Monday, October 19 2015
It all started with a simple post by the I'm a Ugandan singer Juliana Kanyomozi asking for votes so that her performance with Nigeria's Mr. Flavour can feature on the Coke Studio Africa album, the comments that followed did not go down well with her, she shot back.
As of this morning, her post has 13,500 likes, over 600 shares and close to 4,000 comments.
Highlights of singer Juliana Kanyomozi's post:
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"Ndi munnauganda nga abalala bonna. It means we all have the same fundamental rights regardless of our positions in society, or political beliefs, or even life experiences. But there's one thing that brings us together, and that's humanity, obuntu. We are all from the human race."
"There's no need to use abusive, disrespectful, judgemental and insensitive language towards each other simply because of our different beliefs. That is not going to add any value to you or me. No need to use hateful speech to drive a point across. Let's agree to disagree on certain things, but respectfully. Rather than try to intimidate me to believe in what you believe in.... You also have the choice to support me in this musical journey or not to."
"I see absolutely no problem in that. I may be a musician and public figure, but away from the glitz and glam, I'm also a human being just like everybody else. When I started singing, it was never about getting rich or becoming famous. And till today, i don't base my happiness on those things because they come and go."
"I just wanted to sing and that's what I still want to do, JUST SING and also continue to grow as a God fearing woman who respects her elders and love and love as much as i can. It doesn't mean my life has been perfect, I've been through some of the most painful experiences, just like most of you."
"But those values have not changed till today. I would rather sing for 10 people who will see me beyond the lights, camera, make up, hair extensions and high heels but see my soul, happiness, tears , pain and flaws, and still love me regardless. And I will be happy with that. Everything I do, I do for God and my country. Be blessed everyone."
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