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By Ahmad Muto
Singer Pius Mayanja, alias Pallaso, has revealed he has only two years left on his 10-year US travel ban. The Malamu singer, without disclosing the details, said it was a result of some choices he made totally unaware of the magnitude of the repercussions.
“As a young man, I made some bad choices and for that I was banned from going there for ten years. It is now eight down so two to go. I know they can even lift it before making 10, but still, it is ending soon,” he said.
This comes after it emerged he secured a UK visa and is set to perform there for the first time, yet it was believed that he was either also banned from travelling there or promoters did not want to bet on him because of his reputation in the US.
“I am being taken to London by a promoter called Mosh Entertainment. A lot was said that I cannot go there because I was banned, but he was professional and got in touch. Actually, there was no promoter there ready to handle my demands as an artiste. He put them in place and set the venue right. Now the show has been confirmed,” explained Pallaso while appearing on a local television station.
Pallaso left Uganda in 2006 for the US to work. When he got into trouble with the authorities, he returned – insists he was not deported – in 2014 and got his breakthrough after a collaboration with the late Mowzey Radio and Weasel titled Amaaso became a hit.