By Ivan Mwine
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Tuesday hosted famous American film actor Howard Terrence and his companion at State House Entebbe.
Museveni, who was flanked by his wife, also First Lady Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni, held a meeting with Howard at State House, during which they discussed possibilities of the film star investing in Uganda.
Shortly after their meeting, Museveni said thus on twitter; “I had a fruitful discussion with American actor and technopreneur Mr Terrence Dashon Howard and his wife Ms Miranda Pak. I welcome the couple and their team to the Pearl of Africa and wish them a pleasant and memorable stay.”
On his part, Howard said that; “I want to develop a New Hydrogen technology in Uganda. The main purpose of the project would be to defend the sovereignty of the country as far as technology is concerned.”
He added that; “I defined the grand unified equation they have been looking for and put it into geometry. Now, we have invented a new form of flight that I would like to bring here to Uganda to replace drones and planes.”
However, Howard is the third celebrated American artist to be hosted by Museveni at State House following Akon and Kanye West.
Terrence Dashon Howard, born March 11, 1969, is an American known for roles in the 1995 films Dead Presidents and Mr. Holland’s Opus.
He broke into the mainstream with a succession of television and cinema roles between 2004 and 2006.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Hustle & Flow.
Howard has had prominent roles in many other movies, including Winnie Mandela, Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Crash, Four Brothers, Big Momma’s House, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Idlewild, Biker Boyz, August Rush, The Brave One, and Prisoners.
Howard played James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the first Iron Man film.
He starred as the lead character Lucious Lyon in the television series Empire.
His debut album, Shine Through It, was released in September 2008 but in September 2019, he announced that he had retired from acting, as he was “tired of pretending”.
But on February 1, 2021, it was announced that Howard would star in the British sci-fi/thriller film Beneath.