‘Sensitise to satinise’
Bobi Wine, a Ugandan musician and rising political force, has joined the likes of footballer-turned-president George Weah in resorting to song to help stem the spread of coronavirus in Africa.
Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, worked with fellow artist Nubian Li to release a song on Wednesday laced with east Africa’s signature rhumba melodies about the importance of personal hygiene.
“The bad news is that everyone is a potential victim,” Wine sings. “But the good news is that everyone is a potential solution.”
The pair exhort people to regularly wash hands, keep a distance and look out for symptoms such as a fever and cough.