Eight-year-old rapper strikes chord in Uganda with songs about poverty
KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandan rapper “Fresh Kid” has racked up hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube, won a U.S. music award and emerged victorious from a tussle with the government – all before his eighth birthday.
Ugandan eight-year-old rapper “Fresh Kid”, whose real name is Patrick Ssenyonjo, is seen at the Badman Records studios in Kawempe Lugoba, in the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa
The rapper, real name Patrick Ssenyonjo, has become a household name in…