Senegalese singer, pan-African businessman, and songwriter Aliaune Damala Badara alias Akon is one of the big names expected for the swearing-in ceremony of President Museveni.
Akon who was in Uganda just last month expressed his willingness to return for the 6th inauguration of Museveni who trounced singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine in the recent general elections.
According to the office of the Presidential advisor on diaspora issues, Akon is set to land in the country ahead of the ceremonies today April 12.
The office maintains that Akon is not coming alone, but with at least 12 American celebrities.
“Expected are 12 American celebrities, former NFL Players, and some cast members of the Real Housewives of Atlanta,” a source intimated.
Among those expected to make Akon’s entourage include; actress Porsha Dyanne Williams, former NFL Players Israel Idonije, Andre Lamont Johnson, David Young among others
President Museveni will be sworn in for a sixth term after winning the January 14 polls.
A total of 4,294, guests were invited to attend the inauguration ceremony.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, more heads of state and other guests are expected to arrive in the country for the ceremony.
Among the delegates, a total of 10 heads of state jetted into the country on Tuesday, April 11 to for the ceremony.
The 10 presidents who arrived on Tuesday included Évariste Ndayishimiye (Burundi), Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Somalia), Emmerson Mnangagwa (Zimbabwe), Salva Kiir (South Sudan), Hage Gottfried Geingob (Namibia), Alpha Conde (Guinea), Salva Kiir Mayardit(South Sudan), Nana Akufo-Ado(Ghana), Felix Tshisekedi(DRC) and Ethiopia’s Sahle-Work Zewde.