Ugandan little one rapper, Patrick Ssenyonjo popularly recognized by the stage identify Recent child has been requested to cease doing music or get arrested.
In response to BBC, Uganda’s Minister of Youth Affairs, Florence Nakiwala, has made it clear that the seven-year-old ought to give up rapping and go to school full time, or face the consequence of being taken to a juvenile jail.
Her warning got here after allegations that Recent child was not attending school and will carry out late at evening whereas his age mates had been learning, a transfer the Youth minister describes as little one labour.
“The structure clearly states that nobody beneath the age of 18 is allowed to work subsequently Recent child shouldn’t be working quite be in school. Anybody discovered aiding his music profession should face the legislation as nicely,” she stated.
Francis Kamoga, Recent child’s manager nevertheless refuted the claims stating that the seven-year-old was certainly attending school.
Talking to BBC, Kamoga stated Recent child solely performs over the weekend and doesn’t receives a commission for it subsequently isn’t thought of to be working.
“I found him in a rural village miming some songs, introduced him to town and began paying his school charges,” Francis defined.