By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The whole world knows and recognizes siblings Esther and Ezekiel Mutesasira as first-ever winners of East Africa Got Talent in 2019, but guess what! till today the duo has never been paid what they worked for.
During competitions and on finals in Nairobi, Kenya, the duo was promised and in fact handed a dummy cheque of USD 50000 (aboutShs184 million) by the organizers of the event, oh yes one would say the determined and talented kids just worked for a dummy cheque and that was all.
Meanwhile, after being mingled by the disappointment, on Saturday the duo was prompted to stage a live Facebook to demand what is duly theirs.
The siblings who are now staying abroad with their mother Julie Birungi revealed in the video that it is now two years since they won the money but they have not been paid and even the managers of the show have never called them to tell them about the prize since then.
“We haven’t heard from them, we haven’t got it at all, they haven’t said anything. Two years straight, we are going to the fourth,” cried out the duo in the video.
Additionally, they promised to let their fans know in case they receive the money. “We are still waiting, we will let you know when they pay us fully,” the duo said.
East Africa’s Got Talent show competition is part of the Got Talent Franchise owned by Simon Cowell, the popular America’s Got Talent judge.