By Hussein Kiganda
It started with singer Bebe Cool blasting events organisers for paying Ugandan artistes peanuts and huge amounts of money to foreign ones, which he referred to as unpatriotic.
According to online reports, Nigerian singers, for example, are paid more than $20,000 (about sh72m) each time they come.
Bebe Cool revealed that organisers cannot give Ugandan artistes more than sh10m.
This raised debate on the internet on whether Nigerian performers deserve the huge payments they get.
Well, Nigerian comedian and actor Klint Da Drunk (real name Afamefuna Klint Igwemba) is in Uganda, and having got wind of the debate, he rushed to clear the air.
“We have worked a lot. We invest too much in our work and we pay so much money when we come here. We pay many bills like transport, work permit, accommodation and more, so I think we deserve that money,” he said.
Klint is one of the most popular comedians in Nigeria and Africa at large. He acts like a drunkard, but he reveals that he does not take alcohol.
“I do not booze. I am already drunk in character, so why would I drink again? I drink room temperature water. I just act like this to show drunkards how they look like and how the public laughs at them,” he said.