Ugandan musician Dr. Hilderman Kiyaga, popularly known for his hit song “Mazongoto,” has finally arrested and detained his former producer, Kakooza Paul, who disappeared with his studio equipment. The incident caused Hilderman to express his regret to the community for not being able to officially open the Wokota studio that he had founded in his native region in 2022.
Dr. Hilderman took to social media to reveal that part of the studio equipment had been stolen by his producer, who was assigned to the studio’s chores. He filed a police case against the producer and revealed that he is already the target of the police investigation.
After several weeks in hiding and claiming to be in Canada, Drainer was apprehended on Saturday, February 19, 2023. In a video shared by Dr. Hilderman, Drainer admitted to stealing the studio computer before emphasizing that he was also robbed. The visibly startled producer further denied robbing singer Mesach Ssemakula before retracting his earlier assertions that he had traveled to Canada.
This incident highlights the importance of safeguarding intellectual property and ensuring that all parties involved in a creative project have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities. The theft of studio equipment not only impacts the artist but also affects the livelihoods of those who depend on the studio for their livelihood.
Musicians and other creatives invest a lot of time, money, and energy into their work, and it is essential to ensure that their efforts are protected. This includes having clear contracts and agreements in place to ensure that all parties involved are aware of their responsibilities and obligations.
The arrest of Drainer is a step in the right direction towards justice for Dr. Hilderman and the Wokota studio. The incident is a reminder of the importance of safeguarding intellectual property and ensuring that all parties involved in a creative project have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities. It is hoped that this incident will serve as a wake-up call for other creatives to take the necessary steps to protect their work and investments.