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Zari Reunites with Ivan
Our Esther Akankwasa, Nigeria's Lillian and Kenya's Sabina were on Sunday evicted from the Big Brother Africa house ending their dream of winning the $300,000 prize money.
Monday, 20 October 2014
On Saturday, all roads led to One Love Beach for Bobi Wine's Size Yo Concert.
"Sometimes when I go silent, it's not that I have nothing to say, sometimes it's because it's too much for me to comment. I am still looking for the best words to express my gratitude to everyone that made our concert a success. I was humbled, I was overwhelmed, I was shocked, I am still speechless, I will be back with my full statement, kansooke nyweemu olwekyo, " The Byekwaso singer noted on his wall today.
On that day, he hit the stage a few minutes past midnight doing his Mazzi Mawanvu song, he then went on to thank his fans.
"With all the bad things that people say about One Love Beach, I am so humbled that you managed to ignore all that and come in big numbers, "
Artistes who shared the stage with Bobi included; Moze Radio, Weasel, BigEye, Yung Mullo and Pastor Wilson Bugembe among others, Chameleone went a notch further by doing Bobi's 'Size Yo' song leaving the fans excited.
During the show, Bigeye had only done two songs and wanted to play one of his latest songs but the DJ switched off the music This was when the Physically Fit singer lost his temper and went for the DJ's but the fans wanted to roast him alive.
Thursday, 16 October 2014
This Saturday, all roads will lead to One Love Beach for Bobi Wine's Busabaala Fest, otherwise dubbed 'Manya Size Yoo Concert'.
"Everything is in place, we are putting up the stage, the mood is getting hotter. I am ready for Busabala Fest, Are You," Bobi asked his fans yesterday.
This afternoon, his wife, Barbie Itungo shared a pic of Bobi meditating with this caption "This Meditation***..This prayer...Your guess is as good as mine. And everybody says...AMEN." Most responses to the prayer were tagged to rain and also avoiding a flop.
Meanwhile, he was on one local TV last night looking so calm and sober. He revealed quite a lot. He told of how he attended over six schools in his primary and attended over six schools in secondary. Bebe Cool is his OB, they met at Kitante (for a short time though) and at the time, they were staying in the same area. Bebe was in the affluent area while Bobi was in Ghetto area of Kamwokya.
The show host went on to ask him if there's a chance that him and Bebe will have a collaboration song any time soon, Bobi Wine was like ; 'What shall we be singing about?' I sing about developmental issues, he concluded.
Bobi Wine also revealed that he has no issues with Bebe Cool, it's the public that thinks otherwise. Most artistes that he has collaborated with and those signed to the Fire Base Crew will perform on that day. Songs like Size Yo, Byekwasao, Dilemma, and Matyansi Butyampa which Bebe Cool did at the carnival will be performed.
Tuesday, 07 October 2014
Last Sunday was a bit busy. It was the annual KCCA - Kampala Festival and Big Brother Africa was also launching that night. Most roads leading to the city centre around Kampala road and Jinja road had been blocked to pave way for the festivities that stretched through the wee hours of Monday morning.
Several artistes performed but the highlight of the event was when Bebe Cool did Bobi Wine's 'Matyansi Butyampa', word by word (http://youtu.be/Qlcte_KmeOU), something that was welcomed by most Bobi Wine fans though some were quick to label him names.
Hours later, the Byekwaso singer, Bobi Wine through his facebook profile came out to say that when a former hater turns into a fan and he is not shy to show it, it's only mature to take it easy.
Below is Bobi Wine's full post;
"Now this goes to the Fire Base Army and all Bobi Wine Fans. I have seen a lot of soldiers so pissed and ranting on social media just because Baby Cool performed our songs in the carnival. NOW am saying to you soldiers, you don't have to get annoyed, it's OK for so one to be your fan."
"You have seen Shaggy come on stage and perform Bob Marley or Shabba Ranks songs first and then his. In music this is called RESPECT !! it doesn't mean he does not have his own songs, it's just that some times an artist needs to open their acts with more popular songs to work up the crowd and get him/her self accepted."
He then concluded; "So brothers and sisters... When a former hater turns into a fan and he is not shy to publicly show it, it's only mature to take it easy."
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Jamaican dance-hall singer, Dorothy Smith aka Patra has a collabo with our very own Bobi Wine. The video for the 'Bad Mind' song is done and will be hitting the screens any time from now. The farewell party for Patra (41) who jetted into the country for the Club Mega Fest was held last Sunday.
Bobi Wine already has three collaboration songs with Mr. G from Jamaica. "As the Ghetto President, it's mandatory for me to host and entertain all special guests from the Ghetto Republics all over the world," Bobi noted while inviting fans for the Patra farewell party at Club Ambiance.
While releasing shots for the Bad Mind video, the Byekwaso singer had this to say; "This is what the world has been waiting for, The Ghetto President and the Queen of the Park, #Patra."
Trust the Bad Man from Kamwokya, he applied make up on The Romantic Call singer before the video shoot and she seemed to enjoy every moment.
Thursday, 25 September 2014
The Ghetto gladiator, Bobi Wine, was yesterday hosting the Buganda premier at his Busabala based One Love Beach. Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga was in areas of Makindye division for the tombs fundraising drive commonly known as Etofaali.
He also toured some establishments and met children from local primary schools. The hosts, Bobi Wine and his wife, Barbie together with their children were all dressed in a regalia befitting the occasion.
It's been a busy week for Bobi. As you may all be aware, Hon Ruhakana Rugunda replaced Hon. Amama Mbabazi as Prime Minister prompting words like;
"When I sang in 2008, Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi loved the song and tended to use it so much in his public speeches, I felt honored. However, Hon. Should have listened to this line in Akalimu ....Totunula mu sowani ya boss wo."
This was followed by several bashing messages. The Time Bomb singer bounced back with another post. "Okay, let me put this straight, I did not blast the former Prime Minister, I have so much respect for my leaders and I would never utter any statement to demean them whatsoever, and in this case, I was just relating some prophesies in my songs to current events."
However, as he was trying to get to terms with this, Bebe Cool was equally faced with fire from South Sudan for a comment he made, it rubbed a section of fans the wrong way.
Bobi Wine used the moment to shift attention from his Amama-talk to the Bebe SS-Saga. He went on to give Bebe Cool just a week to apologize to the South Sudan fans.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
"It is exactly 2 days since I went into a comma. Banange mbadde nawunga! I got terribly shocked,peed on my self and cried like an idiot on Sunday evening when people so close to me evaded my home in my absence,converged there,ate muchomo and drunk beer as I was hustling in busabala. Bobi is such a Snake."
"He hatched a plan that's made me wonder what kind of man i married. Never in my entire life did I think that anyone would succeed at surprising me! Thanks for the surprise party my love."
The One Love CEO concluded; "To everyone that took time to wish me a happy birthday,Just know it was the best Ever! Thank you for the best wishes and great thanks to family and friends who honored the invite."
Her birthday was on Sept 7 just days after their third wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, Bobi Wine fans have had to mark their calendars for the October 18 Size Yo Gig at One Love Beach.
Monday, 01 September 2014
This time around, the show was live at Bat Valley. "Uganda loves those who have come and done something and off they go, not those who are busy explaining why they have failed to do certain things..." Bobi who came in a bit late Said. He added that what had been discussed earlier was rubbish.
Bobi went on to explain that we came to this world to change it into a better place, before being interrupted by Eddy Sendi, a top music critic; "We cannot change nature!"
"This forum is for the betterment of music, and I will prefer to stick to issues that are developmental other than Katto Lubwama belittling me."
This was when Katto came out of his shell;
"No no no no I know a good artist and a pretender, now if we are talking about artists who inspire others musically and not economically, you are not among them, and here Iam telling you the truth and all you say is that I'm belittling you."
The show was forced to be switched off as Kato had now started exchanging bitter words with Bobi Wine's fans who were equally telling him off.
I'm the best in my family and yet I had the worst voice, but today, I'm even more popular than Kato Lubwama's best, Eddie Yawe. Matters were made worse when Kato Lubwama said that even Nubian Lee, was better than Bobi Wine, this resulted in more bitter exchanges, mostly from the audience. Kato ended up using words like Nyoxx, forcing the show to go off air.
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Last Friday, was the 'Every One Charity Concert' at Hotel Africana with over 10 artistes slated to perform. Bobi Wine, Moze Radio, Weasel and Peter Miles were some of the artistes who performed to empty chairs.
Many learnt of this concert during the press conference, which was held just a day before the D-day.
Entrance fee was 20K for the general happiness, 50K VIP and 1.5m for platinum, but there were just a handful of revellers.
Chameleone was supposed to perform but he snubbed the show. He was at Freedom City on Entebbe road, where the crowd was getting physically fit with sounds of Big Eye in his very first concert which was massively attended.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Former HB Toxic member, Helen Lukoma and the Ghetto gladiator, Bobi Wine are doing final touches to a new movie titled Situka.
The 90-minute-movie is about the ghetto youth being involved in activities around their communities as Bobi Wine explains;
"I have made my mark on the music industry, it's time for me to make my mark on the movie industry too. In this feature film, we are trying to encourage the ghetto youth to be proactive and be involved in the daily governance and decision making of their communities."
"You're not too young to take charge and be the instrument of change. You want change, be the change, period! It's running 90mins, it's called Situka and it's coming soon."
The film is a must watch at least based on the trailer and the shots from the movie.
Meanwhile, Helen has resorted to local herbs commonly known as 'Omulondo to boost her prowess. It's nine months since Helen celebrated her birthday and her demands were clear on that night, "Best party ever, am grown I need a baby lol," were her words, now with Omulondo in place, the House of Lukoma owner's tummy might gain some weight in weeks to come.
Monday, 14 July 2014
Three months back, Bobi Wine was in a car ownership dispute with Uganda Red Cross Society, but looks like all that is behind him looking at the way the Size Yo singer has customized it. He has even advised Bebe Cool to emulate him and buy a Tundra after the Hummer H2 developed mechanical problems.
The black 4WD truck, customized with Fire Base themes is now a moving billboard for his 18 Oct concert, dubbed the Busabaala Festival. The Tundra is also advertising the visit of the Buganda Premier, Charles Peter Mayiga who will be receiving contributions better known as #Etofaali from the Ghetto youth at One Love Beach on July 23, 2014.
One Love Beach is all set for the Busabaala Fest.
Monday, 07 July 2014
Bebe Cool has once again brought back the Neighbour (A,B) 'wars'. Two years back, these wars were about cribs, boats and lyrical attacks, but now, Serena Hotel has turned out to be the battle ground. It should be noted at this point that Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) banned all outdoor concerts making Serena Hotel a preferred venue for concerts.
Since April, Bebe Cool has been preparing for his Best of Bebe Cool (BBC) concert that will be held next month at Serena Hotel, Kampala. During his Unplugged show at Club Silk recently, Jose Chameleone revealed that he will be having a show on December 19, 2014 and the charge per head will be shs 1M/-, a price that has set tongues wagging, but Chameleone says it's not a show for those who cannot afford.
Bebe Cool has now invited 'A'-Chameleone and 'B'-Bobi Wine to his concert as there is quite a lot for them to learn when it comes to stage performances and singing. In his post, Bebe Cool says:
"My neighbor A n B, it is at this point that I warn you that u should book your tables now for the 8th AUG BBC-888 coz the way things r going, it would be unfair if I don't warn u that the tables r getting finished yet on that day, there is a lot for u to learn when it comes to singing/performing and am opening a new page/chapter. I know one of the two is not SERENA material but it's good for u to learn from the BEST."
The 'Wale Wale' singer and the One Love Beach proprietor are yet to respond to Neighbour 'C'. Watch this space!
Monday, 09 June 2014
They love shooting though they don't shoot at humans but rather cans and bottles in most cases.
Bobi Wine and Barbie - The Size Yo singer and his wife Barbie love guns. This can be traced back to Barbie's birthday celebration when the couple resorted to taking shooting lessons.
Roger Mugisha - The renowned city MC and radio personality has also joined the pro-gun
Coco Finger - The Luo Ambassador and Party Animal singer has been seen on a number of occasions performing with a 'toy gun' as big as a rifle.
Weasel Doug - All ya men shall fall down if you cross my lennooo!
