Monday, July 23 2018
The Gagamel CEO, Bebe Cool, cannot hide his excitement after big shots in the land have confirmed attending the Golden Heart Concert that will see part of the proceeds go towards treating children with heart problems. Read More
Monday, January 15 2018
Bebe Cool was on Friday appearing on Spark TV during the Koona program with Miles Rwamiti, he talked about a number of issues affecting the industry currently including his bitter exchange with Eddy Kenzo..Read More
Thursday, January 11 2018
Chameleone responds to Bebe Cool's list with his own songs, and adds; "I will never justify my ability by downplaying others, that’s for hyenas..Read More
Saturday, January 06 2018
Bebe Cool released his top list of top 2017 artists, he was among and he warns that 2018 will be his year too after releasing at least 15 songs.The list had the likes of fast rising artists like; Fik Fameica, B2C and of course some old guards like Lydia Jazmine and Irene Ntale who have equally done well..Read More
Tuesday, January 02 2018
It's a new year and all celebrities are hoping for the best, they all promise that this will be a better year and of course, they also wish you a happy new year..Read More
Saturday, December 09 2017
"Last but not least my dear husband, Bebe Cool, Thank you for being there from day one till delivery room which wasn't easy for you, I know you planned to run out at some point but stuck in there till the end. To my social media family, Thank you..Read More
Thursday, November 30 2017
Bebe Cool and Zuena's first born, Alpha will be turning 14 next month, two weeks back, their second last born, Deen, turned 2 and now, they've welcomed their fifth child who they've named Eman following their alphabetical naming pattern...Read More
Monday, November 06 2017
It's said that the driver who knocked Dizzy Nuts dead was targeting Bebe Cool. The Fire Burn Dem singer had been performing with Bebe Cool at Kireka based Victoria Club.. Read More
Thursday, November 02 2017
Bebe Cool performing at Wakulukuku stadium last Sunday. The Katono star called some two females to join him execute the theme song, unfortunately, the search landed on teens something that did not go down with a section of fans, he was bashed...Read More
Monday, October 16 2017
Pregnant Zuena confirms she is expecting a baby girl, Bebe Cool has the best words for her ..Read More
Sunday, October 15 2017
Five new videos that you need to see this week..Read More
Saturday, October 14 2017
Sunday, September 24 2017
Zuena and Bebe Cool celebrating 14 years of marriage...Inset is the couple holding their marriage certificate at the Registrars office...He keeps telling me he wants another wedding with me in a proper gown, but we'll see about that. Read More
Friday, September 15 2017
Gagamel super fan, Richard Kleberson, is the proud owner of this Toyota WISH ride..Read More
Friday, September 15 2017
This was during the DJ Alberto party held at Guvnor..Read More
Monday, September 11 2017
Bebe Cool on his hospital bed pondering what to start with the moment he is discharged..He told his fans not to worry that in spite of the health setback, he will continue with all the set programs, though some of his fans are of the view that he should take some ample rest...Read More
Thursday, September 07 2017
September Babies - Bebe Cool and Barbie
Today is Barbie Kyagulanyi's birthday, she will soon hit 40. When Bebe Cool celebrated his 40th birthday, this gave courage to others like Beat FM's Rebecca Jjingo to reveal their real age, she turned 42. Bukedde TV's Flavia Namulindwa also turned 40.
Bebe Cool is seen feeding his fans with cake at a birthday party that was held at Cayenne yesterday. Inset is the birthday girl, Barbie all looking composed while Flavia was left in tears following a birthday party by close friends. It wasn't any easier for Joel Isabirye's ex, Rebecca Jjingo, who was showered with buckets of water and smeared with cake to celebrate 42 years.
Other September babies who are yet to celebrate their birthdays include; Sophie Gombya, Jackie Chandiru, MTC Numbers and King Michael.
Saturday, September 02 2017
Bebe Cool on September 1, 2017 turned 40 and like they always do for other passengers, they also popped champagne for the Pass N Go singer courtesy of his wife, Zuena Kirema...See More
Wednesday, August 30 2017
Bebe Cool's 'little girl' operated on
The little girl from Iganga who had a skin disorder problem on her head was operated on and the operation was successful, thanks go to Bebe Cool.
Shortly after her operation, she asked to talk to daddy Bebe Cool, this made the star singer to shed tears. Bebe Cool is still in the UK so a video call was arranged.
Read Also: Bebe Cool makes a new friend on board
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"And today she asked to talk to me in the morning just to say thanks. I had tears in my eyes as she spoke to me on a video call, she looked straight in my eyes and said, I want to eat eggs daddy..."
"This girl will undergo several operations to try and give her a look that can help restore her self confidence and am now sure in Allah's name with your prayers, she will be normal like any child," Bebe Cool added.
This is one thing you will love about Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool. He did so much to help the ailing music producer Danz Kumapeesa bill, reduce from over 20 to now under 6million.
His first born and also a musician, Allan Hendrick, was in hospital to check on the little girl. This post had over 1,400 comments, 200 shares and 8000 likes.
