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Same day after thanking Foreign Policy magazine for selecting him in the list of 2019 Global Thinkers, Bobi Wine got another selection from the The Nerve Africa Yellow Wall. The Ugandan member of parliament who represents Kyadondo East, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine was amongst those selected in this year’s The Africa Yellow Wall: The Africans that should inspire you in 2019 by The Nerve Africa.
The Africa Yellow Wall identifies Africans that have during the year impacted their communities socio-economically and have recorded achievements that inspires other Africans.
In a short summary of Bobi Wine, The Nerve Africa in their description of Wine wrote “if anyone was going to challenge Yoweri Museveni, the 74-year-old wouldn’t have expected it to be a reggae star who wasn’t even born when he married Janet in 1973.”
It should be known that Bobi Wine, born Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was born on February 12, 1982. The 36 year old Ugandan politician, entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist, actor and musician was born in the Mpigi district of central Uganda, Kyangulanyi, which is one of the poorest neighborhoods of Kampala.
Bobi Wine has been using his songs to portray the failures and excesses of the government of Yuweri Museveni, the 74-year Ugandan president who came to power since 1986 – that’s four years after the singer was born.
The Nerve Africa recounted how “Bobi Wine has galvanized support for a new line of thinking that is beyond Museveni,” how he helped in unseating three incumbent MPs from the ruling party and how “he was an outsider and nobody invited him but he brought his own chair and sat at the table.”
“As things stand, if there is anyone who can end Museveni’s reign through a free and fair election, it is Bobi Wine. He is only 36,” it added.
In yet another Facebook post on January 12, 2019, Bobi Wine sent a hearty “thank you #TheNerveAfrica for this recognition.” He said he is humbled to be named among Africans that inspire 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,” he wrote.
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By P. Tencha for Iyun Ade Blog