Singer and Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine was the focus person yesterday as artistes gathered for special prayers at Rubaga Cathedral.
The prayers dubbed ‘celebrity mass’ were held under the theme; God is good and gathered Ugandan celebrities from every nook and cranny.
Rubaga Cathedral was filled to the brim by celebrities and n the outside with their fans who wanted to catch a glimpse of their star men and women.
However, Bobi Wine’s arrival later changed the tide, with focus from both the public and the media completely hijacked by the people power founder.
The singer turned up with the red bereted entourage that included fellow legislator Francis Butebi Zaake, and within an instant, he was mobbed by fans, supporters, media and fellow celebrities.
Rev Fr Simon Peter Ssekyanzi, the main celebrant urged the congregation to do what is right, because they can not impress everyone.
“The Lord himself said the people of the world are like children. When we drummed and called them to dance, they refused, when we called them to mourn they didn’t. We cant not make everyone happy. Let us only do that which is right,” he preached.
In the same homily, Fr Ssekyanzi called upon the artistes to use their talents in glorifying God.
“We should use these talents to glorify God because among the things he created us for; there is to love him, to know him and to praise him.”
Speaking to journalists later, Bobi Wine said he was happy to be part of the mass. The singer said he missed the previous mass because he was incarcerated.
“I did not attend it because I was on a flight to the US for studies. The second one was when fellow celebrities were praying for me following the Arua saga, I did not attend it because I was under military detention.”
However, Bobi Wine left unhappy, claiming that he was denied an opportunity to speak due to pressure from the government upon the church.
“You have seen what has happened, the fact that I was not allowed to speak in the church is because of pressure. Nonetheless, I thank the church for giving us this opportunity to gather as artistes, indeed, we have left this place stronger and more united than we came,” he said.
Fellow artistes blamed Bobi Wine for arriving at the church with the intention of exciting people. These claim it is one of the reasons, the mass was treated like a political event.
“With the current situation in the country, one should avoid being excited or showing excitement in certain scenarios, because it is not necessary all the time,” Aloysius Matovu Joy said.
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine’s nemesis, Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool was a no show at the mass.