By Frank Kamuntu
Kampala: The ghetto gladiator dubbed Presidential aspirant Hon Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert’s brother also artist Michael Mukwaya aka Mikie Wine popularly known for his song ‘Sulubada’ has silenced his haters after unveiling his multimillion mansion which has since left a couple of Ugandans in shock of where he could have got all this money with his silence in the music industry.
According to Mikie, he started building this mansion for nine years ago however amidst all criticisms from fellow artists, Mikie stood on his brother Bobi Wine’s encouraging words and every time he could lose hope, he could rush to Bobi Wine for further guidance till the day he finished his mansion.
He says, “Bobi Wine has been a great person for me to have achieved this dream because he has built me mentally since my youthful life and every time he has been advising me to make my future bright and tells me to start now since the future is today, and his words I can’t take them for granted.”
When asked whether Bobi Wine has not helped him financially, Mikie responded briefly, ” Kyaguklanyi has always given me hooks to fish more fishes but not fishes directly and this has been so tremendous for me than money which most people praise forgetting that you eat it and gets finished immediately but ideas can’t perish once you get them, Therefore I urge my fellow youth to focus on getting hooks from people, not money.”
The singer revealed how he built his house in stages and how at one point, he shifted to his unfinished house and became a laughing stock. “There came a time when I was broke so I decided to move into one of the rooms of the unfinished house to save rent for other essentials. Almost everyone laughed at me for being a failure.”
Meanwhile, different artistes including Eddy Kenzo and Khalifa Aganaga after receiving this good news from their fellow artist, they took it to social media and congratulated him on the achievement.
Kenzo posted; Congratulations my brother Mike wine eno achievement nene nyo blood God is great man.”
Another artist Khalifah Aganaga posted; “Congs my Fellow Musician Mikie Wine you have always inspired me since I was in S.1 2004 at Kawanda Secondary school.”