So apparently, a 7-year-old rapper in Uganda is giving the government some headaches. The rapper, who is popularly known as Fresh Kid, could even risk jail should he continue to pursue his dreams of being in the showbiz industry.
The Youth Minister, Florence Nakiwala, was quoted as saying that the laws of the country do not allow people who are below the age of 18 to work. If Fresh Kid is defiant and continues rapping, he could be thrown into juvenile prison.
Fresh Kid, whose real name is Patrick Ssenyonjo, is said to have been missing school lessons,according to the minister. And it is for this reason that the minister wants the child to stop doing rap.
In a track titled "Banteka," Fresh Kid took his time to express his opposing side. The track is a mixture Luganda language and some slang.
In it he emphatically says, "They underrate me because of my age, I hear what you are gossiping about; asking 'will he study?"
"Losers are weeping, calling out to their mothers, if you are afraid of me, get me cash. I'm the judge, I do not discriminate. Even if you are from the stone age. I will floor you."
His manager is adamant and insists that Fresh Kid is going to school. "I discovered him in a rural village miming some songs, brought him to the city and started paying his school fees," the manager said.
Perhaps, the government could be seeing that Fresh Kid has an amazing potential of being a very powerful voice in society and wants to clip his wings at an early age. It is the same government that gave Bobi Wine a very horrid and brutal experience.
Or, the kid should simply be in school.
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