AK47 - How else can one choose an assault riffle for a stage name if they don't love guns!
Moze Radio - Could the name of his Wandegeya based Soldierz bar be linked to this, may be not, but
Farouk Sempala - Zari's lover has always been linked to security sources, his latest shots speak volumes.
Saturday, 07 June 2014
Bobi Wine Lighting Up!
The 'Size Yo' singer is back from South Africa and has promised his fans an action packed schedule.
''Welcome back from a long break of Silence folks. Fans, friends, brothers and sisters, How have you been? Am back in full force with a long chain of works for ya'll to enjoy."
As usual, he had something for the 'haters';
"To the haters, if you did nothing in this time when I've been quiet then your time is up! Get several seats and watch me take centre stage. Today, we begin with the release of "Time bomb" video. We shall be having something new weekly. Keep your eyes wide open and your ears on the ground..More Edutainment documentation going on in the Ghetto."
Meanwhile, the plants in his yard left a lot to be desired as they had finger like leaves that looked like marijuana.
Thursday, 05 June 2014
Thousands of fans down south went to watch Bobi Wine perform in Durban, Capetown and Pretoria. One female fan clad in a skimpy dress joined Bobi in one of the shows and gave him a treat that would have left Barbie in shock had she travelled with the hubby.
At the time, Bobi Wine was doing his 'Clean N Out' song but during the part of 'Ice BIMBO and Kasikonda' lines, the female fan jumped onto the stage to give Bobi a treat that left him yearning for more.
Sunday, 20 April 2014
The long Easter holiday is coming to an end and Kampala is still buzzing with gigs, parties and other gatherings than you could possibly attend. Tomorrow is Easter Monday and Bobi Wine is having a gig at his One Love Beach in Busabaala.
This afternoon, while cruising his black Tundra that is also claimed by Uganda Red Cross, the 'Size Yo' singer was letting his fans know that all is set.
On the other hand, Kiwatule Recreational Cente will be on fire with the East African Carnival by Bebe Cool and a host of other Artistes from Kenya that include Wyre, Nazizi Hirji and Nameless among others.
Friday, 18 April 2014
Bobi Wine is currently in a dispute over the ownership of a 4WD truck, a Toyota Tundra, with Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS). The car was part of the suspected smuggled goods that police and URA officials found at the home of the then URCS, secretary General, Richard Nataka.
According to officials who had access to the Tundra's bill of lading, they confirm that URCS is the importer, so the car belongs to Red Cross and it was bought using their money. However, the car was on Wednesday released to Bobi Wine something that has left URCS officials disturbed.
The 'Kiwaani' singer, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, also, says the car is his.''I was working with Red Cross for seven years as their goodwill ambassador. I imported that car using my money and since I was working with them, I asked for a lift in their container. I paid shs 53 million in taxes for that car."
Bobi Wine adds that Red Cross owes him money to the tune Shs 43m, a claim the current Secretary General, Ken Odur trashes.
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Bobi Wine is yet to release his next single which he has dedicated to the 'haters' and in his words he says, they had better be real scared.
"Am writing this one in a red pen, so haters, better be scared, real scared! Anti bogera nnyo." The best thing for an artist is to see people singing along to his/her song, we hope this won't be another Luganda Patois of 'DeMaKaKana Wen Dema See Mi'.
His wife, Barbara Ituungo-Kyagulanyi, better known as Barbie got a chance of listening to him this morning, and she says, it's an anthem.
"Woke up to a loud rehearsal of sorts in our compound; My husband's voice competing with the sweet morning melodies from the birds. According to what I heard, Bobi Wine fans are in for another anthem..Good morning friends, mine started earlier than I thought."
Insiders say, the 'Siri Size Yo' song could be directly hitting at Bebe Cool. In one of the lines, Bobi says the butt bouy needs to shave his beard. They add that, this one is even worse than By Far and Mr Kataala combined.
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Yesterday was Bobi Wine's birthday. The singer turned 34, but just like Desire Luzinda, his Wikipedia page reflects that he is only 32.
"My life has been earned and is still a long walk. I give thanks to the Almighty every time I celebrate a New Year. It's my birthday today. Look how far I've come, " as he shared an old time photo of back in the days when he was still referred to as; DJ Bobby Rob and Chameleone was Ragga Man Jose.
His wife, Barbie Kyagulanyi had this to say: "Today we celebrate another year of his existence. Join me friends, let's wish the Ghetto president, Bobi Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) a very Happy Birthday. My only love, I'm blessed to be sharing the future with you."
In a related development, Bobi Wine's father-in-law, Dr. Kagaaju turned 60 today. It's a special moment for Barbie. Yesterday was Bobi's birthday and today, the night before Valentine's day, is her dad's birthday which calls for a celebration.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
"Am in a dilema to tell you da truth, I love two guyz and the two dem cute one uptown, one is a ghetto youth," is a line off the Dilemma song by Bobi Wine, Mr.G and Cindy. It was uploaded on YouTube, a top video-sharing website and within two weeks, it had over 12,000 views which is massive by our standards.
Barbie thanked the fans for the overwhelming support, but also told them to get ready for the 'Time Bomb' another track from Bobi Wine with claims that it was way better than 'Dilemma'.
Time Bomb was premiered on January 26, 2014 at Busabaala, One Love Beach.
Monday, 13 January 2014
Early in the day, Barbie invited all that wished to rub shoulders with top musicians to join them. ''We have Bobi Wine and some surprise musician visitors coming in for their first time today. Want to rub shoulders? Come through today. You are all welcome."
Bobi took Chameleone on a guided tour of One Love beach discussing in details what future plans he had in the best place to eat chips and fish in Busabala. The two stars in the company of Meddie Ssentongo went for a boat cruise touring areas around the beach as he told him of his expansion plans.
They later settled for fish, chips sending it down with a wide assortment of drinks with background music that included some of their top hits. Chameleone, then, told him; 'Let's march to the 28th Mar Tubonge date.
Friday, 10 January 2014
First things first. This evening, Bobi Wine and Cindy were appearing on NTV during The Beat program with Douglas Lwanga, the show host to premiere their 'Dilemma' video which they did with Jamaica's Mr. G. 'Dilemma' was among the tracks that Mr. G did when he stayed around town following the massive 'Akalimu' Charity concert.
In the 'Dilemma' video, Cindy is torn between two guys; the uptown boy (Mr. G) and the Ghetto buoy (Bobi Wine), she doesn't know who to give her fruit. In the video, Cindy is on a big bed with white sheets armed with two pillows (Mr. G and Bobi Wine) letting you know of how she is failing to make a choice between the ghetto youth and the uptown guy.
"I'm in a dilemma but don know the truth..I like two guys and tour them cute, one uptown one is ghetto youth, mi wonder which one I go give this fruit..." is a line off the track.
Bobi Wine says that of the top female artistes, he could have worked with Iryn or Juliana, but then again, he opted for Cindy who in the end delivered.
As the song comes to the end, Cindy does the dilemma bit as Mr. G does his thing till it fades.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Google Trends has released it's year end Zeitgeist report for Uganda with Bobi Wine ranking number one under the 'Most Searched People' for the year 2013.
Using his facebook profile, Bobi Wine who could not hide his excitement wrote: "So according to Google, I'm the most searched celebrity in Uganda, I'm honored." Chris Brown and Rihanna followed in that order and the 'Ndisa Butti' star, Bebe Cool was fourth. The top ten list did not have any more Ugandans.
Kim Kardashian, Messi, Obama, Konshens, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj are the other top names in the 'Most Searched People' list. In the just released lists, Google Trends also featured the top institutions with Makerere University at the top followed by Uganda Revenue Authority.
Then came the list of 'Most Searched News Sites' with New Vision at the top followed by Daily Monitor and Bukedde. Red Pepper and Weekly Observer were also among the top ten.
Ugandans were also interested in knowing about Love, development and the Internet but when it came to Health, not even AIDS was number one as Stress took the number one position followed by Health in general, Ovulation, bloating and then AIDS.
Schizophrenia, a disease that the 'fake' interpreter at the Mandela funeral claimed to be suffering from came in at number ten.
Short of that, other top searches in the year were more to do with English football, death or unique situations. Among the dead are Eriya Kategaya, James Mulwana, Stephen Malinga and UBC's news anchor, Susan Namasaba.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Jose Chameleone, Gravity Omutujju, Eddie Kenzo plus other Fire Base Crew members were part of the artistes that entertained revellers before the Ghetto gladiator stormed the stage at about 11:00pm.
Bobi performed non stop for two hours and at exactly 1:00am, Mr. G hit the stage doing his 'Swaggerific' song that sent the crowd wild, screaming and dancing to his tunes.
Clad in black leather jacket and a matching trouser, Bobi Wine came back on stage joining Mr. G to do some of their songs that included 'Clean and Out' and 'High Grade' among others.
The show ended at 2:00pm with most revellers saying that it was a night never to be forgotten.
Bobi Wine's wife who had earlier disgareed with the idea of a free concert was forced to reverse her words:
"It was not until Red Cross trailers full of donations drove out of Lugogo Cricket Oval that I stamped and sealed the Akalimu Album Charity launch a success. Nothing beats joined forces. You did it! You raised donations worth billions of shillings. Am speechless. Love that spirit dear Ugandans and Salute to the brains and big heart behind Friday's show. H.E Bobi Wine am humbled, I've learnt my lesson well, I won't argue with you again."
Saturday, 09 November 2013
The free party was a celebration of the Gagamel page reaching the 100,000 fan mark. This called for a mega celebration and that was the business at Club Amnesia last night. Unfortunately, the venue was too small to accommodate large groups. Bebe Cool fans were clad in 100% Bebe Cool regalia as they danced to his tunes from the 'Bafudde' days to 'Coccidiosis'.
To commemorate this day, Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena Kirema also the NTV Life Stories host made some finger lickin cakes which the fans enjoyed. Most of these fans, had to honour Bebe Cool's invitation because they are so loyal to the point that when BEBE makes a post, they hang on to the page for up to three hours just to see comments that come up.
The facebook page made the 100,000 fan mark on (Sep 24) but the celebration was yesteday, the very day Bobi Wine was holding his Akalimu-Charity concert featuring Mr. G, however, it was equally flooded with revellers now that it was free provided one came with something to donate to the Bududa Landslides and Kasese Flood Victims.
Meanwhile, Bebe Cool has added his voice to clear the space on rumours that were doing rounds about the Battle of Champions being cancelled.
"To our fans who are ready for the Battle, I wish to reassure you that the Battle of Champions between me and the Goodlyfe is still on. There is a letter that was forged by the organisers of 'Buzzy' Signal saying that police has cancelled the Battle for security reasons but having spoken to the top bosses, Kayihura and Kawesi, they have no idea about it."
Just get ready for the Battle because Police cannot cancel a local show over an artist from abroad.
Wednesday, 06 November 2013
You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours - Bobi Wine attended Chameleone's Badilisha concert and now Chameleone is paying him in the same currency.
"In a brief meeting with comrades today, the discussion was love amongst ourselves as people sent down by God to entertain. After such inspirational vibe, Iam honored to be invited by Bobi Wine and Mr. G for this anticipated 'Akalimu/Clean and Out' concert, Together we stand and Divided we fall. let's all be there to celebrate music."
Bobi Wine's 'Akalimu Charity Concert' is slated for this Friday at Lugogo Cricket Oval and Mr. G aka Swaggerific is already in town. Standing through the Ghetto Escalade sunroof, Bobi and Mr. G were this morning touring parts of down town Kampala before heading to Serena Hotel where he will be staying during his visit.
Mr. G's Meet and Greet party is on right now at Club Rouge.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
The 'Akalimu' concert is the first of it's kind and a unique opportunity for music lovers who could otherwise be left out for not having money to part with for the show. It's the first concert that a Ugandan artiste has put up and not having to charge a penny as entry fees.
In most cases, it has always been that part of the proceeds go to charity but on this particular concert, one is required to come with clothes, sugar, soap or food that will be donated to the affected communities. "People lost lives, property and their livelihood. It is now time to remember our own people and do something they will never forget." Bobi Wine said in a statement.
