In Uganda, a 7-year-old kid called Fresh KId, a Ugandan rapper whose real name is Patrick Sseyonjo has been threatened with jail time if he doesn’t quit doing music.
This threat came about from the country’s Minister of Youth Affairs, Florence Nakiwala. In an interview with BBC, she warned that if the 7-year old rapper doesn’t quit music, he might be forced to be taken to a juvenile prison.
This warning came about after she was made to know that Fresh Kid has not been attending school but has been performing late night at events. She said and we quote;
“The constitution clearly states that no one under the age of 18 is allowed to work therefore Fresh Kid should not be working rather be in school. Anyone found aiding his music career will have to face the law as well,” she said.
Fresh Kid’s manager Francis Kamonga stated that the kid doesn’t skip school and that he only performs on weekends. He also said he doesn’t get paid for his performances, hence can’t be said to be working.
“I discovered him in a rural village miming some songs, brought him to the city and started paying his school fees,” Francis explained.