Early this week, the government, through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development released proposed regulations that artistes, promoters, event organisers and producers have to follow if they are to hold a show in and out of the country.
These proposed regulations included, ‘every artiste should be registered under the Ministry of Labour, no artiste will be allowed to shoot a video without authorisation from the Ministry, and artistes shall not perform for less than 60 minutes or above 120 minutes’ among others.
Upon the release of the proposed bill, many artistes came out to de-campaign it as individuals, claiming that the government is trying to break the entertainment industry.
Until Eddy Kenzo decided to rally fellow artistes to de-campaign the said bill as one voice.
On Friday, several artistes from all walks of life met at Jahazi Pier, Munyonyo to discuss the said bill.
“Government will not take us for granted. We are not planning to keep quiet,” Kenzo said.
In Kenzo’s opinion, this bill states that ‘No artiste is allowed to breath or sneeze without permission from government or your license will be cancelled for two years’.
Kadongo Kamu artiste Kazibwe Kapo told Watchdog that this bill has brought artistes closer than they have never been.
“Currently, we are going to work as a team, without divisions, groups, or music style because these regulations are affecting the entertainment industry at large. We are going to fight back, if government thought that Bobi Wine is their big enemy, now they have made many,”Kapo said.
More details to follow.