Related:Bebe Cool comes to the rescue of girl with skin disorder
Wednesday, August 30 2017
The last time he came back from the US, he made it a point that he records himself in the cockpit, but as he was travelling to the UK for Rajiv Ruparelia wedding, he saw this female pilot walk to the back end of the aircraft, he followed her all the way...See More
Monday, August 28 2017
These are some of the guests in UK for Rajiv Ruparelia's wedding. Ham Kiggundu first on left, Bebe Cool, Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko and BBC's Alan Kasuja...See More
Wednesday, August 23 2017
Producer Danz Kumapeesa's mom says his condition is improving, but that does not seem to be the case looking at his latest pic. They've been advised that to control the swelling bill, they need to leave the hospital and only come for check-ups every three days.
The doctors add that to avoid him from getting more diseases, they need to leave the hospital. Bebe Cool has started a campaign to raise funds and he has called on Bobi Wine to be part of the drive by contributing at least Shs 5million, See More
Tuesday, August 22 2017
Bebe Cool comes to the rescue of girl with skin disorder
Bebe Cool is back in the country after his visit to the US that saw him check on his US based mom and also hold musical talks with Jason Derulo.
While there, Just like Montana landed on a clip of the Ghetto kids on YouTube, Bebe Cool also came across a clip of this young girl from Iganga who was having a bad skin problem that has left her head in a very bad shape.
He ordered that the girl be brought to Mulago Hospital and the good news is, the doctors confirmed they could handle the problem. It's not the first time Bebe Cool is doing this. Seven years back, he did a similar thing to a girl who developed problems following a tooth extraction [Girl Badly Needs Help, Bebe comes to her Rescue] and right now, he has been very instrumental with Kayla, the little girl who is need of shs 180million for an operation in India.
"Her condition is called Cutis Verticis Gyrata. It's a genetic skin disorder as the doctors tell me, but I ask them if we can have her operated on. Am happy the doctors said yes and we are about to have this operation to see if we can save a life,restore her confidence and self esteem and may be make a doctor out of her, " Bebe Cool noted.
Bebe Cool also went to Nsambya hospital to check on Danz Kumapeesa, the producer for his Mbozi Za Malwa song, his condition is precarious.
Read Also: Zuena pregnant with baby number 5
Friday, July 21 2017
Like father like son, Bebe Cool's son, Allan Hendrik likes his babes light
Allan Hendrik Ssali, 22, is slowly moving in his father's footsteps. Bebe Cool's first born is not only doing music, but also likely to end up with a light skinned babe as seen from his various shots with Jackie Kateme. Like they say, pics say a thousand words.
The two have been spotted together at different hangouts in town with the latest being Koko bar in Ntinda. The pics reveal that there's certainly more than music going on between these two.
'Awunya Ba Celeb,' 'Omukwano Gwo,' 'Bundu Bundu,' and 'Akagambo' are some of Hendrik's songs. The dread-locked singer normally has a session with his fans on his wall where he encourages them to ask questions and this did not miss;
Are you dating this old woman, Kateme Jackie,? One fan asked. "I'm not dating the old woman, she's just my friend," Hendrik replied. Kateme Jackie is signed to Bebe Cool's Gagamel Crew, so on many occasions, they are doing so many things together, including rehearsing and singing now that they are signed to the same label.
"My son Allan Hendrik is out with a mega hit video, The song is called Ononya," The Gagamel CEO and also Hendrik's dad wrote calling out on his huge following to show some love to Allan.
Allan's voice sounds just like Bebe Cool many seemed to suggest. It's a nice video others added.
Tuesday, July 18 2017
Bebe Cool in LA to record two videos with Akon's producer
Bebe Cool is in the US to record two videos with Patrick Elis, a Nigerian producer signed to Akon's music label. He travelled yesterday after checking on the little girl who became blind under unclear circumstances.
"The business class and life you achieve will all depend on the day to day decisions you make. Make the right ones not the easy ones. Final destination L.A, " Bebe Captioned the pic.
He's been up to so much lately though the Kyadondo East syndrome and the Magere based star, Bobi Wine, was dominating literally all the space.
Bebe Cool is doing something with Nigeria's Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua aka Seyi Shay and Ghana's Stone Bwoy. The songs will be out soon.
Bebe Cool last month released his Katono video, it has 32,000 views on YouTube. The Mbozi Za Malwa singer has also been in Kenya for the Coke Studio musical television series that saw him team up with a number of artists including Jason Derulo.
Monday, July 03 2017
Honorable Kyagulanyi responds to Bebe Cool
Bobi Wine is the in thing right now. Radio and TV stations, blogs, newspapers and social media platforms are all trending with Bobi Wine who amazed everyone including rivals in his Kyadondo East landslide victory. The ruling party, NRM, was equally impressed now that they were able to beat the main opposition party, FDC in an area where the former party leader Dr. Kizza Besigye hails from.
While appearing on NTV's Talk of the Nation, news anchor Sheila Nduhukire had a few questions for Hon. Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
How do you feel? she asked! Bobi posed the same question, You how do you feel? but then, he went on to answer her.
"It's exciting, I expected it...but I was like did they understand me, did I communicate well, but after the election, I realized they had understood me."
When did you decide to join politics?
I grew up in an era of bad politics and hoped things would change, so I realized if I want change, then I have to be the change. However, I woke up after the 2016 elections.
