By Hussein Kiganda
Singer Rema Namakula’s new song dubbed “Wandiisa Ki” has been hailed by fans for its great lyrics and sound. It is one of the most trending songs at the moment, topping Television and Radio music charts in the month.
Well, as it continues to flourish, music critics have likened it to “Like I Do” by The Banina’s, a Twins group made up of Chris Banina and Joe Banina.
The two songs sound alike in flow, rhythm, and sound. This was attributed to having been written by the same person who is Uncle Ray formally Ray Signature. Critiques have pinned the “pen and paper” singer duplicating his work. They said this is a lack of creativity.
Talking about the matter in an interview, the writer said he does not find any fault in the two songs sounding the same because they are sung by different musicians.
“I do not think there is any issue to worry about. I admit I wrote all of them, one in 2018 and another ten years ago but this is not bad. Each of them is comfortable. None of them is complaining but a few Ugandans are trying to promote the conflict. Rema didn’t steal the song, I am the one who wrote it and the other one too,” he said
In Uganda, the habit of duplicating songs seems to be the daily bread among musicians. When Tanzanians and Kenyans make hits in Kiswahili, Ugandans make their copies in Luganda. Could this be a lack of creative minds? Where is this taking the Ugandan music industry?