- Musician Akon is in Uganda; he arrived in the landlocked country on April 2
-He was received by one of the officials of President Yoweri Museveni's advisory team and artiste Eddy Kenzo
- He is expected to meet with the president and hold talks on how the artiste can invest in the country
Senegalese-American artiste Aliaune Damala Badara popularly known as Akon has arrived in Uganda, where he is expected to meet with the country's president Yoweri Museveni and talk about business matters.
The Lonely songmaker arrived in the landlocked country on April 2, and he was received by one of the president's advisors and Ugandan artiste Eddy Kenzo.
The singer, who has a keen interest in Africa, is expected to have talks with President Museveni on issues to do with tourism, energy, and other infrastructure development areas.
In January 2021, the celebrity's wife visited Uganda during which she also held talks with the president.
The singer is reported to be searching for investment opportunities that will solidify his footprint in the continent.
Uganda's ministry of foreign affairs announced Akons' arrival.
This is what they shared on Twitter:
''Celebrated Senegalese-American musician, investor and philanthropist Mr Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam, also famously known as @Akon arrived in Uganda this morning for a business visit. @MTWAUganda @TourismBoardUg @eddykenzoficial #CulturalDiplomacy.''
Here are some of the comments:
@sharo Mugabe said
''Welcome @Akon. You have arrived in bad coronavirus times. I hope you will return when situations can allow you to have concerts. Enjoy your business trip brother.''
''Welcome to the Pearl of Africa @Akon. You will not feel so lonely!''
''We at UTAMA believe in Talent. @Akon is a clear testimony of how one can use talent to produce Intellectual Property, an IP that has made him a global icon. Welcome, to home to the Pearl.''
@StephenFernandes was not buying it though, he asked:
''What kind of business is he going to create in Uganda apart from dealing with dictator Museveni to kill and arresting Bobi Wine's people and yes to embezzling Uganda's minerals?''
Minutes before publishing this piece, president Yoweri Museveni shared a picture of himself and his wife meeting Akon and his beautiful wife.
The rapper and his reality TV wife also gifted the leader his custom-made Yeezy sneakers as a gift.