Ugandans have witnessed several online shows from different artistes ever since the country was put under lockdown but Bobi Wine’s concerts have two things in common - the first being the number of viewers as well as the agenda of the show.
The presidential aspirant has held three shows this year but his online number has not come less than 20,000 views which has by far been a hard task for other artistes.
The first concert he held was in May at his home in Magerere where he got over 28.8k live views.
That particular event was held to mark Mother’s Day.
A month later, he followed it up with yet another virtual concert dubbed the ‘Freedom Show’ held at his one love beach Busabala. With this, he was able to get 270,000 views by the fourth hour of streaming.
And just when we thought he was done, Bobi real names Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu, hit us with another one - dubbed “Revolutionary Christmas Vibes - this time out of Kampala at his wife’s home in Rubaare, Ntungamo on Christmas day.
“We have decided to entertain you because that is all we can do to show our appreciation to you. Today is Christmas and I know you have forewent being with your families because you love your country. We have been through ninety five districts so far, amidst teargas and confrontation from security forces and we thought that this can help them forget all the bad days,” Bobi Wine said in appreciation for the team that has been traversing different parts of the country with him.
The show the artiste-cum-politician referred to as a ‘simple Christmas performance’ for his media team, in-laws and close friends was watched by over 22,000 viewers on Facebook and YouTube.
With few people in the audience, Bobi and Nubian Li kicked off the show with ‘Abalungi balumya’, which they shortly followed up with ‘Kigwa leero’ and ‘For better for worse’ which he dedicated to NTV’s John Cliff Wamala and his girlfriend after their proposal.
Bobi then appreciated his family, journalists and his in-laws before jumping on ‘Ndayila’, ‘NdimunaUganda and ‘Osobola’ among others.
But like in his previous performances, the National Unity Platform presidential candidate couldn’t just perform without throwing jibes at the ruling party. He changed lines in his ‘Osobola’ jam replacing them with political and bibles verses.
“They come with teargas and bombs but our approach is with the Lord. With the Lord, David was able to defeat Goliath’, he sang.
One by one, Bobi invited his children to say hello to the audience before his wife later joined the mix and thanked Kyagulanyi for bringing visitors at their home.