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Friday, 30 December 2011
The trend of the music industry in Uganda is as divided as salt and sugar. We have artistes who can break the law and go away with it and others, even a slight mistake ends you in the coolers.
When they visit the local hung outs, they make sure that even the bar toilet cleaner recognises their presence. Below are the untouchables :
Iryn Namubiru - WOW! Arguably Uganda's best performer on stage but how does she do it? Well if you want to find out, do not miss her shows as she will treat you to some of the most erotic dances ever.
Recently she gave our very own VP Mahogany scrotal eruptions with her wet kisses which mesmerised him. We believe that her association with the top guns makes her ply her trade in music without fearing the likes of Nsaba Buturo.
Sheeba - She has done it all. Need we say anything from what we have seen in the tabloids of recent? Well, for all our readers who may not know who she is , Sheebah os one of the former Obsessions girls who has established herself in the music industry, she has established nude dancers (Kimansulo) and since Nsaba Buturo, the Minister of Ethics had banned it in all the pubs and bars, Sheeba nad group go on doing it in different hangouts in the city and the outskirts.
Does the law affect her? May be not.
Bobi Wine - Well known for his popular music and entertainment, has had so many controversies surrounding his life inside and outside his music. From members leaving the group to beefing with fellow artistes and most notably punching up Bebe Cool some time back in a music show organized at Nakivubo.
He goes on to confess on how he bribes police men to release him after committing crimes in his Mr. Money song.
Chameleone - The self proclaimed doctor has almost biffed up with everyone including his own father. What the Hell! Chameleone has fought in pubs, bars and several hangouts beating up on everybody who annoys him without forgetting his own brother, Weasel recently, snoops landed on him trying to hit Mowzey Radio.
Truth of the matter is that the skinny musician always goes away with it without being punished. We don;t know whether his behaviour is acceptable by our law or the law is soft on him.
Bebe Cool - The self proclaimed "Big Size" had the toughest year 2010. From crying out for Zuena, fights with Bobi Wine, Shootings and many calamities which caused problems to his life to Zuena's nude pictures in the tabloid.
Well like Chammeleone and Bobi, Big Size is also known for cat fights with fellow artistes and sometimes fans that he says provoke him. The big fish in the police will never come for him and if they do, it is only for a few questions and the dude is free.
Recently he has been so close to Sevo over the shootings at the Centenary Park. The big man went on to foot his hospital bills in Uganda and the USA where he had the operations. Do we need to say anything more about his size.
Ragga Dee - He calls himself "JJAJJA Wa Music" in Uganda. Ragga Dee is one of the most respected musicians today and this of course goes hand in hand with his works. Despite the fact that he hardly involves himself in cat fights with other musicians or fans, Ragga is also untouchable of sorts amongst the musicians.
When it comes to hanging out, the dude normally moves with a fleet of guys especially in popular hangouts and makes sure that everyone around notices his presence. Talk of being jjajja and recognition.
In this article: Sheebah, Iryn, Bobi Wine, Jose Chameleone, Bebe Cool, Ragga Dee
Thursday, 29 December 2011
First Published: 02-Sep-2011
Drop the Guns - It is believed that beef has helped some of our countrymen attain celebrity status. From hard hitting songs to spending luxuriously so they can be seen as better, richer, popular, our celebs have done it.
It is more like what was originally in the western world was imported to our local scene. Some, beef on order to screen to attract media attention and stay in the spot light, others beef out of ego or bonkmates.
But regardless of the cause some of these celebs have beefed for long and today TGIF would like to see them kiss and makeup.
Chameleone Vs Weasel - These brothers Joseph and Douglas Mayanja can't cross paths without throwing venomous insults at each other. Weasel accuses his elder brother Chameleoe who he will never forgive for raping his (Weasel's) babe some time back. These blood brothers need to come to terms.
Juliana Kanyomozi Vs Iryn Namubiru - Sincerely, it has been over two years since these two aging sexy babes began beefing. Their anger against each other stems way back in the days when Iryn deserted the duo and their music career and went with Frank her French man.
But more than a decade down the road, these two have become established musicians and deserve to call a truce and move on. It is not that Iryn is responsible for Juliana's being unlucky in love! We dare Juliana and Iryn to reunite and stage a reunion concert.
Judith Heard Vs Zari Hassan - Another classic case of egos clashing! The two top city socialites disapprove of each other's status, beauty and wealth. Nalongo Heard and Zari once exchanged gut wrenching insults on Facebook.Whether they beef, slender Judith Heard will not grow as big (size) as Zari and the reverse is true for Zari. So bury the hatchet already!
Navio Vs Atlas - The two hunky rappers do not approve of the other's rapping skills and this sparked off their beef. Sometime back, they exchanged blows outside Club Rouge.
Their music is not as hot as they are because most of their fans who by the way are babes, flock their shows and scream their lungs out not because they like what they are wrapping but rather because these guys are hot.
Sharon Nalukenge Vs Helen Lukoma - Sharon O accuses her former groupmate Helen Lukoma of poaching on her baby's father, Ronnie Mulindwa. Whether the accusations are true or not, it happened a long time a go and both have moved on.
Besides, Uganda' representative in the just concluded Big Brother Amplified Sharon O has already tight marked her territory by giving Ronnie Mulindwa a baby boy. She needs to stop being insecure and try being friends with Helen again.
Bebe Cool Vs Bobi Wine -There's has grown from beef to biff and is a classic case of clash of egos. They were once the best back then when Firebase was just starting where they even had a collabo 'Funtula' attacking fellow singer Jose Chameleone.
They later fell out due to unclear reasons. Nowadays Bebe and Bobi can't see eye to eye without going for each other's necks because each claims he is bigger than the other but who cares, the fans know better. They forget that the two have egos.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Barbie Itungo has hit back at her hubby's nemesis Bebe Cool over mean comments about her just concluded wedding and honeymoon. Bebe recently said that he doesn't want to have such a wedding where an individual has to solicit for funds to cater for the party in order to show off.
Referring to their honeymoon, he said the Kyagulanyi's had insufficient funds but had to have their honeymoon in USA amidst difficulties. And whereas Bobi Wine her husband was willing to ignore the comments, Barbie could not take any of that.
She lashed back at Gagamel Crew lead man saying he is a stinking and filthy hater of happy moments in life. She revealed that she couldn't even understand how an individual can question a legalized marriage when he didn't contribute to it or support it financially.
Urging the 'minzani' singer to stop poking his nose in matters that don't concern him, she said that Bebe made the comments on the wedding contributions from some bigwigs of this country yet that showed that people are appreciating the role and responsibility her hubby is taking in this land.
In fact, she revealed that Bebe, who was complaining about their lavish marriage, should worry about his instead.
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
The long awaited, highly publicized wedding of singer Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine to his fiancee of 11 years Barbara Itungo was the highlight of the weekend. It goes on record as the poshest. most attended wedding and most covered celebrity wedding in Uganda.
The service and reception was broadcast live on television. The wedding which took place on Saturday August 27, 2011 at Rubaga Cathedral was presided over by Archbishop Cyprian kizito Lwanga.
The couple was at church by 9:30am and the wedding mass kicked off by 10:00am and ended at 1:00pm before the bridal entourage proceeded to Lake Victoria Serena Resort in a horse pulled carriage.
Behind the m was a very huge convoy of posh cars including four Hummers, tow limos, Escalades., Mercedes Benzes, and all tribes of posh rides. Around Aga Khan, Old Kampala, Bobi changed from the carriage to a convertible Mercedes in which he drove his Barbie to the reception venue.
It kicked off at 5:00pm with guests arriving. The guest were supposed to be dressed in white and black but most of them did not respect the dress code or just did not read their invitation cards.
The Nabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda, Prince Wassaja,Erias Lukwago, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, five MPs, a collection of businessmen, artistes and a sea of city socialites.
The wedding risked turning into a concert of sorts with many artistes performing. Among those who performed was Iryn Namubiru doing her 'Nkuweeki' that many thought was sang for Bukenya, Juliana, Radio and Weasel, Omulangira Suuna, Silver Kyagulanyi and Ronald Mayinja.
The Fire base Crew were dead asleep which got many wondering as to whether they were high on weed!
Related: Bobi n Barbie on their Wedding Day
Sunday, 28 August 2011
Newly wed Ghetto boss, Bobi Wine apparently purchased a plot of land using part of the money contributed towards his wedding ceremony. Sources have intimated that the Firebase Crew president splashed a total of Shs 80m to buy a huge piece of land located along Old Kiira Road in Kamwokya.
The land is situated near swamp. "The land is approximately 12 decimals" a source confirmed. Bobi Walked his long term fiancee Barbie Itungo down the aisle yesterday at Rubaga Cathedral before hosting his reception at Lake Victoria Resort Serena.
He claims the whole wedding process chewed Shs 500m.
Friday, 19 August 2011
Bebe Cool - It should be remembered that the famous' exit to his wife, Zuena, led to top hits like 'Agenze'. But when they re-united days before the launch of the same song, it left a lot of questions to be answered.
Critics claim it was a stunt geared to selling his song and it surely worked for him.Then on the other hand, though completely unfounded some sections claim his shooting at Centenary Park was also a stunt for him to get buckets of dime from sympathizers. The less said about it the better.
Bobi Wine - Ghetto gladiator has been in the mix of it all. When he was admitted at Mulago hospital after he fainted in Masaka, critics claimed it was geared towards getting sympathy while others claimed it was ganja overdose.
More recently, some sections belive his wedding might also be 'Kiwaani' to make it to the front page of some newspapers like we have seen so far. This rumour is of course baseless. But this is because people know he is capable of any 'Kabadi' to stay in the news.
Grace Nakimera - Mid last year, Grace dominated the media following a 'stage managed attack,' outside Club Silk. The alleged happened during the Smirnoff Street Jam. Her critics perceived it asa publicity trick, bearing in mind that she had an impending launch at KCC Grounds.
At the same time, the Goodlyfe Crew was launching 'Ngenda Mu Maaso' on the same day. So how best can one garner support than doing something that would pull people's sympathy.
And it surely worked for her while her alleged acid attacker also went smiling all the way to the bank.
Friday, 19 August 2011
Self styled Ugandan music giants Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine are set to clash yet again. The two singers who have been fighting each other for a long time are now set to launch on the same date for the third time.
According to pals from both Gagamel Crew and Fire Base Crew camps, the singers have set October 7th for the launch of their respective albums. A source to both singers revealed; "Bobi and Bebe are set to clash again. Just watch this space"
The Ghetto gladiator will be launching his 'Matyansi Butyampa' album and while self styled Big Size will be launching 'Minzani' The venues are yet to be named. The earliest rumour was that Bobi was to launch on November 5th, a date that would have conflicted with the official day of the 2011 PAM Awards ceremony.
However, he has apparently changed mind and settled for October 7th (Previously chosen by Bebe). Some individuals claim, Bobi did this to get back to Bebe who snubbed and rubbished his imminent wedding.
Remember, the two singers clashed in 2009, as they both launched Carolina and Agenze albums while in 2010, It was Kataala versus Kasepiki on the same day. Both camps always declare victory and then go on to accuse each other of giving out thousands of free tickets in order to make a statement.
Watch out for yet another music battle!
In this article Bebe Cool, Bobi Wine
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Bobi Wine is still touring and staging concerts days to his wedding. Self proclaimed Ghetto president is currently on a music tour and is returning on the August 25. His wedding to longtime bonkmate Barbara Itungo a.ka. Barbie Wine is taking place on August 27.
How can he be on tour at this when he is supposed to be finalizing plans for his big day? a snoop wondered. The 'Katala' singer is at the moment in Arua where he proceed top Democratic Republic of Congo then Dubai among other places.
Some people have concluded that may be he is fundraising for more dime especially for the honeymoon after the costs exceeded the initial budget.
Friday, 29 July 2011
In her short lifetime, Winehouse too often made headlines because of drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, destructive relationships and abortive performances. However it’s her small but powerful body of recorded music that will be her legacy.
She’s believed to have been introduced to drugs by her ex hubby, Blake Fielder-Civil. Today we take a low down at a few of our own celebrities and artistes that are likely to follow in her footsteps.
Bad Black - Mystery city moneybags could fall in trap too. With money she is able to buy that latest hard knock stuff from the black markets across the world. She with her big group of chics, are allegedly super high on crack.
