President Museveni has met with singer Edirisa Musuuza, also known as Eddy Kenzo at the State House in Entebbe.
Despite facing a number of trials and tribulations then, Kenzo early this month won the African Entertainer of the year award at the African Entertainment Awards in USA.
On Monday evening, he met with the head of state for a chat.
“Eddy Kenzo has paid me a courtesy visit this evening in State House Entebbe at my invitation, where he told me his life journey from being an orphaned street child, to becoming a celebrated African artist, winning recognition from renowned groups in the entertainment world like the Black Entertainment Television (BET),”Museveni said shortly after the meeting.
The President applauded Kenzo for not giving up despite being an orphaned street child but used it as an opportunity to promote hi singing talent that has seen him win several accolades.
“This is a good example of how far Ugandans can go, taking advantage of the peace and development infrastructure that we have set up. Even if someone can’t sing, there is still a lot to do in the agricultural sector. In fact, when I asked him where it is easier for him to invest his money, he said Uganda.”
Museveni said government will start awarding and supporting musicians who excel at international level, just like it is done with sportsmen.
“In the past, we have equipped some studios to afford the talented young people to record their work, but we can step it up to cater for video shooting costs when possible.”