Musician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine is now a Member of Parliament representing Kyadondo East constituency, following his Thursday landslide victory.
Bobi Wine won 77.7 per cent of the vote, a decisive 25,659 votes, with NRM’s Sitenda Sebalu coming second with 13.8 per cent and former area MP Apollo Kantinti with 5.5 per cent.
Bobi Wine becomes the fourth entertainer to join the Tenth Parliament following the earlier election of comedian Kato Lubwama, former dancer Peter Ssematimba and singer Judith Babirye.
But these are not the only entertainers voted to Parliament in East Africa.
Tanzanian Hip Hop singer Joseph Haule popularly known as Professor Jay won the Mikumi Constituency parliamentary seat in 2015.
Professor Jay was encouraged to join politics by his close ally and outstanding rapper Jospeh Mbilinyi, better known as Mr Sugu. Mr Sugu himself is also an MP for Mbeya town.
In Kenya, celebrated P Unit member Francis Amisi aka Frasha is also vying for a parliamentary seat in the August elections.
Former Big Brother Africa contestant, Millicent Mugadi is also seeking to retain her seat after winning the Jubilee Party primaries.