Bobi Wine

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Bobi Wine
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Bobi Wine
Born (1982-02-12) 12 February 1982 (age 32)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muganda
Citizenship Uganda
Education General Education
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Occupation Musician, entrepreneur, entertainer
Years active 2000 – present
Known for Music
Home town Kanoni
Relatives Mikie Wine (Brother)

Bobi Wine (real name Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi) is a musician from Uganda He was born on 12 February 1982 in Mpigi District South West of Kampala District, who was baptised Robert Kyagulanyi in the Roman Catholic Church. He went to Makerere University in Kampala. He started making music in the early 2000s. His first singles were Akagoma, Funtula and Sunda (featuring Ziggy D), which brought Wine into the limelight.[1] He was previously part of the group Fire Base Crew. Later he formed new group Ghetto Republic of Uganja, which he leads.[2]

In 2009 he toured the United States[3] In 2009 musician Bebe Cool was hospitalised after Wine beat him during a show in Kampala. Wine has also been charged for erecting a building without the permission of the Kampala City Council[4]

The Uganda Professional Boxing Commission (UPBC) has given him a professional boxing license.[5]

Wine, like many other top Ugandan artists, is greatly loved, and his music is greatly embraced at the grass-roots level and has been praised for singing meaningful music. He has had quite a number of conflicts with the famous Bebe Cool and Chameleon. He is associated to other musicians like Buchaman and Nubian Li who have sung alongside him in various productions. Wine is also a movie actor, mainly starring a few local movies commonly known as Binayugandda. He is well known for his love of cars and has quite a fleet of them, including the famous American SUV the Escalade. Bobi Wine is also associated with a famous TV show that is filmed at his plush lake-view mansion. He has a brand new released song entitled "Dilemma" starring Mr.G, Cindy, and Wine himself.


In July 2014 it was announced that Wine was to perform in the United Kingdom, at The Drum arts centre in Birmingham and the Troxy in London.[6] This led to calls for a ban because of his lyrics advocating violence against gay people.[7] Both venues subsequently cancelled Wine's appearances.[8][9]


Bobi Wine has won awards at the prestigious HiPipo Music Awards (HMA) and Pearl Of Africa Music Awards.




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