Today President Yoweri Museveni was nominated to run for an eighth term of office. When he wins this election, it will take him to 40 years as president, a remarkable feat. His efforts to cling to power, in spite of many promises not to, tells us very little about Museveni the man but a lot about power itself: few men find it possible to leave it easily and willingly.
Dancehall music in Uganda is sculpted after Jamaican Dancehall. It has been one of the most influential styles of music in the Ugandan music industry for the better part of the last two (2) decades.
The style of music is very similar to the Jamaican style and so like all imported genres, the only major difference is in the language used. Although most dancehall artists will perform in their local language, in this case Luganda, Swahili as well as try to mimic Jamaican patois every now and then.
When you look at her now, it is hard to imagine that a mere ten years ago, she lived in an impoverished neighborhood; with hardly enough to get by. Today, as wife to one of Uganda’s most celebrated Raga Artists, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi swanks of being one of the most admired women in Uganda.
He is an affluent businessman, widely believed to be one of the wealthiest entertainment personalities in the country, and he does not hide it.
In spite of his gracious, down-to-earth persona, Bobi Wine carries himself with such pomp and glamor as the big name that he is. With a fleet of expensive cars, a lavish home, an assemblage of estates in and around Kampala, and a beach in Busabala, [to name a few] Bobi Wine aptly holds as the very epitome of success, by Ugandan standards, and all this, he was able to accomplish because of music.