cool, the leader of the Tubonga Nawe group, wrote on his social media, Facebook page.
“Let me be simple and clear, dynamics keep changing and that’s a result and nature and new technology.”
In simple mathematics, he continued, 20,000 people paying Shs20,000 for a concert is Shs400,000,000m.
“To organise such an event you need at least not less than Shs 200m hence saving Shs200m for a non TUBONGA NAWE artist. And it’s an outdoor event that has no weather guarantee.”
Here is the full message:
Let’s say 19000 boycott my concert, my organising budget will be half, I will go indoor n be sure about the weather and for an indoor event,b4 it starts already know whose coming, I will charge higher coz my musical status has both high end fans and low end fans, one table will go for 5m and I will only need to sell 100 tables each of 10 people sitting but 5m multiplied by 100 tables equals 500,000m. Minus expenses of 100m I save 400,000,000m.
I wish FDC put MATHS in their arguments, it will help them not see Uganda’s issues in fiction.
So my brothers n sisters who r talking about boycotting my concerts, I started Serena concerts 2 years ago and this is year three but am so sure that I will sell all the tables and even broadcast the event live for the whole country to see that u can’t put a good man down.
The boycott will also help the music industry to evolve to the next level where I want to only perform once or twice a year but make big money to last me thru out and this will increase the demand for any artist hence raise the pay for musicians in general after all people have been complaining that Ugandan musicians perform everywhere all the time hence loss of value.
I also wish to remind my fellow Ugandans that u can’t say no to good music, when supporting us u didn’t do us no favour, you were consuming our good product, to make matters worse not even paying for it.
All Tubonga Nawe artists need to do is to go back to studio and record good music that’s it.
This post is meant to help u think again coz we are not only ready for the boycott but even to reassure you that we confidently practiced out political right as responsible citizens of Uganda, and we still stand strong behind our president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the NRM ideology.