The Bududa landslides and the Kasese floods among others were the driving force behind this bold move. Bobi Wine's wife, Barbie rallied behind him through this message: "We give what we can and you too can do the same. Sacrifice something and give a hand. Agali awamu gegaluma enyama!" meaning; together we can!
However, much as the show is free, this does not give the revellers access to the platinum and VIP section as they will be strictly on invite only basis. One top Fire Base Crew female fan who recently got a 'Firebase' tattoo will certainly win herself a platinum and also get a special mention as a top fan.
It's important to note that Chameleone and Bebe Cool held their 'Badilisha' and 'Kokodiosis' concerts which were both successful but Akalimu will be one show and it will be FREE!
Thursday, 19 September 2013
As Chameleone and Bebe Cool were busy sorting themselves on whose house is incomplete and who is staying at their in-laws, Bobi Wine was deep in rehearsals for The Ebonies latest play, 'Ensabattula' that will be showing in London (Manor Park Royal Regency Hall) on Sept 28, 2013 and on October 5, 2013, at Dhow Palace Hotel in Dubai.
Bobi Wine has also been coordinating a series of activities that range from preparing for the forthcoming KCCA Carnival following his endorsement as the Kampala Capital City Carnival Celebrity. On the same day, he carried out the Ghetto voice search and later in the day,he joined his wife to watch their Ghetto Reality show on Bukedde TV. A drink-up with his fans followed at Plat4fm Club in Kamwokya.
The Ghetto gladiator then wrapped up the day with the announcement of the 'Akalimu' Concert using Bebe Cool's line; 'Elyaato Lyakabenje' that is aimed at Bobi Wine with his yacht. This announcement was timely as it was meant to try and divert attention from Bebe Cool and Chameleone wars that had taken over the social network sites by storm but it was not easy.
"..... Kale no'lwensonga eyo, buli ategede ategeeze munne, nti Nannyini LYAATO ELYAKABENJE ategese LAUNCH EYAKABENJE nga 8 e KYADONDO. Ebisingako awo, mubilinde ku CNN," Bobi Wine noted on his wall about the forthcoming concert.
The 'Akalimu' singer has now asked the Fire Base Crew fans to mark their calendars for the Clean and Out Akalimu Concert that will be held on November 8, 2013 at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. Mr. G, Version from Jamaica and Zambia's Mampi will perform on that day.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Barbie and the kids were at the airport to receive him but given the distance to their home in Magere and the traffic, they decided to settle at Spennah Beach in Entebbe which is a stone throw away from Entebbe International Airport to beat the check-in deadline.
While at Spennah Beach, Bobi Wine was spotted carrying Barbie on his back as the kids who were at the time feasting on chips and fish cheered them on in the background. This was a belated wedding anniversary celebration which Bobi summarized as short but sweet. "It's been so brief but sweet," Bobi noted on his wall.
Meanwhile, Princess Ruth Komuntale's husband, Christopher Thomas was among those who congratulated the couple on their 2nd wedding anniversary.
Tonight, Bobi Wine will be joining his team that had traveled earlier to prepare for his performances at Luli Luli Hotel in South Africa.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
"On this date of every year, a beautiful feeling engulfs me, I feel like it's just the two of us on this planet. When I first met you, I did not imagine you could ever be mine...Now we are twelve years into a beautiful and fruitful relationship that has over powered all challenges and prevailed."
He continued, "Today I'm celebrating 2 years with gold on my finger. Thanks for trusting me with your precious hand in marriage....Happy Anniversary my best friend." Bobi Wine's message came in nine hours after his wife, Barbie (Of course given the activity at the reggae festival and the time difference).
Barbie Wine had earlier posted this saying Bobi Wine was her's from the time he knew him.
"Two years ago, my dream came true. I had waited 10yrs to say those magical words "I do". You kept your word, you gave me a Royal wedding. The world stood still, All televisions in the nation broadcasted live, All press was in one spot! At our Wedding. Like a Princess, I walked through a Magnitude of people and together, We celebrated Love before EVERYONE. Am lucky I married you."
Barbie who is about to be done with a tell-all book about Bobi Wine concluded: "You were my choice from the time I knew you well and you still are my only choice.My love for you grows each day and like I always say,You are my best friend and nothing can come in between us. We have seen it all I guess. Happy Anniversary Bobi Wine. And I love you! Guilty as Charged."
The couple tied the knot at Rubaga Cathedral in August 2011 after a 10-year courtship. The Queen of Buganda and Jose Chameleone were among the celebrities in attendance.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Mr. G is torn between Bobi Wine and Bebe Cool as they are both close to him; for Bobi, It's through the 'Clean and Out' collaboration and for Bebe Cool, If you recall his concert in 2011 when he was supposed to bring in Chaka Demus and the Pliers, then at the very last minute, Chaka Demus failed to make it due to fatigue, he was replaced by Mr. G.
Judging from his response, Bebe Cool is not intimidatable at this point. In fact, he says that Mr. G is a personal good friend of his and all seems well, though he knows who is behind all this.
"Hi ma fans, I know there were a few issues concerning Mr. G and I see what is happening, but please don't attack him because you all know who is using him. Anyway, all is good and the launch is in high gear, just get ready for the 6,7,8 September, The real Kokodiosis album launch Ting Dis, " Bebe Cool noted on his wall as he cleared the space.
However, some of the Gagamel members insist, Bobi Wine should be thankful to Bebe Cool for having brought in Mr. G to perform at his show two years back, and now, Bobi Wine has a collabo with him.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Mr.G aka Goofy has called for calm in the wake of Bobi Wine paying him to do the Clean and Out collaboration.
This got to Bobi Wine who did not waste any time in telling the Kokodiosis singer off: "The bad mind is making you age so fast." Bad news travels like wildfire, so somehow, Mr. G got wind of this and very quickly intervened to rescue the situation. Mr. Swaggerific said that all talk that he was paid to do the 'Clean and Out' collaboration hit was hogwash.
"People of Uganda this is Mr. G aka Goofy, let me clear the air this bull about Bobi Wine paying me money to record with me is nothing but crap, why is it when one of our brothers tries to move to the next level there is nothing but hatred coming from his fellow artiste and the supporters of that artiste.
Jamaica's Mr. G concluded: "It is very sad in my eyes to see this going on, My African brothers and sisters lets join together to make this unity amongst the two countries a success everywhere in the world, the song has already started hitting in Jamaica, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, let us be our brothers keeper, One Love until we meet again," Mr. G.
The said post does not appear on Bebe Cool's wall and for some reason, he has not come out to clear the space. However, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Zuena stood by Bebe Cool through this post: "Some things just leave me laughing, Mbu, Bebe Cool said this and that about so and so...These fb pages are trying to sell by writing ill about my hubby, but they won't manage because at the end of it all, God is in control." Watch this space!
Sunday, 11 August 2013
"He lives his life in the limelight and most of you think you know him. Well, none of you knows half of who he is and what has transpired in his 30plus years spent on Earth. I have been tasked to Author his Biography and am so honored to present to you Bobi Wine through my eyes come 2014. Another big book coming soon to your shelves dear readers, " Barbie noted on her wall.
The first book was about Barbie and her memories as she was growing up coupled with the noise the frogs in Magere could make while it rained, but the next one will be about Bobi Wine and what has transpired in his 31 years. Of course it will feature Bobi's experience in Jamaica while he shot the Clean and Out video, The Ghetto Reality TV Show and of course the 'spare tyre' in the UK who is demanding for a baby girl.
The book will definitely have great love scenes though Barbie will deliver scenes that are comfortable reading and writing. During the time of releasing her first book, she promised her readers that more books were in the pipeline, so there you go.
Tuesday, 06 August 2013
Fresh from Jamaica after his 'Clean and Out' video shoot which has since been released, Bobi Wine has now embarked on his other project, which is an improved version of the Omubanda Wa Kabaka TV show now dubbed; Ghetto President reality TV show.
Producers for the show are knocking on your door. A message on the official facebook page said: "Ghetto youths from all over Kampala, come register and join to audition for the first ever position of a "GHETTO SUPERSTAR". The GS should be musically talented.
Zari's The Boss Lady reality show was long stopped on UBC and Omubanda Wa Kabaka is now rebranding to the Ghetto President. The show will be aired on Bukedde TV starting September 03, 2013 at 8:00pm.
Fans will keep it locked to the show to see how reality works out for the Kyagulanyi's.
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Trust the Ghetto president, he was on the same flight with Uganda's Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi and as expected, he could not miss a photo moment with Uganda's second-in-command compensating for the losses he suffered during the independence day celebrations last year when he was stopped from accessing the Presidential Pavilion.
A week back, while launching Clean and Out to the Jamaican music lovers, Mr. G tweeted thus: "Check out my new single Clean & Out remixed by Bobi Wine, one of Africa's biggest artistes." This is likely to earn Bobi more collaborations because based on his earlier post before heading to Jamaica, he had this to say:
"When I set out to be a music man in 1996 as a little boy, me and only my fellow dance-hall artistes drew our inspiration from Jamican artistes Goofy (Mr.G), Red Rat, Buju, Beenie and of course Bounty Killer and many more, Jamaica has always been the capital of dancehall music."
Going to Jamaica had always been his dream but all this is now behind him as he is only a few hours to meeting the stars he had only dreamt about. The ghetto gladiator could not hide his excitement:
"I'm honoured to work with one of the most talented dance-hall artistes alive, I'm very much honoured to represent Uganda and Africa...hmmm, some dreams can actually come true...Jamaica, here I come," he concluded.
Bobi has traveled at the time when the Goodlyfe Crew (Moze Radio and Weasel) are still in the US where they have already done a collabo with the African Act BET winner, Ice Prince plus on going negotiations to being signed to big record labels. The music doctor has also just come back from CONGO, the land of Lingala, where he left them yearning for more of the Badilisha style.
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Bobi Wine is making headlines in Jamaica courtesy of his latest collaboration with dance-hall star, Mr. G formerly Goofy.
A few days back, 'Clean n Out', a collaboration by Bobi and Mr.G was released in audio and since then, the track has been receiving massive airplay on all radio stations. In the song, Bobi Wine is heard doing his Luganda Patois. He will soon be going to Jamaica to shoot a video for the same.
Bobi Wine now features on Jamaican entertainment blogs and among them is the number one Jamaican street chart, the Stampede which is having 'Clean n Out' as the Hot Combination of the Week starting July 22, 2013.
"When Jah tells us to fly, we don't fly like a plane, we fly like a rocket, Bobi noted as he communicated the news before thanking his fans for the support.
Stampede Street highlights the TOP fifteen Reggae songs and the TOP fifteen dance-hall songs of the week. Other artistes listed this week include: Hot New Riddim for the week goes to Brimstone Riddim, Alva is the hot new artiste on the rise.
Monday, 15 July 2013
Yesterday, the GRANDPA of Ugandan music Ragga Dee real name Daniel Kazibwe paid a courtesy visit to the Ghetto president Bobi Wine at his One Love Beach in Busabala. The two music weights first enjoyed fish and chips plus their favourite drinks before embarking on the cruise.
Bobi Wine was cruising his costly yacht while Ragga Dee was in a black boat. Trust Bobi Wine, after taking a little too much, he could not go in the water without a life jacket. Ragga Dee later gave up on his boat to join Bobi Wine to get a feel of the Omubanda Wa Kabaka yacht.
In one of Bebe Cool's latest songs, one has a line that goes: 'Olina Amatto agebeeyi, ebyo biyamba gwe, Tomalira Budde' translated as: Your having costly boats does not help me in anyway, so don't waste my time. It would not be surprising if that particular line was aimed at Bobi Wine, like it has been in the past.
Ugandan artistes in general and these two in particular have been outing songs aimed at each other. However, the recent nomination of the Goodlyfe Crew in the 2013 BET Awards is likely to change this, because if you have to feature in those awards, certain things must change.
Friday, 12 July 2013
Jose Chameleone is a dad again - for the fifth time. His wife gave birth to baby boy Amma yesterday. Chameleone and Daniella now have three sons and one girl, Ayla who turns two in February.
Chameleone also has one daughter, Ayla from his previous relationship with Dorotia. He's not the only one with several children, his young brother Weasel is rumoured to have over a dozen kids.
