Singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine has shown inclinations towards both Christian and Muslim religions.
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known by his stage name Bobi Wine, is a Ugandan politician, singer, and actor.
Bobi is a former Parliament member and the political Party National Unity Platform leader. He contested and lost in the 2021 Ugandan presidential election against the incumbent, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
The Ugandan first rose to fame in the early 2000s with his music career. He released several hit singles that made him a household name in the East African music scene.
Bobi Wine Religion And Where Is He Now?
According to Kampala News, Bobi Wine aligns with both Christianity and Islam.
During his campaigns, Bobi recalled his childhood as a Muslim, where he went by Swaibu. However, the politician currently subscribes to the catholic church.
Nevertheless, he is a firm believer that all religions lead to God. He further believes that God is the creator of all.
Born on February 12, 1982, Bobi Wine is now 40. He is known to have a constant tussle with the government, and they placed him under house arrest on December 14, 2021. He has continuously protested his arrest.
From his Twitter, we can see that Bobi is now free. Although difficult, he has arrived in Dubai to do a charity concert. Bobi also continues with his political career and says he is working “day and night” to see the end of President Yoweri Museveni’s rule.
Bobi Wine Family And Ethnicity Details Explored
Bobi Wine is the son of his Father, Jackson Wellington Ssentamu, and his mother, Margaret Nalunkuuma. Margaret was the breadwinner of the family, and she worked as a nurse. Bobi was born in Nkozi Hospital in Nkozi, Mpigi District of central Uganda, where his mother worked.
His parents have regrettably both passed away. His father lost away from diabetes in 2015, while his mother perished in a vehicle accident in 1997.
Bobi has two siblings: brothers named Eddy Yawe and Mikie Wine. Their parents raised the boys in the Kamwokya slum in the northeastern part of Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
Bobi is well-educated. He graduated from Kitante HS in 1996 and Kololo Secondary School in 1998. Then, he graduated with a diploma in music, dance, and drama from Makerere University in Kampala in 2003. Bobi also studied law at the International University of East Africa in 2016.
The Ssentamu family is Ugandan by nationality and ethnicity.
Bobi Wine And His Wife, Barbara Itungo, Make A Power Couple
Bobi Wine is a happily married man. He married his wife, Barbara Itungo, in August 2011 after living together for ten years. He first met Barbara when he was studying at Makerere University.
Barbara, also known by her alternative name Barbie Kyagulanyi, is a Ugandan philanthropist and author. She is best known for her book Golden Memories of a Village Belle, published in 2012.
The couple has four children: Solomon Kampala Nyanzi, Shalom Namagembe, Shadraq Shilling Mbogo, and Suubi Shine Nakaayi.
Born in Ntungamo, Uganda, on September 7, 1984, Barbie is two years younger than 40-year-old Bobi.
Bobi Wine Net Worth In 2022
Hard Rock Media states that Bobi Wine has a net worth of 42 billion Ugandan shillings, which is over 12 million USD.
Bobi’s biggest income stream is his music career spanning over 23 years. His music sales, concerts, and businesses have made him one of the richest entertainers in Uganda.
Some songs that have helped him reach stardom include Freedom, Kyarenga, Sunda, and Akagoma.
Bobi has made good use of his earnings. He owns a house in Magere, estimated to be worth 1.85 million USD. The house is one of the most lavish properties in the Wakiso District in Central Uganda.
Besides, Bobi also got his new armored car in 2021, estimated to be worth 300,000 U.S. dollars. However, the government later captured it, stating underestimation during taxation.
Moreover, the singer-turned-politician was the first music artist in Uganda to purchase a yacht. The yacht cost 750,000 USD.