Musician turned lawmaker, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine, has applauded newspaper illustrators for using their talent in highlighting the persecution of revolutionary musicians in Uganda.
Bobi Wine, who recently came out and called upon fellow artists to unite in the fight against the banning of his music shows credited the cartoonists for using their talent to express the oppression in Uganda.
The Kyarenga singer heaped praise on Daily Monitor’s Atukwasize Chris Ogon and Jimmy Spire Ssentongo for their satirical art pieces.
“Super talented artists Ogon and Spire using satirical art to highlight the persecution of revolutionary music in Uganda. Funny and provocative!”
He went ahead and added that Art in all its forms has been and shall always be a weapon for oppressed people.
Bobi Wine was banned from further performances in Uganda and he survived arrest on Saturday when he turned up to perform at a show he had been booked for in Jinja.
On the issue of his banned concerts, a number of lawmakers including the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and music promoters have questioned why the government is targeting Bobi Wine alone.
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