Bobi Wine - The self proclaimed president of the Uganja Republic is famous for his love of the weed. Last year, the Ghetto Gladiator was admitted at Mulago hospital Allegations were that he had taken over dose of dizzying stuff.
Margla – The self styled Queen Fidi dancehall is allegedly always hyper on drugs. The way she acts and dresses might suggest there is a problem going on in her life.
Rabadaba – Things once went sour for the ‘Mukyamu’ singer after he attempted to swallow endless bottles of Guinness. All this while he was already high on different substances. In fact it’s said that before he stabbed Goodlyfe Crew member, Thaddues Buyengo, Rabadaba was high on crack and only gained his senses when he found himself inside the cells.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Album launch madness has taken a new tumbling twist. Info from the corridors of Fire Base Crew is that Ghetto Gladiator is set to launch his latest album on the same day that the PAM Awards will be held.
PAM Awards organisers have already earmarked November 5 this year. Efforts to reach Bobi for a comment were fruitless by press time. But this will surely raise more friction between top singers and PAM Awards boss Isaac Mulindwa who will see this efforts to sabotage the event.
Last year most of the top musicians shunned the awards ceremony. Watch this space for details.
In this article: Bobi Wine, PAM Awards
Wednesday, 06 July 2011
Ghetto Gladiator Bobi Wine's 'grand entrance' with his ganja gangsters caused commotion during a service at Watoto Church last Sunday. Bobi clad in a well tailored suit, black shoes and his group stormed the Ntinda Kisasi Watoto Church at around 10:00am;a thing that raised murmurs and eyebrows.
One worshipper revealed to our snoops; "You could hear faithfuls murmuring that may be ending up inside the Church." Snoops are however still wondering why he even decided to go to church since he spent much of the time punching away at his cell phone.
Saturday, 02 July 2011
Mystery tycoon Sentogo Meddie has surely lost the appeal and respect that used to surround him. We have shockingly learnt that the flashy mystery tycoon was recently booed by the crowd after pledging Shs5m only towards Bobi Wine's wedding preparations to Barbie.
His star rating is plummenting further. We hear he has even failed to pay the pledge ever since i was made early last month. At the time he said his pledge, people heckled him querying what had happened to his so called inexhaustible bank account.
He hit back that Shs5m is all he could afford. But astonishingly, rumour is that he has even failed to clear that sum. How the mighty fall!
Friday, 10 June 2011
Most of you remember Grace Nakimera and Gatimo's debut hit, 'Ani Akumanyi' song. Well, it must have rung through Ghetto Head boy, Bobi Wine's head last Saturday at Namboole during Uganda Cranes Vs Guinea Bissau.
We are told the chaos at the main gate could not spare the self styled Ghetto President. Snoops have revealed that carrying his son Kampala on his shoulders and his wife Barbie behind, Bobi tried to beat the long queue with swag but mean security lads told him to follow procedure and get into the line.
His effort to tell them the over used old phrase, "do you know who I am' fell on deaf ears. Instead security guys were heard asking him; "Who are you to order us?." Buy the time Bobi and his family accessed the stadium, the game was already underway.
"He could have spent close to 30 minutes trying to convince security who he is " a snoop concluded.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Preparing a wedding can take it's toll on some people and it hasn't spared Ghetto Republic 'First Lady' , Itungo Barbara Kyagulanyi. First she has been making an endless guest list; preparing for her big day September 7th which also doubles as her birthday, what a perfect birthday present.
However, there were certain reports that she was being pressured by her parents to wed, the fact that the younger sister Brenda wedded before her yet she joined the family institution earlier.
But this didn't go well with Barbie who went ahead to tell off haters to give her and ganja wrecked hubby a break. She further explained why it has taken them this long to walk down the aisle in her own words...
"Your father and mother cannot have an upper hand in your decisions if you have been married for over 11 years! Come on don't make people think that we are always pressured to do things.
There is a time for everything; we have babies, we put our children's future in a proper pipeline and now it is time to CELEBRATE our love, don't hate on that....you guys are ridiculous! That we are under my parents pressure to wed!
What have my parents been waiting for 11 yrs? Just thought I should tell you guys that it's the right timing and now is the time to spend on a celebration" Ohhh.....Barbie we can't wait to see you and Bobi in church
Saturday, 07 May 2011
Info reaching us indicates that Ghetto head boy Bobi Wine has finally (apparently under pressure from Barbie's parents) decided to legalize his bonking marathons with Barbara Itungo aka Barbie Wine.
This authoritative info was revealed by Barbie. Close pals say Barbie has been having sleepless nights trying to come up with a tentative invitation list as she walks down the aisle with the Ghetto bad boy.
In fact, she wrote on her wall to confirm that; "This guest list is making me crazy...I wanna invite everybody but it's not possible....aaah" Though the exact date and venue of the wedding is yet to be confirmed.
Inside sources claim it has been scheduled at a later date in July and wedding meetings are set to kick off soon. Remember Barbie introduced Bobi to her parents; Gershom and Joy Kagaaju's home in a cultural ceremony called Kuhingira, on May 12 2007, accompanied by a 150-strong crowd traveling in a convoy of 20 vehicles, in Rubare, Ntungamo District.
Bobi Wine paid dowry in cash for an equivalent of 18 Friesian cows, valued at 0.5m each and an assortment of gifts. In return, Barbie's parents promised the couple 30 cows when they finally wed.
Now after her younger sister Brenda got married earlier this year, Barbie's parents focus turned again to their eldest daughter. However, that case will now be put to rest very soon. Bobi and Barbie are blessed with three kids.
More stories on Bobi Wine
Saturday, 07 May 2011
Uganda's Music Industry is fast growing with many artistes coming on board everyday. Artistes are known to be spendthrifts catapulted to fame through their superstar lifestyles. The big artistes like Jose Chamelone, Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool, Juliana Kanyomozi and Iryn Namubiru who strengthened the music Industry have minted the dime to live the dream.
Despite the influx of new talent, these chaps still earn big to maintain the status quo. The new kids on the block are also doing well financially. The old and new artistes are all minting dime from live performances at concerts, unplugging sessions in various bars and clubs, signing long term contracts with corporate companies and performing at social gatherings.
All their earnings are tax free. OMG team unveils how artistes are accumulating dime to build houses, drive posh cars, guzzle the bitter and shaft hot things.
Juliana Kanyomozi - She's an early bird. She does not have many new songs to her name but but Juliana is a brand. The sexy voiced singer charges Shs3m for upcountry shows. For city shows, book her slot if you can afford Shs2m. She also mints dime from performing at corporate and social events.
Ragga Dee - This veteran singer and probably the richest musician cannot perform at the show for less than Shs2m. He earns mainly through jingles from companies like NBL.
Goodlyfe - Moze Radio and Weasel TV are steadily making their weight known on the music scene. They have organised many album launches which they sell to Kibo Enterprises in advance. For example, they sold 'Ngenda Mumaso' launch at Shs39m. They also ask for Shs 4m for shows.
Grace Nakimera - She is fairly new in the industry but she undoubtedly billed as one of the most expensive artistes. Grace will not perform at your function unless you fork out Shs 3m. She prefers to perform at corporate events I guess because she she hates the hassle of showbiz promoters. Grace also earns big from album ..sorry...song launches.
Mariam Ndagire - She's a selective performer and charges Shs2m. However, exceptions are made for functions of frinds and relatives who she charges paltry 800k. She also makes loads of dime through play and script writing, lecturing and acting.
Desire Luzinda - Although her music is not known by many, curvy Luzinda's charges are high. She asks for Shs 3m. She performs mostly at private functions and house parties for the wealthy.
Monday, 04 April 2011
There could be bad blood brewing between fast rising singer Coco Finger and Fire Base head boy Bobi Wine. It stems from the fact that Bobi wants Coco to perform only at his Easter Monday show at his One Love Beach in Busabala.
Bobi is willing to pay Coco a mouth watering Shs4 million so that he Coco doesn’t perform anywhere else. However, on the same day, Gagamel Crew Boss, Bebe Cool will also be having his annual East African Carnival featuring Jamaican legends Chaka Demus & Pliers at Kiwatule Recreation Centre.
Particularly Bobi doesn’t want Coco to perform at Bebe’s show. Someone close to Coco has told us that the singer might refuse Shs4mn offer from Bobi because he wants to perform at various shows and of course he must be there for his brother Bebe Cool.
It must be noted that while Coco has had no beef with Bobi, he has been more close to Bebe Cool with the latter even performing at his (Coco) unplugged show in silk a few months back. During the Unplugged show, Bebe publicly declared that Coco had overtaken Bobi as number three in the list of talented singers.
Bebe claimed he was number one, Chameleone number two and Coco the new number three. Bobi never liked this. Watch this space!
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Gone are the days when these cars were the talk of town, when fans would shudder at the sight of any of them nodding in agreement - yeah these are indeed showbiz cars. We have reliably been informed that our top artistes are on verge of dust binning their Escalades.
The cars have fast registered themselves on the list of Dangerous Mechanical Condition (DMCs) in Kampala. Snoops reliably intimated to us that the two - Bobi Wine and Jose Chameleone have even stopped driving these cars.
That Bobi Wine's Escalade does not change gears and has spent a long time without visiting a garage for servicing. His friend Chameleone's Escalade's doors can't close and whenever he is driving it the doors are not locked and we have been told that its seats are getting old because it rains on them.
However what is puzzling us is why these artistes who recently made a fortune from their 'Battle of Champions' concert cannot repair their cars. We wonder whether they are going to also compete in the battle of 'whose Escalade is older'.
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Tuesday, 08 February 2011
The battle of champions concerts at Kati Kati Restaurant, Satellite Beach (Mukono) and Resort Beach (Entebbe) between superstars Jose Chameleone and Bobi Wine collected a massive Shs 112.5m.
While Shs 59 million was realized from the Kati Kati show, the Mukono show sold 3500 tickets each at 5k. This means Shs17.5 million was realized. The family show at Resort Beach on Sunday sold 7500 tickets.
This means Shs 36 million was earned. The concerts were organized by Balaam Barugahara. And a source in one of the camps exclusively told us that Balaam had invested a massive Shs 51m in the shows.
He spent the Shs 51m on radio and Tv adverts, stage, posters, sound, lighting, venue renting and operation. This means a profit of Shs 61.5m was realized from the shows.
After deducting the Shs 51m Balaam invested in the shows, the trio (Balaam, Chameleone and Bobi Wine) were to share the profit together with Balaam earning 20% of the profit while the two artistes each got 40%.
This certainly means singers Chameleone and Bobi Wine earned Shs 24.6m each and Balaam also earned from the huge sponsorship deals he had with the likes of Uganda Breweries Limited, The Electoral Commission among other companies.
Thursday, 03 February 2011
The two bigwigs in the music industry took what people had perceived as mere bragging too far when they nearly flexed muscles at Resort Beach on Sunday. Chameleone and Bobi, who had boasted of their wealth and ruling the industry at Kati Kati and Satelite Beach, Mukono, before the Entebbe show nearly cut wires for each other at the beach.
Clad in a celebrity gown, dark shades a mortar (an academic cap with a square) Bobi looked like he had jus graduated. He did this to prove to his fans that he went to school. He did this to attest that he could be on the same footing with Chameleone in music world but academic wise,he is Mazi Mawanvu.
This was not liked by the self styled doctor of music who in retaliation told his fans that he hates wolokoso and people who do things at a wrong time. "Sagala wolokoso, ekikulu tukole ekitulese, tukubire abantu emiziki basanyuke."
I don't like cheap popularity, lets play music for our fans, Chameleone said. They once again buried their hatchet and put up a splendid show. Whereas Bobi started with the old music, Chameleone played his new music including the collabos with Papa Cindy and Jackie Chandiru.
He sang many songs before giving way to the ghetto president to fire up the locals. Bobi who seemed to be high on Ganja told Chameleone, the fact that he comes from Kawempe makes him a ghetto boy hence under the leadership of the Uganja republic.
The Resort Hotel battle was automatically won by Bobi Wine.Firebase Crew individuals were back stage making clouds of ganja before police busted them and arrested Kabaya who works with Mickie Wine. The show which was organised by Bell, a brand for YBL, Red Pepper and organised by Balaam Enterprises ended at 11pm.
More stories on Jose Chameleone, Bobi Wine
Tuesday, 01 February 2011
The battle of the champions between singers Dr. Jose Chameleone and Bobi Wine amassed a whopping Shs 59m in tickets only. This was the Kati Kati gate collections only though the money goes to promoter Balaam Barugahara.