Aren't you an opportunist, many had hoped you would leave Hon. Apollo Katinti to complete his term and then you come in 2021?
If anybody is calling me an opportunist, then, I would call out to any one out there who thinks like me to stand for their rights, It's my right to stand for any political post. I don't belong to any party much as I was born in DP and personally, I'm friends with Dr. Kizza Besigye.
With your new responsibility are you going to drop the bad habits?
There is a Bobi Wine and Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi who you are talking to right now. Do you want to talk to Bobi Wine?[laughs], but I'm not here to represent my life in the past and everyone has their past. I was born in Kamwokya, I met Barbie and we have children, I believe that shows a different Bobi Wine from the past.
Bebe Cool thinks you are in this for the money
Why Bebe Cool, but now that you've talked about him, I will respond. Not everybody thinks the way I think...Bebe Cool is my old comrade, but we do not grow at the same pace. I learn new things and I'm proud of what I am today. I'm not a politician because that word does not describe me, I'm a leader...Me and Bebe see things in a different way. I'm not in this for the money, I made enough money before I went into politics.
Earlier on, Bebe Cool was appearing on a Kenyan television, he was asked if he could consider joining politics and this was his response; "No my father did, but not me. I don't like politics, I like being rich and I don't think politicians can be rich."
This comment attracted wild cheers from the Sauti Sol group, they were attending the same interview.
Friday, June 30 2017
Bebe Cool had it rough with Bobi Wine fans
Yesterday was a day purely and also dedicated to Bobi Wine. All TV and radio stations plus all other platforms were following the Kyadondo East poll and that was all that made sense to Bobi Wine fans. Elsewhere, life was going on normally with Bebe Cool who took to his wall to update his fans what was happening with him in the Coke Studio.
"Just got done with day 4 #cokestudioafrica cooking more music and rehearsing in preparation to deliver a great product with my brother from Nigeria @Falzthebahdguy."
This post got close to 1,000 comments and these are some of the comments that followed:
"Bobi has just won the Kyadondo East MP election. Are you aware?"
"I hear coke studio!!!, the news making rounds now is Hon. Kyagulanyi, I repeat, Hon. Kyagulanyi, tomorrow, we are heading to Chameleon's Hit after hit we relax a bit and on Sunday, we head to One Love Beach."
"No one hates Bebe cool here, but sometimes you have to be nice to your neighbours. When Kenzo hit the BET limelight what did he say? And just before Bobi was elected, what did he say? I have 3 kids, but when my neighbours got their first child, I went straight and said Congs to them."
"The world is busy this week, wait man."
"Let's respect these people, Bobi is an MP now which is good for all of us as his fans, but at the same time not all will do the same if Bebe is cooking something in music it's very okay."
Meanwhile, Bebe Cool is following tabs on everything else, he has wished Jose Chameleone the very best on his Hit After Hit concert tonight.
"Wishing the legend a successful concert today. A music journey well covered and one that deserves full respect."
Monday, June 12 2017
Bebe Cool and Jason Derulo hint on a collaboration song
Mbozi Za Malwa singer, Bebe Cool, is this week in Nairobi for the Coke Studio music collaboration reality show. It's Bebe Cool's first appearance, he went with his wife Zuena Kirema.
Read Also: Bebe Cool, Sheebah and Kenzo in Coke Studio Africa 2017
Jason Derulo (27) and Bebe Cool (39) were spotted together at the Coke Studio. Bebe Cool was clad in a camouflage vest while Jason had a metallic faux leather on a black t-shirt and black pants.
If Bebe Cool's dream of having a collab comes true, he will join artists like Pittbull, Pixie Lott and Demi Lovatto who have collaborated with Jason Derulo.
Talk of the Ugandan Love you Everyday star meeting the American singer, songwriter and dancer of the Swalla and Trumpet fame, the output will be so different from Mbozi Za Malwa.
As a guest star in the Coke Studio Africa 2017, the Swalla hit-star, Jason, will do a song with all the African artists in this year's Coke Studio version.
Wednesday, May 17 2017
Bebe Cool explains why Ugandan artists are not listed on the Forbes' Rich list
Forbes in their May issue released a list of top ten richest artistes in Africa, our Ugandan entertainers were not among them. The list featured Nigerian artists who included; Davido, WizKid, Don Jazzy among others. It also had Hugh Masekela and DJ Black Coffee from South Africa. Senegalese-American, Akon, was top on the list.
One publication featured the article branding Ugandans as broke, but the Mbozi Za Malwa singer, Bebe Cool had a different view.
"We are not broke, We are just clever."
"Before you compare Ugandan artists to America, Nigeria, South Africa and others of the kind, find out which of those countries have had civil wars in the last 70 years and what are the effects of civil wars. Know the size and population versus it's economy before you disrespect Ugandan artists," Bebe Cool noted.
Bebe Cool, Chameleone and Bobi Wine can still pass as the top artistes for now, but they all seem to agree that having music as your only source of income in this country is a bit of a trick. This morning, as he talked about his MP aspirations for Kyadondo East parliamentary seat, Bobi Wine noted that he employs over 200 people at his various businesses.
Kenya's Tourism Ambassador, Eddy Kenzo, on the other hand, seems to be beating the odds with his strategy of breaking ground in regional and international markets clearly confirming that, there's quite a lot that needs to be done when it comes to promoting music.
