Bobi Wine’s new politically conscious song “Tuliyambala Engule” sparks controversy

Ugandan musician and MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is in trouble with his fellow MPs over new video.

Members of Parliament who appeared in Bobi Wine’s “Tuliyambala Engule” video, have complained to the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, saying Bobi Wine put them in his video without their permission.

National Resistance Movement party members, such as Kakumiro Women’s MP Robinah Nabbanja, who want Bobi Wine to compensate them with cash, officially apologize to them for tarnishing their names and redo that music video without their images. “Everything I do, I do for God and my Country, so I can’t apologize for that. I didn’t invite any of them on my stage, they came willingly. And I feel sorry for them, coz they can’t stand up for what they believe in, and some of them are happy about it, but can’t show it publicly” Bobi Wine responded in the press.

However, some MPs disagree with this, saying it’s uncalled for. Bobi wine recorded a video, as the MPs danced to his favorite hit, “Kyarenga”, during their end of the year 2018 party. This particular clip was inserted into the official video of the political conscious song with a church melody feel, which shows Bobi wine leading a church choir.
On the other hand, MP Kato Lubwama said, “MPs who appeared in that video are lucky, & should thank Bobi Wine for making them famous and relevant.”

The song which translates to ‘we shall wear victors crowns’ has been termed controversial in Uganda. The popular release shows Bobi Wine and other artists speaking out against things like corruption, tear gas, maternal deaths and embezzlement saying when they end, they shall wear bright shining crowns and will walk with new swag in Uganda.

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