Clifford Smith better known as Mr. Vegas aka Suubi has said that Ugandan’s hope for bettering themselves only lies in Bobi Wine, further endorsing him for the presidency.
The Jamaican revealed his choice in a live video, via his official Facebook page on Thursday.
“I want all my Ugandan brothers and sisters to know I endorse Bobi Wine for the next president of Uganda” Mr Vegas said.
Some may be asking what business and interest the Jamaican has in Uganda. In response he says, “I was in Uganda twice as an African. I came back home and my brother Mega Dee called me on the side and said your name is Suubi. Here iam as Suubi which means hope…the hope I personally believe for Uganda is Bobi Wine.
According to Mr. Vegas, the People Power Founder also Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi symbolizes the change that the world is waiting to see.
“We the younger generation must create a better world for ourselves and the generation to come. We cannot keep doing business the same way with corrupt leaders around the world. We cannot be doing things the same way and expect a different result. I think Bobi Wine loves you more than himself because no one will put themselves in danger for something they do not believe or love more than themselves,” Mr. Vegas said.
Adding that Bobi Wine was sincere and that he had seen it in his eyes.
“He is sincere; he loves you, people. I have seen it in his eyes.”
Africa Tembelea understands the Ugandan singer cum politician was humbled by Mr Vegas’s endorsement and concern for the governance of Africa.
“I am very humbled especially that this is coming from a brother that I respect so much. Blessed love my brother SUUBI aka Mr. Vegas. It is very encouraging to see our brothers and sisters in the diaspora giving attention to the governance of their motherland. One goal, one mission, one Africa. Africa is us and we are Africa. Like the great Fela Kuti said, “In times of oppression, music is supposed to be for revolution.”
Mr. Vegas in February this year promised to come to Uganda and help drum up support for Bobi Wine in case he stood for the presidency.
“I will come and campaign for you when you are ready bro! Africa Stand Up! This is the future! I met this man!” Mr. Vegas tweeted.
– Who is Mr. Vegas –
Award winning Mr. Vegas, is a Jamaican dancehall musician.
His debut album, Heads High was released in 1998, which hit No. 5 on the US Reggae chart. Vegas won a MOBO for Best Reggae Artist for the Heads High album as well.
In 2001, he issued Damn Right, featuring guest appearances from Shaggy and Big Yard; this album went to No. 2 on the US Reggae chart.
2004 saw the release of the Pull Up LP, and the title track scraped the bottom of the Billboard Top 200, peaking at No. 98 (as well as No. 68 on the R&B chart).
In 2006, he did a soca collaboration with Machel Montano, “Dance with You” on Montano’s B.O.D.Y. album. His latest, 2007’s Hot It Up, featured the Jamaican hits “Hot Wuk”, “Taxi Fare” and “Tek Weh Yuhself”.
In 2008, Mr. Vegas also recorded “On the Floor” with Trinidadian artist Destra Garcia on her album, Soca or Die.
In September 2008, Smith announced that he was retiring from the music industry, citing unhappiness with his work and a desire to spend more time with his children and be “closer to God Almighty”. However, in 2009 and 2010 he made new songs such as “Man a Gallis”, “Can’t Stop Now” (Major Lazer), “Mix Up Peggy”, “Wanna See You Move” (DJ GQ) and “Fi Get Rich”.
Recording throughout 2011 and in early 2012 for his newly formed label imprint MV Music, Mr. Vegas released his new album, Sweet Jamaica on 29 May 2012.
To celebrate Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary, Mr. Vegas took to the studio to produce an all-star remix, The Voices of Sweet Jamaica with a cast of reggae greats including Shaggy, U-Roy, Barrington Levy, Marcia Griffiths and more.
Vegas received multiple awards at the 32nd IRAWMA celebration on 4 May 2013 when “Sweet Jamaica” was selected for Song of the Year, and “Bruk it Down” for Video of the Year.
In 2019, Mr. Vegas released the track “Wobble Ma Head” with Indian artists Akade & PABLO.