Bobi Wine & Bas Send Off ‘The Messenger’ In Tell-All Finale

After an undeniably successful first run, Sudanese-American rapper (turned podcaster) Bas has ended off his inaugural season of The Messenger speaking with the man himself: Bobi Wine.

The Ugandan musician-turned-politician has had a tumultuous few months; from being added to the presidential ballot and then subsequently arrested, to Wine and his wife being held under house arrest, there has been a lot to keep track of. The Messenger podcast certainly acted as an anchor point for fans or supporters to digest Wine’s latest updates in relatively real time.

Eight episodes later, the finale gives Wine the opportunity to rely the events leading up to and following Uganda’s 2021 presidential election and the abuse he and his team faced at the hands of Uganda’s ruling party and president.

The episode, entitled Smoke From Fire, sees the two artists discuss the complications behind juggling roles as personalities known for their celebrity or art, versus someone who uses their platform for their people. Special mention is made to MTV Base’s recent decision to postpone this years MTV Music Awards, which was to be hosted in Uganda’s capital Kampala, as it would be crazy to think that Wine and the events occurring around him didn’t influence the music giant’s decision. The two sat in conversation to discuss where and how the country needs to move forward and onward.


Check out The Messenger‘s season finale here.