The use of Ronald Mayinja’s song instead of that of Moses Ssali popularly known as Bebe Cool, seems to have sparked off misunderstanding within the National Resistance Movement (NRM) with Bebe Cool accusing some NRM leaders of disrespecting him.
Mayinja’s new song ‘akalulu’ was played several times in Munyonyo during the launch of President Yoweri Museveni manifesto endearing him to NRM leaders.
However, Bebe Cool performed in Munyonyo and several guests danced to his Mwongedde Akalulu.
Mayinja released the song after crossing over from the National Unity Platform(NUP) headed by Robert Kyagulanyi. In the song Mayinja heaped praises on Museveni and urged Ugandans to vote for him in the 2021 General elections.
Bebe Cool had also released a song Mwongedde Akalulu but he is dissatisfied by attempts by some of the party officials to make Mayinja’s song the official campaign song and not his.
Bebe Cool welcomed Mayinja to NRM but noted that party officials should respect senior cadres.
“I am happy and glad that you brought Mayinja to NRM because we need all those people but you can’t put his song before mine. People are watching and laughing at us. What they did was not right. How could you prefer a song of a new party entrant to that of a loyal cadre who has supported the party for so many years?” Bebe Cool wondered.
“As a senior cadre of the NRM party, there are many people who know me and not only those who were at the manifesto launch but I want the President to know that there are also several other committed cadres out there who hunt for the President’s vote,” Bebe Cool noted.
“There are some of us who have given the party all our year after year that I have at times put the party before my career and my family. There is a time I couldn’t sing in Kampala and yet that is my main business,” he said.
Bebe Cool said he had chosen to speak out because he felt hurt and unappreciated.