A recent incident involving politician and comedian Kato Lubwama and musician Eddy Kenzo has caused a stir in Uganda. Lubwama reportedly undressed live on camera to protest Kenzo’s comparison to the late Philly Bongole Lutaaya, whom Lubwama considers a music legend.
Kenzo has faced criticism for saying that he is better than Lutaaya, citing his millions of online views as evidence of his success. Lubwama disagreed with this comparison, stating that Kenzo should never compare himself to legends like Lutaaya.
During a live broadcast, Kato Lubwama removed his trousers and made suggestive gestures, implying that such behavior would attract millions of views online. While some have praised Lubwama for calling out Kenzo’s alleged arrogance, many have criticized his behavior as inappropriate and unprofessional.
As public figures, both Lubwama and Kenzo have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a dignified manner and to show respect for their audiences. Lubwama’s actions were not only vulgar and offensive but also potentially harmful to young people who look up to him as a role model.
Kenzo’s reliance on online views as a measure of success is not uncommon in today’s digital age, where metrics such as views, likes, and shares can play a significant role in gauging audience engagement. However, these metrics are not a definitive measure of an artist’s talent or impact, and it is important for artists to focus on creating quality work that resonates with their audiences on a deeper level.
Kato Lubwama threatens to undress in awe to prove Kenzo's creativity, talent in music#LivewireUpdates pic.twitter.com/N5t13sTyPs
— SPARK TV (@sparktvuganda) February 23, 2023
In conclusion, the incident involving Kato Lubwama and Eddy Kenzo highlights the importance of professionalism and respect in the public eye. While disagreements and debates are an essential part of any artistic community, resorting to inappropriate behavior and actions can only detract from the quality of the discourse. As public figures, both Lubwama and Kenzo must strive to set a positive example for their audiences and to show respect for their colleagues and predecessors in the music industry.