The artistes were paid way before the concert. With sponsorship from the likes of Red Pepper, Silk Events, Bell Lager and other companies, this means all the Shs 59m could be his profit.
The Saturday show at Mukono turned a bit chaotic when Bobi Wine refused to leave the stage. This forced a police officer to fire gun shots.
Monday, 24 January 2011
When word came out that singer Jose Chameleone and the self proclaimed ghetto Gladiator, Bobi Wine were set to hold a joint concert code named Music Uganda to mark 10 years of the Ugandan Music revolution, so many partiers rejoiced.
But there was one guy wasn't amused and that was Bebe. Our snoops have landed on info revealing how Bebe has been going around telling whoever cares to listen that the joint concert is doomed to flop.
Apparently, he claims he is the only singer who can hold a joint concert and will pull crowds because his name sells. We are yet to fully confirm if the Bogolako Star will perform alongside his fellow music heavyweights since one of them is his bitter enemy and another his former enemy now turned friend.. Watch This!
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Self styled Grand Father of Ugandan music has showed that he was totally irked by Bobi's actions of naming his pet dog after him. It should be remembered that we recently reported how the Ghetto gladiator had named his dog Ragga Dee.
ut it looks like he is still harboring bad feelings as evidenced in the way he told of Bobi's wife Barbie recently. We have learnt that Barbie who has been in the business of selling food, snacks and beverages at her husband's One Love Beach wanted to secure more contracts from beach proprietors to extend her businesses to other beaches around Lake Victoria.
That is when she consulted Ragga Dee who also owns a beach so that she can secure the deal. Apparently, Ragga Dee told her that he would have given her a free place if Bobi had not abused him.
A source close to the singer even went ahead to add that the Mbawe singer has been mocking her saying, "If her husband claims to be rich why can't he set up a Range Rover car bond business instead of vending food."
Sunday, 02 January 2011
Reports coming in are that album launch flop master Gen Mega has cut his losses short and decided to join the Ghetto President Bobi Wine led Fire Base Crew. We are told the 'Ina De Dance' singer (a song he did with the Fire Base Crew guys) did this shrewd piece of music business in an attempt to rejuvenate his dwindling music career.
However inside sources at the Ghetto headquarters based in Kamwokya have it that senior members of the crew like Banjoman and Mickie Wine have not yet welcomed the idea of Mega Dee coming into their camp.
Remember, the singer from the land of Kyabazinga has cultivated for himself a name on Uganda's local music scene with a record of the most flopped album launches. The recent one was the 'Ina De Dance' concert at Kati Kati that had less than twenty five people.
Friday, 17 December 2010
We at the Red Pepper love, our dear readers so much. Though we love you equally, we couldn't afford a christmas gift for each one of you. However, it is only fair that the following celebs don't go bare-handed.
Bobi Wine - The president of Uganja Republic is one guy who can't live without the weed. Don't be fooled by his "depot nazigala" song, that's wolokoso. We recommend that he should spend this festive season in a rehab center.
Meg Lusembo - Just like Desire, this city glamour gal who is famous for dating pensioners should get a permanent bonkmate. It's the same gift that we offer former Miss Uganda, Salma Nassanga.
Hannington BBA - Commonly known as smellington, we would have preferred to give him a deodorant but we think our BBA 5 flop needs a book on anger management. If he had one on the house he could have probably stayed longer in the house instead of fighting with a lady.
Desire Luzinda - Ha! For the queen of hips , we preferred an eligible bachelor to walk her down tha aisle. (We have several hunks at the Red Pepper who' d anything, absolutely anything, to just do that). That would be the best ever Christmas gift for her.
Straka Mwezi - And to our favourite TV personality, we dedicate to her a cheque for an extreme make over. That's because she's going to have a lot of show to work on next year.
Seanice Kacungira - As a radio presenter, she has gained fame but has failed to gain one thing: weight. Our Christmas gift to her is a book with tips to gain weight.
Weasel and Radio - We know that it is hard for their whoopers to rest. Not with the fame has come along with career. We buy them a carton of condoms.
Saturday, 11 December 2010
After completing his treatment in the US and being welcomed back by people waving copies of the Onion tabloid, the munene-munene singer in his first Question and Answer press interview spat the first doze of venom by taking a swipe at Bobi Wine's Escalade.
While bragging about his recent achievements, besides the usual of having the most beautiful wife, the 'Kasepiki' singer pointed out his Hummer which finally acquired a private number plate reading 'Big Size' fitted on.
He stressed that unlike other musicians who buy DMC cars; his hummer is brand new and perfectly matches his status of being Big Size and celebrity status. When pressed to throw more light on the statement that other musicians have bought DMCs, this was what he said;
"To call a spade a spade, Bobi Wine's car is grounded and now he can not even go to Entebbe, there's no way a new car can fail to shift gears, truth must be told, that Escalade is DMC."
We can now perfectly guess that Bebe's next song will be about his car versus Bobi's and we are eagerly waiting for it. The Ghetto Gladiator Bobi is yet to comment on this latest attack by his long time rival.
Wednesday, 08 December 2010
We do not know if Fire Base Crew president Bobi Wine is trying to ignite a war against veteran singer Ragga Dee or he is just becoming hilarious. News reaching our desk reveals that Bobi Wine has named one of his dogs Ragga Dee.
But if he made maybe named it Bebe Cool, we would all have understood since the two are sworn enemies. However, naming the dog after peaceful Ragga Dee is certainly unacceptable. An insider confirmed: "Bobi Wine has a lot of love for dogs. One day he woke up and decided to call the dog Ragga Dee."
However, the two stars are not enemies. It is not the first time Bobi Wine has come up with controversial names. His two sons all have funny names. One is Nairobi and another one is Kampala. Hmmmm!
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
A saying goes that the 'Cowards live longer' and its something that local singer (pun intended) Bebe Cool has learnt the hard way the day he tried wrestling a starved and hungry cop with a loaded gun. He ended up being shot.
Anyway last Saturday at Nkumba University, Bebe finally revealed that he no longer troubles trouble before it troubles him. Snoops have said that on realizing that the Gheto Gladiator and chief tormentor/rival Bobi had just arrived with a huge gang of Ghetto army, a cowardly Bebe stormed off the stage and disappeared.
A snoop told us, "when Bobi stepped in; Bebe who was trying to steal the show realised another bully had just entered the kraal. He coiled his balls in protest and run off to avoid getting in contact with the gang that had just swept into the campus escorting Bobi."
This was during the MTN Krazy Kampus Konnection'. Remember, the two singers have been at war for sometime over who is number one in the music industry. They have previously clashed at several points and at one time the 'Kataala' singer thumped 'day light' out of the 'Kasepiki' singer.
So to avoid taking another walloping he stealthily ran away amidst cheers and jeers from campusers. Hhahaha welcome back to the real Kampala.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Social networking service in Uganda is fast growing and it focuses on building strong relationship ties among celebrities who share interests. In Kampala, the network has helped to enhance the social interaction among the celebs who every day that passes aim at creating more friends so as to increase the network.
The night life and entertainment in our potholed city is partially responsible for the mushrooming intercourse network among musicians, actors and actresses. The artistes and their star-struck fans have formed a new and intriguing friendship in the entertainment industry.
This trend is favoured by factors like proximity, association, poverty prestige and excitement. This network is made up of individuals who are connected by one of more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, sexual relationship or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.
Bebe Cool's female pals include his wife Zuena Kirema, Sylvia Namugenyi, Desire Luzinda, Mimi Kirema, Cyclone's Esther and a one Sandra.
Bobi Wine - Apart from his wife Barbie Itungo, Bobi is friends with one UK based chic Safina with whom he has a kid. He is also a friend to Juliana Kayomozi, Daphine Basiima, Prisca Mikami, Anita Tushabe, Shana Sesanga, Faridah Kumba.
Dr. Jose Chameleone -He is been friends with many babes but the most prominent is his wife Daniella Atim and Graent Osea aka Dorotia. He has also been friends with Cherie Adyeri of Cheri bar in Kabalagala, South African based singer Zari Hassan, glamour gal Georgina, Naila Salim, Akankwas Esther of Cyclone, Iryn Namubiru and New Vision's Hope Abimanya among others.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Heartaches happen to everyone. Whether we are celebrities or regularly broke, famous or not, we still encounter cheaters, insecure psychos and sexy lovers that we can't stand. The only difference is that celebrity relationships usually unfold for the world to see.
The break ups are delicious slices of gossip that we can't ignore. Just peep at this list of celebrities that were de-famed by friends as result of fame.
Juliana and Iryn -The former singing due of I-Jay can only exchange greetings. The two tried to be on top of each other after their celebrity status rose but it only led to a bitter split. Their efforts to reconcile have been fruitless.
Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine - Theirs is getting unbearable. The former buddies are on a 'weight' war of who is bigger than the other. Their silly accusations range from my wife is hotter than yours, 'my music is better than yours' such kind of nonsense.
They have even gone on to exchanging blows all in the name of fame. We don't see any reconciliation in the near future but we hope it will one day come.
Seanice and Melanie - The two senior radio presenters have been at war ever since they came into the limelight, fighting the 'I' better than you battle. When Seanice left for Nairobi. Melanie got some relief but since her return, the feud has intensified, especially after she replaced Melanie on the morning breakfast show.
Chameleone and Goodlyfe - Self proclaimed singing doctor, Jose Chameleone, was the president of Weasel and Radio when they were still members of the Leone Island Crew. But they are now sworn enemies yet Chamili and Weasel are blood brothers.
When Goodlyfe saw their fame rising each passing day, they saw no reason of being under big brother. They formed their own group and since then , fighting abusive songs have been their order of the day.
Obsession and HB Toxic - They were in the same group but as intrigue and accusations grew with their fame, Brenda and Helen quit the group and formed the HB Toxic. What former workmates and friends can only afford to say now is a simple 'Hi' and nothing else.
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Bobi Wine is a liar. He lied the whole nation in his new song, Ghetto Nazigala that he had quit smoking weed. Yet on Saturday, he was all fired up after smoking sticks of weed at Jinja Road based night spot Club Rouge.
In fact, he had a bitter row with his wife Barbie who was furious with his weed antics. Earlier at PAM Awards, Barbie had lied that Bobi could not attend the awards ceremony because he was out of town in Adjumani for a music tour.
After leaving the Awards ceremony, Barbie knew where her hubby was, at Rouge, where she joined him. However, the pair got a misunderstanding when Bobi started smoking ganja outside Rouge.
The pair later left for Mateos and continued their parting. This bunch of liars....
Photo: Bobi Wine's Better Half-PAM Awards
Friday, 15 October 2010
This is not Wolokoso, it is a Kika - Today we expose Uganda's top earning musicians in the last two years i.e up to July 11, 2010 when the Alshabab spoiled the party. Most of these guys have made their kill from musical shows, endorsements, recording studios and selling CDs. We also unveil the broke ones and those who spend their dime treating STDs. Just enjoy!
Bobi Wine Shs 800m - The Gheto president has launched tow albums Carolina and mr. Money in the last two years. He has recouped Shs 250m. He did country wide tours as well as performing at an independence concert in Germany.
He organises his own shows where he handles all gate collections. He has also performed at various shows in and around Kamplaa including shows at his beach in Busabala 'One Love' twice every month. His earnings between 2009-2010, are a staggering Shs 800m.
Chameleone Shs700m - Self proclaimed Dr. Jose Chameleone did Bayuda concert in January 2009 and Basiima Ogenze early this year. The two shows were very successful. He sang the 2010 world cup song with top stars like Rowland Kelly.
He got sponsorships for his concerts from top companies like Zain and UBL which earned him lost of dime. He has also done country wide tours and performed at UNAA convetion in US. On normal days, he usually performs at Chri bar in Kabalagala where he is paid Shs 1m every monday. His toal earnings hit a soaring Shs 700m.
Bebe Cool 600m - He has had two concerts; Agenze which got the largest local attendance and return of the King. He also did a Guinness World Cup tour, Zain R. Kelly Tours and Electoral Commission civic education tours plus deals with Smile Telecom and Condom adverts.
Bebe usually has shows at Kiwatule on Boxing Day and Easter annually. He also toured Sweden and Denmark and Canada for shows early this year. He is believed to have earned Shs 600m. He is currently in the US.
Ragga Dee Shs 800m - He has toured the US and UK. He makes most of his money through his studio and music equipment which he hires out. He has also done country wide tours. His earnings are estimated at about Shs 800m.
