Dancehall artiste Ali Yusuf, alias Arrow Bwoy, grew up knowing that fighting was the solution to resolving any conflict.
"Being the last born in a family of 12 siblings and a polygamous family, my father at one time would beat my mother in front of us," he told Radio Jambo's Massawe on Friday.
"My father was frustrated with life because he did not have enough money to feed us."
Arrow's mother finally left them with their father. "Being a Ugandan nationality, she spent part of her life there and later came for me, and that is how I was able to go back to school," he said.
"I already forgave my father. We are now good and sometimes we talk, and I still respect him as my dad."