Music superstar Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool has endorsed Cinderella Sanyu alias Cindy as his candidate of choice for the upcoming Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) presidency polls taking away doubts about who the self-proclaimed musical Big Size was backing for the race.
Speaking to journalists at his home in Kiwatule on Wednesday morning, Bebe Cool said dancehall star Cindy is the right person for the job and has all the credentials needed for the office.
According to Bebe Cool, Cindy as the incumbent, deserves a show of faith and support to continue in office for her to accomplish and consolidate UMA goals, vision and missions.
“Cindy has done an incredible job with her team. Finally UMA is now recognised by all the important stakeholders in the country. Musicians must give her the mandate to accomplish the job she started. She is my candidate, no doubt.” He said.
Throwing his full weight behind her, Bebe Cool described Cindy as the full package and someone who can easily express herself.
“Being president involves constant lobbying, interacting with the different stakeholders that include government. We need a president who can speak English for starters. I only see Cindy as the right candidate,” he added.
“I’ve always been so passionate about Uganda arts, artists, and the Ugandan music industry as a whole. I’ve observed and experienced all the ups and downs the Ugandan industry has faced. I have also witnessed different UMA presidents abandon ship before their terms of office expire because of challenges within the arts industry. But Cindy even in the challenging COVID-19 times withstood the pressure and kept moving. This resilience in her is proof she’s up for the task.” Bebe assured journalists.
The Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) is licensed by the National Union of Creative Performing Artists and Allied Workers (NUCPAAW), to represent musicians, producers and artist managers.
UMA exists to protect, promote and preserve Ugandan music, and advocate for the interests of its members to the government, the music industry, the media and the public.
Musician King Saha is the other contender in the race.