In an endorsement of fellow singer Cindy Sanyu for the Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) presidency, African reggae and ragga musician Bebe Cool said she is more qualified than her opponent.
KAMPALA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — African reggae and ragga artist Bebe Cool has backed Cindy Sanyu for the presidency of the Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) in the forthcoming election, saying she is more qualified than the other candidates.
- Ugandan musician Cindy Sanyu has been endorsed by rapper Bebe Cool for the presidency of the Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) in the upcoming elections, saying that she is more capable than her opponents.
- Bebe said that since the UMA is the only organization recognized by the government and represents musicians, it is important that they elect someone who will be respected.
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“I am here to endorse Cindy Sanyu as the potential candidate for the Uganda Musicians Association because, among all leaders in the association, she is the only one who has run the association till the last day of her term,” Bebe Cool said.
He made the remarks while appearing on Sanyuka TV on Wednesday. He said from the conversations he has had with Cindy, he has realised she is a visionary leader.
He said she is also a very hardworking lady who has been to every office she needed to go to in order to put things together.
Bebe Cool explained that this is a clear sign she can deliver even more.
According to Bebe Cool, the fact that UMA is the only association recognized by the government for musicians makes it imperative that they elect someone who will be respected.
“There is no sector that develops without working with the Government and I told Cindy that leadership requires a lot of humility and understanding. I advised her to create a relationship with the younger artists because they are the future leaders and flag bearers of this industry,” he said.
“In the last 4 years of Cindy Sanyu’s reign in UMA, we have been able to establish a working partnership with Government and the ministry. However, what people see are the negatives but they never get to see the good things she has accomplished.”
In addition, he appealed to his fellows to make the right decisions and choose the right leaders. He advised musicians to consider choosing candidates who have a clear understanding of the industry.
Beebe Cool, the person who brought up the dirty talk of the other contestant, King Saha, said he has told his fellow artistes that they should be careful about their image since it will matter in the future.
“As voters, look at this industry as the face of art in Uganda and choose a leader who will represent us well internationally,” Bebe Cool told musicians.
“As Ugandans we need to put our country first not our personal interests or feelings. We have to love each other, we need to help each other and we have to advise each other. Every time you fail to bring candidates that don’t have the qualifications or an idea of what the music industry is, the industry will not move forward,” Bebe Cool added.
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— Lifestyle Uganda (@lifestyleuganda) May 12, 2022