Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu aka Bobi Wine after being sworn-in as a Ugandan Member of Parliament for Kyaddondo East on July 11, 2017. PHOTO | AFP
Kyagulanyi, a famous ragga/dancehall/afrobeat artiste better known by his stage name of Bobi Wine, said his campaign and victory were not limited to his constituency. Rather, it was the start of something bigger: A renewal of leadership across Uganda.
His foray into politics has been a long time coming, according to Associate Professor Okaka Opio Dokotum, who is researching the role Kyagulanyi’s music has played in critiquing democratic institutions and processes in Uganda.
His campaign and now legislative agenda rests on eight pledges, among them inspiring a new generation of Ugandan leadership; actively and regularly engaging communities to demand better from their leadership; and unifying disparate groups of people around an all-encompassing, progressive national agenda.