The music-hall singer who was reburied at the Pantheon spent time in Algeria between the 1930s and 1950s as an artist. But Baker was also a spy ... for French intelligence during the Second World War. She later adopted two orphans of Algerian origin: a Kabyle boy and a 'pied-noirs' girl.
Three groups emerged in the industry during the election season: One stuck with Bobi Wine, another joined Museveni’s camp, and a third stayed out of politics. It’s now an open question whether their divisions will ever heal.
So who are the famous names in each group?
- Musa Ssali, aka Bebe Cool, a reggae musician who has been in the industry since the late 1990s, is a known Museveni supporter.
- Joseph Mayanja, aka Jose Chameleone, ran for mayor of the capital Kampala this year. He oscillated from one opposition group to another before rejoining Museveni’s camp after losing the election.