Music aside, we are comfortable to say that politics has made musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine, real name Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi more popular.
With a mission to change and better the lives of Ugandan youth and Ugandans at large, last Saturday Bobi was voted the awarded the ‘African Male Politician Of The Year’ award at the Young African Leaders Summit, 2019 that was held in Accra, Ghana boasting of the attendance from Ghana’s former president
Although he was not able to attend, his comrade and Diaspora coordinator Namata Musisi represented him very well and received the award on Bobi’s behalf.
“I feel very humbled by this recognition, more importantly because I was voted for by young leaders across Africa. Although these awards come to me, I am always reminded that I am nothing without the support, solidarity and encouragement of all you comrades and friends. I therefore dedicate this recognition to all of you friends with whom we struggle to make Uganda and Africa better” Bobi Wine shared his excitement on Facebook.
Young African Leaders Summit is an initiative of The Young Politicians and Leaders Network, a global movement of young change agents dedicated to training its cohort to take up leadership roles to influence the future of Africa and the world at large.
Meanwhile, this award comes days after Bobi who is the current Kyadondo East constituency Member of Parliament made it on the cover the Time Magazine ‘TIME 100 Next’ edition