The brawl between Uganda Musicians’ Association’s (UMA) General Secretary Phina Mugerwa Masanyalaze and veteran singer Halima Namakula continues to unfold.
Last week, the two UMA members clashed at Fairway Hotel Nakasero as they threw bitter words to each other, an act that has since been condemned by majority.
This happened when both of them were part the fleet that threw a surprise birthday party for Operation Wealth Creation’s Gen. Elly Kayanja at the hotel.
The cause of the squabble is yet to be established up to date though insiders disclose it was the billions of cash that the Gen. Salim Saleh injected into the UG-Connect Online concerts that have since collapsed.
According to Halima Namakula, her and colleague Phina Mugerwa fell-out over yet undisclosed issues.
Halima says she was determined to litter a number of punches at Phina Mugerwa for disrespecting her in such a manner.
“I was ready to throw punches to her, people are fond of taking me for granted because am old,” Halima Namakula told the media.
However, Phina Mugerwa has boldly responded to Halima Namakula’s threats.
During her interview with Bukedde TV, Phina said she didn’t not fight back Halima despite her (Halima) pushing her thumbing her forehead.
Phina asserts that it was because she respects Halima to the extreme and also considers her reputation in the music industry.
“I only respected Halima Namakula just because of her status. I was going to slap her to the fullest. Even Gen. Kayanja thanked me for the respect I accorded her because she did not respect herself,” Phina Mugerwa said.
By the look of things, the two are yet to cease the battle despite them sharing almost similar responsibilities in the Ugandan music leadership.