The Ghetto president, Bobi Wine has been demanding for a fourth child from his wife Barbie but looks like this won't happen any time soon. Bobi Wine has three with Barbie and another child with his ex, Safina Mubiru based in the UK.
While congratulating Chameleone on his new bundle of joy, he wrapped up his message by telling his wife Barbie that she was next. In fact that night, he went with chocolate back home to try and convince Barbie to change her mind.
"Wow, uncle Bobi is the first to know about the arrival of baby Amma Christian Mayanja...Congratulations Chameleone, as for you Barbie, the writing is on the wall, I'm coming home," Bobi wrote on his wall.
Meanwhile, Barbie has been under pressure from friends, relatives and fans to have another baby following their wedding in 2011, but she won't succumb to their demands and has instead taken on to a different plan as summarized in her Tuesday post;
"I so love to have more children but I choose to instead join the rest of the country and concerned Organizations to try and make a difference by educating fellow women on how to play their part in preserving their lives and their children when pregnant."
Wednesday, 03 July 2013
They may not like you, but be sure they feel you...You made history, you have played your part..you certainly deserve a Heroes welcome, you deserve a tax holiday from the government and most of all, you deserve respect......I will slaughter a pig for you when you come back".
That was Bobi Wine's latest post on the Goodlyfe Crew who are still in the US after attending the BET Awards ceremony that was held at Nokia Theatre in L.A last Sunday. However, Bobi's remarks have left many fans disturbed by the way he chose to celebrate the first Ugandans to grace the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.
Moze Radio who is still excited about being the first Ugandans to be nominated had this to say: "fellow dreamers don't stop dreaming...dreams can surely come true...we are just one leap away... let's gooooooooo."
Many fans who had hoped to be part of this celebration have now been turned down by the 'Akalimu' singer's way of doing things. Bobi Wine will now have to celebrate this landmark achievement with a handful of fans.
The 2013 BET Nominees will be performing live at Underbar Super Lounge located at 279 Tremont St, Downtown Boston on Thursday, Jul 04, 2013.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Yesterday, Riot police was forced to fire water cannons and tear-gas to disperse large crowds and somehow, the tear-gas got to Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie who were busy chilling at their hotel room.
The couple decided to hit the streets as part of their Istanbul tour where they met some of the protesters who were fleeing from tear gas, but according to him, the smell of the tear gas was reminding him of the chocolate they had just enjoyed a few minutes back.
"If am to compare this to Kaihuraz tear gas, u would agree with me that this Turkish tear gas is just smelling like chocolate."
Much as the tear gas was next to chocolate, this did not stop him from wearing masks. Now the big question is, Is it Bobi Wine who has a strong resistance to tear gas or its just a light version of tear gas that was being used!
Sunday, 12 May 2013
A rumour going viral for the last 72 hours was that One Love Beach had been attached by Equity Bank and talks were underway with Bebe Cool to buy it before the end of this month.
In a lengthy statement, Bobi Wine says this is the works of his haters who can't keep their minds, eyes and mouth off his achievements. If they are not singing about the Yacht, they are talking about the beach. Short of that, they are discussing our buildings and businesses in the hood, Bobi adds in his statement.
Bobi concludes that: "Their recent move to tarnish One Love Beach by spreading a rumour that it has been taken over by Equity Bank was poorly calculated."
Fire Base Entertainment, Fire Records, One Love Beach and Angry Management plus all other sister companies have never had any business dealings with Equity Bank. He wondered how a reputable bank like Equity could be dragged in what he termed as cheap propaganda.
Bobi reminded haters that he has been the proud face of Centenary Bank for the last six years so his bankers are Centenary Bank which in this case would be the closest to attach should there be anything to attach. He also reminded his haters of how he used to toil putting up a permanent structure on a 26 acre land while they were busy getting drunk.
The 26 acres where One Love Beach sits IS and SHALL always remain a property of the Ghetto Republic before signing off.
Monday, 29 April 2013
The Ghetto President was all smiles in the VIP section clad in black alongside the Kampala Metropolitan Police Boss Felix Kaweesi plus other East African artistes that included Redsan, Samputu and Prof. Jay among others.
Local artistes who entertained the guests before Chamili hit the stage included: Navio, Gravity Omutuju, AK47, Papa Cidy, Mathias Walukagga, Ronald Mayinja and Coco Finger among others.
True to his name, Chameleone stunned guests when he did songs by fellow artistes like Bebe Cool's 'Kasepiki', 'Wendi' by Bobi Wine, 'Bread and Butter' by the Goodlyfe and 'Bweyanyamba' by Judith Babirye. He did not spare Jaguar's Kigeugeu.
Chameleone later urged half of his fans at the Badilisha live show to support the OBUDDE album launch by Goodlyfe which will take place on May 10, 2013.
As the show was almost winding up, Chameleone invited his son, Abba Marcus Mayanja who took on to the guitar to do the 'Bomboclut' song. The boy looked calm before the crowd as he did justice to the guitar. Last year, Valu-Valu was big but Badilisha was even bigger with numbers estimated at over 24,000.
Police issued a terror alert earlier in the day but this did not stop fans from rocking the venue which was the scene of the July 2010 Al-Shabab bombs that left over 70 dead.
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Some of the artistes have vowed to defy KCCA's orders and will go ahead with the planned concerts. This morning, Bobi Wine dashed to his wall with these remarks: "I was surprised to hear that KCCA is taking me to court for putting Busaabala banners in the city yet I have a letter from them permitting me to do so and a receipt from them having paid 10,000/- per banner per day.
Now do not tell me that money does not reach where it should or should I say your spokesperson, Kalumba was drunk! Wama come Easter Monday, We go Busaabala-One Love Beach."
Sanyu FM'S morning crew were forced to place a call to Robert Kalumba over the matter and he clarified that, it's the display of posters that is not allowed, but they are free to display banners: "You can put a banner provided you have paid at our offices but not posters. All these cities you people admire like Kigali have no posters and there is no way posters will be allowed to be displayed in the city."
Meanwhile, in relation with littering the city, KCCA yesterday arrested some two motorists for littering and dumping garbage out of a moving personal vehicle.
Friday, 22 March 2013
"It is unfortunate that my name has been dragged into some immature argument. Well, It's only understandable that my name can't be ignored when this topic of money and wealth comes up. However, let me put it straight, There's absolutely no reason for me to have any kind of problem when a comrade in showbiz is ranked the richest artist in Africa just like I would not expect him to have a problem if my wife ranked me the strongest man in the world.
The 'By Far' singer adds that: This is called Showbiz(ness). As for you our elder brother (Neighbour with no address), no one quarrelled when you ranked yourself best artist of all time in Uganda. I really think you crossed borders when you started talking money and wealth because I don't see you in this area. $$Just an Observation$$", he concluded.
In his message, Bobi Wine makes it clear that he has no problem with his comrade being ranked number 10, in fact, he puts it plainly that he has no problem if he's the richest in Africa. Bobi Wine does not think that BEBE who has no address now that his house is still under construction should have the guts to talk about money and wealth and he does not see him in this area.
It should be noted at this point that Bobi Wine has his mansion in Magere, just completed Semakokiro Plaza with 12 units that currently house his Fire Base Crew offices, an Escalade and a beach in Busabala among others. Bebe Cool on the other hand has his Hummer, just recently was trying out the Bebe Cool Wine though not much is known about the wine currently.
Bobi Wine's response has come at the time when Bebe Cool had just put a pic of Chameleone eating rice on a plastic plate, but in all this, all Chameleone says is, kutaBADILISHA.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Barbie will even pull crowds to product promos like OMO and PRISM financial services that she is signed to but little is said about the agriculture celebrity she is.
The latest from her Magere based camp is that, Barbie has launched an attack on bad weather by venturing into resistant matooke plantains that will still grow irrespective of the weather pattern.
Barbie Wine says that: "Planting season is here!!!!!With all the uncertainty that surrounds us, I decided to go in for more resistant matooke plantains! Katulepuke you weather!" Then came a million dollar question from one of her followers; That does not look like Matooke?
Barbie's response was: "That's matooke, the type they manufacture. It goes through the lab, then plantains grow from scratch to that level." Now Barbie is one amazing house wife who on top of getting product endorsements is also the director of the Omubanda Wa Kabaka reality TV show together with faded star, Karitas Karisimbi.
Oh she also has a book, Golden Memories of a Village Belle.
Sunday, 03 March 2013
Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi aka Barbie - has Bobi Wine's portrait inked on her back followed by the word forever. This is another way of saying; I will love you forever and ever. A few months back, there were rumours doing the rounds that the couple was on the verge of breaking up but Barbie came up and said what she uttered 12 years back that she is here to stay.
Bad Black - Then came Bad Black who was better referred to as Mad Black by the way she used to spend before her source of dime came to the lime light. Bad Black was in love with Meddie and felt that the best way to prove her love was to ink her body with Meddie's name.
Bad Black dashed to a fake tattoist who simply used a marker to come up with a fake tattoo and got quite an amount. Shanita later identified an authentic source that inked Meddie's name on her back. Meddie is still in jail though and Bad Black is a fugitive suspected to be in Malaysia. It's not clear if that huge tattoo on her back still exists as the two fell out badly.
Others with tattoos include:
Zari's Tattoo - Is a combination of 10 stars and initials of her three sons PDQ - Pinto, Didy and Quincy plus one of a coloured flower on her legs. Other tattoos on her body, Isaac Lugudde might be of help here.
Isaac Lugudde - The Big Brother hopeful has so many tattoos on his body that there's hardly any space left though he says, should he go to the Big Brother House, he will add more tattoos to do with Big Brother Africa.
A few months back when Lugudde was still dating Zari, he put 'The Boss Lady' tattoo on his ribs followed by a verse from the bible Gen 2:18 which says that: "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him." but the two have since split and moved on with Zari bouncing back to the father of her three kids as Lugudde hooked up with a one Cynthia.
Saturday, 02 February 2013
Ragga Dee is on record for having plagiarized Mampi's Swilili track to come up with his Swetietie Luganda version. During his Unplugged show at Club Silk last Thursday, Ragga Dee said that he has over 100 songs, has not done any collabo with any artiste and so, it's not his problem that one of his songs can sound like that of any other artiste.
Regarding the Switietie song, Ragga Dee told his fans that may be DJ Shiru is to blame because he is the one who brought the track to him to do a remix for promotional purposes. Mampi has already confirmed her Uganda show on Valentine's day at Hotel Africana.
Just yesterday, the Ghetto gladiator released a four minute 'Why' remix which is a combination of Muna Masaka vs Muna Lusaka lyrics. Bobi Wine is one of the artistes that are lined up to perform with Zambia's RnB artiste on Valentine's day.
Those who have listened to the 'Why' remix say it's good food for the ears.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
The music industry in Uganda is so competitive especially when it comes to these three top male artistes but their cribs have always been an interesting topic of discussion for the fans.
Regarding Bobi Wine's Magere based crib, there is nothing much to write home about. Just recently, he moved his Fire Base office and studio to Semakokiro Plaza that has over 10 units boosting his savings as he won't have any office rent to pay.
Chameleone is busy renovating his house though complaining of how cement prices are sky rocketing but fans have advised him to resort to using cow dung or he should very quickly come up with a concert of sorts tagged to house renovation.
Bebe Cool has just roofed his luxurious 6in1 mansion and this very year, he could move in at least going by the progress on the house. The Kamwako singer has committed all resources to the house putting on hold his other activities like donating to charity, painting his current Ntinda house among others.
Monday, 21 January 2013
Tuesday, 08 January 2013
His wife Barbie was quick at congratulating him for having stopped paying rent for office space. "Kulika Obupangisa Ssebo", Barbie tweeted. Last year Bobi said: "This will be my business empire with Fire Base Offices, studio, bar, hospital and a shop with Fire Base Crew Designs."
This means that he is yet to open up a bar and a shop that we have not yet established what will be on sale their but that seems like the way he has kicked off with the year 2013. On his office desk were two small flags, one for Buganda Kingdom and the Ugandan flag.
Ssemakokiro Plaza was named after Buganda Kingdom's youngest son. Meanwhile, Dubai fans missed Jose Chameleone as he had to attend to the disturbing case of the intruder who broke into his house, but not all is lost as Bobi Wine will be performing in Dubai on February 2, 2013.
