Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine, took a step further beyond the Ugandan entertainment industry when he won a seat in parliament.
He gained global prominence in 2018 following his arrest alongside several opposition politicians accused of stoning the president’s convoy.
He has since set his sights on the presidency and declared he would challenge incumbent leader Yoweri Museveni. “Eighty percent of our population is under the age of 35. They deserve a leader who works for the future of Uganda, not for himself,” he told Time magazine’s Africa correspondent Aryn Baker.
The 37-year-old is no alien to controversy. Even though he has been jailed, beaten and charged with treason, he said President Museveni fears the outcome of the country’s 2021 elections.