Short of that, Bebe Cool is still doing very well by Ugandan standards, if his 400Million Merc birthday present to his wife, Zuena is anything to go by. He also has rentals, and a Hummer among others.
Wednesday, May 03 2017
Barbie Kyagulanyi's posts on social media put Zuena Kirema on pressure
The top three 'First Ladies' in the music industry are Barbie Kyagulanyi, Daniella Atim Mayanja and Zuena Kirema.
They all have a social media presence and Barbie being an author, it's not unusual to come across a good post. A case in point is when she referred her hubby to a weed growing through a hard concrete.
Barbie compares that weed to Bobi Wine who in spite of what he has been through will get there just because of the strong foundation that was laid. The post was made in reference to the troubles Bobi Wine was having with the Mengo authorities over his land, first in Mulago and just recently in Busabala.
This has boosted his bid to contest for the Kyadondo East parliamentary seat causing a lot of panic to the other would-be candidates.
Daniella Atim Mayanja is so laid back, has very few words and not very active when it comes to the use of social media, in fact, once pushed to the edge, she can beat [Chameleone's Wife Daniella Atim Beats Up a Scribe] and that's her, you can afford to brand her as anti-social when it comes to the use of social media.
Last but not least, is none other than Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena Kirema who uses her Facebook portfolio to advertise her pastries business, events management biz and of course, nice shots of her and hubby.
However, she has now tried to put a bit of life to her page, but the direction she is taking looks like she is shooting herself in the foot.
"Ladies, we need friends who are going to uplift us to be better mothers, sisters, workers, useful & respective ladies in the community. We don't need friends who keep updating us about the happening events around us, latest trends of clothes, friends who see a free drink in front of them & act like they've seen heaven."
One of her followers was forced to ask, "Should we also ignore Bebe Cool events?" He got no response from her.
"Let us accept, this Musoga lady is beautiful," one of fan complimented. "Thanks but I'm not a Musoga," Zuena replied.
She explains her roots here; I'm not a Musoga - Zuena Kirema
Tuesday, April 18 2017
Bebe Cool-Sauti Sol's Mbozi Za Malwa out
Bebe Cool and Sauti Sol have given their East African fans what they've been yearning for, a collaboration song with a Ugandan artiste. We could soon see another with Irene Ntale as the two camps were engaged in very serious guitar talks.
Yesterday on Easter Monday, Bebe Cool and Sauti Sol released their collaboration song dubbed Mbozi Za Malwa which they say; "In many African countries, you only have to go to a local bar for a drink with friends to get to know the latest news happening around your community."
Meanwhile, there is a dance competition worth $500 up for grabs provided you are the Best East African Dancer. Mbozi Za Malwa Dance Challenge it is.
Just log onto Bebe Cool's Sound Cloud page to listen to Mobozi Za Malwa, record a video clip while dancing to the tune and upload it to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #MbozizaMalwa. The winner will be announced on April 26, 2017.
Tuesday, April 18 2017
Bebe Cool's Zuena opts for short hair
Bebe Cool's baby mama, Zuena Kirema has opted for short hair giving hair extensions a break.
"Decided to cut off all my hair...feeling fresh like a new born.." she wrote.
"You look 18 and under, Bigooli is the way to go.." one fan shot back.
What do you think of Zuena's short hair do?
Tuesday, April 04 2017
Bebe Cool, Irene Ntale collab with Sauti Sol
Latest info from Irene Ntale is that she has teamed up with Sauti Sol, the Kenyan Afro-Pop group to do a song.
Yesterday, the ex-Swangz Avenue singer was busy translating her Nkubukinze song to the KY boys, they loved it. The two teams are planning on something new but could also do a rendition of one of her songs, could Nkubukinze or Go Down be the song? only time will tell.
Irene has released three songs from the time she quit Swangz Avenue with Kyolowoza being the latest.
More of the Sauti Sol, Bebe Cool is also doing something with the group and it will be released pretty soon. On the side of their project, they took off time to sing for Zuena the birthday song.
Tuesday, April 04 2017
Bebe Cool had earlier planned a boat cruise as part of the birthday celebrations for Zuena, but that has since been postponed to April 8. The 18nOver singer had to think of another gift to his lovely wife and mom of four who turned 31 yesterday, it was a 'Zuena' tat on his lower chin.
"And he decides to ink my name on his neck..yippeee Am truly loved, what more can I ask for on my birthday...thank you for loving me boo. I will be yours till old age," the excited Zuena wrote.
Having given her a Merc last year, Bebe had to come up with another surprise gift and this time, it was tattooing her name on his lower jaw and that is the very area that Zue always pecks if she is not working up those beards and dreads. Some believe it's even a better gift than the Mercedes which she rarely drives.
More on the birthday celebrations, Bebe Cool hatched a plan with Sauti Sol, one of Zuena's most loved musical groups to sing the birthday song on her special day, she loved every bit.
"I don't know where he got Sauti Sol knowing very well i love their music..he decided to play this video for me at exactly midnight...am so overwhelmed bambi, thank you boo & thank you for always making sure that each year on 3/4 (my birthday) before it clocks midnight,you're right by my side to sing happy birthday to me, not forgetting dragging the kids out of bed to join your choir.."
