Obore

Obore

Controversial Monitor journalist Chris Obore has opened a war against singer Angella Katatumba accusing her of double standards.

For years Katatumba has fronted charity as her ‘thing’ in the music industry. She has formed various charity organizations including the For You Gulu project. With these NGOs, she has painted a picture of a holier personality whose main role is to provide to the needy.

Katatumba

Katatumba

However recently Katatumba was awarded shs50 million by court after an NGO used her song in one of its campaigns. And

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this is where Obore comes in.

He ranted on facebook: “Angella Katatumba is a musician who has been riding on the wheel of deceit that she is dedicated to charity. Her music career is partly built on that pretense of charity. How come the same charitable musician sued Anti-corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) and got an award of Shs50million? Accu used her song on a campaign urging Ugandans to preserve Namanve forest reserve which was being grabbed. It was not a personal campaign. Does Angela believe in preserving our Green? If she is charitable, why ask for Shs50million from a nonprofit NGO that used your song for public good?”

However a section of people was quick to remind Obore that intellectual property/copyright must at all times be respected.

6 Responses

  1. Mwanje Nicholas

    Angella Katatumba's charity and music career are 2 different activities, she was robbed musically someone had to pay, Princess Nvanungi Fatumah owns a fine restaurant at Mulago and does music, would she settle for another restaurant using her songs in commercials for free? DONT MAKE THIS AN NGO ISSUE

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  2. Elijah Paul Rukidi-Mpuuga

    Let's put aside the blame game and consider this simple fact and truth; do you just walk into a tiolet whether its a public, private, office, hotel, etc one? No!! A cultured person will always knock before entering to use the facility! What right did ACCU have to use Angella Katatumba's song without her consent, knowledge, permission, whatsoever you may call it? A simple phone call or fb message request or a visit could have been sufficient enough! Let's accept our failures and mistakes and not impute blame, critic, etc upon others. Please note that I am a keen follower of ACCU and its works. But here they errored. GBU all!

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  3. George Bahumuza

    I doubt if there is something sweet that can come out of this man's mouth

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  4. Thomas Ochom Suarez

    It was wrong using without Angella's permission. But I also believe Angella should have only demanded an apology. She just painted another picture of herself (her true self)

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