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.
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.