Monday, March 27 2017
Bebe Cool releases his 18 N Over video
Bebe Cool is back with yet another one, the Gagamel fans are loving it already.
"This song I wrote, is for you if you are #18nOver Love is unstoppable so is the composition of love songs. In this one, promises are made to ensure that the man wins the woman who is being stopped by her parents from the relationship. BUT the video reflects African/Ugandan beauty/curves and big behinds that are treasured by most African men," Bebe Cool wrote.
Nice one with beats similar to Solid Star's hit song.
Friday, March 24 2017
Rich men are bossy, don't date them - Zuena
Last week, Zuena shared two throw back pics clearly detailing how far they've come with her hubby. In the pic, you can't miss Zuena the model and Bebe Cool's rough dreads.
On that night, it rained heavily and yet their first car, a Golf GTI could leak whenever it rained. Bebe parked the car on the side and the two took to the back seat as the dash board and gear lever area got soaked by the heavy rain.
Zuena got a polythene bag and covered at least the gear lever so that they could proceed with the journey after the rain but during that time, Bebe told Zuena these words;
"Honey, I'll make you the proudest and happiest wife, Inshallah. You've been here for me when I need you most and trust me, I will never let you down."
Today when I reflect back to our journey of 15 years, I thank Allah for the husband and friend he blessed me with."
Zuena then went on to conclude;
"Ladies, if he loves, respects and cares about you...he's definitely a keeper. Don't rush to date rich men because, they will never respect you, stay with your broke man who will appreciate you for being there when he was a nobody."
Wednesday, March 22 2017
In the past, Zuena and Bebe Cool have been having simple parties with fans having Nyama Choma as part of the celebration but this time around, the couple is taking it a notch higher when Zuena turns 31 on April 08, 2017.
Last year, the mom of 4 got a Shs 400M Mercedes as a birthday present from her baby daddy. All eyes will be on the present for this year as the couple celebrates with the Gagamel fans on a boat cruise to Mutoola Island.
Bebe Cool alongside other members of the Gagamel band will be performing. VIP tickets will go for 120K while ordinary tickets will cost 80K.
Wednesday, February 15 2017
Bebe Cool withdrawn from Club Music Video Awards
A day after releasing the Club Music Video Awards, Bebe Cool has been withdrawn from the only category he had been nominated. The nomination list was released on Valentine's day with the likes of Winnie Nwagi and Irene Ntale dominating the list plus lots of unknown artists.
Bebe Cool re-echoed his earlier position where he clearly requested all organisations or awarding bodies not to consider him for any nomination after a cartoon in one of the dailies depicted him as having vested interests in the just concluded Hipipo Awards.
In the Club Music Video Awards, Bebe Cool was nominated in two categories, Viral Video and Choreography, but the in viral video list, Bebe Cool's Kabulengane was competing with two of Winnie Nwagi's songs, Musawo and Magic, this must have upset him the more. Farmer by Sheebah and Ykee Benda was the other nomination.
The Dede singer reached out to the organisers asking them if they did not get his message relating to local nominations, a source from Club Music told him of how they did..Please remove me from the list and issue a statement because I was clear from the onset.
The organisers were forced to remove Bebe from the list and also issued a statement to that effect;
"Club Pilsener would like to confirm that Bebe Cool has officially been withdrawn from the Viral Video and Choreography categories in which he was nominated as he (Bebe Cool) requested."
"The categories will maintain the the three entries selected. This will in no way affect our brand promise to support the local music industry and we thank and congratulate all the nominees. We would also like to say a special thank you to our fans for the continued support and look forward to seeing you on Saturday March 18."
Saturday, February 11 2017
Like any other awards, they all receive a fair share of criticism from pundits, fans or disgruntled nominees. Hipipo Awards have been around for some time now after assuming the position that Pearl of Africa Music Awards used to enjoy.
Last Saturday, the HiPipO Awards were held at Serena Hotel and Bebe Cool, like it has been the case in the previous awards, emerged the best, this was the congratulatory message from the organisers.
"Congratulations to the Music Icon of the Decade: 2006-2016 aka Artist of the Decade: 2006-2016"
No doubt, Bebe Cool has had a smooth musical journey as seen from his past hits like; 'Love You Everyday', 'Kabulengane', 'Sente', 'Everywhere I Go' and 'Freedom' among others.
In their cartoon section, Monitor's Sqoop Mag featured Bebe Cool this week . The depiction indicated that Bebe Cool was in bed with the organisers of the Hipipo awards and that is the more reason the Tombawala singer ends up winning most of the categories he's nominated in. He won (4) awards..
"I was touched when I saw a news paper that I trust in Uganda putting up a cartoon impression that is definitely destructive to the music industry of Uganda....."
"Today, I have decided to officially ask all organising committees of any music competition/awards in Uganda to exclude my name in any nomination in Uganda. Let me concentrate on being appreciated beyond my borders rather than home because it is the way of a good Ugandan to fail a fellow achieving Ugandan both locally and in the diaspora."
Bebe did not forget his just released 'Nana Nana' video, the very first one in the year 2017.
