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Bobi Wine

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Bobi Wine
Ssentamu in 2019
Member of Parliament for Kyadondo County East
Assumed office
11 July 2017
PresidentYoweri Museveni
Prime MinisterRuhakana Rugunda
Preceded byIbrahim Ssemujju Nganda
Personal details
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu

(1982-02-12) 12 February 1982 (age 42)
Nkozi, Uganda
Political partyNational Unity Platform
Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi
(m. 2011)
ChildrenSolomon Kampala
Alma mater
  • Politician
  • singer
  • actor
  • businessman

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (born 12 February 1982), known by his stage name Bobi Wine, is a Ugandan politician, singer, actor and businessman.[1] He has been a member of the Parliament of Uganda since 2017.[2] He is the leader of the People Power, Our Power movement. He is a known critic of President Yoweri Museveni.[3]

In June 2019, he announced his candidacy for the 2021 Ugandan presidential election. He lost the election on January 14, 2021 to President Museveni.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bobi Wine Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth". Information Guide Africa. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  2. "Uganda's pop star sworn-in as lawmaker". The East African. Nairobi. 11 July 2017. Archived from the original on 11 July 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  3. URN. "Can 'People Power' change Uganda's political fortune?". The Observer - Uganda. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  4. Akinwotu, Emmanuel; Okiror, Samuel (16 January 2021). "Museveni declared election winner in Uganda as rival Bobi Wine alleges fraud". The Guardian.