TEXAS — Kyadondo East legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi commonly known as Bobi Wine has been awarded with the popular DEAR lifetime achievement award 2019 in the United States.
DEAR is a prestigious international organization that recognizes Africans in the diaspora and across the world that are making an impact in their chosen field while improving the lives of others.
The event took places at the Marriott Hotel in Dallas, Texas on Saturday.
The pop star said he didn’t attend due to commitments at home but was represented by the leader of the Women in People Power Flavia Kalule and group’s Coordinator for the United States of America Kharim Ntambi.
He thanked all those who selected him for this award, which he said only encourages him to work even harder on this mission to liberate Uganda.
At the same time, Bobi Wine dedicate this recognition to all Ugandans living abroad, whom he said have been forced to leave their country because of political persecution or because of tough living conditions.
Bobi Wine was also recently awarded with this year’s International Humanitarian Award in the United States of America (USA).
The pop star attended the Global Peace and Human Rights Summit in Chicago, USA where he received his accolade.
The Global Peace and Human Rights Summit is organised every year by Martin Luther King Jr’s former associate, Rev. Jesse Jackson.
In his speech, Bobi Wine also dedicated his award to human right activists in Uganda.
He said that the award will encourage him to work even more until the country is free from oppression.
The pop star says that his passion to fight for freedom was not born out of the classroom but out of the streets as he grew up in one of the poorest places in Uganda where the people face various human rights violations.