Rozina Negusei, the wife of award-winning Senegalese-American musician Akon; has said that she will invest $12 million in the Ugandan entertainment industry. Rozina is also the President and CEO of Zanar Entertainment; Entreeg Records & Entreeg Entertainment Group, said the investment will be for five years.
Recently, Negusei visited Uganda to explore business opportunities in the country. She was invited by the Managing Director of the East African Partners (EAP), Isaac Kigozi.
“We are here to explore new opportunities in Uganda, we are focused on investing in Agriculture, solar, and real estate. Our main focus is to see how we can bridge the gap between East Africa and West Africa in terms of business and trade,” she said.
Rozina Negusei also came with some Turkish investors; who are expected to visit some government departments and agencies, as well as some private sector establishments.
“We wanted to bring entertainment in Africa, we are looking for a hub, a home to be the Africa Hollywood; America became America not because of Agriculture but because of the entertainment industry. If we bring entertainment whether movie, music award, every year, Uganda can become the home of the entertainment industry.”
“It’s our job to bring the African movies, music, take it to the next level by recognizing ourself; we don’t have to wait for other cultures to recognize us, we are good enough to recognize ourselves,” she added.
During her visit, Negusei met with the country’s president, Yoweri Museveni. She said Ugandans are fortunate to have him as their leader.