Radio and Weasel Shs 500m
GNL Shs 326m
Wilson Bugembe Shs 345m
Mariam Nadagire Shs 80m
Eagles Production Shs 600m
Eddie Kenzo Shs 100m
GNL Zamba Shs 100m
Rabadaba Shs 70m
Blu3 Shs 80m
Grace Nakimera Shs 200m
Cindy Shs 150m
Desire Luzinda Shs 300m
Dr. Hilderman Shs 400m
Iryn Namubiru Shs 100m
Ngoni Shs 200m
Navio Shs 170m
Peter Miles Shs 76m
Aziz Azion Shs 158m
Samalie Matovu Shs 50m
Nabbi Omukazi Shs 20m
Coco Finger Shs 30m
Phantom Lovin Shs 5m
Diamond Oscar Shs 5m
Gen. Mega Dee Shs 20m
Chili Galz Shs 10m
Angela Katatumba Shs 100m
Juliana Kanyomozi Shs 80m
Angela Kalule Shs 80m
Maurice Kirya Shs 80m
Isaiah Katumwa Shs 100m
DJ Michael Shs 70m
Tshaka Mauanja Shs 100m
Oscar Kihika Shs 10m
Susan Kerunen Shs20m
Kid Fox Shs9m
Sweet Kid Shs 60m
Kiwoko Boys Shs 7m
Zuena Kirema Shs 0.5m
Pretty Katende Shs 0.7m
Red Banton Shs 2m
Ragga Pimpy Shs 1m
Ram Primes Shs 100K
Agatha Kaffoko Shs20m
Tindatiine Shs 5m
Doris Mutanhunga Shs 10m
HB Toxic Shs 12m
Obsessions Shs 13m
Loketo Lee Shs 130k
Wafagio Shs 7m
Wednesday, 06 October 2010
It was a boobs day out on Friday at Hotel Africana as Bobi Wine launched his Mr. Money album. The show which was attended massively by boob-luscious babes started at 7:30pm with entertainment from local artistes that included Dekhan, Rooden Y, Eddie Muwonge, Gift of Kado, Diamond Oscar, Iryn Namubiru, Sweet Kid, Dr Hilderman, Tigan, Ronald Mayinja, Mesach Semakula, DJ MIchael among others.
Amidst splendid fireworks, Bobi Wine stormed the stage at 10:30pm and sampled all his songs right from his first song Akagoma, Wendi, Kiwaani, Ebibuuzo, to Carolina in the first session.
In an interlude of 30 minutes, he remembered that it was time to mint some dime from his fans. He called upon the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura, (Chief Guest) to officially open the launch and tricky Bobi lured him into buying a music CD at shs1m.
The likes of Salongo Samona Kasawuli, HB Matovui consultants equally followed the bandwagon and competed with the Police Boss by paying 1m shs each for the CD. This session was followed by Bobi's wife who thanked guests for 'loving' and supporting her hubby.
Cheerful Bobi grabbed the mic and sang people's favourite group song "Ina De Dance" with singers Mega Dee, Butchaman, and Sizzaman. The self styled Ghetto president sang his duet with Navio before wrapping up the show with his three blockbuster local hits, Mr. Kataala, Mr. Money and Dippo Naziggala.
The show which was organised by Events Ware House under tight security ended at 12:45am and it was indeed value for 25k entrance fee.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
The battles er rather wars between local singers Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine keep getting worse each passing day. The latest is that the 'Kasepiki' singer has yet again in bizzare and out of the way attacked 'Kataala' star's wife Barbie saying she looks like a chimp, so there's no way their women should be compared.
This was last Saturday as Bebe thrilled Makerere Students. A snoop told us, "He started bragging when students asked him to bring Zuena on stage." We hear he suddenly chipped in with something in the lines of, "Abaamu beelaga ku bannene, naye bakazi baabwe bafaanana nga zzike..."
loosely translated as, "Some people want to compete with big size when their wives are like chimps" He then went on to add that he is amused with some of the artistes who say he is katala for putting his wife in the video. "I don't mind those who call me Kataala. It's because I have what other artistes don't have, so they fell jealous."
He then summoned struggling upcoming singer and his wife Zuena on stage to show her off to adoring student fans. This is the latest in a series of well documented attacks that the two singers (Bebe and Bobi) have been trading against each other for sometime.
Related Photo: Zuena, Barbie Go Shopping
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Chagga on how Star Bobi Wine nabbed his new lover Carol
Fading singer Chagga Yaga opened up to pals over the the weekend and told of how star singer Bobi Wine snatched his new 'sweetheart' and love of his love only identified as Carol.
Teary Chagga was talking to pals on a night out at the weekend. Just a few days back, we told of how Firebase Crew leader Bobi Wine had snatched fading singer Chagga Yaga's new smashing lover only identified as Carol.
Gorgeous Carol is Rwandan. She had been dating Chagga for two months but their relationship was strained as soon as Bobi came into the picture. We spotted the pair looking like newly-weds on Kampala road based Hi Table some time back back.
Now Chagga accepts he can't compete with Bobi for Carol but has been around telling whoever cares to listen that Bobi started with Carol by first getting her phone and claiming he wanted her to feature in one of his latest videos.
According to Chagga, however, Bobi later made an appointment with Carol and as they say the rest is history
Related: Bobi Snatches Chagga's New Gal
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Fire Base Crew head boy Bobi Wine has snatched fading singer Chagga Yaga's new smashing lover only identified as Carol, WTF exclusively reveals. Gorgeous Carol is Rwandan. She has been dating Chagga for the last two months bit it looks like the relations hip is doomed after the more famous and rich Bobi picked interest.
We spotted the pair looking like newly weds at Hi-Table bar on Monday. An eye witness noted: "The pair looked very cosy, ensconced at the VIP Table. While other revellers danced around them, they preferred their own company, and remained seated chatting all night.
Carol seemed absorbed in conversation with the star singer as they leaned in close whisper to each other." It is said that Chagga is gutted. It must be noted that Bobi Wine is not new to offside romps.
He has a three year kid in an outside relationship with one Safina who stays in the UK. Bobi Wine's phone was unavailable for comment.
Wednesday, 04 August 2010
A source tells us singers Jose Chameleone, Juliana Kanyomozi, Radio, Weasel and Bobi Wine are on the verge of signing a multi million shillings deal to compose a song for the Ministry of Finance.
Each artiste/group will compose a song of their own for the ministry's new campaign set to kick off before the end of the year. The singers are set to meet with finance officials and slap out deals where each artiste/group will pocket around Shs 25 million.
Sunday, 11 July 2010
Celebrities often change their names to appeal to stardom. Sometimes they just want their names to be more catchy, but in other instances, its to cover up their weird name! from the embarrassing to the overly long random names, celebrities try their best to delete their former names in the hope that it will go undiscovered by their adoring fans.
Some of the stars like Stefani Joane Angellina Gernmanotta (Lady Gagga), Chan Kwong Sung (Jackie Chan) Orville Richard Burrell (Shaggy) and Ugandans being copycats they are, they have joined the bandwagon in pursuit of stardom.
Below we unveil the pseudonym trend:
Mad Tiger - I think this is the most cunning animal in the cat family. What the hell wad going on in this guy's head when he opted to call himself a Mad Tiger? Tiger itself was enough to make your point. We hope u're sane though.
Chameleone - One simple question to his female fans: why do you fear the creepy reptile more than a deadly python and adore the guy who just added an 'e' to differentiate himself from the real thing? Makes no difference, Jose, We would all be glad to you Joseph Mayanja.
The Dee Syndrome - Ragga Dee, Mega Dee, Ziggy Dee. Makes no sense at all does it?
Wine - Million of people love Wine. If Bobi Wine was a wine, I wonder how many would proudly order for him. There are still skeptics who wonder whether Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was 'Ladies Wine' before he assumed the Wine name.
Friday, 02 July 2010
Just when we thought we were about to witness another grudge album launch craze between arch rival singers Bebe and Bobi, something unthinkable has happened. Sources have told us the Kasepiki singer has chickened out from launching his album on the same day with Ghetto Gladiator Bobi Wine.
In this latest twist, Bebe wrote on his facebook wall: "Two things the press and public need to know about Bebe Cool. Im not replying Kataala in no song and am not holding no show on the same day with Bobi. He needs to get a budget to market his show...."
When asked about Bebe Cool pulling out of the album launch duel, Bobi said: "I don't care if he is launching or not that's business. But everyone knows he is a coward and as always I would have floored him..."
Rumour had it that the two were set to launch their albums on October 1. Just watch this space because this war of supremacy is just getting sweeter.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
In yet another shocking attack on his long time rival Ghetto President Bobi Wine, Gagamel Crew Boss has again attacked Bobi Wine in a clip that is likely to start another war of words.
The rant is simply unbelievable and clearly marks out that the two are truly sworn enemies. Below we reproduce exactly what he said: "There is this business; what does he have and it was Bobi coming up with these issues trying to collect that sympathy from the public...oh...nina enju, nazimba, tayina nju, nyina beach ...huh..etaka lya Kabaka beach?
All those times will come. Secondly what is a beach? One acre of land?...huh...or two acres of land? Is that an issue? It is a non issue. What Should I say...aah...what does Resort have if you are calling Bobi's a beach?
Bobi clearly knows he has a landing site clean and clear...huh...he shouldn't talk about being rich...huh...he lives in Magere, for God's sake he (for emphasis) he lives in Magere...I live in Ntinda and in my house (this one) and Iam building apartments, six houses in Kiwatule, where a quarter of an acre is shs 60M plus.
But a piece of land in Magere...aaah an acre has just now come to about shs 30-35M. And I think he lives in his jungle alone there. It's good for the future in the next may be fifty years but I hope and pray he enjoys when that time comes because he also has got not to take drugs so that he can live for the next fifty years for him to enjoy when it finally becomes a town.
But now he lives in a village and he comes to me who lives in the middle of town? Huh and you are talking about a guy...(fails to utter a word)...so they should also mind their language and you know...aaahh...about riches, am very, very annoyed.
You go ask them about te cards of their cars or their houses, (waving arms dismissively) they don't ....they don't."
Friday, 25 June 2010
Most of you guys have seen our artistes during their heyday when they live a pompous lifestyle that would make the Queen of England envious. Although most of them don't want us to know their past, we can reveal that many of them came from very far as seen below:
DJ Michael - Born and raised in Najjanakumbi, dropped out in senior five after failing to raise school fees. He opened up a Matooke stall in Stella zone Najja to make ends meet. In the late 90's, due to his dynamism, he was recruited as a bouncer at Britania Night Club.
He used to do rehearsals with the DJ's box and when the DJ was fired, Michael was made the resident DJ.
When he proved to be good Lido Beach Management hired his services as an in house DJ. This time he started the journey of his singing career and luckily enough his first song 'Kwata Kwata' earned him a lot of popularity.
If you want him to add you to his list of enemies tell him to sing in English. With the help of Madam Cheryl, who is perceived by many as his sugar mummy. He got a toyota surf and jumped into another class.
Bobi Wine - The 'Uganja' president was orn from Gomba but grew up in Kamwkya. He started from Kitante but during his free times e could sell second hand clothes in Owino. He was also known for supplying 'weed' to taxi touts in Kamwokya.
It appears his parents were not badly off because they were able to sponsor him at Makerere University where he pursued a course in MDD.
Jose Chameleone - Joseph Mayanja was born in Kawempe Maganjo to the family of Mr. Mayanja, went to Kawempe P/S, Mengo SS and dropped out in S.6 when he failed to get school fees. Started working as a DJ in club Mijuri in Maganjo.
When things failed to work out he shifted to Nairobi where he became a street boy for many years. He could sleep in a disco due to lack of accommodation. He then met Bebe Cool, who at that time was working with Ogopa DJ's.
The two stayed together while he did odd jobs. That's why whenever they fight, they easily make up because they were tight buddies while in Nairobi. He then composed a song 'Mama Mia'
Because he was a skirt chaser, he met Dorotia who game him a house and they started bonking like crazy. He then came back to Uganda and his singing career has been on the rise since then. When you meet him today, he will not care to listen to you when you tell him how he suffered in Nairobi.
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Whether it is lack of enough funds, we are yet to know but the first lady of the Uganja Republic, Barbie Itungo has chosen to use the easiest means to inform fans of her husband's launch on 1st Oct 2010 at Hotel Africana.