Monday, 19 November 2012
Bobi Wine was watching from a distance as Bebe Cool and Chameleone were busy sorting themselves out on who had a better crowd at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.
He decided to go about it his own way to ensure that the Kyadodondo show in particular does not register a flop and at the end of it all, it was a success at least going by the numbers. Bobi Wine invited the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader Kizza Besigye and Jose Chameleone who did not disappoint.
Other guests who attended included; the Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, Kampala Metropolitan Police Boss Felix Kaweesi, Juma Seiko, Godfrey Nyakaana, and Kawempe mayor Mubarak Munyagwa among others.
The line up of the artistes who curtain raised for Bobi Wine included Aziz Azion, Coco Finger with his trademark dance followed by the Goodlyfe Crew. Bobi Wine hit the stage at about 10:30pm and kicked off the show with 'Nyimbira Kabaka Wange' which cements him as the Omubanda Wa Kabaka.
He then moved to a thrilling performance doing songs like Mr.Kataala, Kiwaani, Carolina and Mazzi Mawanvu. Bobi switched to his very old songs that included 'Wesotinge' and Bad Man from Kamwokya among others.
The Omubanda Wa Kabaka took a break and on bouncing back, he rolled off with 'Matyansi Butyampa', Paul Kafeero's 'Dipo Nazigala', 'Ebibuuzo', 'Ekirooto'' and Obululu Tebutwawula' which were more on the political stand and a good message to the fans given the guests in VIP.
Bobi Wine was specifically impressed by Chameleone and other artistes gracing his album launch, and this is what he had to say: "To all fellow artistes that came for my concert, thank you very much. I never knew that I have so many friends amongst my comrades..as for the fans, Iam speechless, I love you so much, thanks for your support, God Bless."
Related: Big Size Thanks Fans for the Kamwako Launch
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
As all this was going on, Omubanda Wa Kabaka, Bobi Wine was returning from Sudan where he was given a free ride in a chopper to a Juba police to help with investigations but on coming back to Kampala, he returned to a rude welcome.
The Tugambire Ku Jenipher posters had been pulled down and replaced with other posters redirecting fans to KK Beach and Lido Beach on the same date of his album launch. This made the Ghetto gladiator mad that he dashed to his wall and other media stations to put the record straight:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, Iam officially announcing that I don't have any show at KK Beach. Whoever has reproduced my launch posters and is advertising that Im in some kind of competition at KK Beach Vs Another artist at Lido Beach on the same date, is out of his mind.." Bobi Wine wrote.
Bobi is now pursuing those behind the sabotage but at the same time asking Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to show cause why his 'Tugambire Ku Jennifer' posters were pulled down even before 16.Nov.2012, the date for the launch and yet he had paid them in full.
Bebe Cool and Jose Chameleone held their album launches already and are right now engaged a cyber war on who had a better crowd. Bobi Wine is already looking at alternatives should his show flop, he will take on KK Beach and KCCA for trying to confuse his fans who have vowed to come in big numbers.
Monday, 12 November 2012
In his words Chameleone says: "Ceasefire, fans and Leone Island family, It was a reasoning Sunday, no hatred! Have a peaceful week,"
But the Kamwako star is not taking any of that and he says why start a war that you cannot sustain. Bebe Cool replied shortly after: "If you can't sustain a war, don't start one. Lego Cyber warfare. Eno siyakukasuka macup naye ya kunyiga mapesa." meaning that this is not a bottle throwing war but playing with the keyboard.
He concludes by saying Gagamel forever we nuh retreat we nuh surrender ceasefire ???on what deal?
Saturday, 10 November 2012
The communication off his wall indicates that Bobi Wine is in a situation that he himself is not in position to explain. In the message that has left most of his fans worried states that:
"Im being chauffeured to a Juba Police station for a case I have not been explained to fans, friends and family, I pray all this goes down well." Bobi Wine is in final stages of his next album launch that will be held at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds on 16.Nov.2012.
The last time the Ghetto president was close to a similar scenario was when he tried to access the Presidential pavilion at Kololo during the celebrations to mark 50 years of independence.
We are yet to establish what is it he was doing in Juba and why he had to get a free ride to Juba Police. Latest information coming in is that he has been released with no charge.
Saturday, 10 November 2012
It's on record, Bebe Cool's Kamwako launch was well attended but not enough for the concert organiser to recoup his costs something that made Chameleone laugh for close to a week.
Chameleone laughed simply because his Valu Valu launch had more fans than Bebe Cool's Kamwako launch. Chameleone was on the line up of curtain raisers at Lugogo and he was supposed to do three songs but ended up doing eight tracks before relocating to Club Obligato where about 100 people were waiting for him.
Bebe Cool who has been unsettled since then is now cracking his ribs and wondering how his neighbour 'A' could fail to to have a small bar like Club Obligato to full capacity which an upcoming artiste like Chris Evans did.
Bebe wrote: "Neighbour 'A' was humbled to 120 fans. Ondagamu no yasama, ate gakyali mabaga." Meaning that you should not open your mouth again as more is yet to come.
Related: Bobi Wine's Views On Kamwako Launch
Tuesday, 06 November 2012
"In the beginning it was all physical, I even knocked the guy down at one point Naye nawakana. Then we decided to organise our launches on the same dates to see who is who...we did it 3 consecutive times Nga Ela tumusinga hands down Ela nawakana.
Then came the battle of Champions..in his own words he said ''Tukilize Bobi Wine Yasinga'' but 12hrs later, he objected. This time, we agreed to set our concerts on different dates but in the same venue to settle this once and for all.
One of us had his concert, and you saw the numbers plus the empty chairs! We are now waiting for 16th November. Same venue, Kyadondo. How is that folks." Those were the words of Bobi Wine.
During Chameleone's Valu Valu launch, Kyadondo was filled to the brim, Bebe Cool tried with his Kamwako launch but could not measure up to Valu Valu, we are now yet to see Bobi Wine with his Tugambire Ku Jennifer.
Sunday, 21 October 2012
The kids may be a few years old but showing all signs of emulating their dad in every way.
Star singer Jose Chameleone who has been busy lately with his international tours shared a pic of his family off his wall to which he says; ''Generation Next, The Mayanja's Mama, Alba, Alfa and Abba love you all, yours DOCTOR"
A fan commented: "This is it..Keep clean Jose this is more than money!!!! The star replied to him that yeah far more than money. The Moto-Moto star has four kids in total. Chameleone had a steamy relationship with Belgian Greant Osea aka Dorotia resulting in their baby Ayla Mayanja but the pair later split.
Inset is Chameleone, Dorotia and Ayla during one of his trips to Brussels. Chameleone's naming order has been any name that starts with A, Bebe Cool follows the alphabet order and he is currently at C with Caysan as the latest addition.
When it comes to the Omubanda Wa Kabaka, Bobi Wine also the Ghetto Gladiator who recently missed sharing the presidential pavilion with Presidents at the Kololo Independence grounds, his kids are named after cities like Kampala and Nairobi.
Through his latest track, 'Tugambire Ku Jenniffer', he is realizing a new set of fans who include tycoons whose structures have been demolished.
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Bobi Wine has now come up with a new date and location and this time he says its now official implying that their won't be any more changes. Bobi Wine confirmed this in a message off his official wall.
"Now it is official, 16th November at Lugogo Rugby Grounds, 17th Satellite Beach Mukono and Sunday 18th at One Love Beach, Busabala....We shall be in a Concert dubbed Tugambire Ku Jenniffer. It's gonna be extra ordinary."
What is clear is the date but with a bit of mix up between Kyadondo on his poster and Lugogo in his facebook post but that's no big deal as they are more or less in the same walkable distance.
Last year, the 'Matyansi Butyampa' Concert and the 'Minzani' Concert were held on the same day making it the fourth in a row of concerts between these two that were held on the same dates that include: (Agenze Vs Carolina), (Bogolaako Vs Wesontinge) and (Kasepiki Vs Kataala).
It's important to note that this trend has changed after the battle of champions was held between the two artistes.
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
As Uganda was celebrating 50 years of independence at the Kololo grounds, several heads of state from over 15 countries were in attendance. These included Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki, Rwanda's Paul Kagame, Salva Kiir from South Sudan, Pierre Nkuruziza from Burundi and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe among others.
Other dignitaries included the Duke of Kent, Prince Edward who represented the Queen of England, His Royal Highness the Aga Khan. The President of Uganda who was also the host arrived a few minutes past eleven in his black Mercedes Benz Limousine.
There was lots of entertainment from various artistes like Pastor Wilson Bugembe, Juliana Kanyomozi, Jackie Chandiru. The Golden Jubilee anthem Yoga Yoga Uganda was played just before President Museveni took to the podium to give his Golden Jubilee keynote address.
The celebrations went on smoothly though rain disrupted the event. "The President told his guests that we cannot obstruct God's plans." Helicopters and Fighter jets were flying over the Kololo Independence grounds entertaining thousands of guests that turned up for the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Like all other events, there is always a funny bit to it. The Ghetto President, Bobi Wine, also the Omubanda Wa Kabaka walked in with a swagg as usual trying to make his way to the Presidential pavilion followed by some Fire Base Crew members.
Security moved in swiftly to end a situation some plain clothes operatives were terming as abnormal. Bobi Wine assured them of how he was paid to come and attend unlike other Presidents who were given cards.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012
The 'By-Far' Star has unveiled the Semakokiro Plaza with over 10 Units of which some will be ready for use by the end of this month.
The building is located in Kamwokya where he was cleaning last weekend as part of his CSR activities. Interestingly, the 'Tugambire Ku Jenipher' singer says these won't be rentals.
"This will be my business empire with Fire Base Offices, studio, bar, hospital and a shop with Fire Base Crew Designs." Recently, Chameleone unveiled Daniella Villas that he constructed for his wife, Bebe Cool said: "Never under estimate a snail, it can cover longer distances than a fly."
Bebe's version is that once his (6in1) houses are done, he would have run over these guys. However, Bobi and Bebe are not patient enough to unveil their structures when complete, they instead let the cat out of the bag early enough.
Ssemakokiro Plaza named after Buganda Kingdom's youngest son have 12 units. Meanwhile, last week's heavy presence of police at Centenary Park in an effort to restore the greenbelt reminded Bobi Wine's wife of how her containers that were dealing in Range Rover spare parts were removed.
Commenting on the Centenary Park Demolitions, Barbie said: "This day and all that is happening at Centenary Park brings me the worst feeling and terrible memories of my containers in Kamwokya being demolished."
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Zuena Kirema is engaged to Bebe Cool (Moses Ssali) while Barbie (Barbara Itungo) is married to Bobi Wine(Robert Kyagulanyi) and last but not least is Daniella Atim, who is married to Jose Chameleone (Joseph Mayanja).
Daniella keeps at home most of the time taking care of the kids. Barbie on the other hand has been busy managing the One Love Beach, replenishing the second batch of her village belle book let alone ensuring that the Omubanda Wa Kabaka reality show on Bukedde is up and running.
Zuena Cool is into music and has two tracks to her name, 'Owa Boda' and 'Mata', a collaboration with the then Eighton and Rain. This not only makes her a wife to a musician but also a musician.
This type of CV has made Zuena utter some words similar to not comparing her with any other musician's wife as the only thing they have in common is being MARRIED to a musician. Zuena emphasizes the marriage aspect as she even puts it in caps, may be because not so many have witnessed a wedding as big as Bobi Wine and Chameleone.
Barbie's reaction sounded like scripts in a yet to be released book on people who try so hard. "We sometimes wonder why some people deny the obvious when criticised, why they desperately seek for assurance that they are loveable, why they try hard to please others in order to get public attention."
She concludes: "Wonder no more. Such people have low self esteem and they don't believe in themselves. Try hard to accept who you are and never to wish you were somebody else."
Have the wars crossed to the musician's wives!! Watch this space!
Monday, 17 September 2012
Twenty fans will have the opportunity of cruising with the ghetto president, Bobi Wine on the Omubanda Wa Kabaka Yacht with fish on the house.
In a recent interview, the 'Kabirinage' star told the interviewer that he will be launching his 'Kamwako' on 2,3 and 4th of November at venues yet to be communicated. The two artistes have been launching on the same dates in their previous two launches but they were forced to reconsider this.
