State owned television, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), has slapped a ban on Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine’s latest Hit Dembe from its airwaves.
Dembe stirred a lot of controversy following it’s release on 1st January 2016, as some political theorists portrayed it as provocative to the incumbent regime.
However some depicted it as pro peace song which calls for peaceful elections and peaceful transfer of power.
According to in coming reports, the song has been banned by all state owned media houses… Yesterday, Bobi Wine revealed that the song could not be played even when people heavily requested for it and was informed of its ban on UBC.
“I was at UBC and I was told straight that following a meeting, it was resolved that the Dembe song will not air. Many people call on request hours to ask for the song but it’s never played. Some programs directors of radio and TV stations have told me that they received calls ordering them not to play the song,”— Bobi Wine
“As an artiste, I used my musical talent to send out a message of peace and tolerance during this election period. It was my contribution to the peace that we all seek to maintain,” he said.