Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine, was born in Mpigi District in Uganda on 12th February 1982. He grew up in the Kamwokya slums in the northeast part of Kampala. His mother was a nurse and his father a farmer.
Bobi is a singer, musician, actor and activist. He has campaigned for hospitals sanitization, malaria prevention, refugees’ rights and children education. His songs are known as “peaceful protest” and “edutainment” (a mix between education and entertainment), focusing on the struggles of low income earners in Uganda’s ghettos and calling upon young people to join politics and change their country’s destiny. He is married to Barbara Kyagulanyi, known as Barbie, with whom he has four children.