"Finally for those who believe in me, the year begun yesterday when I released my first single for 2017 called Nana Nana. I promise, I will raise the pride of all my supporters even more these coming years because I don't sing for awards but people. For those who are competing with me musically, competition is healthy as long as it's positive and don't expect me to favour you musically."
Thursday, February 02 2017
Star singer, Bebe Cool, is just about to release his latest block buster video, #Nananana. Looking at the shots, the video is set to rock the airwaves...His fans are pretty excited about the development with most comments taking his grabber line; 'Teka Sente Wolaba' which loosely translated means; Put money where the return on investment is guaranteed.
Looking at Bebe Cool's previous hits, the fans are sure he will deliver on this one too...The video will first appear on MTV the Base.
Saturday, December 17 2016
This was the look on Daniella's face when she spotted the father of her children with Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena. It's filled with love and for Daniella, it's been love all the way.
Daniella is seen zooming in to be sure that all is well.This was at the just concluded Purple Party that was held at the Uganda Museum a week back. However, there was nothing to Daniella here, but Zuena has never come to terms with the tight Bebe-Daniella hug of seven years back, it left a lot to be desired.
Monday, December 12 2016
Bebe Cool was on Saturday all over facebook showering his beloved wife and mother of his children with praises..The Tombawala singer noted that Zuena had put up with a lot in the last 15 years but remained strong taking very good care of their children, below is his full post;
"You only breath to thank ALLAH for the gift of a wife, friend, supporter and a person who believed in you when no one did, trusted you when no one did. With her kind of beauty, one can easily forget that inside her is a golden heart, one that I have come to appreciate as years draw by."
"Men can be successful but without such a woman behind you, your success can easily be misunderstood hence meaningless. For 15 years she has seen a lot that a woman can see but stayed strong, mostly stayed home to raise our kids, and took a weep on my behalf as judgement was passed by many."
"Seeing my wife pick up an award for me, simple but elegantly dressed with a smile on her face makes me wake up today and say thank you Allah for the gift of my wife. I want to pick up her award too one day when she wins the BEST CAKE made in Uganda because trust me, this woman has a shocking side in cake making. And I know she will win..."
Bebe Cool's video, DEDE, took the award of 'Best Fashionable music video in the just concluded Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards and Zuena represented him fully..
Friday, December 02 2016
The year is coming to the end and 2017 music is already being released. Bebe Cool has released another dance-hall tune dubbed Tomba Wala which means; 'Don't be Far' and he adds; "DJ's all over the world will love the beats and it will get everyone on the dance floor." The video was shot by Ogopa Inc and written by Andre.
At this rate, Bebe Cool will have something for his fans every two weeks though with this particular one, some sections are already having issues with the title of the song.
"OMG for the respect of our culture, the name of the song is so o.bscen.e and you accentuated it in the video in one word it contains some graphic contents 60% because of that disgusting prat though it may compete internationally but not here.." One wrote.
Love you Everyday, Freedom, Everywhere I go and Make the World Dance are some of his best songs off the Go Mama album.
Monday, November 28 2016
She's done it all...Been an artist and she has two songs to her name, 'Amata' and 'Owa Boda', been a TV presenter when she replaced Justin Nameere on the NTV Life Stories show, does baking through her Zuena Pastries, in charge of gate collections at all Bebe Cool's shows, the mom of four is also into events management and that is not all, she is a wife to Bebe Cool.
Zuena Kirema is also in charge of their rental apartments.
Latest info reaching us is that Bebe Cool's wife has added yet another one, a store for kids clothes located on the first floor of Village Mall in Bugolobi. Mother's Dream is the name of the shop and it caters for children up to the age of fifteen.
At the time of opening, adults were treated to a glass of wine while kids walked away with a gift box that was specifically packed with sweets and other goodies by their one and only princess, Beata.
"Expectant mothers and parents, spare a few minutes today(Nov26) and pass by MOTHER'S DREAM Village Mall Bugolobi 1st floor. It's fully stocked with children's clothes,shoes etc," Bebe Cool informed his over 400,000 followers on facebook.
Meanwhile, plans for his Tondeka Ekiwatule show are in high gear, you must have listened to his latest tunes, it just confirms he is versatile. English, Swahili, love songs, traditional are all on point and he can rock any genre..
Over 50 Zuena photos below..
Wednesday, November 16 2016
"I love to support hardworking people and Sheebah Karungi is one of them. So calling on all my fans to be at hotel Africana on the 2nd of December for the NKWATAKO concert. Am Ugandan and I support Ugandan," Bebe Cool noted on his wall.
Other artistes to perform alongside Sheebah include; Ziza Bafana, Desire Luzinda, David Lutalo and Rema Namakula among others...
Tuesday, October 25 2016
It's been 19 years and I'm still going strong..were the words of Bebe Cool as he responded to rival camps that were celebrating his loss. Bebe Cool was a MAMA nominee together with Sheebah and Eddy Kenzo, they all lost.
"This is the third year Uganda gets nominated in the MTV awards and it's my second time. I am proud to say thank you to all those who have been supportive, thanks to Mtv for the platform and keep recognising our hard work, thanks to Trace Tv."
