Recently, there has been reported disputes between Paul Mutabaazi, the father to singer Patrick Ssenyonjo a.k.a Fresh Kid and the singer’s management concerning the youngster’s future plans.
It was alleged that the father wanted to take on the managerial responsibilities of his son, dropping the role of his current Manager Francis under De Texas Music Management where he has been since day one of his professional music career.
He set tough conditions including buying him a car and house in Kampala or else Francis to leave his son who he claims was mismanaging Fresh Kid’s money.
However, recent on our desk is that the two have finally reached an agreement aimed at promoting the boy’s musical talent while he remains in school.
They signed the agreement that was drafted by Onyango & Company Advocates, agreeing that the child will study from Monday to Friday and; the manager will only access him on weekends, public and general holidays.
It was also agreed that Fresh kid will be allowed at least 8 hours of rest after performance or training and must not perform after 10.00 pm. He will also not be allowed to perform in bars and adult themed venues.
Among other items reached in the agreement include; Father’s responsibility to ensure that Fresh Kid attends all classes in school and must accompany his son to all venues of performance.
A bank account would be opened in the boy’s names where 20% of all income will be deposited and the child will access it when he is 18 years. Another 20% will go to the father for his maintenance, another 20% to the manager as his salary, then 30% for management and administration and; the remaining 10% will go to Fresh Kid’s mother.
The agreement also compels a probation and social welfare officer from the Ministry of Gender and Social Development to conduct weekly visits to ascertain Fresh Kid’s welfare. It was said that a probation officer was also involved because Fresh Kid’s father separated with his mother and the child now lives with father.
Fresh Kid is currently in Primary two at Kampala Parents School where he was offered a bursary by the owners, Rupaleria group until he completes Primary Seven.