Episode 13 — Bobi Wine: The ‘Ghetto President’ Ugandan ‘Dictator’ Museveni Is Most Afraid of?

Bobi Wine in San Francisco, Calif., United States, Nov. 17, 2019. Photo: Edwin Okong’o.

Ugandan recording artist and actor, and philanthropist, Bobi Wine, speaks with Africa Straight Talk about his education, music career, family, and his unlikely entry into politics. The man popularly known as “The Ghetto President” was elected to Parliament in 2017 and has since been jailed and allegedly tortured by the security forces of President Yoweri Museveni. But that has not deterred him. In fact it has emboldened him so much, he says, that now he is on a quest end the long-running regime of “the dictator” in the next election to be held in 2021. The Museveni has labeled Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, “enemy of progress in Uganda.”