Rebel salute: Bobi Wine meets Buju Banton, Dr Garvey

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Bobi Wine with Buju Banton

Uganda’s singing MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine over the weekend met with Jamaican reggae legend Buju Banton and Dr Julius Garvey, son to a revolutionary.

Escorted by singing partner Nubian Li, Bobi Wine performed at the Rebel Salute 2020 from Friday January 17 to Saturday January 18 at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove Priory St Ann.

He had a moment on stage with Grammy award winning artist/producer, Buju Banton, also a reggae king.

According to Reggae Vibe Media, Bobi Wine gave an excellent performance adding some much needed authentic African flavor to reggae festival.

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“His set was everything I expected! Love to you @HEBobiwine all my African people heart of love!”

Bobi Wine and Dr Julius Garvey

Other names at the 2020 festival included; Steel Pulse, Toots & The Maytals, Sanchez, Beenie Man, Bobi Wine, Terry Linen, Chevaughn, Tony Rebel Notis Heavyweight Rockaz, Torch, Abby Dallas, Mackeehan, Kenyatta Hill, Chi Ching Ching, Treesha, The Wailers Trio, Suga Roy & The Fireball Crew, Papa Michigan, Singing Melody, among others.

Meeting Garvey

Bobi Wine also caught up with Dr Julius Garvey, son of the revolutionary Marcus Garvey.

“What a time to be alive!” he exclaimed.

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. ONH was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator.

He was the founder and first President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, through which he declared himself Provisional President of Africa.

His son Julius, is a surgeon and medical professor.

Garvey was born on September 17, 1933 in Kingston, Jamaica. The younger of two sons, Garvey was raised in Jamaica.

Barbie too was present

He graduated from Wolmer’s Trust High School for Boys in Kingston in 1950; and then earned his B.S. degree from McGill University in Montréal, Canada in 1957, and his M.D., C.M. degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1961.

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