ENTEBBE – Singer Edirisa Musuuza, better known as Eddy Kenzo is finally breathing a sigh of relief after he met and shared a hearty moment with Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at State House, Entebbe.
Kenzo, who has in the past castigated government for not doing enough to improve the livelihood of Ugandans, took to his Facebook page to thank the president for what he called encouraging remarks.
“Indeed I want to confirm that it has come to pass and I have met the President of Uganda,” Kenzo said.
“It was a warm and a fruitful discussion about my individual achievements but also most importantly about the huge potential and opportunities available in the arts industry which he pledged to give full government support,” he added.
The President applauded Kenzo for not giving up despite being an orphaned street child but used it as an opportunity to promote his singing talent.
“I met with recently crowned African Entertainer of the year and BET award winner, Edrisah Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo. His story is one of resilience and hard work. Growing up as an orphan to a celebrated and inspirational artiste. Kenzo is a true testimony that hard work pays and talent has no boundaries,” President Museveni said.
He promised more government support to musicians who excel at international level, just as has been done with sportsmen.
Kenzo, a known supporter of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, recently asked, on his twitter handle – ‘Ugandan government weyayu’? To many Ugandans, they interpreted the ‘system volongoto’ singers ‘weyayu’ to mean government wasn’t being grateful to his achievements.
Now that he has met with president Museveni, we wait to see how ‘the love nigga president’ will balance his new found ‘friendship’ against Bobi Wine, who lately is seen as one of Museveni’s strong challengers ahead of the 2021 elections.