Bobi Wine Biography, Career, Family, Awards and Net Worth

By Omondi Otieno

Who is Bobi Wine?

Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine is a Ugandan musician, politician and activist. He was born in 1982 at Nkozi hospital. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Makerere University Uganda where he studied music, drama, and dance.

Bobi Wine Music Career

Bobi Wine ventured into the music in the early 2000s with songs that included; Akagoma, Funtula, and Sunda (featuring Ziggy D). The songs helped him create a name for himself in the Ugandan music industry. After venturing into music industry and dropping a few jams, Bobi Wine founded a group dubbed ‘Ghetto Republic of Uganja’. Ever since, he has been dropping one hit after the other, and is a household name in the Ugandan music industry.

Since his debut, he has managed to produce over 70 songs, and five albums that include; Tuliyambala Engule, Kyarenga, Freedom, Ayagala Mulaasi, and Tuliyambala Engule. Some of his songs include; Why, Abalungi Balumya, Kamwokya, Ebibuuzo, Kadingo, Ekirroto, Njagala Obuto, Little things you do, Na Na Na, Sweet, Muka Yampa, Ayagala Mulaasi, and Abantu.

Bobi Wine Awards

For almost the 20 years he has been in the industry, Bobi Wine has won several awards that include; 2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Afro-Beat Artiste/Group Best Afro-Beat Single (“Kiwani”), 2005 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Song of the Year (“Mama Mbiire” with Juliana Kanyomozi), 2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Artiste of the Year & Best Afro Beat Single(“Bada”), and 2008 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Afro-Beat Artiste/Group Museke among others.


Bobi is married to one wife; Barbie Itungo and together they are blessed with four children namely; Solomon Kampala Nyanzi, Shalom Namagembe, Shadraq Shilling Mbogo, and Suubi Shine Nakaayi.

Bobi Wine Net Worth

It is not clear how much Bobi is worth, however, being a senior musician he is believed to be one the well earning artistes in Uganda.

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