Musician Mayanja Ibrahim also known as Starboss alias Big Eye is seeking security clearance to serve Kyadondo East singing MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine with a protest letter.
Big Eye aka StarBoss could not keep his mouth shut anymore after revellers stoned and threw bottles at Presidential Advisers Catherine Kusasira and Full Figure during a Boxing Day Concert at Nabugabo beach in Masaka district.
The revellers who were labelled “People Power supporters” accused the duo of selling out to the ruling NRM government when many people are seeking for change.
Big Eye says he is concerned about the mistreatment of NRM musicians on account of supporting a different political side.
“Good morning Uganda, I 100% condemn the bad acts and violence exercised by the people power movement,” Big Eye posted on social media Friday December 17, 2019.
He added: “And that gives me more a thousand reasons why Ugandans must keep supporting HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to stay in power. #StopDisturbingOurPeace. #Museveni2021NoChange.”
Big Eye then said he was “take my letter to Magere now.”
Magere is where the home of Bobi Wine is situated. It is located in Kasangati town council, Wakiso district.
Big Eye said as NRM-leaning musicians, he is tired of seeing violence orchestrated by People Power supporters against them.
He asked the musician turned politician to come out and practice what he preaches by defending the freedoms of all Ugandans.
“Mr Bobi Wine if you are not part of these acts and negative situations put on NRM musicians, as a fellow musician come out and condemn them publically,” he noted.
He added: “We have lived on music before you entered politics. These shows are not for only people power fans. Also our fans have equal rights in these shows.”
On Saturday, Big Eye said he has already started delivering his protest letter to the concerned parties.
“I am now waiting for permission and security to proceed to Magere,” he notified police which he expects to give him a clearance.
According to his December 28, 2019 letter, Big Eye will deliver his protestation to Bobi Wine on January 2, 2020.
He will be setting off from Calendar Hotel in Makindye at 11:00am and finish his schedule at 4pm on the same day.
Who is Big Eye?
Mayanja Ibrahim was born on 9th November 1989 in Kawempe division, Kampala District in Uganda.
He was born in a family of seven children being the fourth child to Mr. and Mrs. Sulaiman Sempala.
When he was 2 years old, Starboss escaped the jaws of death with minor first degree burns in a house fire after it was set ablaze.
He attended his primary level of education at Kazo Junior School and St. Mary’s Nabweru for his secondary level of education.
He pursued University education at Makerere University where he dropped out after his second year due to fees constraints.
He began his musical journey as a solo artist and his first release was Flavour ya Kiganda.
After releasing his first single, he joined Leone Island Music Empire which is led by Dr. Jose Chameleone.
Under Leone Island, he recorded several songs including his collaboration with Dr. Jose Chameleone called Nkwagala Nyo Remix.
He went on to release other songs like Towakana among others.
In 2008, Starboss Big Eye together with fellow Ugandan singer Eddy Kenzo formed Big Talent Entertainment, a label the two singers headed.
While at Big Talent his first release was Oyagala Ani which was followed by his break through hit song Indicator which went viral in East Africa.
He went on releasing other songs like Muzibe and many others.
After a period of 2 years, Starboss Big Eye made his own music label known as Big Music Entertainment and continued releasing great songs which included Mango Juice, Going Higher, Nadeshi, Already Booked, Tusasanya, Self Contained to mention but a few.
In 2014, Starboss staged his first music album launch dubbed Ekikumi Physically Fit Album Launch at Freedom City where he registered the highest ever attendance at the venue to date.
After holding a successful show, he was nominated in the HiPipo Music Awards in the category of the Best Concert Of The Year 2014.
In 2015, Starboss Big Eye was awarded Best Afro-pop Artist in Uganda in the HiPipo music awards.
Biography by Big Eye entertainment website.