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He calls himself the Ghetto President, and armed with a guitar, musician Robert Kyagulany Ssentamu is trying to shake up Ugandan politics.
>> Going by the stage name Bobi Wine, he has star power here. And the singer turned legislature wants to write a new chapter in Uganda's future. But he's pushing for it in a country where president Yoweri Museveni has ruled for 31 years.>> Of course we want to cause political change.
We want people to get involved. When people get involved there will be change, you know that, I know that. So this mass awareness is not for us to go to a certain show. It is not for us to go and do anything else other than change our lives.
And if we want to change our lives, then we need to change the leadership.>> But President Museveni doesn't look to step aside anytime soon. Parliament is planning to introduce a bill that will allow him to run again. Doing away with the part of the Constitution that bars anyone over 75 years old, from running.
>> Most popular musicians have steered clear of politics, or openly lent their support to the current government. But Bobi Wine's anti-government stance peppers his lyrics, and is center stage in his presence as an independent lawmaker in parliament. Wine isn't the only voice of criticism, but Uganda's opposition has often faced crackdowns.
Orchestrating the current government's swan song would take some doing.