INTERVIEW | BOBI WINE TALKS LIFE, MUSIC AND VISION FOR A NEW UGANDA

There are artists through­out his­tory who have tran­scen­ded their art and made genu­ine change in this world; Bobi Wine is one of these people. Since earn­ing a huge fol­low­ing for his music through­out Uganda, Africa and bey­ond, Wine has chan­nelled his influ­ence to high­light the prob­lems facing Ugandans, espe­cially the poor and under­served. At great per­son­al risk and des­pite being imprisoned and harmed phys­ic­ally on numer­ous occa­sions, Wine has built a move­ment of mobil­ised sup­port­ers push­ing to improve their col­lect­ive cir­cum­stances, from the grass­roots to the nation­al polit­ic­al arena.

Whil­st on tour in Uganda with fel­low People’s Army mem­bers Logic, DJ Snuff, myself and drum­mer Giuli­ano, vocal­ist and act­iv­ist Amy True (whose father is Ugandan) was invited to meet and inter­view Bobi Wine for I Am Hip Hop Magazine and Glob­al­Fac­tion. They talk about his life, music and vis­ion for a new Uganda.

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Apex Zero

Apex Zero

An emcee, beat­maker, film­maker and writer from Lon­don with Gren­adian roots, Apex Zero has spent his life learn­ing and liv­ing Hip Hop cul­ture, using it to inspire and affect change. Based in Beijing for a few years and reg­u­larly tour­ing the globe, Apex is well trav­elled, and uses the les­sons this provides to inform his art and out­look. He is a mem­ber of the Glob­al­Fac­tion digit­al pro­duc­tion house and the inter­na­tion­al Hip Hop col­lect­ive End of the Weak.

About Apex Zero

Apex Zero
An emcee, beatmaker, filmmaker and writer from London with Grenadian roots, Apex Zero has spent his life learning and living Hip Hop culture, using it to inspire and affect change. Based in Beijing for a few years and regularly touring the globe, Apex is well travelled, and uses the lessons this provides to inform his art and outlook. He is a member of the GlobalFaction digital production house and the international Hip Hop collective End of the Weak.