Young rapper ‘Fresh Kid’ responds as Ugandans roast youth minister for ordering him to stop singing.
Many Ugandans, both on social medial and in oral talks, have criticized the youth and children affairs minister, Florence Nakiwala Kiyinji who on Tuesday March 26 ordered the eminent 7-year old rapper, Patrick Ssenyonjo a.k.a Fresh Kid to quit performances and concentrate on academics. He is now in primary two.
Fresh Kid’s manager, Francis Kamoga said that he found this boy miming local songs in a village in Luweero district, central Uganda, and he brought him to Kampala city where he sent him to school on his costs, plus adding him to his talented team.
The boy’s father whose job is nail cutting, and his mother who has a small hotel agreed with the manager to utilize Fresh Kid’s talent under the ‘Texas Entertainment’, however ensure his schooling and safety from drugs.
In less than 5 months, the boy has become a real celebrity, and continues schooling.
According to minister Florence, the country’s labour laws state that no-one under 18 should work. She also warned that if the seven-year-old rapper Fresh Kid disobeyed the law he could face juvenile prison.
His parents will also be charged with ‘child neglect’ if they allow this boy to continue singing and performing on various night and daytime shows.
”I request youth minister Nakiwala Kiyinja to leave me, and i continue singing because i sing and i study”, FreshKidUG responds to a directive that he should quit music.
Kasango Joet VERY WRONG.
If she not will to pay his fees up to university let her leave the boy. We all strive for money like her ..let her mind her business …we have many orphans in Uganda other than focusing in talented guy.
Aggrey Kam’s I think he should quit music performance on a condition that there would someone to provide him fees and other staffs.
Tusasirwe Mackline How many people who are educated but still on Kampala streets looking for something to feed themselves, no no no nonsense.
Amanyire Sammi Samuel Shaaaaa, u can only advise him to concentrate on both not tying him on the unrealistic education scheme of Ug and take his talent for granted.
Nakachwa Racheal Brenda Ugandans don’t appreciate talent .
Bizoza Francis I am wondering if this minister is aware that success doesn’t only come from academic performance but also talent.
I think these are people who have facile education reform policies. They keep saying Uganda’s curriculum is the best.
One of his songs – https://youtu.be/3a2ETS5bLZk .