Uganda MPs have expressed concern at the “excessive nudity” that was exhibited during the music concert of two female artists; Sheeba Karungi and Cinderella Sanyu, describing the stage dress code as ungodly and un-African.
They are now demanding the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance to offer guidance to Uganda before the whole nation sinks into ‘immorality’.
Nsaba Buturo (Bufumbira East), said the dress code among artists could be the reason why many artists after leaving the stage, they tend to disappear in oblivion, saying many are investing in nudity instead of contributing positively to the protection & promotion of Uganda’s values.
“Our artists should promote our side of life, our artists should be champions of what is good in our society, our artists should be fountain of honour when it comes to defending interests of this nation but the types we have don’t measure at all,” Buturo said.
He added, “You are coming on stage dressed in totally un-african way and you think that is right & our people are being misled. So, we want to appeal to our artists, that the God-given gift they have, should be used to promote interests of this nation.”
Peggy Wako (National Female Elderly Rep) on her part asked artists to carry themselves with grace other than disgrace arguing that music is form of employment for our young generation and also acts as recreation for people to relax & brush off stress and shouldn’t be used as platform for nudity.
“These are people who should be performing for the public. They are public figures, so they should mind the way they present themselves in the way they dress up. They should mind their language, they should mind the way they act, let them be graceful but not a disgraceful,” Wako said.
Charles One (Gulu East) accused Ugandan artists of being drug addicts, saying the substance abuse has hampered them from exploring their role as teachers, philosophers & visionaries
“In my religion, only one thing that is exposed, that is the blessed sacrament. But today, we see young ladies, dress themselves half naked, the breasts are outside pointing like the lord be with you. Their knickers are outside, equally with men, they call it damage they are damaging their reputation, damaging their names and future generation. Only one thing should be exposed, the blessed sacrament, but not the breasts,” said Onen.