With the help of her party animal sister Keijagye Brenda, they have resorted to allocate duties to some of their friends. For example Brenda has booked to be a bouncer. Others are to be back up singers like one Levinne since she knows all the lyrics of Bobi's songs and many others who are willing to volunteer.
Meanwhile, she is promising them V.I.P treatment if they perform their duties to their expectations. In her own words: "Am booking you for a crazy night out at Africana on 1st Oct. Let's go watch Bobi Wine do what he does best. I need yo company. coming?,
I have enaf tickets don't you worry, guys. come and we just hang. no milimo. come eat chips en chicken, drink beers, watch new hits being performed live and enjoy the VIP SECTION" Talk about spouses whop support their better halves-way to go first lady
Monday, 14 June 2010
Another Grudge Battle - Rumour doing rounds is that local singers, Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine have yet again set same date for their upcoming album launches. The latest unconfirmed rumour exclusively reveal these two music giants have set a day sometime in October as the time they will unveil their rivaling controversial hits Kasepiki for Bebe and Kataala for Bobi at yet to be announced venues.
We were told Bobi was the first to announce his launch date and when arch rival, Bebe, heard about it, he decided to give the Ghetto President a run for his money. A source added, "Even though both artistes have not mentioned their album titles, the dates are already out.
Whether it will be Kasepiki Vs Kataala, I don't know. But Bobi has already announced his date while Bebe confirmed his as soon as he returned from a tour of Europe" Remember last year the two held their launches on the same day and each camp declared victory even before what happened at the other concert.
And recently, Grace Nakimera vs Goodlyfe boyz was another blockbuster. However, we are now wondering if it's just the biff and fight for supremacy driving our local artistes to put up shows the same date or it's now a brand new way of minting a lot of dime from the unsuspecting fans. Your space is as good as mine, but watch this space!
Sunday, 06 June 2010
There's no doubt that these two are among the great local artistes that have ever graced the pearl of Africa. Their hits have topped music charts year after another. To put it simply and in brief terms they are the celebrities in town every upcoming musician looks up to for inspiration.
But there's something outstanding between them. Its the biff. Yeah, we call it the 'biff industry' and these two have played a big role in developing it. We are talking about the Bebe Cool Vs Bobi Wine show-down.
Remember Bobi recently released a controversial hit titled 'Kataala' that some music pundits claim is a jibe aimed at longtime rival Bebe. Red Pepper managed to get to both artistes over the long standing biff and this is what they had to say:
RP: A lot has gone on in your life. how are you doing now?
: Doing very bad, Iam feeling a lot of pain and with many evil things happening to me, I'm trying to deal with it positively. I survived the accident and my car was written off but I will pull through.
: I can never understand you press guys. At one point It's ganja over dose and two days later you say I'm going to die any time. After a few days you say I might live. But here Iam.
RP: Talk about the Accident?
: We had gone to Soroti for an Electoral Commission campaign and I was part of the event because iam top of the charts at the moment. After the performance, we left for Lira. The left rear tyre had a swelling and Tony the driver insisted we have to change it. He replaced it with a spare tyre and told me all was under control.
I drove up to Kafu got tired and told Tony to take over the steering wheel. After about fifteen minutes we had a puncture and the rest is history. Of course I can't rule out overloading because we were over five people.
I feared the car could go into flames because I saw smoke coming out. Some taxi guy drove us to hospital and we are out now. So here we are. (Bebe is currently on a tour of Europe where he was arrested but later released)
: I felt pity for the guy, because I knew that what happened to him could happen to me as well just like anybody else. I was among the first artistes to visit him in hospital when he got shot, but after the accident I did not go to see him because he also did not come to see me when I got admitted.
RP: How come you did not check on Bobi when he got admitted whereas he visited you when you got shot?
BC: Bobi Wine was not sick; he just faked the illness to get people's attention. He came to see me because I was shot. Every time I go down with malaria, he doesn't come to see me. It is bad to take people for attention and look for newspapers attention. I even blamed Chameleone for going top see him. May be that is why he became so angry and he never came to see me after the accident. Yet when we it happened, he was right behind us. I don't want to put people into games.
RP: Bebe says you faked sickness. Is it true?
: If it is a Bebe Cool statement I won't respond to that because it is him anyway. Annoyed) I'm not surprised he told the press I was faking sickness. What do you expect out of him? I would answer if it was some one else's comment.
RP: Will you two ever stop fighting each other?
: We are not fighting. I just don't want to deal with him because of his ways; his music concepts depend on grudges.
BW: I used to give them a kick in the a***, but I'm now a changed man. I'm saved. Bebe is a "fre-nemy." He admires my lifestyle so much because sometimes he thinks he is me. He is a good boy who deserves to learn from Edutainment (getting education through the entertainment industry). He is one of my biggest fans.
: Talk about the dissing language you trade against each other in your songs?
: You see I brought up the concept of showbiz business in Uganda. We are not music people ; we are showbiz people. With show biz you have to shine and hit. My 'lamp' (Kataala) is brighter than his. And that is his problem.
: I use my music because it is my only platform. I compose my songs and you people fit Bebe in. If I sing about irresponsibility and someone comes in and claims that I have sang about him then so be it. I sing about a man who treats his wife like a slut and someone says I'm singing about him. If you fit the description then change your ways instead of complaining.
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Unconfirmed rumour has so far revealed that Uganja Republic President Bobi Wine faked his sickness to get more limelight. Sources close to the Ghetto gladiator have sensationally told WTF that Bobi realised his peers; the likes of Bebe, Chameleone and most recently, Grace Nakimera pulled in front page stories in all media houses when they visited hospitals.
He thus decided he could not loose out in this new trendy of publicity stunts other artistes had invented. We were told "He decided to go to the hospital because most artistes who have gone to prison or hospitalized of recent have all done well musically.
The public usually sympathizes with them. We have further been informed that Bobi did all this to publicise his new song 'Kataala'. He claims his rival, Bebe's 'Kasepiki' is doing well only because the public felt sorry for him.
The 'Kiwaani' singer was hospitalized two times within a space of one week at Mayo Clinic and then Mulago. Doctors couldn't diagnose any disease and he was sent home.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Fire Base Crew and Uganja Republic President Bobi Wine is annoyed with the doctors advice to stop smoking 'weed' and sex before meeting the creator. The dreaded fella was recently admitted after a weed over dose with the crew members.
On Friday he made it public at the Goodlyfe Launch at Hotel Africana that no-one can stop him from smoking weed, not even Barbie.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Self acclaimed Ghetto President, Bobi Wine aka Robert Kyagulanyi was last night rushed to Mulago Hospital where he was admitted in ward 6B, Room 14. Bobi who collapsed for the third time last evening, has been frequently visiting Mayo Clinic since 9th May when he buckled at his Busabala Beach.
Although the doctors later diagnosed him with mild malaria, sources say he was severely dehydrated after a series of ganja overdose. Before any treatment, the doctors put in him countless bottles of water for him to gain his consciousness. Last Thursday, the Namusanga Ndeeba singer refused to follow instructions of the doctors by leaving Mayo Clinic direct to Kati kati for performance.
To add salt to an injury he went further to flaunt the doctors advice by downing several bottles of Guinness and of course sever pieces of Ganja. Prior to this admission last night, the singer was admitted twice at Mayo Clinic due to excessive drinking, fatigue and Ganja smoking.
His wife, Barbie who recently dropped a tot, buddy Chameleone were by his side together with his subjects from Uganja republic. By the time we went to press, Bobi Wine had gained his senses. He bragged: I can't sleep here man, give me my guitar and I play music.
Dehydration is lack of enough water in the body and among its causes are excessive drinking of spirits, smoking and insufficient rest.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
The very fattie Barbie has dropped yet another tot. The Ganja Republic first lady gave birth on Saturday morning to a bouncing baby boy at Kololo Hospital by caesarean section. This is the second time thought that barbie is producing by caesarean.
The interesting bit though is that Barbie has produced a staggering three kids in a space of three years. Gawd, that's an unbelievable record for the celebrity couple. And then shockingly yet again the new boy comes with another bad A**e name.
Snoops revealed to us 'Bobi sauntered into the hospital like a real Kandahar war lord and declared his son should b called Shilling Kyagulanyi. Remember his other two kids are Kampala and Nairobi. With this trend of bizzarre names, the next kid if she is a gal could be called Princess Kamana Kyagulanyi. Hmmmm, WTF!!!
Friday, 23 April 2010
The self styled Fire Base Crew president Bobi Wine was on Tuesday night involved in a bloody fight with upcoming artiste Dan Fleva over sex oozing Tisha. Tisha is a Makerere University student of Tanzanian origin. Snoops revealed that Tisha is Dan Fleva's missus but close pals told us she has been too close to singer Bobi Wine.
"She has been dating Bobi behind Fleva's back," a source said. When Fleva got the shocking news that Tisha was vending her kandahar to the ghetto president, he stormed his offices in Bukoto on Tuesday and it was just fire.
Fleva disorganized the party that Bobi had organised for his fans after shooting the video for his new video 'kitala' where Tisha appeared. Bottles were seen flying in the air as every horny fella tried to get close to Tisha.
The situation was saved after Mud Tiger swung in action and threw everyone out. Tisha stays in Akamwesi Hostel in Wandegeya.
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Well it was long time coming. After Bebe was rumoured to be writing a song dissing Bobi Wine's Escalade, the Ghetto president has come out spitting fire....er ganja. Word coming in reveals Bobi Wine has answered Bebe's jibes about his Escalade being old, by claiming he is the richest musician in Uganda.
Bobi has been telling everyone who cares to listen that he owns the most expensive cars(15 of them), a posh mansion fitted with the state of the art equipment along Gayaza Road, One Love Beach in Busabala and that what he has achieved most of the musicians in Uganda will only dream of.
A source adds: "Bobi is ready to take on Bebe should that song about his Hummer come out dissing him simply because he knows Bebe can beat him when it comes to wealth." We hear Bobi went berserk after reading the story. Watch this space for this might be another war on our hands.
Related: Bogolako Star Disses Bobi in Hummer Song
Friday, 26 March 2010
Ghetto republic First lady Barbie Wine is a woman who can’t stay put down. On top of running a workshop in Kamwokya, Bobi Wine’s wife is looking at starting a dance and music troupe just like Ndere Troupe who succedded in making a traditional folk video for Bobi’s Namusanga Ndeeba song which has become a hit, Barbie has decided to emabark on a project to start a troupe which will be doing traditional music and dances.
We hear she is busy searching for sexy babes, "but her biggest worry is how she will keep them away from the horny Ghetto Ministers," a pal intimated. It should be remembered that Barbie was one of the best Music Dance and Drama students in her high school and she even pursued it at University.
Could we be looking at a traditional troupe with a Ganja touch?
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Bebe Cool will certainly sing about anything in his life and this does not come as a surprise. He will soon be releasing a song about his latest Hummer He was spotted at the Lumumba Avenue based D-Records where he is said to be recording the song.
In the song he attacks Bobi Wine's Escalade and the Goodlyfe boyz for not owning 'sensible' cars. One of the lines goes like this: "Abamu beyita ba President naye Bi Escalade bye bavuga bikadde nebamala nebabiteka mu garage" loosely translated as; "Some people call themselves Presidents yet they drive fake/old escalades and due to mechanical problems they are now parked in garages."
Part of the song will include his mansion that is under construction in Kiwatule. With hits like Kasepiki, Bafudde and Agenze, you can be sure this will be a hit too.
Monday, 15 March 2010
They are celebrity couples who by the nature of their jobs, were driven into passion and ended up graduating from workmates to bedmates.
Bobi Wine and Barbie Wine
It is perhaps the most showy celebrity couple. Showy in the sense that wherever Bobi goes, he proudly announces how he is blessed to have his 'Princess' Barbie. They met and fell in love during their acting days at the National\l Theatre and since then they have never looked back.
Sam and Sophie Gombya
Their time in Power Pro Pearl Band plus the daily interactions at Riverside theatre flared up their romance. Their relationship has turned into a respected marriage with three kids.
John Segawa and Mariam Ndagire
The relationship is not necessarily the best due to the constant break ups. They met during acting plays with Abby Mukibi's Diamond Esembles. They shared roles six years back before she stole him from Ruth Wanyana, a fellow artist. Their failed relationship yielded a son, Trevor who is about six years old.
