Parliament of Uganda on Tuesday officially stopped Nyege Nyege festival citing the event is a ‘breeding site for immorality’.
“Parliament has stopped the ‘Nyege Nyege’ Festival, an annual social event scheduled to take place next week in Jinja. Tororo Woman MP Hon Sarah Opendi says the event is a breeding ground for sexual immorality.”
Speaking on Nyege Nyege, Uganda parliament speaker Anitah Among added;
“We are talking about morality of this country; we are talking about our Children.
You are trying to promote tourism at the expense of our children? We are not going to allow this function to take part.”
Artists React to Parliament stopping Nyege Nyege Festival
Popular comedian faulted poor parenting as a sorry attempt for cancelling the festival.
“I think we are just looking for excuses to justify our poor parenting, by the time my underage child goes for Nyege Nyege, I have failed as a parent… Let’s stop this nonsense and start parenting.”
‘Nyege Nyege can easily become one of the biggest festivals in the continent’ Fancy Fingers
Speaking on the Nyege Nyege Cancellation Sauti Sol’s Fancy Fingers expressed his disappointment in African governments always vilifying art.
“It’s so sad how The arts I’d always vilified by most of our African governments instead of getting behind it and see the magic it can yield.”
“Nyege Nyege can easily become one of the biggest festivals in the continent, and generate massive income for the country. Sad state of affairs.”
Nyege Nyege Music Festival
Nyege Nyege is an annual Ugandan music festival in its fifth year.
The festival that focuses on electronic music scenes across Africa is known to attract thousands from across East Africa and Europe and was set to take place in Jinja from September 15 to 18th.