Since Mpaka Records founder Ykee Benda passed up the UMA presidential seat for his then-vice president Cindy Sanyu, singer Bebe Cool has remained silent on the subject. (When Ykee Benda became UMA president – I wanted the ground to consume me -Bebe Cool)
Bebe Cool said during a concert on Monday night that when he saw Ykee Benda take over as UMA president, he wanted the ground to swallow him up.
Bebe Cool reasoned that he was certain Ykee Benda had gotten himself into serious UMA difficulty that he was completely unaware of.
Knowing Ykee Benda as a straightforward, kind, and calm individual, Bebe anticipated that he would resign from the post quickly.
I felt like the ground was about to devour me when Ykee Benda was elected UMA president. Do you understand why? He is a simple, friendly, and down-to-earth musician, and on that move, he decided to test the waters of challenges I had never seen before.
He left the office because he didn’t want to make enemies with other artists, as the industry is not as simple as some believe. I attributed you with the spirit of wanting to lead the industry to its peak, and I pray that God blesses you for it.
Ykee Benda revealed in a backstage interview that he chose to leave the post due to dishonesty among musicians in the association and their selfish objectives. (When Ykee Benda became UMA president – I wanted the ground to consume me -Bebe Cool – celebrity jazz ug)