"Developed countries like Nigeria and South Africa not forgetting the western world always rally behind their people when the battle is beyond borders or when their people have contributed to their country, but only in my country Uganda is where u find its people doing otherwise."
He goes on to ask!
"Let me leave this here by saying thanks to all the people who rallied behind my hard work and keep doing so because only death will stop me and thats Allah's choice on when he will pull my plug but as long as am alive, njakufa nomuntu till I achieve my dream, raise my flag to the highest level in the world."
Sunday, October 23 2016
Gagamel CEO, Bebe Cool, is still in South Africa where he went for the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) that were held yesterday at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. The event was hosted by Bonang Matheba and Nigeria's Yemi Alade as the co-host, she walked away with Best Female.
Bebe Cool was a Listeners Choice Award nominee which he lost to Zimbabwe's Jah Prayzah. "Thank you all for the love.." Zuena's hubby thanked the fans for the love and support.
At the MAMA's, the Ki Ekiganye singer showed off his latest look, a new hair style, he asked fans to rate his new style and they did not disappoint.
"It's dope though the old one looked good on you Rasta.." "I prefer the old style. Period."
"I repeat. the new one is very ok and brings out the new hot look in you, but I personally for one prefer the old complete style. LOVE YOU EVERYDAY."
The female fans are loving the new look going by some of the comments."Best ever, your hairstyle got me, love you.."
On the other hand, the MAMA nominee has had a great year releasing hit after hit...He is more than ready to release his latest Azina Aseka this November.
Tuesday, June 21 2016
Bebe Cool released Kabulengane which he says is about ladies who wear fake bums coupled with bleaching, it is a nice song per say though it has got music pundits coming out with mixed reactions about the song. Others say at his level, he should not be interfering with the likes of Aziz Azion or going traditional, he should saty in his lane.
The song which was produced by Enox and written by Raffick is a mix of Ugandan and Jamaican dance-hall, otherwise called baxragga according to Bebe Cool. The dad of five adds that the Kabulengane talks about women who put on what he terms as 'fake bumz' and wash their faces with pink yet their legs are dark.
Just days after releasing the song, it's getting fair play on all radio stations, video shooting for the same is underway. Trust Bebe Cool, he knew with Kabulengane he had ruffled some feathers, so, he has now released 'Am Sorry' which obviously goes out to the ladies who might have been offended by his Kabulengane hit.
Badilibada, DeDe and Ki Ekiganye are the other songs that has been released by Bebe Cool recently and will be performed on Aug 5, 2016 the Life of Bebe Cool at Kampala Serena Hotel.
Tuesday, June 14 2016
Big Brothers Quincy and Caysan are seen taking real good care of their siblings..."The Duchess of Tanzania'' is getting a treat from big brother but the ride is a bit dangerous as Quincy is using an electronic balancing scooter. You can't miss seeing her freak out every time big bro makes a sharp turn on the hoverboard
On the other hand, Caysan is playing it cool and safe with Baby Deen Ozil who is equally enjoying his ride from this small car that does not require a seatbelt...it's no wonder he is holding onto to it firmly.
Caysan is Zuena and Bebe Cool's second last born while Quincy is Zari and Ivan Semwanga's second last born, the two are seen taking care of the little one's as their parents do other things or better still do the recording of these shots to share with their fans.
Monday, June 06 2016
"New tune African club dance-hall style called KIDANDALI, the UGANDAN signature ABADILIBADA, a title given to those who never give up no matter how tough n rough the road will be."
He goes on to explain; "In this song I ask those who can't handle the smoke to exit the kitchen. ATAGISOBOLA GIVEMU." It was produced by St. Andrews.
However, a day after releasing the song, Straka's ex, Sizzaman, of the Angela fame says these Kampala artists are no longer creative and have lost it, this is a replica of my Mudiribada song as he explains;
"Lol some people have run out of lyrics they have copied en pasted my Mudiribada song ... kyoka abayimbi bekampala musesa," SizzaMan of the Angela fame noted on his wall.
Meanwhile, as we wait to listen to Sizza's Mudiribada, the fans are already loving it. The Gagamel CEO is not sleeping as he confirms that another hit dubbed Rwandese Gal is in the offing so the Gagamelians should just keep it locked.
Saturday, June 04 2016
Pictures speak a thousand words..This particular pic was taken during day and it's revealing a lot that is normally concealed in the club pics that the couple normally share while showing off some PDA. Bebe Cool is seen striking a pose with a yet to be identified babe, they look happy together but when with Zuena, it's like business as usual.
The 'Ki Ekiganye' singer looked buried in deep thought while with the mother of his four children but when the other babe came around, the Ndisa Buti star pulled out his best smile and swagg gear as the two posed for the camera. It's even said that he had to wipe some Maganjo posho off his apron lest it spoils the pic..
This forced others to ask why he looked not bothered with Zuena and yet very happy with other babes?
The couple was part of the guests that participated at the Ready, Steady, Cook Off competition that was held at Kabria Country Club, proceeds from the event went towards renovating a disability home in Mukono.
Wednesday, April 20 2016
It all started with Peng Peng, an influential person on facebook in Ugandan circles making a post of a Bugolobi based house that was being advertised for rent, it goes for $3550 per month and to be exact, it's located at Luthuli Avenue.