Bobi Wine and Bebe Cool recently locked horns in what they termed as the Battle of the Champions and both camps declared themselves winners but we are beginning to see some fruits out of that.
Rumours had started circulating that they have again set the same album launch dates but going by the information coming through from reliable sources, this is unlikely.
Sunday, 09 September 2012
Bobi Wine's latest single titled 'Jennifer' has made him a subject of discussion at both KCCA and the communications regulatory body, UCC.
The Omubanda Wa Kabaka also the Ghetto president recently released a song titled 'Jennifer' which was widely believed to be a verbal attack on Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi.
Bobi Wine was quick at clearing this by saying that he was only acting on behalf of the voiceless ghetto people. On the other hand, the Executive Director was approached on the matter though at the time, she had not listened to the song and promised to do so.
Executive Director Jennifer Musisi Responds
"I have not yet heard the song yet but I will surely try to find it. If he thinks he's trying to get at me, am sorry. He's a small fish with no bones and trust me, we shall see who has the last laugh,"
UCC Issues Airwaves Order
The communication's body last week issued a 'Warning Against Misuse of Airwaves'. In a statement, the body said: "..there was a noticeable increase in negative trends ranging from outright hostility and abuse to lack of balanced discussions on airwaves, especially during political discussions,"
It added: "Some artistes and musicians have resorted to attack personalities through their songs and other works. Much as they have a right to express themselves... public airwaves should not be used to attack individuals, which may amount to defamation."
Wednesday, 05 September 2012
While other celebrities are celebrating their birthdays at 25 and working their way downwards, Bebe Cool has just made 35. On 1-Sep-2012, the 'Akamwako' star celebrated his birthday at Asylum bar and later crowned the night at Guvnor.
Zuena who could not hide her excitement had this to say: "Happy birthday to my hubby, friend, father to my angels, my one and only Musa Bebe Cool. I wouldn't ask Allah for a better husband am proud of you and I cherish each day with u. Long live my love."
Amazingly, Bebe Cool is older than Bobi Wine(30), Chameleone(33) though Ragga Dee beats them all at 39. This is the soul reason you will not get Ragga Dee in these cats fights.
Saturday, 18 August 2012
The 'Akamwa Ko' star went on a searching spree for answers to his fans who were now furious and bashing him from all corners with all sorts of insults following a posting on his wall about (A) Jose Chameleone and (B)Bobi Wine which backfired.
Bebe Cool has now established that the artiste who was performing on stage with his jeans off and touching his 'privates' before revellers is none other than Tanzania's King of Bongo Flavor Afande Sele who was performing at a gig sponsored by a TZ mobile company TIGO.
After clearing that, Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool looked for the culprits behind this photo and his findings narrowed on Club Rouge's Marketing Manager Gareth Onyango and DJ Momo as the guys behind tagging him to that photo. The Big Size star charged like a wounded buffalo and attacked the two referring to Gareth as a cleaner at Club Rouge.
"hahahaha, I pity two silly fools, one works in Club Rouge as a cleaner by the names Onyango Gareth the other is a wanabe DJ mbu DJ Jojo Mimz as short as a shoe. They post a fake pic of some up-coming tz artist called Afande Saly performing at a Tigo promo in TZ to counter attack the A and B story that I posted. Only they forgot that in UG thez no tigo and Bebe is a lot mo hairy and has mob side bans. sori ma fans aint drug addicts like A and B fans. ma fans can see"
It's not clear though what yardstick was used to establish that these two were behind the photo act.
Gareth Onyango says: "If God had wanted you to talk more than listen, he would have given you two mouths and one ear."
DJ Jojo said "Grades don't measure intelligence and age doesn't define maturity. Age is just a number, maturity is a choice. Admitting you're wrong doesn't show weakness, it shows maturity."
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine who from Bebe's post is reffered to as (B) is releasing a song in under 48 hours and you can be sure it will feature his retaliation on how Bebe referred to his 'yacht' as a canoe. Watch this space!!
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Yesterday, we told of how Bebe Cool attacked his 'neighbours' in which one failed to perform at the Olympics and the other bought a canoe and was yet to start fishing at Busabala Beach.
Fans assured him to leave fellow singers alone as he was contradicting messages in his very own tracks like Minzani and Kamwako among others. Bebe was also told that he is good but Chameleone is by far and large better than him in music and could not even measure up to Bobi's assets.
This did not go down well with Zuena(Bebe's wife) who started unfriending all those who were talking ill of the 'Akamwako' star. Some of Zuena's friends who had been scrapped off that title had started complaining.
Zuena wondered: "Abange if you dislike my husband or his music & I unfriend you, why do you fuss, behind every successful man there is a supporting woman." Bebe Cool did not waste any time in responding to his wife:
"Hhahaha Luv wange, vakundinga ezo. tebamanyi gwebalumba, njakubaezo embuuzi" translated as"My love leave them as they don't know who they are dealing with, I will beat those goats"
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine's wife Barbie Itungo is busy promoting Bobi Wine's latest track 'Obuvuka' with a theme of you reap what you sow and posting more boat pictures while Chameloene's wife Daniella Atim is busy taking care of the kids.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Local music star Bebe Cool who is fresh from Germany has started off by dissing fellow singers Jose Chameleone and Bobi Wine referring to them as Neighbour A and Neighbour B. In his latest posting, Bebe Says:
"I once had two neighbours (A) and (B) four months ago, neighbour A told me he was going to rap at the Olympics faster than Usain Bolt. Neighbour (B) not wanting to be out-done, told us he had bought a canoe and he was yet to buy a fishing net. All this was simply Air. What is your take on the neighbours."
Now looking at how events have been unfolding (A) is Chameleone who recently went on strike after his passport was held in Tanzania and among others, he said that he wanted his passport back as he was slated to perform at the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Stephen Kiprotic took the moment. Chamelone is now saying that confiscating his passport led to delays in securing a visa.
On the other hand (B) is Bobi Wine who made headlines with a boat that he is valuing at $750,000 while other sources are claiming the boat is actually for Sudhir's daughter. This is fresh and we are yet to see how the 'Neighbours' will treat this.
Chameleone in his latest track 'Salute' referred to them as 'Ba Bigambo boys' as they kept trading insults in 'By Far' VS 'Big Mouth by Far songs' Chameleone also reminds them that its' been 12 years when the name Chamelone is the one that rules the industry.
Since Bebe Cool was asking for views on what the fans thought of his analysis of his 'neighbours', the fans did not disappoint but the majority told him that it would be wise if he left Chameleone out of the bickering.
These were some of the views:
Kizito Kizman: Neighbour A is better than you in music and Neighbour B is better than you in money and assets by far.
Ian Omukoowu: "Sit down and listen to your song 'Akamwako'
Watch this space!
Saturday, 11 August 2012
The news of the boat was still very fresh when a rumour started circulating that the boat was actually hired for video shooting purposes and that it belonged to property moguls' daughter Sudhir Ruparelia.
In one of the shots in the gallery(Barbie On their New Yacht) there was a debate brewing as to whether this was a boat or yacht. The Ghetto Gladiator has now come out and lashed out at those saying this is a boat and not a yacht.
"Tabloids are at it again, blinding me with their wrong and inaccurate speculations. Yes I did not buy a boat. I bough a Yacht. Go and Google it. Check out Regal Sport Yacht." The 'By Far' star was kind enough to tell all those who cared to know the cost of the boat that it cost $750,000.
Earlier reports had estimated it at $75,000. "If you are too lazy to check the price out, I will help you out. It costs $750,000." Bobi wrote on his wall. Bobi seems to be having concerns with those who prefer to call it a boat as opposed to a yacht.
According to Wikipedia, a Yacht is a recreational boat or ship.
Friday, 10 August 2012
Now the mini yacht is the latest of those plastic stunts. Bobi and his wife Barbie together with some Fire Base Crew members were cruising around in 'their' new baby with the village balle posing for pictures in all angles.
Now unconfirmed reports indicate that the boat belongs to Sudhir's daughter and it was a birthday present on turning 16 a month back. Apparently, the photos were taken during a video shoot for his latest track Better or Worse. The same footage could be good material for his second version of the Omubanda Reality show.
The fans had become excited over the development but as it turns out, the Ghetto Gladiator has to wait a little longer before he can actually own a mini yacht.
Saturday, 30 June 2012
A case in point is the tyre rolling off from Bobi Wine's Escalade, the cleaning at Mulago Hospital this morning among others, chances are some of these activities are meant for the Omubanda Wa Kabaka show. So if you thought that it was a big deal for the Escalade tyre to roll off, don't be surprised if this is a stage managed stunt to create a real life scene for the show.
Zari has even been forced to change cos on some of her projects from the time she thought of the reality show. A case in point is the former hostel on Sir Apollo Kagwa that was later changed to a hotel after Zari realised that she could generate better mileage from the hotel than a hostel once featured in her reality show.
The first episodes of the Zari-The Boss Lady show had businesses in South Africa which could not be verified by most viewers of the show locally and yet the hotel project was taking long to be completed, she very quickly came up with a business idea and that was a jewellery shop at Garden City. Its being launched today.
Don't be surprised if the next episodes are featuring the latest events now that they are reality shows. It's amazing though how much one has to go through just to have a reality show.
Meanwhile, Omubanda Wa Kabaka is organic as they use resources within Magere and therefore affordable as opposed to The Boss Lady which has to juggle between UK, South Africa and Uganda among others.
Sunday, 24 June 2012
We recently told of how Bobi Wine's Escalade tyre rolled off sending all those who were around to take off like they were rehearsing for the forth coming olympics when the Escalade tyre came rolling after them.
A mechanic was called in just in time as the driver of the Escalade widely believed to be Barbie took off prompting a traffic officer to help with controlling traffic as many motorists tried to get a glimpse of the monster ride.
Now the latest coming in is that Bebe Cool's Gagamel crew rushed to the scene in Kamwokya before the Escalade could be towed away and recorded everything on video. This clip will be used in their video, 'Big Mouth By Far' which is in retaliation to Bobi Wine's 'By Far' video with Bebe Cool's caricature using chop sticks.
Related: Bobi Wine's Escalade Tyre Rolls Off
Friday, 15 June 2012
This forced some of the pedestrians to take off for their dear lives thinking that the car that had lost control was going to knock them but fortunately, no one was hurt. It is not clear whether it was Bobi or his wife Barbie who was driving it at the time, but it is normally driven by Barbie most of the times.
NTV has a section in which they highlight profiles with the very best of all being property Mogul Sudhir Ruparelia. Bobi Wine appears on that list and among others, NTV says he donated that Escalade to Nakivubo Market traders.
The Escalade was put on auction and the traders failed to meet the minimum amount which was put at Shs10m. That is how the 'donated' Escalade bounced back to the Omubanda Wa Kabaka's camp. To learn more about the Bobi Wine's, you can tune in to Bukedde TV's Omubanda Wa Kabaka reality show every Wednesday at 9:30PM.
Saturday, 09 June 2012
The tax body is now closing in on other top artistes like Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool and Jose Chameleone who could lose some of their property as the tax body tries to recover the taxes the singers have not remitted in the various shows over time.
The artistes have not paid Value Added Tax (VAT) on their album launches and concerts. According to a source from URA; "Chameleone is in trouble because he has so far refused to clear the Shs9m dues for the Valu Valu album launch alone. A notice ordering him to pay it as soon as possible has also been sent to him."
Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine have not yet paid taxes on the recent successful Battle of the Champions that was held at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. The artistes have to clear their dues very soon or else URA could attach their posh rides, mansions and land titles.
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Early in the month was The Battle of the Champions in which both artistes Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine claimed victory as seen from the pictures that were making rounds on social network sites.
Fans have now taken to photoshopping photos of their respective artistes to show support in the just concluded music battle.
The first pic was found among supporters of Bebe Cool and the second one was very popular among Bobi Wine supporters. The two images were similar forcing the Bobi Wine camp to come up with one that will not be easily duplicated.
In the latest photo, Bebe Cool is depicted as washing Bobi Wine's Escalade. This is certainly not true and photoshop at its best. Meanwhile, the fans are still confused about who won but the artistes are still holding victory parties.
