Invitation cards were very clear – Bebe Cool
Big size singer Bebe Cool has expressed his disappoint at those criticising their diner with the president on Friday. Bebe said the meant meeting was not about presenting issues affecting entertainment industry like copy rights and others. “The invitation cards were very clear, it was about Tubonga Nawe experience and that’s all so those complaining have totally gone wrong,” Bebe Cool said.
President with some of the artistes who sang Tubonga Nawe
Below is what the singer wrote on his wall explaining what purpose of Friday function was and what happened.
Bebe Cool; I wish to remind, correct, and guide my fellow musicians/fans who have totally gone wrong on the issue of president YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI dining with artists and not talking about copyright. The invitation cards were very clear YOU ARE INVITED TO THE TUBONGA NAWE EXPERIENCE not to the copyright law dinner.
Janet Museveni and his husband President Yoweri Museveni at Tubonga Nawe launch at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Friday
To host a president, there is a lot u have to go through but the most important is to understand why your hosting him and PROTOCOL requires u include all details as why u inviting him in your invitation letter.
In this case we invited him to grace this function so that we could show appreciation, launch a song for him and show him that we are ready to support him during the coming campaigns. [adrotate banner=”3″]
We also made sure we share that moment with comedians and fashion designers despite the little time given of which the two hours he spent with us was really a lot. If u remember well, we did not even perform for him, neither did we even sing the song we were unveiling.
We stuck to program because a responsible person is expected to do so when u host responsible people. As artists we do have an office that is in charge of copyright and they too were invited to attend the event because they r stake holders too but it’s important to remember that we had a programme and we were to follow it.
Juliana Kanyomozi and First Lady Janet Museveni
The president has no problem what so ever with the copyright law but only he appointed ministers to take care of that but when it comes to addressing him about that, better u also invite the responsible ministers too coz they too become stake holders.
All that wasn’t on the agenda. U can’t invite a president to a wedding and start addressing him about politics or police coz then u run a risk of not hosting him again. If u want to address him about copyright then invite him for a copyright conference and I believe he will attend but at an appropriate time. This moment is a moment to show him support.
They will be a right moment when we will invite him and address him about the general problems our fraternity faces not only copyright. I also wish to ask you to always honour invitations coz then when u attend, u will understand the purpose of the function and if u don’t understand please always ask the organisers before you mislead people. Otherwise thank you all for understanding.