Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) has slapped a ban on Dembe, a song by popular local musician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Dembe, a luganda dialect song which calls for peaceful elections and peaceful transfer of power was released at the start of the year.
Bobi Wine yesterday revealed that the song could not be played even when people requested for it and he has been informed it was banned on UBC
“I was at UBC and I was told straight that following a meeting, it was resolved that the Dembe song will not air. Many people call on request hours to ask for the song but it’s never played. Some programmes directors of radio and TV stations have told me that they received calls ordering them not to play the song,” Bobi Wine said.
He opined that the song has been realistically banned on all state media.
Bobi Wine argued that it’s the responsibility of all Ugandans to maintain national stability not just the “power of arms that maintains peace but also the general mindset of the population.”
“As an artiste, I used my musical talent to send out a message of peace and tolerance during this election period. It was my contribution to the peace that we all seek to maintain,” he said.
The self-appointed Ghetto president asked if “authorities promoting peace and tolerance or are they enemies of peace and tolerance?”