By Hussein Kiganda
Ebonies’ boss Sam Bagenda, also known as Dr. Bbosa, has dismissed claims that the drama group has disintegrated and the members are considering solo careers.
This followed buzz on the internet that several members of the Ebonies had left due to underpayment and mistreatment.
Bagenda firmly stated that the group, which became popular in the early 1990s, is intact and cannot part ways because its vision goes beyond one generation.
“Whoever claimed that we are splitting is just looking for popularity and likes on social media. I was told of the allegations by someone, but I must assure you that they are not true and we are even staging our show this coming Friday, September 16, we shall all be together,” Bagenda said.
He said Ebonies’ members earn a specific amount according to their contracts.
“There are those that earn every month, those are permanent and the part-timers earn a favourable amount too,” Bagenda explained.
He added that the group envisions a generation with them (the Bagenda generation) and it’s the reason it has embarked on recruiting young talent.
Some of the group’s popular plays are; That’s Life Mwattu, Bibaawo, Oh My God, Enkolodoli and Akasodokiyo.