Letter to the President
10 min • Politics & World Affairs, Culture • 2019
Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu) is one of Uganda’s most celebrated musicians. He is also a focal point for opposition politics in Uganda, using his songs to call out social injustice and the creeping authoritarianism of Museveni’s presidency. 20-year-old Bella believes that Wine’s lyrics convey “a good message” for all young people. But the government sees things differently. Last year, Wine was charged with treason, before popular protests forced his release. Yet despite the hero status he has taken on, Wine does not believe that he alone can be the solution to Uganda's problems.