Singer Ronald Mayinja was the star man of the tears of a woman show that was held by fellow artiste Catherine Kusasira at Kampala Serena Hotel on Friday last week.
The show that was graced by President Museveni has been the talk of the town not because of Kusasira’s energetic performance or sizeable audience, but because Mayinja got hold of the microphone and sang his ‘bizeemu” song in the presence of Museveni.
The song, which is mostly pronouncing a repeat of bad leadership, collapsed economy, poor health sector, insecurity in Uganda would on any day not be appreciated in Museveni’s presence, but here was Mayinja singing away to each of the lyrics.
Mayinja would later have a brief fight with Kusasira on the stage with the latter wanting to snatch the microphone from the former.
After his performance on stage, Mayinja got a reply from Museveni who said that the singer was lying in his lyrics.
“This is good for entertainment and business, but should never be to the detriment of strides made in bringing our country out being a failed state. For example, I disagree with one of the singers who was saying “Bizeemu”, as if to say that this NRM government is committing crimes against its people!” Museveni said
Mayinja said that the song he sang was not bad and he is happy Museveni understood it and gave him a very good reply.
“The song was not abusive; what bad thing is in it? I am happy the president gave a reply, he explained that his government is not the one facilitating crime against its people and I understand his position,” Mayinja claimed.
The singer also claimed that when he was summoned to shake Museveni’s hands, they also had a quick dialogue with Museveni on one issue.
“When I was called to shake the President’s hand, I walked there and when with him I told him of my suggestion to create a ministry for artistes. I just hinted on it and he replied in affirmative. I am still not sure I achieved the goal of making that petition because the environment was not enabling enough for the President to get my point fully. But I will be happy if he worked on it,” Mayinja said.
Mayinja praised the president as a listening and sober president who is capable of working on things that his people complain about.
“What I know about Uganda’s president is that he is sober. He differentiates between sense and nonsense. I am sure that he knows the issues I sang about and he will work on them with his wisdom.”