Ugandans should not be excited about DJ Khaled's coming to Uganda anymore.
About a week ago the organizers at the MTV Africa Music Awards that are slated to take place in Uganda in February this year, broke the news of the possibility of American based producer/songwriter/CEO, DJ Khaled, hosting the awards alongside other MCs.
The news was received with a lot of exuberance especially from the young people who have for a long time grooved to his music and probably tagged on to his tag lines like ‘what is my name? Don’t play yourself.’
So, it was a nice thought by the MTV MAMA organizers. However, just hours after the announcement, Kenyan keyboard warriors took to their platforms airing out what they thought about the development.
A section of them thought Uganda was not safe for DJ Khaled given the history of arrests that have been done on foreign artists, this alluded to incidents that took place last year, 2020 when two Nigerian starts- Tems and Omah lay got arrested for allegedly staging an illegal concert.
Another section noted that Uganda was still unsafe given the fact the country is just from presidential polls whereby the incumbent, Yoweri Museveni had put his immediate opponent, Bobi wine under house arrest.
They advised that the DJ's going to Uganda might be looked at by many as a political move to sway people from protesting again Bobi Wine’s imposed house arrest.
On top of that human rights activist, Jeffrey Smith in his tweet to DJ Khaled advised the DJ to uses his voice to condemn against human rights abuses that the government of Uganda was practicing on its opponents.
“DJ Khaled, I hope you will take this opportunity on Uganda to open your eyes and raise your important voice in support of His Excellency Bobi wine who remains under house arrest following a sham election," said Jeffrey
What followed next was DJ Khaled deleting all content that was t do with the promotion of the event.
This took many by surprise and the DJ has not put out any comment as to why he deleted the videos.
As we speak Uganda is holding its breath to some hope of the DJ hosting the show.
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