Singer turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu commonly known as Bobi Wine, has heaped praise on fellow Ugandan artistes who have come up with music projects to join the fight against the infamous Social Media Tax and Mobile Money Tax.
Since the passing of the law to raise taxes on mobile money transactions and the UGX 200 OTT tax that was imposed on social media, various Ugandans have been up and about doing everything possible to make their voices heard. Among those are celebrities who have joined arms in effort to make sure the tax is scrapped.
Lil Pazzo, of the ‘Genda Ogule Emotoka’ fame and local rapper Santana Karma came out to use their artistry to craft strong messages aimed at the government as regards these taxes in contention through their music.
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Lil Pazo released his song titled ‘Mutujjeko Omusolo’ which literally means ‘free us from this tax’. The lyrics of the song are directly forwarded towards the infamous taxes with a request that they are oppressive and hence should be scrapped off. Bobi Wine applauded Lil Pazo, calling him a conscious artiste and asked all Ugandans to share the song so that the message can reach every person.
Santana Karma, who is by the way a Lawyer by profession, also has a new song titled ‘Emisolo’ which was released a few days ago and it seemed to have pleased Bobi Wine. The Kyadondo East Member of Parliament applauded Santana’s artistry as well as his timely arrival in the country wide fight against the infamous taxes with this new song. He thanked the rapper for not staying silent at such a critical time, and reckoned history will judge him right.
Many other artistes and different celebrities have been very vocal since the taxes came into existence and pledge not to back off until something is done in their favor.