By Mable Nakibuuka
National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, famously known as Bobi Wine, has been named amongst the top 100 Most Influential People of African Decent (MIAD).
A musician turned politician, Bobi Wine, who is currently under house since the January 14th presidential elections in which he contested against the incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, received the accolade because of his human rights activism.
Supported by the United Nations, the MIAD is a global recognition of people of African decent aged below 40 years, who have changed people’s lives through politics, academics, science and technology, medicine, among others.
According to their website, Most Influential 100 company publishes a global 100 list that identifies high-achievers of African Descent, 40 or below, of African descent worldwide, based inside Africa and outside Africa in the Diaspora across four categories; Politics and Governance, Business and Entrepreneurship, Media & Culture, Humanitarian and Religion.
This global 100 list is to be released annually until 2024 in support of the International Decade for People of African Descent, to be observed from 2015 – 2024, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/237.
Honorees are decision-makers in over 60 countries worldwide. Selected based on political clout, business acumen, social media following and humanitarian endeavors in support of U N International Decade for People of African Descent.
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