Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs, Nakiwala Kiyingi, has bowed to pressure and given green light to the popular and youngest rapper ,Ssenyonjo Patrick a.k.a. Fresh Kid to continue with his music career.
Last week, Nakiwala ordered Fresh Kid to stop his performances in night clubs and bars and return to school, a directive that sparked off outrage on social media calling on the minister to first cater for street children who spend the whole day begging at various traffic junctions in Kampala.
The seven year old child however, called for a meeting with the minister to dialogue on the issues of promoting his talent, saying that music is the source of income where he gets school fees and injecting more money in his mother’s business.
Yesterday, legislators led by National Female Youth MP Anna Adeke, Western Youth MP Mwine Mpaka and Kasambya county MP, Gaffa Mbwatekamwa criticized minister’s move tasking her to initiate the drafting of laws that will protect young and talented children.
In a meeting held with Fresh Kid and his managers, Nakiwala apologizes to his management and offered Shs5 million to shoot a video of his new song titled “Bambi”. She Promises to pay for his school fees from the current class primary two up to primary seven.
The minister advised him to handle his music in a diplomatic way as he battles with studies for a brighter future.
Just as South Africa promoted its youngest DJ Arch Jnr, real name Oratile Hlongwane from the age three years in 2015 among other countries around the globe, Uganda too has to promote young and fresh talents.