When Uganda Police decided to block Bobi Wine’s 2018 Boxing Day concert at One Love Beach, Busabala, little did they know that the self-styled Ghetto President was destined to perform at a bigger show in Jamaica.
Bobi Wine, a Member of Parliament representing Kyadondo East, in the Ugandan Parliament is slated to perform at the Rebel Salute Festival on the 18th and 19th of January 2019 at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove located in ST Ann Parish Jamaica.
The upcoming two-day Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall festival dubbed ‘Rebel Salute’ which takes place annually is organised by Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall singer Tony Rebel. The event focuses on Reggae roots and conscious music.
The news of Bobi’s performance at this festival which is considered as one of the biggest music festivals in Jamaica was broken by himself a few days ago.
“Rebel Salute 2019. This is Bobi Wine representing from Uganda down in mama Africa and I will be there on the 18th and 19th of January” Bobi Wine said in a video clip that Africa Tembelea Team has seen.
The Rebel Salute organiser also confirmed to the world that true, Bobi Wine would be performing at the concert.
“Uganda this is no propaganda. Bobi Wine in Jamaica on time in time for Rebel Salute” Tony Rebel said.
Rebel Salute has played a critical role in marijuana decriminalization, Delano Seivright, director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority is quoted to have said recently in Kingston.
He added that the annual presentation has been “holding on the right track when it comes to ganja in our country and how ganja is accepted.”
“Rebel Salute is a broader section of our culture. It has set the precedence for a lot of things,” Rebel said. “We try to get the minds of our people in a positive way.”
As Bobi Wine gears up for this fest, he is set to rub shoulders and share a stage with Reggae and Ragga legends like Queen Ifrica, Half Point, Capleton, King Yellow Man, Dawn Penn, Horace Andy, Luciano, Mykal Rose and Rebel, the celebrant among other conscious reggae / dancehall talents.