Museveni to Kanye West: Uganda is source of human life

Kanye West gifted President Museveni with white sneakers. PPU PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian on Monday paid a visit to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, gifting the 74-year-old leader a pair of white sneakers.
  • Rap megastar West is in the east African nation to finish recording his ninth studio album "Yandhi", which was meant to drop two weeks ago, until his surprise decision to go and record in Africa to "feel the energy".
  • The serial Grammy-winning artist - who recently announced he was changing his name to Ye - arrived in Uganda on Friday

Kanye West has said he will construct a world class tourism school in Uganda which will be a foundation of tourism in the East African region.
The 41-year-old internationally acclaimed American rapper made the remarks on Monday at State House Entebbe, where he had visited President Museveni.

West and his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian held what President Museveni described as a ‘fruitful discussions’ about promoting Uganda’s tourism and arts.
The American rapper said he was happy being in Uganda describing it as his second home.

A statement from State House noted that the American couple discussed with Mr Museveni issues related to investment potential in Uganda and Africa in general, especially in the areas of tourism, among other vast areas of interest.


Kanye West gifts President Museveni with white sneakers - PHOTOS

President Museveni in turn gave them a copy of his ‘Sowing the mustard seed’and 'Uganda Gifted by Nature'


Uganda hopes to cash in on tourism after Kanye West visit

Chobe is located in Murchison Falls, the largest of Uganda’s 10 national parks, and lies astride River Nile --- the world’s longest river

President Museveni welcomed the couple to Uganda saying the country is for all the people.
“This is the source of human life, even the whites originally came from here,” he said.
Mr Museveni assured the couple of his support so that their potential is exploited to the maximum during their one week stay in Uganda in order to enhance the country’s potential as the best tourism destination for Americans. He handed them Uganda's pictorial and tourism destination areas.

The celebrity couple flew into the country last Friday and are currently at Chobe Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park in north western Uganda.
West and Kim were also new Ugandan names by the president.
Mr Museveni named Kanye West Kanyesigye while his wife was baptised Kemigisha.

It is West's second audience with a president in under a week after his eyebrow-raising meeting with Donald Trump last Thursday, in which he performed a relentless monologue that left even the US President speechless.

His lecture included everything from Trump's protectionist trade policies to replacing Air Force One with a hydrogen plane, black gun crime and "infinite amounts of universe," was met with bemusement and concern.

"We have to go to what is known as Africa, I have to go and find out what it is really called and just grab the soil and cook five meals a day so the metabolism stays up and... have the mic in the open so you can hear nature while we are recording," West told entertainment site TMZ.