American rapper Akon’s wife Rozina Negusei is in Kampala to boost Uganda’s entertainment industry.
Rozina is the President/CEO Zanar Entertainment, Entreeg Records & Entreeg Entertainment Group.
She was invited by the East African Partners (EAP) Managing Director, Isaac Kigozi.
Speaking to journalists at Latitude Hotel in Makindye, she said:
“We are here to explore new opportunities in Uganda, we are focused on investing in Agriculture, solar and real estate. Our main focus is to see how we can bridge the gap between East Africa and West Africa in terms of business and trade.”
“We definitely wanted to bring entertainment in Africa, we are looking for a hub, a home to be the Africa Hollywood.”
She said America became America not because of Agriculture but because of entertainment industry.
“If we bring entertainment whether movie, music award, every year, Uganda can become the home of the entertainment industry.”
“It’s our job to bring the African movies, music, take it to the next level by recognizing ourself, we don’t have to wait for other cultures to recognize us, we are good enough to recognize ourselves,” she added.
Rozina has earmarked USD12m as the investment package for a period of five years.
Coming ahead of Akon’s visit to the country, she will be visiting different government departments, agencies and the private sector.
She came along with a group of Turkish investors from LCB Worldwide a multinational company who invests in host countries points of entry to conduct Prevention Solutions to combat pathogens which could lead to pandemics.