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BOBI WINE: Biography, Net Worth, Family, Music, Politics

Bobi Wine is one of the most respected and richest personalities in Uganda. He is currently the richest artiste in the same country

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Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine, was one of the presidential candidates
that ran against Yoweri Museveni in 2021. He has been in music and entertainment industry for over 15 years. His biography, Bobi Wine net worth, family, children all here.

Bobi Wine Real Name, Age and Place of Birth

Born on 12th February His real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. Stage name is Bobi Wine who hails from a Ugandan slum called Kamwookya to his late father, Jackson Wellington Ssentamu who succumbed to
diabetes, and his late mother.

Bobi Wine Education

Robert Kyagulanyi carries academic qualifications from various schools and institutions. He began school at Kitante Hill School. Proceeded to Kololo Secondary School and then went to Makerere University. There he pursued the arts-
music, dance and drama. He afterwards took up a course in law at the International University of East Africa.

Bobi Wine Music and Political Career

Kyagulanyi’s music career started in late 90’s and he is successful in using music to spread critical societal messages and raise concerns in the country. His popular songs are ‘Sunda’, ‘Ghetto’ ‘Akagoma’ ‘Adam Ne Haawa’ and ‘Funtula’.

Bo Wine later entered the political scene in 2017 in seeking a parliamentary seat in Kyadondo County East Constituency. His bid was against well- established politicians like Katuntu who belonged to FDC party. He emerged victorious defeating his opponents.

This made his stand firm to vie for the presidency seat in the 2021 elections where he lost and came as first runner up after Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Bobi Wine Wife and Children

Bobi Wine is married to  Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi , with whom they have four children all
raised in Magere village. His children are Suubi Nakaayi, Shalom Namagembe, Solomon Kampala and Shadraq Mbogo.
He is also a staunch Buganda Kingdom devotee, and deeply respects the traditional institution.

Bobi Wine Awards and Honors

Bobi Wine’s musical career spanning over a decade has won several accolades including Tanzania music awards, Kisima Music Awards, and MTV Africa Music Awards. He has furthermore been named Africa’s Personality of the Year in 2018 and an honor in 2019 by Foreign Policy Global Thinkers.

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Bobi Net Worth

Bobi Wine (Kyagulanyi Ssentamu) net worth is thought to be over $20 Million as of the year 2021. The musician owns a fleet of luxurious cars and house costing millions of Ugandan Shillings. He has been an ambassador for various NGO’s and ‘Save the children Every One Campaign’ since the year 2012, which has pocketed him good cash.

He is the richest musician in Uganda as well.

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