MOTORMOUTH Joseph Tamale Mirundi claims it was a mistake for President Yoweri Museveni to include musicians in his campaigns, insisting they have no political clout.
Last Friday, Museveni joined top musicians including Juliana Kanyomozi, Bebe Cool, and Jose Chameleone at Speke Resort Munyonyo as they launched a campaign song titled Tubonga Naawe.
At the launch the president extended shs400 million to the musicians and urged them to start a SACCO.
It is believed that earlier he invested another shs200 million for the song.
While appearing on NBS TV this morning, the former Presidential Press Secretary did not mince any words as he claimed the musicians conned the president by selling him a fake song proposal.
“Musicians have no political influence inUganda. These guys have no money and no one takes them seriously. They just conned the president,” Tamale ranted.
Giving correlations that were rather personal, Mirundi insisted the president would have rather contacted video jockeys like VJ Jingo or Junior.
“Every man has dumped Juliana, so when she sings Tubonge no one will take her serious,” he said.
Mirundi further claimed that another reason why artistes have no influence is because they are broke and have no money.
“The other day Rehema’s (Rema Namakula) boyfriend bought a small house and he was all over telling anyone who cared to listen. That is arrivalism,” he said in reference to Eddy Kenzo.
He also attacked Bobi Wine for drug abuse.
“How can one claim that such a person who uses drugs can influence anyone? If he were my son I would kill him,” Mirundi concluded.