The rise of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, is largely attributed to the message in his songs, which have political undertones.
Perhaps when he became an active opposition politician, the musician in Bobi Wine took on another life with what can be described as songs of resistance.
This trend of musicians seeking political positions may continue, since a number of them have been heard hinting at the idea, the latest being Kadongo Kamu singer Mathias Walukagga in his song ‘Alipoota.’
In his song, Walukagga expresses interest to seek an elective position in Kyengera Town Council, Wakiso District.
Walukagga has sang about ten songs of resistance, the most popular being Abantu Bakoowu, loosely translated as ‘People are tired.’
In an interview with NTV’s Frank Walusimbi, Walukagga said he is not just excited about the idea of being political leader, but has worked for it.
“As a musician I am a messenger of the population. I package people’s demands in my music.”
“I think it is the right time to become a political leader. I have worked for it. It is not that I am excited. I have been singing about politics since 2006. I have heard of fellow musicians who want elective positions but have never sung about politics,” he said.