Robert Kyagulanyi stage name Bobi Wine the Kyadondo East MP has been recognised as one of the top 100 foreign policy global thinkers in the year 2018.
Foreignpolicy.com categorised Bobi Wine in the activism and arts sector as one of the powerful persons in the past years.
They published a written statement saying that; “Uganda’s firebrand singer turned politician grew up poor in Kampala. Today he represents a section of the city as a member of parliament. Bobi Wine, born Robert Kyagulanyi, has rallied Uganda’s youth by arguing against a proposed social media tax and fighting for the dignity of the poor.”
They continued to say that; “Ugandan soldiers attempted to silence Wine in August 2018, first beating him to trial for treason in a military court, although he is a civilian. Wine recovered, picked up attention in the international media, and his “people power” campaign continues, undeterred.”
However, as soon as Bobi Wine landed on the good news about him he expressed his gratitude on his social media page saying that;
“I am humbled that the small things we do for our country and people are appreciated by the world. Such recognition only reaffirms to us that ours is not a wrong cause. It only encourages to carry on, confident that we are on the right side of history.”
He continued to say that; “Indeed, when this struggle is over, as a people, we shall wear the victor’s crown in a new Uganda.”
Among the listed persons they included Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone journalists from Reuter. And according to reports the 22 of Jan. full list of thinkers and doers 40 and below is expected to be released.