What is the fuss about artistes and comedians, both gospel and secular dealing with politicians on business lines?
We should understand that artistes, can work with politicians on fairly and strictly business relations with no strings attached whatsoever.
Politicians and political parties are good partners for our artistes, but our artistes are always afraid to do business with them because of what the general public and their fans are likely to say about them.
A journalist can write stories about different political parties and nobody will tag him or her as belonging to one of the parties, but let an artist do a song for a political party and eyebrows will be raised.
I always wonder, why fans of artistes think it is okay for their idols to do business with institutions like MTN when in actual fact, they use Airtel or Orange as their phone-lines (private numbers)?
It is the same understanding with artistes working with politicians on business grounds.
Talk about artistes who have had business relations with political parties in Uganda and names like Bebe Cool, Eddy Kenzo, Dr. Jose Chameleone, Matthias Walukaga and more will come to mind.
Some of them do not have the political parties they worked with in power but they are still doing well in their careers without any threats of career collapse.
Our artistes, must also eat, so let’s allow them especially in this period of dryness to make some money from these politicians.