By Spy Uganda
Renowned music star Musa Ssali alias Bebe Cool has officially endorsed self-proclaimed ‘King Herself’ Cinderella Sanyu a.k.a Cindy Sanyu as the fittest candidate for the Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) presidential elections reportedly scheduled for this month.
UMA is licensed by the National Union of Creative Performing Artists and Allied Workers (NUCPAAW), as an umbrella for musicians, producers and artist managers, established to protect, promote and preserve Ugandan music, and advocate for the interests of its members to the government, the music industry, the media and the public.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Bebe Cool said dancehall star Cindy who is the incumbent UMA president, is the right person for the job. Cindy faces King Saha who is also working tirelessly to mobilise support for the same position.
“Cindy has done an incredible job with her team. Finally, UMA is now recognised by all the important stakeholders in the country. Musicians must give her the mandate to accomplish the job she started. She is my candidate, no doubt,” said Bebe.
He added that being president involves constant lobbying, and interacting with the different stakeholders including the government. We need a president who can speak English for starters. I only see Cindy as the right candidate.”
Bebe Cool praised Cindy for standing firm against challenges that have been kicking UMA presidents out of office before the elapsion of their term.
“I’ve always been so passionate about Ugandan artists, and the Ugandan music industry as a whole. I’ve observed and experienced all the ups and downs the industry has faced. I have also witnessed different UMA presidents abandon ship before their terms of office expire because of challenges within the arts industry. But Cindy even in the challenging Covid times withstood the pressure and kept moving. This resilience is proof that she’s up for the task.”
Some artists might not agree with me because of their differences with Cindy but I believe those same differences forced other presidents to retire prematurely,” he further said.
It should be remembered that just recently, Bebe Cool’s nemesis Bobi Wine endorsed King Saha as his favourite choice. Now that big Size Bebe a.k.a Bba wa Zuena, extra-large has chosen a different choice from that of Bobi Wine is a clear indication that their feud is far from over. Watch the space…..!