Presidential rap: Ugandan prez puts on hip-hop hat
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — He’s 65, has been president for more than two decades, and now, he’s Uganda’s newest rap star.
President Yoweri Museveni has released a rap song and video that’s become a sensation in Uganda.
“You want another rap?” — the song’s chorus and name — has supporters dancing wildly.
Museveni has been president since 1986. Uganda holds elections again in February.
The new hit isn’t exactly gangsta, though. It’s more poor-African-farmer than Straight Outta Compton. The rap’s lyrics have Museveni turning millet into a hen, into an egg, eventually into a cow and then a wife.
Political analysts expect Museveni’s new rapping skills to win him more votes, especially among the young.
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