Pomp, glamour, champagne and money-blowing stunts is what usually characterizes birthday parties for most Ugandan celebrities, but that was not the case for born again singer Hanson Baliruno.
The ‘Njaga’ hit-maker who today clocked 30years of age decided to celebrate his birthday with needy pupils of Kamuli-Lubaawo Nursery and Primary School.
Hanson, who has been nominated as the most stylish male artiste for the 2017 Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFA), spent the entire afternoon playing with schools kids where they ate cake and enjoyed soft drinks.
Hanson supported the school that has been in place since 1980 with several bags of posho, beans, boxes of soap and mattresses.
With guidance from school administrators, Hanson and his team toured the entire school that has been supporting orphaned kids for more than 30years now. After finding the school kitchen and latrines in a dire state, Hanson who launched his Hanson Foundation vowed to mobilize funds to revamp the two sections as soon as possible.
“I studied in an orphanage school and that is why I decided to celebrate my 30th birthday with my fellow orphans because this is where I started from. I could have put up a flashy birthday party but I decided to channel my money and help those kids,” Hanson said, after singing and dancing with the jolly kids.
Born on November 24, 1988, Hanson lost his father at the age of 4month and was raised by a single mother who was a staunch Christian. Hanson nevertheless defied the odds to become a choir leader at the age of 12 before his music career got a green light from gospel singer Judith Babirye (now Buikwe Woman MP) who took him up before jetting to Sweden where he officially launched his music career as a business.
During the school tour, Hanson urged pupils to study harder and fear God if they are to become successful people in the future.