They are referred to as celebs just because they are in Uganda. It is only in Uganda where we have celebs driving cheap Toyota’s of 1980’s or early 90s model. Meanwhile, those are the blessed ones because others are too broke to afford coins for Boda Boda’s.
The count down goes:
Their fast ride to fame made them instant ‘celebs.’ Their hit, Zuena, was replica of P-Square’s No-One Like You. They have successfully made more songs out of their endless feuds with fellow artistes. Then when they featured on Zambia’s General Ozzy’s potential, they thought it better to think along the same lines with Ability. And the killer of all was, Abatesi! For God’s sake, how, of all musicians to have ever graced this country, could these guys do a Chance Nalubega song?
This puts their creativity in question. Either they cause trouble to get themes for theirs dongs of duplicate some song from somewhere. Nuff said.
About four years ago when she appeared on the scene, she was only known as a daughter to an ageing musician. Now, Rachael is struggling with a bleak music career and unlike her mum whose kindergarten rhymes had a drop of humour, she has unsuccessfully penetrated the music scene. We hope she will use her name as the face of Pepsi to propel into another field where she’ll fit.
She became a ‘celeb’ because of her aah..er, Kandahar generosity! And perverted Ugandans have since then given her a position in society because she is out and about, prowling for the next celeb to lay. Celebrity status sometimes costs nothing as long as you utilize what God endowed you with. It’s just as simple as that.
Shamir? Shamir who? The guy owes his meager popularity to Desire Luzinda. Aah, that one! Well, he’s nowhere near the others mentioned, but he should have every reason to thank Desire. His Unplugged show at Silk Last Saturday proved him as another struggling fella who thinks that holding a mic on stage can turn himn into a ‘hit’ wonder in a country where the word celebrity carries no meaning. It ain’t an easy task, dude. Even Ugandans can at times eeerrr.. have taste.
He wouldn’t be on this list if Ugandans new the source of his income and out to rest the various questions about his wallet status. Otherwise, he’ll always be viewed as a broker who cracks a deal, appear to impress poor Ugandans and vanishes off the scene faster than someone bathing on a veranda before running broke.
For starters, we know that Wine is not a family name. He like many other new artistes couldn’t think of anything better to launch his career with. So he opted to use his brothers name to propel himself. Doesn’t he know that he need to toil rather than being referred to as Bobi Wine’s tot brother? Hope he won’t end up being a copycat, or worse still feud with the bad boy from Kamwokya over songs in the near future.