By Ahmad Muto
Singer and legislator, Bobi Wine has been named among the 100 most influential people by Time magazine. The “Kasukali” singer has been hailed for singing about social injustices all his music career and also running for a parliamentary seat that he won just to advance his conviction. According to time, “Now the 37-year-old singer, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has set his sights higher, announcing in July that he will take on President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled for the past 33 years through a combination of deft politics, questionable election practices and constitutional manipulation.
Bobi Wine Tweeted: “This is exceedingly humbling. Dedicating this recognition to the young people of Uganda, esp the ghetto youth. May this be a reminder & encouragement that you’re not what your detractors say you are. You are what you choose to be!”