Music industry doing well because of peace – Museveni

Music industry doing well because of peace – Museveni
Bebe Cool and President Museveni at his Golden Heart Concert at Kololo Airstrip on Friday night

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has hailed Ugandan local artistes for utilizing the peace ushered in by his government to build and nurture their talents.

The president who was presiding at Uganda’s reggae and dancehall artist Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool’s annual VIP grand concert dubbed ‘The Golden Heart’ organized at Kololo Airstrip on Friday said without peace, Ugandan musicians would be no where.

Museveni said this in reference to Somalia arguing that people in Somalia can hardly gather for music concerts because of the fragility of the country. The show attracted hundreds of Kampala’s socialites and fun lovers.

Clad in his cream jacket and his trademark hat, Museveni was beaming with smiles as the crowd cheered him.

Bebe Cool praised President Museveni for ensuring that the country has peace and stability. He dedicated one of his songs titled; Mandela to the President. A song that Bebe Cool sang in honor of South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela.

In retaliation, Museveni assured the gathering that nobody will interfere with their peace as long as he was still president. His speech however was cut short by a 10-minute power blackout.

Museveni hailed Ugandan artistes for meaningful messages that they send out in their music compositions.

Proceeds of the concert were to support the five children with heart complications to receive heart surgery in India.

The children that are currently under Action for Disadvantaged People (ACDIPE) are Emmy Ogwang, Anthony Mukyadondwa, Shirat Namuyomba, Bashir Bbosa and Sandra Kicaarwot.