Robert Kyagulanyi, the Ugandan musician-turned-opposition lawmaker, has some advice for the youth in South Sudan.

“I have so many friends and fans in South Sudan, and I know that South Sudan is a country that has so much potential,” said Kyagulanyi. “But I also know that that potential is not going to lift itself until the people of South Sudan, especially the young people, rise up.”

Kyagulanyi, known popularly by his stage name, Bobi Wine, is in the United States for medical treatment.

He told VOA’s Straight Talk Africa that he was brutally tortured by Uganda’s Special Forces Command, a section of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces.

The Ugandan government denies the allegation.