The music industry in Uganda is a thriving and dynamic space with a plethora of talented artists, who are putting the country on the map. However, the recent public spat between Mpaka Records boss Wyclif Tugume aka Ykee Benda and events promoter Andrew Alfonso Bajjo has left fans divided.
The conflict started during a press conference held by Ykee Benda at his studio, where he responded to Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga’s endorsement of artists. Bajjo had previously issued a list of prices that artists should be paid for their performances, which Ykee Benda took issue with. He threw shade at Bajjo, teasing him for talking like a “crybaby”.
Bajjo was not about to take these comments lying down and fired back, labeling Ykee Benda as a “stunted” artist who should drop the mic and focus on his family or other businesses such as setting up a salon or becoming a barber.
This public spat has caused a stir among fans of the two, with some taking sides and others calling for both men to resolve their differences and work together for the betterment of the music industry.
The music industry is a business and as such, it is important for all parties involved to work together to create a fair and equitable environment for all. This includes fair compensation for artists and ensuring that events promoters are able to make a profit. Bajjo’s list of prices for artists was an attempt to establish a benchmark for fair compensation, and Ykee Benda’s comments were a response to what he saw as a lack of consideration for the artists.
It is important for both Ykee Benda and Bajjo to put their differences aside and work together to create a fair and profitable environment for all parties involved in the music industry. Whether it be through regular communication, negotiation or collaboration, it is essential that they find common ground and work towards the growth and development of the industry.
In conclusion, the public spat between Ykee Benda and Bajjo is a reminder of the importance of cooperation and collaboration in the music industry. It is time for both parties to put their differences aside and work together to create a fair and profitable environment for all.
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— YKEE BENDA (@YkeeBenda) February 7, 2023