The Ugandan President Goes Hip Hop Ahead of 2011 Elections

His excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the president of the Republican of Uganda has released a hip hop song a head of his 2011 presidential election campaigns.

Some scholars say it is one way to reach, connect, and  win the youth mandate, so the President decided to give it a try.

The song can be heard at YouTube: The President of Uganda, Rap Video.

The music video launched on October 27th, 2010 has gone viral in Africa, and it is rumored that a collaboration with Emcees from Bavubuka Foundation is the works. Among them is Silas Balabyekkubo, the Bavubuka Foundation’s President, Emcee Burney ,Cyno, and Blue Banton.museveni-300x224


Uganda is compiled of over 51 different languages with English as an official language, and has seen very few musicians sing in their mother tougues. Museveni’s song is a great inspiration to the young generation to rap in their local languages as opposed to their music icons like Jayz and Kanye West who use English. Mimi Uwineza  a Poet in Uganda says that Museveni’s featured  rap song at the right time when Luga flow revolution has been taking its toll. (Luga Flow Revolution is a forum to which Hip hop artists are advocating rappers and Emcees to rap in Vanacular.)

So, I must say to the youth of Uganda, lets join in on the voting! It’s your vote, it’s your say for the country. Make the most of it.

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