Seven-year-old rapper Fresh Kid, real name Patrick Senyonjo is finally going to study at a school that befits his status and it is a day school that will allow him continue pursuing his music career.
Ruparelia Group Managing Director Rajiv Ruparelia offered Fresh Kid a scholarship to the elite Kampala Parents School after meeting him on Friday.
“I was moved by his ambition being only seven years old. I would love to see him become a guide and inspiration to many young people out there hence, Ruparelia Foundation is presenting this young man with a full scholarship from the Ruparelia Foundation to go to Kampala Parents School,” Rajiv said.
Fresh Kid’s budding career almost ground to a halt when State Minister for Youth & Children Affairs Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi ordered him to stop singing and return to school.
The boy decided to reply the minister in a way he knew best – a song titled Bambi in which he pleaded with her to let him continue singing because he was the bread winner of his family.
The song led to a meeting with the minister where she allowed him to juggle his career with education.
The minister also promised to pay his school fees upto P.7 and upgrade him from his rural St. Agnes Primary School Kawanda, but then the bombshell came. Her choice of school was St. Savio Kisubi, a boarding school, which Fresh Kid rejected.
Now with Kampala Parents, a day school, Fresh Kid has a chance to pursue his music career and study in one of the best schools in the country, something that his underprivileged background wouldn’t have allowed him, if his talent hadn’t opened the doors.