Singer Ibrahim Mayanja a.k.a Big Eye Starboss is one of the very many Ugandan artistes that have for long confessed their love and support to Uganda’s ruling political party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM).
Other notable names include Bebe Cool, Catherine Kusasira, King Michael, King Saha, and Joseph ‘Chameleone’ Mayanja who turned around and publicly announced support for the Democratic Party a few weeks ago.
Big Eye has stood his ground always in support of the NRM and President Museveni and his decision seems to have gathered a few haters and troubles for him and his music career.
The ‘Tambula’ singer faced the actual sign of hatred when he was stopped from performing at a UBC-organised show despite arriving at the venue in time anticipating to give his fans some of his energetic performances.
The singer revealed that his name kept being skipped by the performance programmers who kept uttering; “it shouldn’t be the NRM supporter to hit stage next.”
Big Eye insisted, somehow managing to access the stage to perform for his eagerly waiting fans. To his surprise, however, the microphone was switched off and he could not go ahead with his performance.
In his explanation, the singer revealed that he was targeted because of his political affiliations since it’s only when he hit stage that the microphones were switched off yet other artistes kept performing with no difficulty.