Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has expressed his gratitude to American rapper, Kanye West, for the gift of designer sneakers he got on Monday when the rapper visited the Government House with his wife, Kim Kardashian.
Mr Museveni gave both visitors Ugandan names to mark the occasion. “Kanyesigye” for Kanye, which means “I trust” and “Kemigisha” for Kim, which means “the one with blessings from God” in the local language.The president shared photos from the visit on his verified Twitter handle and showed off the white sneakers.
The US rapper, who recently changed his name to Ye, took time off during his visit to Uganda, where he is recording material for his next album, to meet Mr Museveni at the president’s official residence State House.
Museveni tweeted, “I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and
@KimKardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda’s tourism and the arts. I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true Pearl of Africa.”
Kanye West had earlier said, he would be heading to Africa to get inspiration to complete his ninth studio album.