Perhaps we'll never know the true results of Uganda's January 2021 elections, but when I agreed to interview singer, actor and now politician Bobi Wine, it was with the knowledge that this was most likely the man the people of Uganda voted to lead their country. Instead, President of 35 years Yoweri Museveni renewed his lease on the East African country through an alleged rigged election.

Bobi Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi, is a testament to the power of music. His is a fairytale story, of a pop star-turned-revolutionary. But it's far less glamorous than it sounds. Wine's political career has been marked by intimidation and violence. It's turned his music into a crime, and his supporters into Museveni's targets. Yet, even in the face of a brutal regime, Bobi Wine's music is still the most dangerous weapon in Uganda. Dubbed Uganda's "ghetto president", Wine, and his music has inspired a nation with dreams of a better future.

Today, the revolutionary music man defiantly drops his latest single "Xenophobia", a noble Pan-African song about togetherness. Yet it is deemed a crime by the Ugandan government. Wine's friend, and collaborator on the song, Nubian Li, has paid the price for challenging the Museveni regime and is currently being detained in prison.

In Uganda, Bobi Wine's music is like contraband, and playing with it can lead to violent ends. With domestic studios too afraid to work with him, Wine sought out Germany-based production company Spingun to collaborate with, delivering the compelling visuals you can see in the music video below.

In tandem with the release of "Xenophobia," we spoke to the revolutionary about the long road to freedom and why the struggle will never be over until the people of Uganda are liberated. Watch our conversation in the video up top.

To learn more about what is going on in Uganda click here and you can sign this petition to urge the international community to act against General Museveni's regime.

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