The rapper using music to help young Ugandans turn away from drugs

(CNN)Ugandan rapper Keko is no stranger to overcoming challenges.

At the height of her success in 2014 she was struggling with drink and drug abuse.


ul class=”cn” cn-list-hierarchical-xs cn–idx-4 cn-zoneadcontainer”>

Two years later, after overcoming her own difficulties, she is working hard to stop young Ugandan’s from falling into the same trap through her organization “Sober Up So High.”
“We are hoping to get as much help for the young people out there as possible,” Keko told CNN. “The future is always brighter, you always fall but you have to keep your head up and you can always rise up again”

…What you heard about me….

A photo posted by kekotown (@kekotown) on

“It’s a non profit organization that is focusing on creating awareness about drug awareness and prevention,” adds co-founder Shadrack Kutesa.
“Basically we use our testimonies, we use the arts to put out messages.”
In addition to her commitment to the organization Keko is still passionate about her music, her country and her continent.
“Thirty years from now I see myself being a CEO of a recording company,” she says. “I still feel like Africa is a very young market music wise, so I think the future is still very bright.”

Read more:

Comments are closed.

Copyright © EP4 Blog