Maurice and Irene Mugisha
The controversy surrounding these TV personalities is more popular than the individuals themselves. Maurice and Irene hooked up as Employees of WBS TV. This raised many eye brows and resulted into Irene's sacking. Maurice apparently had 'stolen' Irene from DJ Alberto with whom she had a kid. That didn't stop them with going on with their romance which has since then yielded them three children.
Other couples following a similar pattern are listed below:
Eddie Khan Semugenyi and Sophie
Simon Kalema and Juliet Underwood
Michael and Natasha Kasaija
Ronnie Mulindwa and Sharon Salmon
Ponsiano and Rose Lwakataka
Thursday, 11 March 2010
The Mazzi Mawanvu singer Bobi Wine, who recently survived losing his One Love Beach over failure to complete payment on the land, is organizing the Easter Concert to raise the balance that he has to pay Andrew Tendo.
Bobi was recently dragged to court over failure to pay the last installment of Shs 80m and he pleaded to settle out of court which he was granted but managed to raise only 50m. We hear he has tagged this concert 'Kyapa Ku Meza' and all the proceeds from the concert are going to be used to top up on the remaining balance. Club Beer is already on board.
The concert is scheduled for Easter, the same day Bebe will be at Kiwatule.
Monday, 08 March 2010
A volcano is set to erupt in the camp of Kamwokya based Uganja Republic. The latest we have heard is that silky voiced Nubian Lee, who recently started singing with Bobi Wine, wants to sever all ties with Ghetto President because of dime.
The singer who has done a number of collaborations with Bobi, is dissatisfied with the fact that he is not gaining any profit from his songs. We hear Lee is defying Bobi and could be looking at cutting ties with Fire Base and going solo after learning that Bobi was telling his ministers in the Republic that he is grooming Eddy Kenzo to replace him.
Friday, 05 March 2010
The battle lines have been drawn again. The Gagamel Crew headed by Big Size Bebe Cool is set for another clash with the Fire Base Crew headed by H.E Bobi Wine come Easter. Both crews are set to organise massive shows on the same day to gauge who is more popular.
Gagamel will be having a concert at Kiwatule Recreational Centre while Bobi is planning his at his One Love Beach. It should be noted that Bobi and Bebe launched their albums Namusanga Endeeba and Agenze respectively on the same day.
Both commanded huge crowds and no one claimed victory. A close pal of both adds: 'We didn't get to know who won the battle the last time both artistes launched their albums on the same day. So this time we need to monitor the attendances to see who is bigger'
Friday, 05 March 2010
Stars Dr. Jose Chameleone and H.E Bobi Wine’s new love affair is on the verge of collapse, thanks to AK47, Chameleone’s young trusted brother. A source tells us AK47 and Bobi are feuding over an unidentified gal.
It all started on Sunday night when Chameleone launched his Basiima Ogenze album at Resort Beach Entebbe. We are told Bobi developed interesting the gorgeous babe but couldn’t get a chance to talk to her. Then again the following Tuesday at Club Silk during the popular Campus Nite, Ghetto gladiator Bobi bumped into AK47 with the gal.
Efforts by Bobi to get to the gal were again futile. With the help of Banjoman, an infuriated Bobi forcefully chased AK47 away. This has not gone down well with AK47’s brother Chameleone. Watch this Space!
Wednesday, 03 March 2010
Singer Bobi Wine pays shs 50m to one Andrew Tendo and temporarily secures his Busabala Kazi based One Love Beach he was about to lose over no payment, we reveal. The singer was sued by Andrew Tendo for breach of contract through his lawyers M/S Mushabe, Munungi & Co. Advocates in the high court after ghetto president failed to complete payment of shs 180m for the Busabala land.
He only managed to pay shs 81m promising to pay the balance late last year. He however failed. Following a hearing of the case a few weeks back, court ordered Bobi to stop any further development and denied him access.
However, we have learnt that last Thursday Bobi reached an understanding with Tendo and paid him shs 50m cash and promised to pay the balance in two months time. And this certainly allow him access to the plush beach.
And we can reveal the singer is organizing a show for Easter Monday dubbed Ekyapa Kkino literally meaning I have the land title. Interestingly it will be the same day crocked Gagamel boss Bebe Cool will have a show in Kiwatule.
Last October, the two heavy weight singers launched their albums the same day. Again I can't wait...
Monday, 01 March 2010
Ghetto president Bobi Wine suspected to be high on ganja smoking almost Mesach Semakula's show after making a shocking revelation. He told Geoffrey Lutaaya that it was okay for him to have a kid outside marriage.
He continued that for him there was no problem with his wife, Barbie. The confession didn't go down well with Lutaaya's wife. Like Lutaaya, Bobi Wine also has a kid outside marriage.
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Glamour girl Naila Salim has been cast in the limelight for allegedly dating almost all top artistes. She has been in the news for being pregnant at 17 years to a top local artiste. This girl who appeared in the Nkwagala Nyo and Vumilia videos is hyper, the merry go-round who is all over the place. Sunday Pepper's Angela Kateemu caught up with her to try to piece together the mystery as to who the father of the baby she is expecting is.
Naila who seems to be 19 may be for fear of being called underage expecting mother was born in Rubuga and grew up in Kabale where she pursued her O-levels and now back in Kampala staying with her mum, Rashida Salim.
SP: So who really is the guy responsible for your pregnancy?
Naila: He is called Sterwart Mayanja
SP: Oh really? How come on your Mengo Hospital form you put the father's name as Joseph Mayanja
Naila: No I didn't. I put Sterwart Mayanja. May be the person who told you just saw Mayanja and they assumed it was Joseph Mayanja.
SP: Why would they assume that? Have you been dating Joseph Mayanja?
Naila: Chameleone and I are just good friends. We have never dated or done anything.
SP: So this Sterwart guy, can you give us his number and we call him to ask about his 'baby'?
Naila: No he is not the only one who thinks the baby is his.
SP: You mean a couple of people have claimed this baby?
Naila: Not really, he just doesn't believe me.
SP: Why were you cheating on him?
Naila: Just happened once. I slept with my ex when I was dating him.
SP: Are you even sure of the father of your kid?
Naila: Yes. It is Sterwart.
SP: What about Bobi Wine?
Naila: I dated Bobi way before I met Chameleone.
SP: How did you come to date Bobi?
Naila: I met him through Tigan. I was staying with Rena-Tigan's ex. Bobi then started calling me out to hang. We dated for about nine months.
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Strange as it may seem , It is true Ghetto president paid for the ticket to access Basiima Ogenze album launch by Jose Chameleone. Earlier on promoter Balaam had requested the Mazzi Mawanvu singer to help in advertising the concert and also get to perform to which he had vehemently refused.
On learning that KCC was full to capacity; he changed his mind, organised his fire base crew and stormed the venue wanting to perform. We hear the guards barred them from accessing the venue and Bobi tried calling Balaam whose phone was then off.
A source added: "Bobi was forced to buy a ticket of 10k before he was allowed to access the show. Security adamantly told him they would not let him in." We hear Bobi after getting in, he pleaded with Balaam and Chameleone back stage for a slot to perform.
Friday, 26 February 2010
Just days after Bebe Cool's hummer jetted into town, eventually, singer Bobi Wine could lose his monster Escalade alongside his One Love Beach. The Mazzi Mawanvu singer has been dragged to court by a one Andrew Tendo for failure to complete payments for the land on which his beach is.
The singer had put up his Escalade as security and now that he has failed to raise the money, they are also closing in on his Escalade. What other things is this guy set to lose, we wonder?!
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Things are not going well for Ghetto president Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine. First he is dragged to court for thumping an RDC's aide at CHOGM bar in Kabalagala, and now fresh info is that the singer has been dragged to court, and this time he is in trouble for failure to complete payment for the land.
We are told that a one Tendo Andrew has sued him for failure to complete payment for the land. We are told that a one Tendo Andrew sued him for failure to complete the payment for the Busabala based One Love Beach.
The Beach, which was officially opened on Dec 26 is now under contention over ownership since the 'Kiwani' singer failed to honour his pledge to complete payment in last November. A sum of shs 90m has not been paid yet and the owner wants Bobi finish payment or he loses the beach.
The Ghetto president is now set to appear in court next Thursday to answer the charges. The furious complainant is now planning to make Bobi cough more dime for the time wasted and the huge lawyer's bill.
Thursday, 04 February 2010
Local Musicians under under their Umbrella, Uganda Musicians Federation have stung police following the shooting of their fellow star, Moses Ssali also Bebe Cool. The meeting that took place at sharing hall Nsambya was aimed at showing togetherness and unity among local artistes.
The artistes managed to raise Shs 5m as upkeep for Bebe as he remains bedridden at Nsambya Hospital. The Musician Federation Chairman, Silver Kyagulanyi said: "As a fraternity, we condemn the actions not only by the fact that it involved a musician but even if it were any other Ugandan citizen. How on earth can a cop shoot a civilian five times? That's brutal."
Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine are not that friends but Bobi Wine who is the musicians General Secretary said: In such a trying moment, musicians should come together and show support and love for Bebe Cool. Meanwhile, Bobi Wine was given a police bond after beating up a UPDF soldier one Cpl. Wasswa Mohammed a bodyguard to Makindye RDC.
It is alleged that Bobi roughed up the soldier at CHOGM Bar in Kabalagala last week. Bobi Wine was escorted by his crew members as he went to make a statement.
Monday, 18 January 2010
Most Celebs are not known for their intellectual prowess but have provided words that wowed us. Whether its insight or sheer audacity, we enjoyed reading these stunning sound bites from our stars.
Zarie - Ok I might be having problems in my relationship, but dating those bu-local musicians? No way! I'm an up-market, sassy loaded woman! Some of those guys can't even afford to buy themselves deodorant! Zarie reacting to her alleged hobnobbing with Ugandan Musicians.
Desire Luzinda - You Red Pepper guys should leave SEYA alone. He has potential. This is when she was reacting to a story about her and Seya while emerging out of a hotel room at 2:00am.
Eva Mbabazi - I can have sex for lunch, super and breakfast without getting tired.
Daphne - I have slept with almost all the celebs in town but no one has taken me to and from cloud nine like Hilderman Mazongoto Daphine's kiss and tell interview about her celeb sexcapes.
Bobi Wine - Between me and Safina there's no love for heaven's sake. I didn't know her name until after she told me she was preggie with my son. I only shafted her once. Uganja President Bobi Wine reacting about his other woman.
Aisha Nabukeera - I can't tell what Kampala guys find irresistible about me. May be I have a magnet or sweets down there. Why don't you ask them? Aisha Nabukeera reacting to Walukaga, Samona cat fight for her.
Monday, 07 December 2009
Bobi Wine and Chameleone almost killed each other in Kamwokya. It took police that fired live bullets to disperse the crowds around dream studios. The fresh row between the two heavy weights stems from the bickering over who owns the rights to be a closest buddy to Jamaican dancehall king Beenie Man.
Beenie Man was in the country last Friday to grace the Chamuka Grand Finale function and during the show Beenie introduced Chameleone as one of the finest artistes in AFRICA and the two were set to record a collabo that should be out in the next few weeks.
This did not go down well with most of Chameleone's rivals. As Chameleone and Beenie Man were recording the hit at Dream Studios in Kamwokya, Bobi learnt of the deal and decided to storm the place to also use the opportunity to do a song with the Jamaican sensation before he flies out.
Chameleone sensed danger and decided to block Bobi from entering the studios, causing a serious fracas. Punches, abusive words were exchanged before Bobi was thrown out. To revenge, Bobi dashed out, organized his Ghetto boys, who swarmed the studios like bees. Sources say the Ghetto boys wanted t o finish off Beenie Man and Chameleone.
A road block was erected to stop Chameleone's Escalade from moving ahead. Chameleone simply called in the police who responded with tear gas plus shooting in the air to disperse crowds. Later, Beenie Man was whisked away to some unknown place all shaken up.
Saturday, 05 December 2009
In Luganda there is a saying that "Oseka Olekamu" literally meaning; laugh sparingly. For what goes around comes around. The romantically embattled Ghetto president who recently got a dose of Bebe-like beef is a troubled man, though he has managed to play it cool in public.
Exclusive info we have is that his better half Barbie has set new regulations for the president. One: No more overseas tours without her and Two: Only selected tours again with her in Kampala and finally, home coming time check is latest 3am.
But knowing Bobi, who parties till morning most time, this temporary measure, for bad boys only chill when in check, but when the coast clears, they will be back to their bad wild ways. Kangamu Awo Barbie!