Last Sunday at Busabaala beach was a victory party followed by another a day later at Bull-dog bar in Wandegeya. Bebe Cool has been in the US over the birth of his third born Caysan Ssali Siye. He will now embark on victory parties when he settles down.
Friday, 25 May 2012
This particular show which was the third episode had a scene when Jose Chameleone paid a visit to the Bobi Wine's making Barbie prepare a heavy meal that included meat, chicken, Matooke among others for the Chameleone's to feast.
Interestingly, Zari's show airs on UBC at 8:30pm on Wednesday and on the same day an hour later, Omubanda Wa Kabaka airs Bukedde TV clearly giving you an insight in these local celebs lives.
Barbie features prominently on the Omubanda Wa Kabaka unlike The Boss Lady that seems to be preoccupied by Zari her kids and a little bit of her hubby Ivan Ssemwanga. Daniella who happens to be a close buddy to Barbie(Bobi's wife) is contemplating on coming up with a similar show featuring the Valu Valu star. Watch this space!
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Children of this generation are not gettingnames like it was back then. Below we take you through the names some od our stars have given their children.
Bebe Cool - Zuena welcomed a bouncing baby boy three days back who happens to be their third child with Bebe Cool. These ones have decided to go about it the alphabet way. Alpha is the first born followed by their only girl Beata and now another boy Caysan.
Jose Chameleone - Exactly three months back Daniella gave birth to their third child who they named Alba Shyne Mayanja. Their first born is Abba Marcus Mayanja. Now looks like this one has gone for names starting with 'A'
Bobi Wine - Now the Omubanda wa Kabaka's is out of the box. He named his kids after cities. His first born is Kampala, and the second one is Nairobi. Their latest was given the Shilling name may after running out of cities that they could embrace.
Juliana Kanyomozi - For the lady musicians it has been nice and polite. Juliana's son with her ex is called Keron Lukwago.
Cindy - The former Blu3 member had 3 items on her agenda last year and one was to give birth, launch an album and have Mario put a ring on her finger. She achieved the first two and now fingers crossed for the wedding. Cindy named her first born Amani. Just next door in Kenya, we have a Kenyan artiste who goes by that name and when she hits stage, all the front row guests are treated to a 'VIP' show of sorts.
Lillian - The former Blu3 member has a child with Goodlyfe member Moze Radio and was given Asanti as the name which is a Swahili word meaning Thank You.
Sunday, 06 May 2012
Unlike his boss who went to the US for further treatment and medical examination getting back to his feet after a short while, Cobra has just reported back on duty.
One snoop noted that: "Bebe is having two personal bouncers at the moment, one Magumba has been on duty alone but since Cobra is back he has some breathing space and on two occasions Magumba was seen guarding the "Big Size" Hummer car with Cobra guarding Bebe."
During the press conference at Kyadondo Rugby grounds before the Battle of the Champions, Cobra was right behind Bebe Cool. Bobi Wine made a comment that hit directly at the bodyguards.
Bobi said that; "Those bodyguards were once guarding One Love Beach in Busabaala." This comment did not go down well with Magumba who reacted by saying that no, he does not have enough money to facilitate us, we guard Big Size man."
Other Sites: Bebe Cool's Bouncer Still Alive 10-May-2010
Sunday, 06 May 2012
Bebe Cool was the first to perform according to plan followed by Bobi Wine. Initially Bebe was using a CD but later turned to real singing after being pressured by Bobi's fans. This move made Bebe Cool perform close to 50 songs as Bobi did just half that number.
Bebe Cool did more music as opposed to Bobi Wine who made it a point that for everything he had to sing/say, it was an attack on Bebe Cool. The fans were also organised in a way that, when Bebe Cool was on stage, they could cheer him on and the moment Bobi got on stage, the booing him down was heard from a huge crowd.
The booing of Bobi Wine was mainly caused by the way he kept on referring to Bebe's wealth, wife and personal life generally.
At some point, Bebe Cool brought some disabled children on stage and Bobi Wine's supporters out rightly told him off as this was not a charity event but a music battle, so all the fans wanted was music.
At about 3am, police declared that the event should stop. Bobi Wine was performing at the time but he kept on telling off the police officers and asking them to leave the stage. Bobi Wine did this for close to 30mins.
All in all Bebe Cool tried as much as possible to keep his cool but at times the missiles from the Omubanda Wa Kabaka were too much that he had to retaliate. At the end of it all after police had stopped the event and yet the two artistes still wanted to perform, they both declared themselves winners.
However, when Bobi defied police orders to leave the stage, Bebe Cool simply granted him the win for the sake of having peace because defying police would easily result in running battles and tear-gas for the fans who had come in large numbers that some were following the event from outside.
The winner can only be decided by the fans.
Thursday, 03 May 2012
At the end of the press briefing, he addressed journalists who were interviewing him on a number of issues. He also made it clear that this whole Battle of the Champion was his idea and that the two artistes have been paid. Proceeds from the gate collections will go to the promoter.
However, before the day could end, the Ndiisa Butti Sipapa star acted contrary to his latest track Ndissa Butti that portrays him as one who takes one step at a time and not in a hurry by attacking Bobi Wine on his wall.
Bebe wrote: "Imagine this lito thing called Kadingo Bobi Swine rehearsing ma songs, wrong move boy. Toswaza Ba Fan Bo. Hahaha. Now the day this pig dies here, Bobi Swine, take ma advise and come with a coffin in which you will be taken back after Bebe Cool's concert at Lugogo this Friday.."
At this rate, 500 police officers and the 100 military police men and women might not be enough if this is the tone these guys are using. However, some music pundits say that the Login show on NTV in which Bobi revealed that when Bebe's manager approached him, he gave a condition that he takes 85% share of the proceeds if he is to perform. This might have led to the current out burst.
Bobi added that to his surprise, Bebe agreed to take the 15% and it's because of the money that Bobi Wine accepted to be part of the show which he has kept on referring to the Battle of the 'Champion'
Bobi Wine whose reality TV was to start today on Bukedde TV but postponed to next Wednesday has not yet responded to the accusation of rehearsing Bebe's songs. But supposing it was the way Bebe is putting it, wouldn't this be a clear win for him instead of going for the Golola/Naggy situation in which one walks away with the belt and the other goes with the win.
Wednesday, 02 May 2012
KT Promotions the group that brought the late Lucky Duby in the year 2003 are the ones behind the Battle of Champions show slated for this coming Friday at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds and on Sunday in Entebbe. They want to see if these guys combined can measure up to Jose Chameleone in terms of fans.
Bebe Cool got to the venue as early as 11am and started inspecting the area plus what the Silk Events' guys were installing. Bobi Wine was not very far from the venue as his crew who were in the Angry Management van updated him of the proceedings.
On learning that Bebe had arrived, the van drove off and within minutes, it was back with Bobi Wine who first stayed in the van for some time. The police officers, journalists took to their positions as they waited for the artistes to assume their seats.
Bobi Wine came bouncing all the way with his crew members, said hello to whoever was there and took his seat. By then Bebe Cool was with one of his crew members recording his speech and as that went on Bobi said; "Demakakana Wen Deyma See Me"
That should be a mixture of English, Luganda and Jamaican Patwa. Bebe joined everyone looking very composed and sat following everything attentively. The press conference was highlighting how the event will flow.
Police officers have already been deployed at the venue to ensure it's safe. The police added that they will not be bottled drinks so beers will have to be served in disposable glasses.
At the end of the press briefing, KT Promotions guys got a coin to which Bebe and Bobi chose a side and it was Bebe Cool's side on the top implying that he will be the first to perform.
Fans have however demanded that there should not be a repeat of the Golola/Naggy scenario which left the revellers very confused on who had won. They demand that someone should be able to tell the fans on Friday who the winner is since it is a music battle.
The promoters said that that will not be possible before the Sunday show forcing Bobi to interject by saying that the Friday show should be the determinant of who the winner is. They later got to a consensus that the fans will be the judges.
Wednesday, 02 May 2012
Bobi Wine came walking with a swagg together with his crew members, said hello to whoever was around and he took his position. Bebe Cool joined minutes later. Bobi demanded that he greets the people he has found around but they told him that he had done that already now that he came earlier on.
Silk events crew had started erecting the stage that will see these two top artistes battling it out musically. The show organised by KT Promotions who have been in the industry for 12 years have sunk over Shs200m in this show.
The press briefing had an advanced team of security operatives who will be beefed up closer to the d-day. 500 police men, 100 military policemen and two units from the dog section will be part of the security on the battle of champions in the same venue that left over 70 dead in the July 2010 bombs.
They do not want to take chances in fact Bebe Cool wanted that the number of policemen be increased to 1,500. The police officer who attended the press briefing said plain clothes policemen will be part of the security.
The Ghetto Gladiator was asked to say something and he said that it should be journalists to ask and then they can respond. One journalist asked a question and they asked Bobi that they wanna hear from him.
"You wanna hear from me, that's no protocal, I'm the President and Bebe Cool was my Vice President when he was in Fire Base, he never resigned and I have never discharged him, he never wrote a resignation letter, so I consider him still my Vice President so he has to speak before me, just follow protocal thank you very much, wama yogera"
Bebe Cool obliged and thanked for the opportunity which he said was his first to talk to the gladiator. He said that he was not here to argue on who speaks first or last because he last did that when he was 17 and half after 18, I got to the point straight.
The gentleman from KT Promotions closed the session and Bebe Cool walked off calling journalists for a 1on1 though Bobi Wine asked him to stay behind as he had something to say but Bebe simply ignored.
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
This might be interpreted by some as a sneak peak in the battle of the champions that is to take place on 04-May-2012 between Bobi Wine and Bebe Cool at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.
Bebe Cool released his 'Film Star' single in which he says 'Ndiisa Buuti Sipapa' meaning that he uses chopstics to eat with ease. He also had a line to do with him being a film star who does not die at the end of the movie but its the gangstar (Omubanda) who dies.
Bobi Wine did not waste any time by asking him to withdraw the lyrics or he attacks. Bobi gave Bebe 24 hours as he was busy composing a retaliating track. On not getting a response that he wanted from Bebe, he went ahead and released what is now his latest dubbed 'By Far'
However, on listening to both tracks, it's like the 'Ndiisa Buuti Sipapa' is better than Bobi's 'Better than them by far' just because Bebe had all the time to come up with the track as opposed to Bobi whose theme was tagged to hitting back on the lyrics which were widely believed as an attack on him.
Security had better be tight at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds on 4 May when the Battle of the Titans kicks off. The artistes will be performing on different stages in the same venue as they find out who has more fans, swagg, who is a Katala and Mr. Kadingo.
The show will then cross to Entebbe Resort Beach on 5-May-2012.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Uganda Reality shows are now for real with the second one set to start showing soon on Bukedde TV just before the Agataliiko Nfuufu news at10:00pm.
The Omubanda Wa Kabaka show was supposed to have started airing on April 01 but its likely that when The Zari Boss Lady show was launched, the OWK team must have paused the launch to compare notes and probably come up with a better version.
The show will be about Bobi Wine and his family, rides and also the One Love beach, his farm of cows among others. The show will certainly not leave out the children, Kampala, Nairobi and the last born and of course highlights of the famous Wedding of the Year 2011
Bobi is widely believed to be attached to drugs, so this show which is directed by his wife and former TV personality Karitas Karisimbi will give a detailed insight of Bobi Wine and his fans will get to know him better.
Meanwhile, the third episode of the Z-TBL reality show will be airing on UBC today at 8:30pm.
Sunday, 15 April 2012
Its not clear if the guys who were representing the Gladiator just did not articulate issues well or they were not in the know of what they were doing.
When it came to the guys who were defending Bebe Cool, it was as though they had prepared for this long before and did a good job in defending him when it came to music, awards plus the international representation, though in terms of wealth, the Gladiator seemed to be doing well.
The show touched the assets of the two artistes:
Music and Awards:
Meanwhile, the show between Bobi and Bebe has about 20 days left to take place.
Thursday, 05 April 2012
Bebe Cool had just come back from Boston last Friday after checking on his wife Zuena Kirema who is just about to give birth. The following day was the Kigeugeu Concert at Club Rouge where he performed with Jaguar.
