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Ugandan Hip Hop Artist: Save The Trees


Bwette Daniels Gilbert / youthjournalism.org


In Uganda, hip hop artist Asolo Vannessa, known

as MC Flower, 

appears on stage with Nigerian-German

hip hop artist Nneka on the left and hip hop artist Keko
on the right in the sunglasses.



Bwette Daniels Gilbert
Uganda – Nine-year-old Ugandan hip hop artist Asolo Vannessa, who uses the
stage name MC Flower, is taking her country by storm.
Bwette Daniels Gilbert / youthjournalism.org

MC Flower  performs 

Earth Day 2012

a celebrity not only at Makindye Junior School, where she was just voted the
entertainment minister for the second time, but in her community and
nationally, as she is hitting every Ugandan television station.
chose her stage name, she said, because her name Vannessa means flower.
lives in the Lukuli zone and Makindye division of  Kampala, the capital city in Uganda.
her, Earth Day might be a day where people around the world may discuss things
affecting the Earth, whether it be littering garbage, deforestation or other
year for Earth Day she said, a journalist friend, Grace Atuhaire, brought trees
for them to plant in the community.
Bwette Daniels Gilbert / youthjournalism.org
Hip hop artist MC Flower, in the center, sits with her sister, 
Gift, on the left, and her father, Major Okoth, who is a major
in the Uganda People’s Defence Force and a lawyer.

It was fun, she said.
year, she wants to use her music to inform her 
friends and other children about
the dangers of cutting down trees.
might also pick up rubbish from the schoolyard if they’re allowed, she said.
In addition, this year, she’s been invited to perform at a special Earth Day event.