20 January 2013

Uganda: Bobi Wine to Move Into Fashion Industry

Who do you attribute your success in the music industry to and where do you see yourself 10 years to come?

I want my music to be inspirational to my Ugandan funs. I cannot think about the people abroad unless my very own are satisfied because it's my fellow countrymen who made me what I am today. I attribute my success though to my precious father who was a very hardworking man and encouraging. He always gave me the best in life

Who inspired you into the industry and which artist do you admire both nationally and internationally?

As a little boy I admired man artists and here in Uganda I was inspired by Reggae Dee and Emperor Orlando the reggae muffins from which my music genre came from well as internationally, I was inspired by Shaba Ranks, and Michael Jackson.

What would you like to be changed in the music industry?

I want the Ugandan artiste to think bigger than they do and aim at producing music for their fellow country men and women because they are the ones who make them what they become. Music should also be triggered at developing the society rather than destroying it.

What are your religious views?

I'm a religious person who believes in God though I am not a fanatic.

Apart from music, what are your other careers?

I 'm a businessman who buys and sells off property after improving it. I'm a trader as well. I will soon become a fashion designer.

What advice do you give to the young artists who want to make it big in the music industry?

The power is in their hands to go where they want to go but above all self discipline is most important.

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