By Stevens Muendo
|CMB Prezzo introduces Eugene Wamalwa to a family member during his homecoming party. [Photo: Pius Cheruiyot/Standard]|
With sumptuous delights and drinks flowing freely, the party lived to its great hype as politicians, showbiz icons and hundreds of the rapper’s fans graced the ceremony.
Justice Minister Eugene Wamalwa, Makadara MP Gideon Mbuvi, Brian Weke and Prime Minister’s son Fidel Odinga led the celebrations as the congratulated the former BBA star, now turned One Campaign Ambassador, promising to work with him in youth related projects.
Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta met the rapper later on Saturday. “You did Kenya proud in the BBA house and we are proud of you. This goes along way in showing the great potential our youth have in terms of artistic talent, which should be tapped. I am out to work with the youth in my political agenda,” Wamalwa said.
“You really entertained Africa together with Goldie. I am ready to pay a ticket for her to come and visit you in Kenya, if that is okay with you,” he pledged.
A jubilant Prezzo thanked his fans across Africa for their support saying he embarks on a continental tour to show his appreciation.
“ Prezzo made us proud and I want to join all Kenyans in congratulating him. I believe the youth should be empowered to live their dreams may it be singing or any other career. You guys (youth) hold the future of this nation in your hands,” Uhuru said.
One Campaign Africa director, Sipho Moyo said; “ Prezzo joins our growing portfolio of African celebrities who believe that Africans can drive change for Africa. We will work together so that Prezzo can lend the strength of his celebrity voice to One’s campaigns with its partners across the continent. We will also be working closely with our global design team to come up with a final design of Prezzo’s T-shirt, so that the ‘Swagger Farmer’ becomes part and parcel of One Campaign branded merchandise. We will be wearing these during various campaigns in Africa.”
“All celebrities who work with One Campaign do so voluntarily. There is no monetary compensation attached to our engagement with celebrities,” Wangui Muchiri, the One Campaign Africa Communications Manager said through a press release.