People Power Movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine is Wednesday February 12, 2020 celebrating his 38th birthday.
Bobi Wine was born on 12 February 1982 in Nkozi Hospital, where his late mother worked.
He grew up in the Kamwookya slum in the northeastern part of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.
Kyagulanyi met his wife, Barbara Itungo, while he was at Makerere University and she was an S6 student at Bweranyangi Girls’ Senior Secondary School.
Their wedding took place in August 2011.
They have four children together: Solomon Kampala Nyanzi, Shalom Namagembe, Shadraq Shilling Mbogo, and Suubi Shine Nakaayi.
Bobi and his family reside in Magere Village, Wakiso District,
“We are the unstoppable generation!” Bobi Wine said Tuesday while meeting Karamojong youth.
He said it was great meeting and chatting with his Karamajong brothers and sisters from various districts of Karamoja.
“I reminded them of how much the Museveni regime has plundered our country and impoverished our people especially those in Karamoja and of the urgent need to put and end to this regime of national shame,” he said.
Leading by example
Bobi Wine, is a musician, actor, businessman, politician and philanthropist.
He is a reggae, dancehall, and afrobeat singer.
Wine is also a film actor, mainly starring in local Ugandan movies.
As of 11 July 2017, he serves as the Member of Parliament representing Kyadondo East constituency in Wakiso District, in Uganda’s Central Region.
His door-to-door walking campaign attracted attention both in Uganda and abroad.
He won the contest by a wide margin, beating two seasoned candidates: Sitenda Sebalu of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party and Apollo Kantinti of the main opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).
In 2018, Kyagulanyi gained increasing fame, championing the victories in most of the by-elections by the candidates he campaigned for, thus beating out NRM and FDC candidates.
On 24 July 2019, Kyagulanyi formally announced his bid to run for President in the 2021 general election.