A group of artistes, promoters, and event organizers led by Ragga Dee reportedly submitted a Shs5 billion request to the government to allow them to organize TV concerts.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni revealed plans to lift the lockdown completely in January during his last address on Covid-19.
That meant that in January 2022, bars, concerts, and other public gatherings would open. Several entertainment fans are now joyous with anticipation and excitement as a result of this.
Since March 2020, bars and concerts are on closure. During that time, music fans had to watch their favorite artists perform virtually on social media and on television.
According to new reports, Daniel Kazibwe a.k.a. Ragga Dee, through the Events Association of Uganda, wants to stage more TV concerts while the lockdown over.
The news that the aforementioned association was seeking more than Shs5 billion came on Thursday. After the group presented its proposal to Parliament’s Budget Committee.
Ragga Dee and other members presented their justification for such a large sum on Thursday. In hopes that their request is under consideration so that they can entertain Ugandans.
It should be noted that several other groups have made similar requests to parliament and the OWC boss in recent months.
We will have to wait and see how this particular development plays out. But it has already cast doubt on whether the lockdown will be over within the next two months.
Ragga Dee Biography.
George William Kyeyune gave birth to Ragga Dee in 1968. He started his music career in 1988.
His music combines do reggae, ragga, hip-hop, and Lingala. However, In 2004, and 2005, he was named Ragga Artist of the Year at the Pearl of Africa Music Awards, and in 2006, he won Best Video.
He’s has 18 albums as of now. He rose to prominence in the early 1990s as part of a group called Da Hommies, with hits such as Bamusakata and Mukwano. In addition, he has won the Pearl of Africa Music Award for Best Ragga Artist of the Year. As well as Best Male Artist of the Year, and he has appeared on BBC.
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His reggae album was named Best Album at the Golden Awards in Uganda in 2005.