Musician Patience Namadingo has backed his protégé Made See, saying he should not be condemned but rather be offered assistance to save him from what he says is self-destruct mode.
The musician was reacting to a video that the 17-year-old up-and-coming artist shared on social media in which he took a swipe at Namadingo, accusing him of frustrating his career and education.
Among other things, Made See is accusing Namadingo of failing to lend any financial assistance to him.
But Namadingo has played down the accusations levelled against him in the video, which has attracted mixed reactions from art enthusiasts.
“I look at him as a boy who still needs a lot of help. At the moment, he is his biggest problem. He needs to be saved from himself otherwise he has set himself on a wrong path. It appears he is getting wrong advice from somewhere,” he said.
Namadingo, with the help of FDH Bank plc, where he is brand ambassador, took the promising singer under his wings and helped him record two singles last year. Apart from assisting him make his music breakthrough, the bank also committed to pay for his secondary education.
Made See was enrolled at North Park Private Boarding School, which is under Pact Schools. He is currently in Form Three.
When contacted through his mother, Made See asked for a meeting so that he can give his side of the story.
When asked why he was not in school by then, the young artist said he was home to collect pocket money.
However, his version was contradicted by his mother, a Mrs Kapeni, who told us that Made See was expelled some time ago and he is just staying at home.
She said: “We were called by the school authorities and we were told that he has been expelled because he, alongside his school-mate, was found with chamba[Indian hemp]. We asked him, but he said it was his friend who was in possession of the illegal drug.”
Asked whether she was aware of the apparent differences between her son and Namadingo, the mother said she had no knowledge because Namadingo has not briefed her anything. She, however, accused Namadingo of blocking her son from securing other partnerships and opportunities.