A silent struggle is raging between Uganda’s youngest rapper Patrick Ssenyonjo aka Fresh Kid and the minister of Youth and Children Affairs, Hon Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi.
edge.ug has exclusively learnt that men allegedly working on orders of the minister have been intimidating the toddler rapper, his management as well as his parents.
There were even reports claiming that officials had raided Fresh Kid’s residency in Kawanda to reportedly close down De Texas Entertainment base.
Apparently, the officials tried to forcefully drag the young rapper to St. Savio Boarding Primary School.
edge.ug could not verify these claims but we know that minister Kiyingi recently pledged to pay school fees for Fresh Kid and even donated Shs5m for his “Bambi” video shoot.
We learnt that some unknown men have confronted Fresh Kid’s team several times with the aim of arresting him.
Thanks to intense fight-back, the plan has failed on several occasions.
Worst of all, his parents are being intimidated with serious threats ever since they started questioning the whereabouts of the money that minister Kiyingi pledged.
As we gathered, the baby rapper is stressed while his management is frustrated.
At some point, Kiyingi tried to curtail Fresh Kid and lay him off the microphone but the toddler says he will continue to hustle for his future.
Recently, Rajiv Ruparelia, son to city businessman Sudhir Ruparelia, offered to sponsor Fresh Kid’s education from P.2 to P.7 at Kampala Parents School.
Fresh Kid’s manager, Francis Kamoga, told NTV that he was absolutely happy for Rajiv’s offer.
The baby is now trying to balance books and music which is working out for him although government officials don’t believe it.
During a social media barrage, Ugandans challenged minister Nakiwala, if she is as caring as she claims, to come up with initiative to help the helpless kids on the streets of Kampala and its various ghettos.
If she can achieve that, then maybe, Ugandans believe that what she is trying to do is for the good of Fresh Kid’s future.