Reknown Ugandan painter and illustrator, Alex Kwizera is on cloud nine after an art piece he painted wowed American rapper, Jidenna. And for that reason, the rapper said he would collaborate with Kwizera on some of his album artwork. Jidenna was in Uganda last week for a couple of gigs including performances at the 2019 Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) and Blankets and Wine.
But while the singer’s visit meant many things to dierent people – for Uganda, promoting tourism, for the music lovers, watching him perform live, and to the few lucky ones, sharing a photo opp with a pop culture personality, for Kwizera, this was an opportunity that could leave a permanent mark in Jidenna’s life but also expand his (Kwizera) horizons. Before Jidenna left the country, Kwizera gifted him a painted portrait. The painting which captures dierent stories of the rapper is a beautiful piece that captures Uganda’s natural features. Prominent among them is the greenery that Uganda is, the banana plants and the birds.
The singer’s beard and eyebrows are painted green, in what Kwizera says is a deliberate attempt to underscore the green vegetation that covers Uganda.
“This is one of the best pieces I have ever seen for the last four years I have been in the industry. Hands down. Thanks so much,” Jidenna, full names Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, said in a video posted by Kwizera on his Twitter. “I wish we could have met. Here is the thing though, even though we haven’t met, I want you to work with me on some album artwork. So, we will be in touch,” the singer
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