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Colonel Mustafa set to reap big after meeting Ababu Namwamba

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 Colonel Mustafa and Youth Affairs and Sports CS Ababu Namwamba. [Ministry of Youth Affairs, The Arts and Sports, Facebook]

Weeks after a video of him working at a construction site went viral, Colonel Mustafa's life seems to be turning a corner.

This is after he met Youth Affairs and Sports CS Ababu Namwamba on Tuesday. Through a statement, the ministry assured Mustafa of support during this difficult period and gave him a handsome package to help him get back on his feet although no details were given.

"We have heard your challenges, and as a ministry, I want to assure you that we are here to walk with you in this challenging phase.

"We have put together a package for you that will ensure that you are back on your feet, making music and entertaining us," read the statement in part.

Further, the ministry lauded Mustafa for sacrificing his comfort to ensure his ailing mum gets treatment.

CS Namwamba also assured the singer that he will be able to earn some money from his intellectual property.

"We want to see you making more music, inspiring the younger generation of artists and nurturing them to stardom. The move you took to ensure that your mother receives proper health care is one to admire, and for that, we shall stand with you."

"We want to ensure that our artists' intellectual property rights are guaranteed to enable them to continue to live well, earning from their creativity, upon exiting the active stage."

PS Ismail Maalim, on his part, advised Mustafa to make wise financial decisions, that would ensure that he lived decently.

 PS Ismail Maalim and Colonel Mustafa. [Ministry of Youth Affairs, The Arts and Sports, Facebook]

A fortnight ago, the former Deux Vultures singer said life had taken a toll on him because of his mum's health.

He also said he had not been looking for sympathy since he did not ask anyone to post the 'mjengo' videos on social media.

"I have heard many stories from people's comments since the video went out. It is unfortunate that someone took the video. Probably it is a good thing he did. I did not intend to go public about my family issues," Mustafa told Standard Entertainment.

"I have been doing this for quite some time and as a family, we had kept this matter to ourselves as we worked out every possible solution to get our mother treated. We all know the entertainment situation in the country and how musicians like me have been struggling to make a living out of art and so I could not bury my head pretending that I am a celeb who can't take odd jobs yet I know I needed to do everything humanly possible to help mum," Mustafa said.

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