Musician turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known by the stage name Bobi Wine, has spoken out about his Friday encounter with longtime nemesis Bebe Cool (real name Moses Ssali).
Bobi Wine met with Bebe Cool at Kampala Serena Hotel during the 10 years of Eddy Kenzo concert. The two shook hands and hugged in the presence of Buganda Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga amid chants from revelers.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament said his meeting with Bebe Cool was an exciting moment for both parties. He went ahead to make reference to one of Martin Luther King quotes, noting that, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
Adding that he had no problem with fellow singer citing that Uganda’s problems are bigger than their personal feud.
Bobi Wine in his own words;
Last night was awesome at Serena Hotel as we had the #10YearsOfEddyKenzo experience. Thank you Eddykenzo for hosting us to a great night.
I am proud to have seen you walk this journey with hard work and discipline. Yesterday I saw on stage the same passion I saw in that sound room 10 years ago as you voiced ‘Yanimba’. Am always convinced that with all these attributes, combined with your good heart, not even the sky will be the limit for you. To many more years of greatness bro.
It was great to meet up with leaders and friends, including the night’s Chief Guest, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga.
As expected, seeing me and my brother and fellow artiste Bebe Cool greet and hug after a long time excited many people.
As I have been saying all along, I have no problem with Bebe Cool. He is a fellow artiste, a man I have known for many years, but above all a fellow Ugandan. The problems we face in Uganda are bigger than us. The issues which Uganda faces cannot and should not be reduced to a Bobi Wine – Bebe Cool affair! At the same time, those issues affect all of us. If one of us got an accident on the road and we can’t find a hospital to give us emergency care, it won’t matter if it is me or Bebe! We should therefore not lose sight of who our real enemy is or what the real problem is.
We should not allow ourselves to be detracted.
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Of course our oppressors have for long survived by playing the divide and rule game. They want to turn us against each other whenever they have chance. We have a choice- we can play into their game, or simply outsmart them and redeem ourselves. We cannot and should not allow the regime to divide us. As Martin Luther King said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” The choice is clear! A PEOPLE UNITED SHALL NEVER BE DEFEATED.