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Fresh Kid Meets Children Affairs Minister

By Ivan Ssenabulya. The Children Affairs Minister Owek Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi has this morning met the rising Pop star Patrick Ssenyonjo commonly known as Fresh Kid. The meeting at the minister’s office in Kampala was also attended by the singer’s management. Nakiwala Kiyingi has underscored the need for education for the young star and pledged support the young star’s education and music career. This follows criticism over the minister’s recent statements, where she ordered Fresh kid to stop singing and be put on drug test and counselling. Related Stories…… Minister Nakiwala cautions Fresh Kids parents   Government asked not to kill Fresh Kid’s talent

Child activists speak out on Fresh Kid

By Ritah Kemigisa Child activists have accused the management of young pop star Patrick Senyonjo popularly known as Fresh Kid of exploiting the young star. Many people including the minister of state for youth and child affairs Nakiwala Kiyingi have since asked the young star to stop singing and go to school. The Director Child protection and dwelling places Maureen Muwonge says much as Fresh kid is young in nature, the things he has been exposed to and the words in his songs are questionable. Muwonge argues that much as the law permits young children to get in into any form of employment, the type of job has to be age appropriate under the supervision of an elder person. Related …

Minister Nakiwala cautions Fresh Kids parents

By Benjamin Jumbe. The minister of state for children and youth affairs has spoken out on concerns raised over the latest youngest singer in Uganda Fresh Kid whose real name is Patrick Ssenyonjo. It follows concerns raised following footage of the 7 year old performing at a show. Nakiwala Kiyingi condemned use of children for profit arguing that the law restricts children below 18 years from being used for any financial benefits. She said government is to investigate and if found not to be in school, his parents are to be dealt with accordingly.

Nigerian Singer Burna Boy arrives in Uganda ahead of concert

By Lawrence Ogwal. Burna Boy (real name Damini Ogulu) who is slated to perform at a concert on Friday March 22nd, has arrived in the country. The plane he was in touched down at around 12:30pm at Entebbe Airport. The singer will headline a concert at Sheraton Hotel’s Gardens along with Ugandan singers Sheebah, Irene Ntale and Vinka on the show dubbed Burna Boy KLA Experience. This will be the second time Burna Boy is performing in Uganda, after he performed at the Mega Fest event at Namboole Stadium in 2014. There will be a meet and greet event this evening at Former Pyramids located on Yusuf Lule Road. Entrance to the meet and greet will be Shs 100,000. The main concert …

Manager Jeff Kiwa – 1 billion for the Sheebah / Cindy battle

Sheebah Karungi’s manager Jeff Kiwa has assured Cindy Sanyu, that if there is no money, amounting to Shs 1 billion, then there will be no battle between her and Queen Sheebah. This has stemmed from a current cat fight going on between the two artistes over who is better musically. Yesterday, Jeff went on his Instagram account named Born So Lucky, posted a video of Sheebah in the studio recording a song and captioned it “No Billion, No Battle”. The exchange between the two artistes has been going on for some time. Sheebah recently said she cannot have a music battle with Cindy as she is a feminist who will not take part in such an event. However, in the …