UMA President Sophie Gombya speaks out on Big Eye being pelted with bottles, stop interfering in politics
Politics in Music – Appointed President of the Uganda Music Association Sophie Gombya came out to give her opinion on Big Eye who was pelted twice with bottles during his appearances on different shows in the last 2 months.
According to Sophie, Big Eye’s involvement in politics was the main reason that he was heavily pelted with bottles that led him to the hospital after he became unconscious.
“Big Eye was pelted with bottles not because he has no music but because he’s forcing himself on politics when he is not a politician…do you understand me rightly? Instead of him doing his music, he’s attacking fans,” Sophie said.Tweet
Sophie said she went ahead and asked the fans not to segregate them or even violate the rights of others because they have political rights as well.
“That’s why I recently requested our fans not to segregate us because we know that everyone has a political right and you should forgive us; we know you are addicted to pelting bottles but you should let us work, “said Sophie GombyaTweet
She added that Big Eye was pelted with bottles because he had the intention of confronting Bobi Wine’s camp in Magere.
“However, why Big Eye was pelted with bottles, it was because he wanted to attack the Magere side, that’s the only reason. I once said eat the way you want but make sure you don’t show that person near you what you are eating, because you may be abusing their rights unknowingly,Tweet
But according to Big Eye, he assured fans that he’s supporting NRM, there’s no regret and confirmed that he’s still doing what his heart likes because he’s human as well.
“Am not regretting supporting NRM because am doing the right thing I feel at heart. And neither will I pretend nor try to look fake. If people pelt me with bottles, I will not be fake…you understand and am insisting on the truth because that’s when my heart is comfortable, “saidTweet
Although Big Eye confirmed that he persisted in supporting the ruling NRM party, at the same time he did not work in fear of being attacked again by angry fans, even though the music was his main job.
“This is hard for me because I no longer work because singing is my job which sustains me and my family. If I decide to make others happy when my heart isn’t okay with it, I will be instead hurting myself, “stated Big Eye.Tweet