Kampala: East Africa’s Got Talent (EAGT) organizers have finally responded to Esther and Ezekiel’s allegations that the only thing they got from the competitions was a dummy cheque and not the money they were promised.
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The duo won the EAGT Talent 2019 edition that was held in Kenya and was meant to get a prize of $50,000 (sh175m).
On contrary to the duo’s allegations, the franchise’s production coordinator, Katson Horace, has revealed that they paid $37,000 already to the winners’ father, Pr. Steven Mutesasira noting that they are minors and the balance of $13,000 is still in their pockets till their mother Julie Mutesasira surfaces to pick it.
“Their auntie Gladys was the one helping with everything. Their mother and father were not involved at that stage. We cannot just send $50,000 (Shs175 million) to minors. You know where there is money, everybody gets involved. What happens is the winners are paid half ($25,000) of the money immediately. But for them, we did not know whether to pay the mother or father. But the father came into the picture and we paid him,” Horace noted.
The siblings who are now staying abroad with their mother Julie Birungi recently revealed in the video, ”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.”
Meanwhile, they promised to let their fans know in case they receive the money something we are now waiting to report about.
East Africa’s Got Talent show competition is part of the Got Talent Franchise owned by Simon Cowell, popular America’s Got Talent judge.