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Entertainers speak out on how gov’t can make the industry better

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Following the recent proposed implementation of the stage Play and Public Entertainment Rules  S.1. N0 80 and the Uganda Communications (Film, Documentary and commercial still photography S .1.79 of 2019 Uganda’s entertainment industry has been in an uproar.

We had a chat with artists, entertainers and industrial stake holders on what they think about the now revoked rules and what government can do to make the entertainment industry better

Bugingo Hannington , Comedian  

The sector had been neglected for a long time so we are coming together as the national cultural forum to see how we can sit down with government and tell them how business operates because most of the people in the government agencies and intuitions do not exactly know what we do so what we are doing here is to align them.

 we have a lot of potential as the artists and  the entertainment industry for people to make billions of shillings as business people and government can make a lot of money in taxing so that’s where we are.

Douglas Lwanga, Journalist

Government involvement in the Entertainment industry isn’t what the music industry is against, all proposed laws governing the Entertainment sector have to be contributed by stake holders within the industry and their contribution is paramount if the laws are to be implemented effectively.

However now is not the time for government to implement laws controlling the industry? Government should put into effect the copyright law, create more community centres so that talents can be natured, but also create a favourable  climate for the development of the industry and once all is done then we can think of laws to govern the Entertainment sector. Otherwise you can’t legislate what you haven’t contributed to its development.

Lydia Jazmine, artiste

Government should ensure that the copyright law is in full effect. This will solve a lot financially for all artists by protecting their works and gaining from their artistic works long after they have retired.

Big Tril, artiste

The government should enforce the corporate law because it protects the creative industry and the arts. Like an artiste in Uganda will need ten hits to be able to buy a car  or build a house because the music isn’t protected but in Nigerian one can release one hit song and have ten houses and a couple of range rovers because they have structures in place to protect the artist. People can’t duplicate your song because they can be sued.

Cindy Sanyu, artiste

There are people who are speaking for us and making decisions on our behalf that we do not know. I have been called for meetings and you find someone you do not know making decisions for the music industry, however it is easy to conclude that the move by UCC is political. If it wasn’t for the recent developments in the political arena, I would think otherwise but now it is almost clear that suppression of the creative arts is politically motivated

Nana Kagga, Filmmaker

When you impose these regulations, you are taking the arts industry back to at least 5 years. It is hurting for you to fight for yourself and a government body comes up and restricts your work when they did not help you develop.

Dagy Nyce

The people making decisions and coming up with all these crazy ideologies of how the industry should work are not part of the industry. So chances are that they are bound to misread and misinterpret how everything works. Which will result  into the most negative reaction from the industry’s patrons. This been said, Gov’t should consult 1st, then 2ndly involve the patrons of the industry and have a committee representing in behalf of the industry. 



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Sheebah records sex assault statement at Police CID

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Songstress Sheebah Karungi yesterday, Tuesday May 17, 2022 recorded a statement at the Uganda Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) on her reported sexual assault saga.

The “Nwakata Burungi” singer who has been mute ever since she broke the news on her sexual harassment by one of her clients she claimed to be a ‘role-model’ in Uganda, showed up before Tom Magambo, the Director of Uganda Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID).

According to close sources, Sheebah filed a case of ‘Indecent assault’ against the yet undisclosed person.

The self-proclaimed ‘Swag Mama’ made it clear that the person in question wasn’t journalist Andrew Mwenda.

Sheebah confirmed that instead saboteurs had been falsely passing wrong information to the public pointing to Andrew Mwenda and other government officials.

Sheebah’s thought to seek Police sparked last week by Andrew Mwenda who was being trolled on social media.

The Commander for Land Forces in the UPDF, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who is also Andrew Mwenda’s close friend assured maximum security to Sheebah in case she feared for her life as she advances seeking justice in this matter.

Sheebah’s bold move has highly been commended gender activists several women both in Uganda and around the world.

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Not rape but bad touches – Sheebah on her sexual violation incident

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Songstress Sheebah Karungi has refuted social media reports that she was raped.

Last week, Sheebah stormed her social media and revealed how she was sexually molested by yet undisclosed fabled person who had booked her to perform at his private party at his home.

Sheebah’s reports stirred countless of comments from all statuses of people as some introduced the ‘rape’ word into the saga.

However, during her press conference on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 the multi-award-winning female singer declined to have been raped.

Sheebah instead claimed to have been inappropriately touched by the man whose name she still refused to disclose.

However, the “Nkwata Bulungi” singer says that she revealed the right name to the Police CID.

I was not raped, but those inappropriate touches are the ones that lead to rape. Also, the names of people you have all been circulating on social media are not the ones, I reported the right person to CID,” Sheebah Karungi said.

Sheebah also confirmed to have recorded a statement at the Uganda Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) with help of its director Tom Magambo.

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Not rape but bad touches – Sheebah on her sexual violation incident

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Songstress Sheebah Karungi has refuted social media reports that she was raped.

Last week, Sheebah stormed her social media and revealed how she was sexually molested by yet undisclosed fabled person who had booked her to perform at his private party at his home.

Sheebah’s reports stirred countless of comments from all statuses of people as some introduced the ‘rape’ word into the saga.

However, during her press conference on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 the multi-award-winning female singer declined to have been raped.

Sheebah instead claimed to have been inappropriately touched by the man whose name she still refused to disclose.

However, the “Nkwata Bulungi” singer says that she revealed the right name to the Police CID.

I was not raped, but those inappropriate touches are the ones that lead to rape. Also, the names of people you have all been circulating on social media are not the ones, I reported the right person to CID,” Sheebah Karungi said.

Sheebah also confirmed to have recorded a statement at the Uganda Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) with help of its director Tom Magambo.

We will keep you posted



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