By Our Reporter
You have always heard that such and such celebrity has been attacked and beaten beyond recognition. At times, some of them lose their lives. While the world still mourns the deaths of Selena, Biggie, 2Pac, and Lucky Dube, Ugandans can not forget the romantic melodies from the late Moses Radio.
A few months ago, we almost lost young rapper Eezzy and a few days ago, comedian MC Kapala survived an attack.
I have always wondered why these high-end celebrities can not keep guard of their lives! With the money and hype they move with, why is it so easy to harm them? Well, I sat down and thought of some reasons.
They are not really celebrities. If we should go by the definition of the word celebrity in the dictionary, it means something different from our celebrities in Uganda. And if we take the American way, they could send gangs to me, and I also fear for my life. There are no celebrities here, they are just popular artists, period.
They hire bodyguards for showbiz, not protection. The “kanyamas” these celebrities in Uganda hire are these gym addicts that know nothing about security. All they do is beef up their muscles for the camera and smile here and there. When thugs turn up, they could run to hide in the nearby trenches and the celebrities are left to pay the price.
They walk at night without protection. Why would a celebrity walk at night without anyone? If even I, whom no one knows except those that read my stories, can walk with a friend or at least a pepper spray in my bag, why not these celebrities?
They are attacked in a stunt. If figures are to go by in Uganda, trust me, our country would have won a medal in stunt staging. Today you will hear that a musician was attacked and hit with a hammer seven times on the head and tomorrow they have a song called “The Hammer”. Naye these guys!
There are several more reasons but if I am to exhaust them, I have to first get out of my rented kazigo, or else these goons that attack the celebrities could come for me, in anger.
Heal faster dear MC Kapale.