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    Inside Akon’s Meeting With M7: It Was Totally “Personal” Bussiness, He Might End Up Setting Another “Real-Life” Wakanda City In Uganda…

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    Akon (R) sharing a light moment with President Museveni (L) at his Rwakitura country home

    Senegalese- American singer Akon has left many people talking since his arrival in Uganda yesterday morning.

    What Brings Akon To Uganda?

    With others excited and some questioning Akon’s visit to Uganda, the rap star’s trip to the pearl of Africa is solely in search of investment opportunities that would extend his business footprint in Africa, where his efforts include a planned futuristic city.

    The singer, real names Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam jetted into the country to meet President Museveni at the latter’s country home in Rwakitura.

    On arrival, Akon who was welcomed by Ugandan BET award winner Eddy Kenzo first visited the Old Kampala Mosque where he held prayers with Mufti Sheikh Shaban Ramathan Mubajje, before he boarded a military chopper to Rwakitura to have a talk with President Yoweri Museveni.

    Amb. Abbey Walusimbi, the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora affairs said Akon’s visit is a follow-up of an earlier visit by his wife Rozina Negusei earlier in February which ended with a promise to return with husband and investors.

    The singer on arrival was accompanied by a delegation of CEOs from over 13 companies from USA, Turkey, UK and France.

    While in Uganda, Akon’s wife, Negusei pledged to invest $12m USD in the country’s entertainment sector.

    According to Amb. Walusimbi, Akon came to meet the president as a potential investor. He is here to explore more investment opportunities, Walusimbi confirmed.

    “Akon and his wife, have come to Uganda in search of business opportunities in a number of sectors like energy, tourism, and infrastructure development. I am happy to engage in such a discussion that will uplift our people and Africa at large,” President Museveni said.

    “Mama Janet Museveni and I told Akon and his wife that Uganda is the best tourism destination, known for its fantastic weather, considering that we are right on the Equator but with a high altitude. This is unique! There are only about two other places gifted that much, the President added.

    Amb. Walusimbi further noted how the Senegalese singer who has established himself as a big investor after recently acquiring a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo has also set up several investments including the Akon city back home in Senegal.

    “Indeed if all goes well, you never know he might end up setting another Akon city in Uganda,” Walusimbi added.

    Akon City: A “Real-Life” Wakanda

    A Grammy-nominated singer and record producer, Akon has made headlines in recent years as a pan-African businessman interested in opportunities on the continent of 1.3 billion people. In December a company associated with Akon reached a deal with a state miner to develop a copper and cobalt mine in resource-rich Congo.

    But Akon’s most ambitious goal is to build a $6 billion utopian city in Senegal that he described as a “real-life Wakanda,” comparing it to the technologically advanced fictional African place portrayed in the blockbuster film “Black Panther.”

    The singer last year acknowledged the comparisons made between Akon City and the utopian society in “Black Panther,” calling it an “honor.”

    Akon City is envisaged to have its own hospital, police station and even its own cryptocurrency already named AKoin. It promises a bit of everything: a seaside resort, a tech hub, recording studios and even a zone dubbed “Senewood” that developers hope will help develop Senegal’s film industry.

    About The Akon Lighting Africa Project

    theGrapevine understands that over 6 years back, Akon started a group  that backs solar energy projects in the rural parts of many African countries. The inspiration for Akon Lighting Africa was deeply personal; he found his grandmother was still using candles in Senegal to light her home.

    The singer was then inspired to come up with the Akon Lighting Africa project started in 2014 by himself, with Samba Bathily and Thione Niang. The project aims to provide electricity by solar energy in Africa, and their initial technique is to install solar street lights and small energy systems.

    By Baron Kironde

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    Ann Kansiime’s Mother Is Dead…

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    Ann Kansiime (R) and her mother

    Ann Kansiime’s mother has died, the popular Ugandan female comedian has announced.

    Kansiime has revealed that her mother has been battling with illness for months now.

    She breathes her last in the wee hours of Sunday morning although details pertaining her death are still scanty.

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    Lwasa Exposes Nabatanzi, Leaks Secret Romance Video In Public…

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    Left is Diana Nabatanzi and right is Lwasa with his new wife Angel

    Masaka tycoon, Lwasa Emannuel is not yet done with his ex lover, former TV presenter Diana Nabatanzi even basing on the fact that they broke up and he married someone else. He is still exposing their romantic moments together.

    Lwasa and Nabatanzi had a secret romance which later became public after their bitter breakup. Although Nabatanzi has since decided to remain tight lipped about the whole matter, heart broken Lwasa has constantly used every chance to throw insults at his her.

    And through his Facebook page on Thursday, Lwasa shared a throwback video with Nabatanzi who looked very uncomfortable and ashamed to be seen with the businessman. Hee captioned the video saying that he’s a martyr too.

    “I am also a martyr. As I took my best friend Diana for a business trip worth millions but couldn’t afford having with me a selfie worth nothing. Men, we are strong. But every man should learn from me that Kampala girls are sluts,” he said.

    Link to the video on Lwasa’s post;

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=485106136073258

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    AK47’s Widow Converts To Islam, Set To Introduce Rabadaba…

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    Rabadaba and Nalongo Maggie

    Late AK47, real name Emmanuel Mayanja’s widow, Nalongo Maggie Kaweesi has converted to Islam and been named Salha in preparation for marrying singer Faisal Sseguya a.k.a Raba Daba.

    Sources have confirmed that within a few days, the two will hold am introduction/Nikkah marital ceremony.

    If all goes according to plan, Nalongo Maggie will introduce Rabadaba to her parents in Butamba- Katabi on 11th June, 2021.

    During the conversion, Nalongo narrated that she was just reverting to Islam because she only switched to Christianity during her youthful age.

    She went on to reveal that she is delighted to have reverted to the Islamic religion something that she had taken long yearning to do.

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