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Fans Seek UGX 20m for Singer Who Predicted Tragic Year 2020

Lil Roy, 34, whose real name is Charles Roy Pimungu, together with his renowned Producer, Dr Kaunda of Complex Studio in Gulu produced a song labelled “Pe Weene,” foretelling death resulting from an inevitable ailment in 2020.
02 Aug 2021 15:08
Courtesy Photo of Lil Roy (L) with a female fan who had visited him at his home in Kasubi Cell, Gulu West Division

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Music fanatics in the Acholi region and in the diaspora have embarked on a drive to raise 20 million Shillings towards the treatment and rehabilitation of Lil Roy, a prophetic singer whose song foretold tragedy in the year 2020.

Lil Roy, 34, whose real name is Charles Roy Pimungu, together with his renowned Producer, Dr Kaunda of Complex Studio in Gulu produced a song labelled “Pe Weene,” foretelling death resulting from an inevitable ailment in 2020.

Indeed, in the same year, the world was attacked by a new virus which was later named COVID-19, a severe acute respiratory syndrome. that started in Wuhan, China and spread like wildfire across the globe. The disease spread to Uganda in March 2020 and has since killed 2,710 people and infected 94,425 others.

Last week, Lucky Anywar, a famous master of ceremonies – MC in Gulu City paid a visit to the singer at his home in Kasubi Central village in Gulu West Division where he discovered the singer Lil Roy has been bed ridden. He told URN that he recorded a video clip of the singer and posted it on social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook to create awareness among his fans to rescue the situation.

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Lil Roy says that he has been bed ridden since March 2020 after being attacked by a bizarre disease that leads to severe itching and swollen body parts. He said he visited a dermatologist who diagnosed him with dermatitis.

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According to the Center for Disease Control, dermatitis is a condition of the skin in which it becomes red, swollen, and sore, sometimes with small blisters, resulting from direct irritation of the skin by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it.

According to Lucky, Lil Roy’s fans have so far raised at least two million Shillings to help the singer get the desired medical examination and treatment. He said last Friday, the singer was escorted to St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor for a thorough checkup.

Justine Obol Simpleman, a musician and Lil Roy’s sympathizer said many artists require the support of their fans because with the pandemic lockdown, they have been hard hit since they survive through staging shows, which however were banned since the outbreak.

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Lil Roy is married with two children. He emerged in the mid 2000 as an Afro-beat and dancehall musician whose other songs like Abale, Pud Okoko Can, Tibu and Ikaya Ikuta among others inspired the youths in post war Acholi sub-region to work hard to improve their livelihoods.

Well-wishers can send their contributions directly to Lil Roy on Mobile Money Number +256 773 153 891, registered as Kelly James Odong.