Controversial South Sudan tycoon Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Junior, popularly known as Young Tycoon, has made headlines once again. This time, he has displayed yet another show of 'philanthropy' to entertainers in his country.
Malong has promised to appreciate any musician who will hit the studio and record a song singing his praises with R141769.64.
Speaking to a media outfit, Malong claimed he will also give South Sudanese musicians first priority in the singing festival.
According to the self-proclaimed billionaire, just like Sudanese leaders Salva Kiir and Makuei Leuth who have been praised in songs, he wants musicians to praise him for being hardworking and generous.
Malong held that musicians, especially those from South Sudan, should praise people like himself who are doing good things for humanity in the country.
‘'I donate money, I help the poor and I am very generous, there is a need to acknowledge my good personality in a song,'' he said.
The tycoon claimed the money he planned to give out was just a way of encouraging talent, especially for a job well done.
It has been said that Malong does not mind the genre or style of music the artist will record but strictly wants it in English or Dinka. This is not the first time Malong is making a big money move.
In 2018, he claimed to wear designer shoes worth Nmore than R140 000 and a wristwatch worth more than R1 368 000. He also said that he had donated millions to the Red Cross Society in Kenya and South Sudan.
The billionaire, who had been reported to have made lots of money from the South Sudan war, denied the claims in one of his interviews, claiming his wealth came from Jesus Christ.
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