Renowned Senegalese-American musician and businessman AKON real name Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam has this morning on Friday arrived in Uganda for a business visit according to the ministry of foreign affairs.
The 47-year-old global music star, who is also a songwriter and record producer, was received by a group of officials at Entebbe, including the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Abbey Walusimbi, Uganda Tourism Ambassador Eddy Kenzo, Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa from the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, and other government officials.
During his visit, Akon is expected to meet with President Yoweri Museveni to discuss different investment opportunities in various sectors, including energy, tourism, and infrastructure development’, the ministry said.
Akon is also scheduled to visit some tourist sites and religious institutions during his stay in Uganda.
His visit to Uganda follows a recent one by his wife, Rozina Negusei, in January this year, during which she met with President Museveni and they discussed different investment ventures that can be undertaken.