Singer Wycliffe Tugume alias Ykee Benda has revealed that he has turned down a mega deal worth millions for fear for his life.
Music promoter had offered him a deal to perform in Somalia however the Mpaka Records boss says he can risk his life when his son Dante still needs him.
“Waliwo promoter andibubi ayagala kuntwala Somalia kuyimba mu August naye mamanatide tide da Dante Quain akyali muto musajja watu. First time okutya sente, zino zinemye wabula.” He posted on his socials.
Somalia has been unstable for years due to terrorists’ attacks. According to Trip Advisor, Somalia is not safe for foreigners.
“Violent crime, such as kidnapping and murder, is common throughout Somalia, including Puntland and Somaliland. Illegal roadblocks are also widespread. A number of schools acting as “cultural rehabilitation” facilities are operating throughout Somalia with unknown licensing and oversight. Reports of physical abuse and people being held against their will in these facilities are common. Terrorists continue to plot kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in Somalia. They may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting airports and seaports, government buildings, hotels, restaurants, shopping areas, and other areas where large crowds gather and Westerners frequent, as well as government, military, and Western convoys. Methods of attack can include car bombs, suicide bombers, individual attackers, and mortar fire, among others. “A statement from Trip Advisor reads.
On other hand, it now a year ever since music shows, concerts and huge gathering got banned in Uganda.
Musicians have shown their disappointment in the government for not opening their workplaces demonstrating that they have gone bankrupt. However, during President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s nation address on COVID-19 last week, he insisted musicians should only conduct online music shows.