Wednesday, 04 November 2009
Ghetto President Bobi Wine's wife Barbara Itungo has left the Magere home accusing hubby of having offside romps. Barbie has been away from home for at least three weeks. The first week of her departure was spent at Zuena’s home who has just reunited with hubby Bebe Cool. She had also split with Bebe Cool over similar circumstances of cheating.
“She’s always suspected him of unfaithfulness. She can somehow understand because he is a big time celebrity and always gets attention from beautiful gals. But he has got to be in control of his own life. She can never put up with a man who can’t be in charge of his own life,” an insider said.
The two have two kids together, Nairobi and Solomon Kampala. It is not clear though if Barbie left with the kids. Last Thursday Barbie was not at Bobi’s unplugged show at Club Silk and yet she was expected. Meanwhile her younger sister Brenda Kijagye was present.
Some time this year we reported how Bobi Wine had another son from a UK based gal, Safina Mubiru who is now working very hard to have a baby gal from the Kiwaani musician.
This very reason has left Barbie restless that at one time she followed the Ghetto President to the UK. “She couln’t let Bobi be on his own in the UK knowing Safina stays there,” a pal added.
Bobi was contacted on Monday over the matter and he gave the assurance that the two were together and he said: “My wife can never leave me. First of all, I have money, secondly I love her and most importantly I know how to ***k.”
We equally spoke to Barbie and she said: “I can’t leave my hubby. I was brought up in a good family and he is a nice and loving man.” But further investigations reveal that the two reunited because Solomon had a fever and had been admitted at Mayo clinic.
Saturday, 31 October 2009
He is the self proclaimed President of the Ghetto republic but during his recent sojourn in South Africa Gobi wanted to take a curiosa on the Indian Ocean aboard a luxurious cruise ship. However, when the Ghetto president looked at the fare that was in a range of $7000-10,000.
He opened his mouth wide in disbelief. He was later over heard telling colleagues that EHH Ezo Mu Uganda zigula ettaka ne motooka. Bano bafere," loosely meaning, "That's worth a car and a piece of land back home in Uganda. The guys are conmen"
Sunday, 25 October 2009
The feud between these artistes will not come to an end soon. In the song titled"Ensimbi Etumpagulula" he refers to Ssali and Sentamu not to split because of dime but it becomes clear he is referring to Radio and Weasel when he brings in Jeff Kiwanuka the pairs manager.
Ssali is Bebe Cool's last name and Sentamu is Bobi Wine's last name but the mere fact that he brought in Jeff Kiwanuka, the song was aiming at Radio and Weasel. Knowing the Goodlyfe guys, they will soon hit the studio to record a counter track.
Friday, 16 October 2009
Good NEWS reaching our desk from the Ghetto in Kamwokya indicates that H.E Bobi is set to officially legalize his bonking marathons with Barbara Itungo aka Barbie Wine.
We can authoritatively report that Bobi who was introduced to Barbie's parents in a cultural ceremony called Kuhingira, at which h paid her bride price, is set to officially wed her on 26th Dec this year. The ceremony will take place at his One Love Beach off Entebbe road and all preparations are in high gear.
Secret meetings have been taking place at Bobi's Magere mansion and the most recent was last Sunday. This will surely be the biggest event of the year.
Monday, 05 October 2009
Last Friday was a fully fun packed night as Ghetto President thrilled the fans at Hotel Africana to brace his new album launch "Carolina Namusanga Ndeeba". The concert started at 6:00pm with joy and love for Bobi Wine as crowds led by prince Junjju chanted for him throughout the night. The most out spoken politicians in the country, including Ken the Man, Boxer Nyakaana, Sexy Nabillah Naggayi and government critic Betty Nambooze attended in person to bless the launch.
Butchaman entertained the crowds as he did his thing on one leg proving that disability is not inability. The Ghetto President sent crowds shouting when he sung his anthem "Bad Man from Kamwokya" The show ended at 1:00am as Bobi begged his fans to go home much as they still wanted more.
On the other hand Bebe Cool was proving the Bib is Big at his Agenze launch. The crowd was unbelievable, the music exceptional, the sound system was superb and the pundits say Bebe's show can only be equated to the historial UB 40 concert.
The widely attended concert was sponsored by Zain, Bell Lager, and Silk Events as Straka the MC who was pulling erotic dance strokes with her Sizzaman. Bebe proved so strong after attracting his estranged wife among the fans.
Going by the crowds that attended, the state-of-art stage proved that the Omunene is indeed a musical veteran.
Monday, 21 September 2009
Promoter Bobkins Kibirige is selling Bobi Wine's Carolina Mu Ndeeba Concert set to take place at Hotel Africana. On the same night Bebe Cool will be launching his Agenze album at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.
It is no clear why Bobkins who was in charge og highly successful Moze Radio/Weasel TV Nyambura Launch early this year -sold the show but but it is believed he feared the competition. "Bebe Cool seems to be playing his cards well and recent research shows he might get more people despite Bobi's popularity in Kampala.
Bobkins as a businessman is scared," his pal told us. Hmmmm!
Photo: Kibo Media Guys
Friday, 28 August 2009
Word doing rounds in Kamwokya has it that Mickey Wine, young brother to Wine is competing for the tiltle of ladies wine. Our snoops have learnt that Mickey Wine is set to become a double Dad, after two babes simultaneously claimed that he's the father of their unborn babies.
These babes are identified as Nakandi Sophia who resides next to Family doctors and Rita Kiwanuka who resides in Con-Africa Zone. These two pregnant babes both claim that Mickey Wine played Mickey Mouse games on them while, promising them undying love.
Now it only remains to see if he shall take responsibility of their bulging bellies or not.
Wednesday, 05 August 2009
Top stars Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine are at it again and this time round involving the top music promoters as well. The Gagamel Crew boss Bebe Cool will be launching the Agenze album at Kyadondo Grounds while the Fire Base leader Bobi Wine will be launching Carolina at Hotel Africana.
The two top promoters Balaam and Bobkins will be equally locking horns as Balaam is in charge of Bebe Cool's concert and Bobkin's is handling Bobi Wine's. Short of that Bobi Wine is signed to companies like MTN and Nile Breweries where as East African Breweries and Zain Uganda will sponsor Bebe Cool.
Of the two artistes, whoever flops could as well say goodbye to their music career.
Photos: Bobi Wine Entertains Inmates , Bebe Cool's Q-Dancer, Bobi Wine and Barbie, Bebe Cool Hugs Daniella
Friday, 31 July 2009
Bobi Wine's wife Barbara Itungo has followed the hubby to UK where he is on tour with the likes of DJ Michael, Juliana and Grace Nakimera. The last time Bobi was in UK he made one Safiina Mubiru pregnant and right now Safina is in need of a second child from the Ghetto president.
Barbie having learnt of Safina's intentions of having another child she has been restless and she is tight marking the president like never before. She left yesterday just to ensure that Safina's Bobi second kid project does not take off.
Safina was staying in Nakulabye while she was here on holiday and Bobi held concert in the same place.
Bobi Wine Kid Saga
Barbie Threatens to Divorce Bobi Over Baby
Friday, 10 July 2009
A few days back it was discovered that Bobi Wine has a child named Simon Sentamu Kyagulanyi with a woman named Safina Mubiru a UK based Nkuba Kyeyo. Bobi apparently fathered this kid on one of his UK trips sponsored by Ssengo, Ugandan UK based music promoter. The latest info on our desk is that Barbie is so pissed about the issue that she is threatening to divorce Bobi, accusing him of naked adultery. Barbie is crying buckets of tears because all along she thought she was the First lady and her son would inherit the ever enlarging Bobi Wine Uganja Empire. She has spent days without eating food.
Related: Bobi Wine Kid Saga
Friday, 03 July 2009
The Ghetto Presidents house is on fire after Barbie learns of a UK lady with Bobi Wine's one year old son called Simon Kyaguylanyi. The mother of Simon Safina is in Kampala for a short holiday something that has left the ''first lady'' nursing panic waves in her heart. OMG snoops went looking for her and trust them because they met Safina who had to release this information.
Safina Mubiru a UK Citizen met Bobi Wine in 2004 when she had come for a short holiday and the two met at one of the music concerts in Kampala. In 2007 Uganda music promoter Yunus Sengo at his Upton Lane based Club 19A organised an Easter Fete and that is where Safina Mubiru met Bobi Wine for the second time and very quickly reminded the Gheto President of their first meeting way back in 2004. The Ghetto President was excited and moments later told Safina to call his number as it was seemingly misplaced.
The following day the Ghetto President called Safina being a Londoner she is to guide him around London and this Safina had no problem with now that she was on holiday. The Gheto Presidents hotel room became Safina's second living room. In the three weeks they were in the UK for the summer shows code named ''Fire in the City" he could fire me live and mercilessly. You can see the results (points at son).
When Bobi Wine left after three weeks it was so touching for Safina seeing him off at Heathrow Airport. A month later Safina realized she had missed her periods. This is when she knew she was pregnant. She communicated the news to Bobi Wine three months later.
Safina now wants a baby girl and she says she will hook up with Bobi Wine the next time he is in UK this month for some shows. The one thing Safina hates is when she reads papers and finds that the Gheto President is saying he has only two kids but I think he will now change whenever he is asked about his family.
Bobi Wine Speaks Out
He confessed in a phone interview yesterday that Simon Kyagulanyi is his and that he is doing his best to give his one and half year old son the best education ever. ''My home is very happy. My children are nothing to hide. Simon is my son and I would want to give him what he wants in life and ensure he goes to the best schools, " said Bobi.
''I request that Simon's mum does not bring rift in our family,'' Bobi Says. It is without doubt BOBI WINE. Look he is one of the few men who don't deny their off side children . Very few men can come out and confess such a thing. It takes bravery, courage and of course love to do such. Clearly Barbie is lucky to have Bobi as a husband. And for a wife to understand her hubby's mistake and embrace it, er well, we are lost for words. Wish you the best Bobi and Barbie and we know they will achieve whatever they want.
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Hottest information reaching our desk indicates that Bobi Wine is set to release a new song dissing Bebe Cool. After a scuffle at Nakivubo a few days back in which Bebe Cool apparently attacked Fire Base Crew and was thoroughly thumped, it seems the beef between the two local musicians is yet to spark new tunes.
In the new song Bobi bashes Bebe for exposing his bedroom secrets and failing to tame a mere woman in his ''Agenze'' song which Bobi terms as cowardice and unmanly. In fact as Bobi's song ends he borrows Bebe's Agenze chorus with his original voice.
Bebe is now in arms claiming violation of copy rights.
Tuesday, 09 June 2009
The tension that has been boiling between singers Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine has finally erupted.. CBS Abby Mukibi had to intervene as Bobi seriously punched Bebe Cool backstage on Sunday at CBS' Ekitoobero.
It all started when the AGENZE star during his performance said that there were only two big artistes and those are him and Chameleone. This pissed off Bobi who lay in ambush waiting for Bebe Cool to leave stage.
As soon as Bebe left stage, Bobi punched and only had to be saved by Mukiibi who was standing nearby. Clearly the war between the two has just kicked off.
Sunday, 26 April 2009
It’s a fact local music is going through its best times. I remember the days when Congolese Lingala with the likes of Koffi Olomide, Pepe Kale was selling like hot cakes in Uganda. Now that era is long gone. With our local music taking over. The like of Jose Chameoleone, Bebe Cool, Bobi Wine and Ragga Dee have spearheaded the revolution while up and coming artistes like GNL, Jamal, Moze and Radio, Weasel are bringing up a stiff competition and raising the standard of our music.
But like any growing industry our musicians are facing serious beef between them . Now this is where the point gets in. It is not a secret that most of these songs are inspired by the beef between artistes. Here we decode the hidden meaning in the songs.
Agenze-Bebe Cool One of the best songs of the new year, Bebe Cool’s Agenze as a way of pleading with Zu to return. And this has made it a huge success with fans.
Zuena - Weasel TV and Mose Radio
The Good Lyf Duo of Moze Radio and Weasel TV has always been known to have beef with Bebe Cool. The are always complaining that Bebe Cool doesn’t give them the respect they deserve. While they languished in Jinja road police cells after a scuffle with Bebe Cool at Club Palui, they wrote the song to get to him (Bebe).
SITANI –Weasel and Radio – This was their work to get back to Chameleone following his Ba Yuda hit. Weasel is a younger brother to Chameleone while Moze Radio was mentored by Jose to become who he is now. They later fell out and Chameleone sang Bayuda talking about the pair’s betrayal. They got back at him in Sitani song.
