LIVE TALK: BOBI WINE
He started out as a reggae star, but has since become the main political rival to the ruling regime in Uganda. Now you can meet Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi when they visit the festival and take part in a conversation after the screening of the film ‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President’.
Bobi Wine was actually a big Ugandan reggae and dancehall star, but suddenly he cut off his dreadlocks and jumped into a suit and wore a now distinctive red beret, and in 2017 he was elected to the Ugandan parliament. And in 2021, Bobi Wine won 35 percent of the votes when he ran in the country’s presidential election, which, without international election observers, re-elected Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who has now been on the throne for 37 years. But 41-year-old Bobi Wine, who has been jailed and held under house arrest on numerous occasions, has long since become the biggest enemy of the regime in the East African country, and in his fight for democracy and the right to be heard he has been compared to both Bob Marley and Nelson Mandela. This year Bobi Wine is visiting CPH:DOX. After the screening of the film ‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President’, you can hear both Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi in conversation about the political struggle they are fighting in Uganda.