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Bobi Wine’s 34 Years’ Journey To Stardom

Dancehall artiste Bobi Wine has made 34 years today as reflected on his personal profile which shows that he was born on 12th, February, 1982. The Fire base President started his music career in early 2000’s when he was still a high school student at Kitante Hill School, in Kampala.

According to his music profile posted on music Uganda.com, Bobi said that he began composing songs in O level.

 “By the end of my ‘O’ level, I had composed many songs but had no money to record any. It was one of the most disheartening things in my pursuit of his musical dream,” he said.

Bobi Chamilli and Bebe

Old times: Bobi Wine with Jose Chameleone and Bebe Cool as struggling artistes

His recording problems were sorted out by his elder brother Eddy Yawe, who went to Sweden and came back with audio and video recording equipment and formed Dream Records. He started the group Fire base in 2003 with Bebe Cool, Tool Man, Black boy and other upcoming Ragga/reggae musicians at the time, but later split and decided to pursue solo carriers.

In 2006, he was named artiste of the year by the pearl of Africa Music awards (PAM) after beating his rivals Jose Chameleone and Bebe Cool and today, he is one of Uganda’s top male musicians and his contribution to the local music industry cannot be under-estimated.

Bobi fam2

Star man: Bobi Wine and family now

He is married to Itungo Barbie. The couple has four children.  His Facebook fans have been sending him birthday messages. However, he has not yet commented about the arrangement for a party although his fans led by wife Barbra Itungo surprised him with a visit this morning to wish him the best and this is what he had to say;

“I was invaded this morning by the ‪#‎FireBaseArmy in what would turn out to be the most pleasant surprise. Waking up to trumpets sounding in my compound and voices singing ‪#‎HappyBirthDay to me was more than I could imagine. Big thanks to my ‪#‎Valentine Barbie for the thought and to you Fire Base guys,each of you will personally pay for this,I will revenge! 
THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER AND IT’S NOT EVEN STARTED YET. THANK YOU GUYS FOR THE LOVE,I DON’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.”

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