Bobi Wine: Revolutionary or just the political flavour of the moment?
Monday November 13 2017
Ugandan musician and Member of Parliament Bobi Wine. He shares similar sentiments to those expressed by Yoweri Museveni 37 years ago. PHOTO FILE | NATION
On October 18, Ugandan police proscribed Bobi Wine’s music shows that he had been staging since his landslide election to parliament in June.
Bobi Wine, like Fela, has built his musical career as a protest artiste to articulate the plight of the downtrodden. He has said that he will neither stop performing nor censor his messages.
His shows, interspersed with calls to the audience to rise up and work for a better country, sound like campaign rallies. Because of giving speeches in between his songs, police accused him of inciting the public to violence and banned his shows.