Ugandan dancehall musician King Michael says he regrets attacking pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine
Dancehall musician King Michael (born Micheal Mugwanya) has promised to desist from attacking the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament and people power initiator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine claiming that it is one of the reasons why many Ugandans now hate him.
Deemed as NRM musicians, King Michael together with some of his other colleagues including Bebe Cool, Catherine Kusasira, Big Eye, Full Figure has in recent years faced strong criticism from a section of opposition supporters in the name of paying back for government’s treatment towards big icon Bobi Wine.
Ever since Bobi Wine came out and expressed his desire to stand for the presidency in the upcoming 2021 elections, the government has turned against him including denying him from holding events, music shows and meetings with his so-called supporters.
Earlier this year, the legislator had three of his consultation meetings scheduled in Lira, Gulu and Gayaza blocked by police arguing that he had not passed through the right criteria to stage the discussions.
This return has created a public outcry from many locals claiming that police is doing it on purpose deliberately to prevent Bobi Wine from meeting his fans. In so doing they have decided to turn against all deemed NRM supporters.
Big Eye is the recent victim. He was pelted with bottles for the second time now in a space of less than a month, while he was performing at Spice Diana’s Freedom City show on Friday 17th January and during NBS Television’s UNCUT first anniversary celebration show that was held at the Uganda Museum on 31st December.
Big Eye is not the first NRM diehard musician to be hit with bottles, others including Catherine Kusasira and Full Figure and Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool have also experienced the same ruthless treatment from the audience while performing on stage.
However, dancehall artist King Michael insists the pelting arises from criticising and attacking opposition icon and also fellow musician Bobi Wine.
King Michael who was first to vow never to attack the people power initiator claimed that whenever someone criticises or abuses Bobi Wine, the more problems he or she gets from the dissatisfied public.
“It is the last I will be talking about Bobi Wine. You will not hear me talking about him again because I don’t understand politics and the class he attained now shows that he is above the rest of us, the more you try to attack him, the more Ugandans hate you,’’ King Michael insiTweet
By John Dalton Kigozi