AUDIO: Why did Bobi Wine's Dembe song spark off talk of banning?

After initial social media buzz about Bobi Wine’s latest release, UCC says it is not banning the song. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

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Singer Bobi Wine’s new song, Dembe, which preaches against electoral violence has stirred controversy over the contradictory social media reports on a possible ban.

On Friday morning, local artiste Bobi Wine sent me an audio of his Dembe (Peace) song in a WhatsApp message. After listening to it, I commended him for wishing me and the general public a happy 2016.
On Saturday evening, however, news had started to trickle in on various social media platforms that the song had been banned by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). The denial by Godfrey Mutabazi, the UCC Executive Director, did little to diffuse the allegations.


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