Ugandan TV presenter Dagy Nyce has joined other Ugandans asking local events organisers to avoid booking Nigerian artistes for concerts at the expense of Ugandan musicians.
Nigerian acts Chike, Fireboy, and Ruger have already been booked to perform in Uganda starting next week for large sums of money, according to a local entertainment outlet.
Tems, Omah Lay, among others, had already rocked the stage in Uganda before strict guidelines were passed and concerts banned over Covid-19.
This has caused a bit of discontent among Ugandan artistes and other stakeholders in the entertainment industry who feel like the Nigerians are dominating Ugandan music scene.
Recall that last December, a popular Ugandan dancer unfollowed Nigerian artistes on social media “to save his country’s music.”
While emceeing at a night out a few days ago, NTV presenter Dagy Nyce also aired his frustration against local concert organisers.
“We have been open but why should event promoters rush for Nigerian artistes yet our very own have been under lockdown for two years,” Dagy Nyce was quoted as saying.
Ugandan artistes only officially returned to stage on 24th January when bars, night hangouts, public concerts, among other sectors of the might economy were reopened since March 2020.