Bobi Wine Explains Motivation Behind His Successful Online Concerts
2 July 2020
Ugandan artiste turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine together with his longtime friend and music partner Nubian Li broke the internet with their ‘Quarantine Special Concert’ which had over 29,000 people watching live on his Facebook page beating Eddy Kenzo who had 10K viewers.
Over the weekend, the duo were back again with yet another unique performance in their 'Freedom' concert with over 30k views.
Having been banned from holding concerts before COVID for political reasons, Bobi Wine can comfortably go online and deliver his message without hindrances.
In a recent interview, the Firebase boss has revealed that they decided to invest in online shows after being banned from having pulic physical shows.
"Truth is the best concert is the one where you can interact with your fan physically but I was denied the chance by the government. Plus the COVID problem we got, we wanted to reach out to our fans and give them the music, something we can only do online," Bobi said.
When it comes to online shows, Bobi Wine has become a yardstick of perfection and uniqueness, thus setting the bar so high for the rest of the artistes that are thinking of doing the same.
"There is only one Bobi Wine, Just like there is one King Saha, A Pass etc, everyone does it in their own style. We are creative so you do something different that identifies you as an artiste. Especially how you want to deliver your message to your fans. So I think about my fans and decide on what they deserve but I do not come up with this idea alone. I have the help of Nubian Li, Kim XP, Eddie Mutwe among others," he divulged.
He further revealed that he may not be earning financially from these shows, but it gives him satisfaction when he inspires, improves and uplifts people's spirits.