Ever since the late Jackson Willington Ssentamu, the father to artiste Bobi Wine was laid to rest a few weeks ago, the singer had been silent, until last Wednesday, when he hosted media personalities, fellow singers and selected fans at his One Love Beach in Busabala.
The event was not only to thank friends and all the other people who stood by him when he lost his father, but it also doubled as a release party of his song titled Paradiso.
Paradiso is a Swahili word for paradise. It is the first song that Bobi Wine has done in Swahili ever since he started his music career. “My late father always told me to sing at least one song in Swahili.
I thought it wouldn’t be wise of me because by then I was not on good terms with Jose Chameleone. He would have thought I was trying to copy him because he has lots of Swahili songs. It is unfortunate that I sang it when he is gone, but I am sure he will listen to it and smile while he rests in paradise,” the singer said and thanked everyone who was with him when he lost his father.
As the crowd kept on enjoying the drinks and barbeque that were on the house, the video of the song kept playing on the screen throughout the night.
The storyline of the music video follows a man in his late 20s who went abroad to work. When he chose to return to Uganda after making enough money, he found his parents dead and buried in the backyard. Many guessed Bobi Wine did the song for both his deceased parents. He lost his mother about 20 years ago.