But before he could perform, Bebe took on Bukedde by stuffing that very paper in his pants saying that, that is where it belonged. He added that he has no set time table on when to complete his house.
The stuffing of the news paper has instead gotten the Ghetto gladiator Bobi Wine opening a different can of worms.
Bobi told some of his followers that: "
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
"Just don't miss the biggest Easter bash and most def Easter Monday Kiwatule where pipo don't die. I mean we pay money to make sure pipo r safe and they have fun" Bebe Cool wrote on his wall.
This prompted a question from one of his fans who asked if there was any place where people do not die from?
He was referring to some two men who were killed last year on Boxing day about a kilometre from Bobi Wine's One Love Beach. The men were guarding cars in the parking lot and making some quick bucks. It's that money that attracted the thugs and in the end two were left dead.
Just recently, Bobi Wine said that in their forthcoming Battle of the Champions show where the two will be performing on two different stages in the same venue, he will be entitled to 85% share of the proceeds from the show.
This kind of behaviour between the two has left many wondering if that show(Battle of the Champions) will be safe even if they will be performing from different stages. Another fan asked Bebe if the two will ever reconcile and this is what he had to say:
"Reconcile ma a**. Can't reconcile with irresponsible kids as in what wud I be looking for in his small mambo jambo world of *Abakalaba"
*Abakalaba: Translated as those who have just seen things...!
Tuesday, 06 March 2012
The boys are back and we now take a break from the gal cat fights. We recently told of how some promoter was planning a joint concert in April for Bobi Wine and Bebe Cool.
Bobi Wine has just confirmed that to his colleagues: "
Monday, 27 February 2012
Bobi and Bebe were at the same venue but they maintained a good distance from each other. Some revellers maintained that Barbie was all fired up throughout the night before staggering out with Omubanda to their mansion in Magere.
Meanwhile, Barbie who is to launch her first book titled 'Golden Memories of a Village Belle' that has all those hidden secrets about her while growing up will be launched next month.
Related: Barbie To Launch Her First Book
Thursday, 23 February 2012
"This is the beginning,...that is episode one. Includes just the hilarious encounters as I was growing up. I plan to continue telling the story of my life for so many years to come"
Barbie says it will be available in all major book stores like Aristoc, Supermarkets plus so many other outlets. Barbie's love to explain things is what inspired her into writing the book.
She writes during her leisure time and she says more books are in the pipeline. The book is being published by MK Publishers. Barbie wrote about the frogs in Magere and the noise they made when it started raining.
Apparently, she was trying to say that during the dry season, that noise was not heard but with the rainy season the frogs are like demanding a collabo but she deleted the posting from her wall and replaced it with a quarter of her banana plantains being knocked down by strong winds.
Saturday, 18 February 2012
The company that is located on Communications House is part of the PRISM Construction company and also the owners of Emin Pasha Hotel. She will also appear on billboards, Radio and TV adverts.
The grabber statement for the loans is 'Soft loans that bring back that lost smile' and surely Barbie's smile says it all.
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
It's not clear what the motive of the killers was but some are suspecting that they wanted to kill these guards and vandalise the cars in the parking lot.
Short of that, most of the advertised artistes performed though revellers were not happy with the switching off power shortly after the show and yet they had to make their way home.
Wednesday, 09 November 2011
Last Saturday all roads led to UMA show grounds which was the venue for the 9th PAM Awards. The function kicked off at about 6:00pm and ended a few minutes past 1:00am on Sunday. Gold tickets were going for Shs 200,000 bronze tickets Shs120,000 and the bona balabe or regular was going for Shs 30,000.
At the end of the event Iryn Namubiru emerged as the PAM Awards Artiste of the year 2011. Bebe Cool was one of the top artistes who graced the event but we now bring you some of the top artistes who snubbed the event.
Jose Chameleone - Nominated in three categories but only got Best Afro Beat/Artiste Group but did not bother attending like he has done for the last so many years. That has not stopped him from releasing non stop hits. The other award he also got was the one that Bebe Cool dedicated to Jose, Bobi Wine and the Goodlyfe boys for having snubbed the function.
Moze Radio and Weasel - They took the award of the Best Afro Beat courtesy of their Talk n Talk song. After minutes of waiting and confirming that they were not around, Straka swung into action by saying "Wabula Agayaaye ago tegawoneka" meaning that not even an award would convince them to attend. They however attended last year and during the final PAM Awards bash they were present.
Peter Miles - The Oja star also self proclaimed king of dance hall did not show up despite being nominated in the category of Best Ragga Artiste.
Desire Luzinda - Curvy Desire Luzinda was not any where close to the PAM Awards venue. It's like the second tie in a row when she is not being nominated in any category
Juliana - It is not clear what happened to the PAM Awards 2008 artiste of the year and the first female artiste to kiss the main accolade. During the bash that launched the PAM Awards at Club Le Beaujolais, Juliana attended the function sending a clear message that she was on the same page with the organizers but wappi, she was nowhere to be seen. She is in the country because a few days back she was performing with Kenny Lattimore at the Qatar Airways Launch.
Bobi Wine - The last time he sent his wife as he claimed that he was performing at a different function, but from the time Barbie graced the event and came back empty handed even after the husband had been nominated in several categories, the two have vowed never to come close to the awards. This is what happened on Nov.5.2011 as Bobi and Barbie were nowhere to be seen. Bobi Wine's ?Matyansi Butyampa's video lost to ex Blu3's Jackie Chandiru's 'Agassi'
Saturday, 27 August 2011
The arch bishop thanked them for the bold move and appealed to other young people to emulate them. "What you have done; to come and get married in church, shows that you understand your religion and love it because many people knew you as bayaga (weed smokers). "
The Queen of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda, Prince Junjju and Prince Wasajja were among those present. Jose Chameleone who converted to Islam recently and then back slid was also present though he did not go for holy communion as he is still under going training to be re-admitted to the Catholic church.
Jose Chameleone came with his wife Daniella. Bobi and Barbie left in a horse carriage for a photo shoot as fans cheered them all the way. They later joined other guests at Kampala Serena Hotel.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
However, a close scrutiny of the photo from which the tattoo artist used to come up with the permanent tattoo on Barbie's back clearly shows that the two guys are different. It's only after the photo and the tattoo are put together that the idea of Bobi comes into context, however, those who know Bobi so well would be quick at telling you that the person on Barbie's back is not Bobi.
The tattoo falling short of looking like Bobi exactly does not change the way Barbie feels about her Ghetto president and bearing the pain to have that gigantic tattoo is in itself a bold move on Barbie's part.
Meanwhile, what disturbed some of their fans was that after Barbie had decorated her back with Bobi's portrait, he retaliated with a very small tattoo of a totally different thing.
Thursday, 04 August 2011
According to Barbie, the tattoo that cost her 4mn shillings was done for the ghetto president in appreciation of the forthcoming wedding. On top of Bobi's photo, the word 'Forever' was added implying that she is Bobi Wine's forever. They started on it on Monday and completed on Tuesday.
The tattoo was too big that it shocked Bobi Wine. He decided to rush to the studio where he did two tattoos, one on his chest and the other on his hand
Wednesday, 01 June 2011
Beer, roasted meat, sports jersey like what the ghetto president and family are donning will be on sale for the Saturday match between Uganda and Guinea Bissau and should Uganda win, then you can be sure all beer selling points in areas around Nambole will run dry.
Vuvuzela's being blown in support of the Uganda Cranes will be on sale, transport to Namboole will certainly be hiked irrespective of wether it will be by boda boda's or commuter taxis.
Hotels around these areas and lodges must be filled to capacity by now and in case of any accommodation in the Nakawa-Kireka stretch, then you pay through the nose.
Thursday, 08 July 2010
Bebe Cool has promised not to hit back at Bobi after the Kataala track but with the last video attack and now his latest statement in the City Beat Magazine, the dust is not about to cool between these two.
In the Beat Magazine, Bebe says: "how do you wake up one morning and put your wife in a hardware container, which money is that? Do you know how expensive it is to maintain Zuena when she is not doing anything? This is my house (in Ntinda) I bought from my uncle. How does someone with a piece of land in Magele claim that he is so rich? are u mad?"
It should be noted that Bobi Wine's wife Barbie has a container shop in Bukoto where she occupies herself after dropping the kids at school in her gold coloured range rover same model as Bebe Cool's.
This could be a direct retaliation to a line in the Kataala song in which Bobi blames a husband who decides to perform with the wife on all concert tours as opposed to staying at home and taking care of the home chores.
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Henry Tigan was arrested early in the week for failing to pay a debt. It is alleged that Henry Tigan sold the car to Kaspat Kasule and then later to Bobi Wine. On that day, Tigan had a show and demanded to have the car until the show was over. Kaspat was sold the car at 4.5m and later after the show Bobi Wine bought the very car at 7.5m
Kaspat has been pursuing Henry Tigan but to no avail until when he was arrested. An agreement has been reached in which 6million shillings will be given to Kaspat in three instalments within a month to compensate the loss.
Henry Tigan still stands his ground that he has never sold any car to Kaspat DJ clearly bringing in another person who happens to be Suudi who was then Tigan's boss. The car is in Tigan's names but it looks like it was sold by some other person without the notice if Tigan. It later turned out that Tigan wanted to do away with teh car and also sold it to acquire a premio.
But the good news is, Tigan has been bailed out by the Ghetto president and Kaspat will be settled in 2 instalments of 2.5 and 1 million. Big Up Bobi Wine!
Sunday, 27 December 2009
The Gheto president has officially opened his One Love Beach located on Lake Victoria shores in Busabala. Moze Radio, Weasel, Juliana were among the artists that graced the grand openeing. The road leading to the beach was very busy as two buses were availed by Bobi Wine to transport fans to the newly opened beach.
Other artists in the business line of owning a beach are Ragga Dee and just recently Moze Radio and Weasel acquired a piece of land with the same business idea.
Tuesday, 09 June 2009
The two artists were involved in a bitter exchange of words before Bobi Wine took a violent step and started pouncing blows on Bebe Cool's stomach and chest. Bebe Cool pushed Bobi Wine as a way fo defending himself. This is when other members of the fire base crew jumped on to Bobi Wine and beat him unconscious.
Sympathizers helped Bebe Cool to the nearest clinic where he was diagnosed with a fractured leg among other injuries. He later reported to Old Kampala Police and recorded a statement against the Ghetto President.
Yesterday Bobi Wine appeared in court but the case was adjourned to June 24. Looking at what Bebe Cool is going through as a result of the trauma from his runaway wife Zuena, fights like these should be the last thing on his agenda and the Ghetto President ought to know that.
Friday, 06 March 2009
Bebe Cool has made news for a greater part of this year ranging from his marital issues and financial problems. However the untold story behind all this is the Hummer which has been his dream car for the last three years which seems to be on its way to Kampala.
Jose Chameleone has just brought in a Cadillac Escalade a model 2004, after Bobi Wine's had been around for sometime though he has opted on donating it after Chameleone had emulated him.
Bebe Cool's Range Rover could be somewhere attached as collateral but yes he had better things to spend his money on other than paying debts and now you should wonder no more what is it that he was spending his money on. It appears he has settled the hummer and what remains to be cleared are the taxes and the number plate.
The Range Rover has a BAFFUDDE number plate so AGENZE or ZUENA could be the number plate for the hummer yet to hit Kampala roads.
Saturday, 28 February 2009
The Ghetto President has put his Cadillac Escalade on sale through auction and the proceeds will go to the Owino market victims. Supposing the car does not fetch any money for reasons related to the credit crunch, this could as well imply that the Ghetto President has donated nothing.
Meanwhile Jose Chameleone had given cash worth US$ 250 and a pledge of 7,000,000/- which is to be realized on Sunday (01-Mar.2009) during the Mbuutu Yembutukizi at Nakivubo. This has forced the Ghetto President, Bobi Wine to retaliate with a briefcase with cash not a pledge of 10,000,000/- which he gave to the traders.
While the Ghetto President is just giving away the Cadillac free of charge to the traders that is if someone volunteers to take it at the agreed price, Chameleone has just imported the same car but a better model. You can now read between the lines..Chameleone was trying to emulate Bobi in cruising a luxurious SUV but the President has said no, and he is instead donating it opting for a customized chopper.