This song is one of Bobi’s all time best. The meaning behind the song is how people in Kampala are not genuine in whatever they are doing. From conning people of their money in dubious ways to ladies wearing fake hair claiming it’s theirs.
Mbikooye – Cindy
Though we are not sure if its really true, sources have revealed that Cindy was hitting back at the Blu3 babes, Jackie and Lillian who chased her out of the group. Then also those who were talking about her after her nude pictures leaked. The song has since become a hit.
Sigwe Onsimila – Mesach Semakula
This Luganda hit grabbed the song of the year accolade and helped Mesach to bag artiste of the year. It was simply a success. But the meaning behind this song sources claim was acquired after a babe who was chucked by Mesach started rumors against his new catch. We hear the lady in question is a prominent singer in Uganda.
Juliana was hitting at former boyfriend and dad of her kid Amon Lukwago. Juliana was always accusing Lukwago of cheating on her. Juliana was left down after the pair broke because of his selfish behavior.
BA YUDA- Chameleone – This song is definitely hitting the Judas. Moze Radio and Weasel! Particularly Weasel since he is Chameleone’s younger brother who walked out on him.
MAZONGOTO-Dr Hilderman – Dr. Hilderman’s song was a hit that caught Ugandans by surprise. That Hilderman was talking about the big double beds that have caused trouble in marriages because couples are far apart to bond after say a fight while others claim he was talking about big women.
Bread and Butter - Radio and Weasel Again Bebe Cool comes into the picture. The boys were mocking his split with wife Zuena.Gorgeous Zuena went to Jinja after the split and in the song they talk about going to Jinja to pick her. Clearly showing Bebe is not a good lover. Mbu they are better.
Saturday, 04 April 2009
You have listened to their music, you know who is loaded when it comes to dime, doing very well when it comes to sex lives but one thing is lacking and that is Education.
Ragga Dee: He is a music heavy weight no doubt. But when it comes to Education, he is certainly a featherweight. The self proclaimed grand father of Ugandan Music isn' t so learned. What is known is the fact that he completed his senior six from Masaka based St. Henry's College Kitovu. He claims he went to a US Institution but nope, we don't believe.
Henry Tigan: The soft spoken reggae star Henry Tigan is a fresh graduate from Kyambogo University. He graduated with a bachelors degree in Adult Community education earlier this year.He is truly a force to reckon with the upstairs department.
Bobi Wine: Singer Bobi Wine is truly a great man. He grew up from the Ghetto but that never stopped him from acquiring a degree in Music from Makerere University. Seriously the Mazzi Mawanvu singer is a heavy weight in the education section unlike his top competitors.
Juliana Kanyomozi: She is the reigning PAM Award artiste of the year, she is talented, an amazing figure and a very good voice but sadly, very few teachers heard it. Sources reveal that Juliana due to social and financial problems stopped in Senior Five. We are told she could escape from school and hit Sabrinas Pub for Karaoke in the 1990's. So lucky she had a killer voice.
Moze Radio: is one hell of a dangerous singer who definitely has a big and bright future ahead. He is a graduate from Makerere University. He completed a degree in Community Psychology but I don't understand why his English is suspect.
Straka Mwezi: The celebrated music MC and WBS late show star has seen it all. She has been on the social scene for far far too long and worked and worked on almost all the best Radio and TV stations in uganda. And Bars! She has rubbed shoulders with Uganda's richest and is ever invited at the best functions in town. You just can't mess with Straka. But wait a minute, she never completed school. Senior Four was her highest.
Jose Chameleone: He is undoubtedly a heavy weight in the music but when it comes to school, he is a light weight. Just like pal Bebe Cool, The Ba Yuda star is a senior six graduate. And again like Bebe, he stormed to Nairobi and released his first hit Mama Mia. Since then he has not looked back.
Iryn Namubiru: She Released one hit that took her heights but ever since it's been down all the way through even though she has tried that much to revive her career with collaborations. Well she is married to a white guy and dime is available but her education is in slumber mode. Sources indicate that the last time she checked out a black board was in Senior Three.
Karitas Karisimbi: She is gorgeous! Now imagine if she had gone to school. She would be a perfect model woman. But sadly, she dropped out in Senior six from City High School and hit Kampala streets. Ever since she has worked on WBS, Capital Radio, and now she is back on WBS. She's definitely seen it all.
Jackie Chandiru: The Blu3 heartthrob was offering a degree in Industrial Fine Art at MUK but later dropped. Retakes were accumulating like hell. she was spending most of her time in the Sir Apollo Kaggwa Hostel Baston instead of class. They were set to fire her anyway.
Weasel TV: Just like his older brother Jose Chameleone, Weasel TV isn' t learned. We hear he dropped out of school in Senior Three. No wonder he call himself TV. I doubt if he knows what it means.
Desire Luzinda: Ah, Seya's pal! Desire Luzinda is undoubtedly a great singer with a great body. But one thing that has eluded her is a certificate or any academic document of note. Ok she's got a senior six certificate but that is what she has. In 2004, she joined Makerere University for a development studies degree course. The two years later, she dropped out and joined campus but this time Nkozi University for a long distance course. We hear she dropped out of it too.. Ahhh!
More on the Unlearned Stars
Wednesday, 01 April 2009
Ghetto President and now self acclaimed colonel H.E. Bobi Wine must be the richest singer in the land.Fresh from splashing Shs 10million to Owino vendors, Bobi is at it again.The bad man from Kamwokya dished out shs 2 million to buy fellow star Red Banton's CD.
This was at Wallet Pub, Kabusu. Red Banton who has been hit really hard by the credit crunch finally had a reason to smiles as the Ghetto star gave him the dime for his album titled 180.
Bobi Wine who was also performing at the show revealed that Red Banton is one of his role models and one of the first Ugandan musicians to perform abroad when he performed in London in the lates 90s.
Friday, 20 March 2009
Artistes who include top star Bebe Cool have been struggling financially. Red Banton was offered Red a stick of roasted meat and it turned out to be his first meat in 2009. It's that bad! But there are those artistes who continue to thrive even in the crunch. Today we unveil the top richest artistes in Uganda.
Bobi Wine - Uganja President with his magnificent mansion in Gayaza with a Cadillac Escalade, Lad Cruiser, Bus, and a Ford Convertible. He is building a beach and a hotel. He has a horse and exotic dogs. He is signed to Centenary Bank, MTN, Life Guard Condoms, and Ministry of Health. He has a hardware shop in Kamwokya, a recording studio, posh offices in Bukoto and a garden of weed. He recently bought a motor-bike. Estimated Fortune: Shs 2.7Bn
Jose Chameleone - The Bayuda Star is filthy rich! he has been on the social scene for over ten years and has amassed wealth. He recently imported a Cadillac Escalade worth over Shs 200million. He also owns a Mercedes Benz ML 320, a Super Custom, a convertible and a Premio. He owns a state of art mansion on Seguku hill. He also owns exotic dogs at home. He also owns a house in Arizona in the United States and recently bought a house in Kigali. He has a singing group, Leaone Island and a recording studio. He is signed to Nile Breweries. Estimated fortune: Shs 2.5Bn
Others are: Geoffrey Lutaaya, Ragga Dee, Mesach Semakula
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
The Uganja President is set to meet H.E. President Kaguta Museveni. The meeting is slated for end of this month according to inside sources. The meeting between the two Ugandan biggest celebrities H.Es Bobi Wine and Museveni has been arranged by Amelia Kyambadde.
This has been Bobi's dream to meet the President one day. In the same vein the President has an admiration for young hard working men of which Bobi is one of them after donating 10 million shillings to Owino traders.
Friday, 06 March 2009
Commonly known as the Ghetto President and now Mazzi Mawanvu, Bobi seems more than ready to become the MP the Ghetto man has been waiting for.
After the generous give away of his monster Escalade, the opening up of a Bukoto office, and a whooping cash donation of 10 million he recently gave the traders, it is quite clear that somebody is yet to receive a bloody nose for their seat.
Bobi Wine has proved to us that he can do anything to support the local man and we shall not let him down if he needs our support. One local trader was heard telling a friend.
Friday, 20 February 2009
Battle of Supremacy
They are Uganda's top artistes no doubt and they are stinking rich but who rules the other? Today we take you deep into their lives.
Both stars have got gorgeous wives back home. Daniella Atim, Chameleone's wife is a stunning brown beauty we all wish for while Bobi Wine's Barbara Itunga yet again proves Banyarwanda are really gorgeous. Each of the women has given her guy two beautiful kids but Chameleone has another kid with Belgian Graet aka Dorotia.
There is no doubt the BaYuda Singer is still ahead in music and commands the biggest number of fans in the country. Chameleone's music is more of international than this Ghetto counter part Bobi Wine and thus he has been nominated for international awards than any other Ugandan artiste. But Bobi Wine is not far behind definitely! Chameleone owns Leone Island Crew while Bobi has Fire Base Crew and all these crews have produced good musicians who have since gone solo but it is Leone Island that has produced more and these are Chagga, Moze and Weasel and AK 47 is really promising while Fire Base has Nubian and Buchaman.
Jose Chameleone imported an Escalade Model 2004 a week ago, he has a super custom, a convertible, a premio, and an ML Mercedes Benz. Bobi Wine on the other hand has a bus, an Escalade, a Convertible and a Land Cruiser.
Both artistes have fierce dogs at their homes but Bobi also owns a horse. Chameleone's horse died of hunger late last year. So Sad!
People always argue that Ragga Dee is the richest Ugandan artiste. Hell no! It is either Jose Chameleone or Bobi Wine. The two artistes have built multi-billion posh mansions where they stay and own a fleet of expensive cars. There are no well established investments the ownership of these two stars at present.
Having confessed to smoking ganja and having grown up in the Ghetto, the Ghetto President has commended a large image from slum people as his music theme draws there. Bobi Wine also doesn't do well in political world in some of his songs and that's why when the two are launching albums politicians will flock Chameleone's launch leaving out Bobi's. Having spent more time in Kenya, Chameleone's music basically involves all groups of people a reason he commands a large audience in East Africa. On a sad note though, all these guys have been caught offside feuding publicly.
Regarding Education, Bobi Wine beats Chameleone because he holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Dance and Drama(MDD) and is fluent in English while Chameleone beats him in Swahili because of the time he spent in Kenya.
Friday, 05 December 2008
The Ghetto President is feared to be dragged to court by his ex girl friend for child neglect. A friend to the Ghetto president sadly revealed to our snoop that Wine has a child who is said to be 8 years but he has recently taken her for granted because of his tight schedule. "Of recent he has not tossed even a coin to his kid" a friend to the mother of the kid was over heard complaining over the President's tight marking. The young babe whose names were not clearly identified was at found at FIDA office in Kamwokya
Last Wednesday as the mother threatened to take the Uganja boss to court if he doesn't release the funds needed May be if Bobi is too busy, she will bring the child to his 'white house' at Magere and of course have to explain to Barbie". "Long before he started singing he was a caring Dad but after he began singing he turned into a mazzimawanvu" The mother of the child lamented.
Monday, 06 October 2008
Jose Chameleone's accident in Tanzania is being interpreted as a consequence of the feud between the top musicians. "These are Chameleone's rivals at work. The guy has dominated them for a long time and they think the only way to get back to him is by bewitching him" said a member of his entourage. They might have cast a spell on him that forced him through the window from the 3rd floor to the ground.It is the first time it has happened to him. More on this here
Weasle Loses a Tooth: Last Friday Angenoir bouncers were treated to some action after Weasle and one guy alleged to be former Chameleone's body guard fought. Weasle lost his cool over some matter and smashed a wine glass on the table in the process cutting some guy's neck. The guy retaliated by thumping Weasle who lost a tooth.
Mazzi Mawanvu a Flop: Uganda is on Terror alert so many people should gather in a single place for so many hours. This is what the Mazzi Mawanvu man had not taken care of in his album launch. The show kicked off at 7:00pm and a few artists had performed.. Bobi Wine hit the stage at 10:30pm and 30 minutes later police intervened demanded that the show be put to a complete stop. Bobi went back stage and shed tears." This is Unfair"
Barbie Gives Birth to a Baby Girl: This was a massive boost after the flop of Mazzi Mawanvu because Barbie downloaded a baby girl the following day. The baby girl is named Shalom. Shalom and mother are in fine health.