Singer Gravity Omutujju accuses Bobi Wine of censoring his song on YouTube

Singer Gravity Omutujju accuses Bobi Wine of censoring his song on YouTube
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Renowned singer Gereson Wabuyi, popularly known as Gravity Omutujju, has accused musician turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, of attempting to suppress his music after his latest song was pulled down from YouTube.

Despite being more active in politics than entertainment, Bobi Wine requested the removal of Gravity's new song titled "Doboozi Lya Mutuuze," which addresses the issue of greed and theft in society.

The song, released just five days ago, was deleted from YouTube due to alleged copyright infringement.

Gravity received a notice stating, "We received a copyright removal request for your video. Based on application copyright law. We removed your video from YouTube: Video title Gravity Omutujju Doboozi Lya Mutuuze. Content used: Kiwaani Bobi Wine. The content found in Entire video Removal request issued by: BOBI WINE. This means that your video can no longer be viewed on YouTube."

In response to this incident, Gravity Omutujju, known for his socially conscious lyrics, expressed concerns about the growing influence of corrupt individuals in positions of power. He lamented the censorship of his song, which exposes the unscrupulous behaviour of such individuals.

Referring to Bobi Wine, Gravity questioned the moral integrity of someone aspiring to the presidency and their decision to silence a junior artist like himself. He criticized the move as an attempt to protect the interests of those in authority.

"Now see the person who wants change. Because my song talks about greedy people and thieves, you have decided to pull it down. Imagine a presidential hopeful doing this to a junior turned star. Imagine if you guys had power and authority," Gravity expressed in his statement.

The singer emphasized the significance of his song, portraying it as a mirror reflecting the true colours of those in authority.

He criticised the perceived attempt to deny the public access to his music, suggesting it was a desperate move to protect their interests.

Gravity urged the public not to be fooled by such tactics, asserting that the powerful elite often underestimated the intelligence of ordinary people.

Gravity also shared his struggles, describing a feeling of displacement and marginalization within his own country.

He referred to himself as a "refugee," expressing his inability to move freely or find a sense of belonging despite living in Uganda for a considerable period.

The singer hinted at the broader issue of the marginalisation of the poor, alleging that they were frequently exploited and manipulated by those in power.

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