Ugandan Singer Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool has no kind words for the FDC political party after its leaders directed party supporters to boycott music from musicians that supported President Museveni in the last election.
In an emotional Facebook post, Bebe Cool argued that neither him nor the other ‘Tubonga Naawe’ musicians will be affected by the FDC’s new directive because.
“You can’t say no to good music. When supporting us, you didn’t do us a favor. You were consuming our good product and to make matters worse, while not even paying for I,” Bebe Cool argued.
Bebe Cool also said that such a measure by the FDC party helps musicians make more money and also helps develop the industry. “20,000 people paying Shs 20,000 for a concert translates to Shs 400 million. To organize such an event, you need at least Shs 200 million hence saving 200m for a nun TUBONGA NAWE artist,” Bebe Cool started his argument.
“And remember, it is an outdoor event that has no weather guarantee,” Bebe continued. “Let’s say 19000 fans boycott my concert. My organizing budget will be half, I will go indoor and be sure about the weather, I will charge higher because my musical has both financially high-end and low-end fans. One table will go for Shs 5 Million and I will only need to sell 100 tables. This translates to 500 million. With expenses of Shs 100 million, I will save 400,000m,” bebe Cool explained.
“I wish FDC put this mathematics in their arguments. It will help them see Uganda’s real issues and not just fiction,” Bebe Cool advised. The singer also noted that the move is also set to help the local industry evolve in such a way that musicians only have to do a few gigs which will mean that they will be paid more.