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What's Up Africa: Ugandan Football Awesomeness!!

Ikenna and What’s Up Africa take a peek into the Ugandan professional football league.

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In this second episode of his East Africa tours, Ikenna and What's Up Africa take a peek into the Ugandan professional football league. Ikenna catches up with Mujeeb Kasule, the Vice President of the Ugandan Football Association, and also Director of Proline FC, one of the most successful teams in the local professional league. Kasule explains his reasons for retiring early from playing professionally and dedicating his work to improve the operational structures and administration challenges faced by the UFA. He explains how his time spent in the United States as a college student has quipped him with that knowledge. As animated as Ikenna is, we know he would not end the episode without giving us  a taste of his skills on the pitch; and it can be admitted that he is a much better soccer player than he is a breakdancer! ... Even though he only manages to make Proline's under 15 squad!

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Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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