It is no longer news that Musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine real names Ssentamu Robert Kyagulanyi’s fame multiplied by 3 from the time he showed interests in politics, stood for Kyandondo East constituency MP post and won
For past one and a half years Bobi Wine has been the most talked person in the media and this has also contributed a lot his international prominence and all we can confirm that this is just the beginning.
In September 2018, the ‘Kyarenga’ singer was ranked 76th amongst the 100 Most Influential Young Africans of 2018 which was followed by yet another international recognition, ‘African Personality Of Year’ by Africa News Network
As if this is not enough, a few days ago Bobi also known as the Ghetto President was named among the Africans who should inspire fellow Africans in the year 2019 according to The Nerve Africa
“Humbled to be named amongst the Africans that are inspiring this generation. It is especially humbling to be named alongside leaders who have inspired me for long. As always, I dedicate this recognition to my fellow strugglists who work each day to build a new Uganda” Bobi shared his excitement with his fans on his social media platforms
However, Bobi’s name made it to the list because of the fact that his political struggle has had a big impact in Uganda.
According to The Nerve Africa they had these reasons for why they listed him and they are
1.“ Bobi became famously known as the “Ghetto President” for persistently speaking out about the struggles of the Ugandan lower classes and the urban poor.”
2.“Releasing songs that hit directly at government failures and excesses made Kyagulanyi popular among Ugandan youth.”
3.“In 2017, Kyagulanyi won a parliamentary seat for Kyaddondo East constituency in Uganda, taking the ghetto to the parliament as he didn’t stop being Bobi Wine.”
4.“All by himself, Bobi Wine has galvanized support for a new line of thinking that is beyond Museveni. He has helped unseat three incumbent ruling party MPs. He was an outsider and nobody invited him but he brought his own chair and sat at the table. The rural votes Museveni once relied on to win elections is now being split with Bobi Wine, whose cult-like following is growing in rural Uganda and among the lower and middle classes, especially young Ugandans.”