Earlier today we reported how pop star Bobi Wine made it to the 2019 TIME 100 Next list as one of world’s most influential personalities.
The musician who doubles as a legislator in Ugandan Parliament was put under the category of “Phenoms” i.e. people who achieve a lot very quickly.
Through his official social media pages, Bobi Wine has expressed his humbleness and excitement for scooping such international recognition.
“I feel very honoured to be named amongst the TIME 100 Next – a list of the world’s next most influential people and rising stars. I am very delighted to share this recognition with 99 other highly accomplished individuals who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, health, science and activism, and more,” Bobi Wine states in a post.
Bobi says he has not solely achieved the milestone hence dedicating it to all the Ugandan youths.
“I am dedicating this recognition to the young people of Uganda, especially the ghetto youth. May this be a reminder and encouragement that you are not what your detractors say you are. You are what you choose to be,” reads his post
He reveals that this has got him thinking of how far he has come and the challenges he has faced.
“I have been reflecting on my life and the many things I have gone through – from selling radio cassettes on the streets of Kampala; to collecting grasshoppers for survival; to working as a dobbi, etc and now, making it to such a list! I can only return all the glory and praise to the Almighty and pay tribute to all those who have been part of this journey,” he states.
Bobi Wine says the recognition has strengthened him to fight harder until freedom, human rights and equal opportunity return to Uganda.