Top Ugandan Musicians Hearten Bobi Wine In Kyadondo East MP Race.
It seems politics is the new add-on to music. The last one decade has seen big names in the showbiz turned into politicians. In Tanzania, Professor Jay was a good example. In 254 (Kenya), Ringtone once contested as an Mp though he did not win but currently, Jaguar is also contesting as a Member of Parliament in Starehe constituency. The latest in the list is the self proclaimed king of Ghetto, Singer Robert Kyagulanyi famously known as Bobi Wine.
While appearing on NTV Uganda’s news on a Wednesday evening, he revealed that he was considering contesting in a by-election. This came after a Ugandan Court of Appeal nullified the election of Kyadondo East MP (in Wakiso district) Apollo Kantinti and ordered that a fresh poll be held.
Interestingly, Uganda’s top musicians have put their weight behind their fellow singer in the quest. The singers have volunteered to be performing for free in his campaign. GeoSteady, King Saha, Kalifah Aganaga, Spice Diana and Victor Kamenyo among others have joined the trail. They entertained the mammoth crowd at Bobi’s second rally that was held at Wampewo grounds on Monday.
Bobi said, “I’m not standing for this post as a politician, but as a leader. Many of my songs send a message out there but I think its high time I joined Parliament to ensure all the things I sing about can be implemented.”
The election which will be held on 29th June will see Bobi Wine vie as an independent candidate.
Born in Mpigi district in Uganda, Bobi wine attended Makerere University in Kampala. He started making music in the early 2000s. His first singles were Akagoma, Funtula, and Sunda which he featured Ziggy D. He was previously part of the group Fire Base Crew. Later, he formed a new group, Ghetto Republic of Uganja, which he leads.