These 5 charismatic young Africans are leading millions to demand accountability from their governments

Nii Ntreh October 02, 2019
FILE PHOTO: Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine attends a news conference at his home in Kasangati, Kampala, Uganda July 24, 2019. REUTERS/James Akena

Bobi Wine

Robert Kyagulanyi was a musician with the stage name, Bobi Wine. But as he would later admit, he could not just get on with music while the country wasted under a president he has no belief in.

Bobi is an independent member of the Ugandan legislature. When he won his seat in 2017, it made national news but many would have written off the fervour for him.

Things changed in 2018 when he campaigned for a number of candidates in by-elections and they won. Apart from which he began making himself a nuisance to Yoweri Museveni’s government.

Today, his signature red beret that forms part of his fashion has become a favourite of young people. And so what does the government do? They ban red berets.


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