Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian have been in at Chobe National Park in Uganda which was closed off to the public until earlier today when they met with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, his son Muhoozi and his daughter at the State House in Entebbe.
He treated them to tea as they discussed Uganda’s tourism, culture and the arts. Talking of tourism, the internet couldn’t help but throw jabs at Rwanda for splashing money on the #VisitRwanda Arsenal jersey campaign yet still miss having Ye (Kanye) visit them.
A lot of images floated around social media showing Ye giving President Museveni a pair of white sneakers autographed by the famous American rapper.
Ye entered Statehouse with a dark hoodie over his cap while his wife was donning military style tour pants. Hoodies were banned by the president not so many months back, but money and fame can make a few exceptions.
Word is that he also gave them Western names, Kanyesige for Kanye and Kemigisha for Kim. He was catching up with the wagon of local names already given to the artist, for a long time already, Ye has been called Kanyike, a Kiganda name.
Kanye and Kim are in Uganda on both a vacation as well as a retreat for Ye to make some music inspired by Uganda’s environment and vibe. They have already expressed how marvelous Uganda’s beauty, culture and people are.
His media team has been releasing a few images and videos of Kanye working on some music from a tent at the park.
They join numerous Hollywood celebrities and foreign artists who have come to Uganda and left in awe such as Emeli Sande, Elijah from the TV show Originals, French Montana and Rae Sremmurd, among others.
You can see Ye at work in a brief 11-minute video he had posted live on Persicope.
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