Singer Edirisa Musuza’s cry for help has been answered.
Or has it?
A couple of days ago, Musuza, better known as Eddie Kenzo, asked where the Government of Uganda was when he, as the best musical export the country has witnessed, was being ‘abused left, right and center’ by a Muslim cleric ‘fattened by ceremonial pilawo’.
‘Weyayu?’ he cried, in a slogan that has since made its way into Kampala’s street talk.
What he actually meant was/is ‘Where are you?’ for those not informed.
The cry came about after Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata told Kenzo to go marry his own mother, buried almost 20 years ago.
The sheikh, who has since refused to apologise made the not-so-cool-statement at a traditional marriage ceremony of the singer’s ex, Rema Namakula.
We have since understood that ‘Government of Uganda’ has been closely following ‘Father Of Aamal’s’ contributions to the country.
On Monday, October 28, the ‘System Volongoto’ singer has met, and presented his latest award to President Museveni at a low key ceremony at State House, Entebbe.
“His story is one of resilience and hard work. Growing up as an orphan to a celebrated and inspirational artiste. I wish him and his team good luck,” the President, in power since 1986 said while meeting Kenzo to congratulate him on his latest award, the African Entertainer of The Year Award in USA, on Thursday.
“Thank you for your encouraging remarks. In response to my past post as I went to State House to meet the President. Indeed I want to confirm that it has come to pass and I have met the the President of Uganda. 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. I’ll provide details of our interactions anytime soon in the course of this week,” Kenzo posted.
The singer has in total released four albums, including most recently, Roots, in 2018. He has also won numerous national and international awards, including a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award in 2018, a BET Award in 2015, and several All Africa Music Awards.
Lest we forget, Namakula is now married to her gynecologist, Hamza Ssebunya.
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