Seeking solace in entertainment

Art as solace: Many schools, like this one in Africa’s largets refugee settlement, Bidibidi, are decorated with paintings. Men and women behind such work claim such art will help ease the pain many refugees go through everyday. Picture by Ochan Hannington | 11 Dec 2020

Have you ever …even for once thought that music could be your only solace and perhaps the best mode of communication? One refugee composer and pop singer believes so, especially for already troubled refugees who fled South Sudan, during recent brutal fighting between various armed forces there. Among such refugees; now living in appalling conditions in the settlements that are located in the Northern Uganda is popular Lonely Buoy who is sensitising his rigid community on dangers of coronavirus pandemic. The United Nations Commission on Refugees or UNHCR recognised his work. Our reporter, Bakhit Hafiz, paid the youngster a visit. Bakhit enjoyed every moment he spent with the jovial refugee celebrity. Take a listen.

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