Peng Peng captioned the house as; "The other side of Bebe Cool people don't know. Another monster crib in Lubowa the singer has built just in 10 months.."
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In under 20 minutes, Bebe Cool had got wind of this, he responded swiftly the way Juliana did when a pic of b.ootyful Juliana started doing rounds. "This is not my house as alleged by a blogger and as you all know I don't have a house. I prefer to keep it at that, thanks."
Interestingly, seconds after Peng Peng's post and before Bebe Cool's response, many had come out to let him know that, that cannot be Bebe Cool's house as the Kamwako singer cannot keep it under wraps until it gets to that stage, you would have known right from the time of ground breaking.
"The Bebe Cool I know would never hide such a mansion from the public, I mean, even when he buys his wife nice shoes, the whole world gets to know about it. Anyway, time will tell," one curvy babe wrote.
Meanwhile, Bebe Cool had made strides on his flats that have been under construction for a while but following the TN boost and campaign money, he embarked on constructing another house as the flats are being made suitable for rentals.
Peng Peng is still stuck to his guns. "Ugandans are ______ Bebe Cool's statement that I don't have a house is enough to open your eyes."
The house that is said to have been "constructed" in ten months was first spotted on a property website two years ago..
Wednesday, April 20 2016
Bebe Cool is on record for giving his views on literally everything with his recent being a post on MP's who are seeking to amend the income tax act to have them exempted from paying taxes on allowances.
The Stella Nyanzi undressing saga has been the talk-of-the town since Monday and as expected, Bebe Cool, would have added his voice like he has done to many other burning issues. Bebe Cool in particular was bitter with the dude that leaked Anita Fabiola's pics.
On Monday, those around the MISR offices in Makerere were treated to free drama when Stella Nyanzi, a mother of three, twins inclusive undressed before the public protesting the closure of her office, the trick worked because minutes later, she gained access to her office.
It has emerged that Dr. Nyanzi's and Bebe Cool's mothers are sisters which makes the DeDe singer and the MISR researcher cousins and that seals it.
The first time when the President did not attend the presidential debate, Bebe came out to explain why and his reason was the majority of Ugandans don't understand English, but when the President showed up for the second debate, Bebe was lost for words, he rushed to studio and 'Ki Ekiganye' was the song he worked on.
Just like his sister Stella Nyanzi is a mother of twins, Bebe Cool now says his twins, Dede and Ki Ekiganye are coming soon.
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Saturday, April 09 2016
Cindy and Bebe Cool are in studio working on a track dubbed Kakondo. The two were at Roni Banton's Monster studio putting thoughts together. In the pic above, the African Gal singer, Bebe Cool, is seen in deep thought while the Still Standing star jots down a few lines from her experience of wearing high heels just like the title of the song suggests.
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Cindy was yesterday on NTV for the premiere of her Still Standing video while Bebe Cool's latest African Gal video was on Friday premiered on MTV Base.
Cindy has written most of her songs while Bebe Cool's African Gal was written by A-Pass. In studio, Bebe kept most of his studio time scrolling through her phone as Cindy concentrated, she later called him to see if what she had penned down was alright!!
Monday, April 04 2016
A few months back, Bebe Cool made a 'great investment', he bought a Merc at over shs400million and it's only fair that he keeps that investment in a like-new condition. This morning, Bebe Cool in a white CLS350 and Zuena in a silver C200 drove to Spear Motors in Nakawa to have their rides checked and Zuena's serviced as it's unlikely that the CLS has made 5000kms, the time when the first service should be done.
Still on Zuena's birthday, Bebe Cool this morning went on to let his dear wife know that he was not well prepared but he will even do better next time, which is next year. Zuena should expect a jet at this rate.
"A beautiful woman with a beautiful heart deserves anything and everything. Happy birthday once again my wife. I found I had nothing to give u this time that could make sense and so I kindly request u to kindly accept my small present from my heart. On your next birthday I promise I will be more prepared. Go Zuena, go gal," Bebe Cool wrote on his wall.
Monday, April 04 2016
Zuena and Bebe Cool were hanging out at Liquid Silk in Bugolobi. The birthday gal came clad in a red dress, sparkly blue earrings with the rest of the accessories black, including the lace as though trying to revenge on their Valentine’s Day that was affected by Bebe Cool’s tight Tubonga Nawe schedule.
The moment it clocked midnight, Bebe Cool reached out to his baby mama, hugged her wishing her the very best on her day and straight on started exchanging saliva.
As Zuena feasted on Bebe’s lips, the mom of four looked helpless and could hardly stand on her two legs. The couple later staggered off to have a more Ziza Bafana-Zanie Brown friendly match kind of celebration. And now, what is coming out of that friendly match is that the white CLS350 that Bebe bought from the Tubonga Nawe proceeds is now Zuena's birthday gift as she reveals.
"So hubby bought the CLS350 as my birthday present but because it came in earlier, he decided to keep quiet till my birthday yesterday, I'm in shock, happy, confused ehhh this is too much."
"Thank you so much my love. May Allah bless you with more years on earth. Love you so much," Zuena concluded.
It should be recalled that Zuena's 2015 Valentine's gift was a silver Mercedes C200 and her birthday present for this year is again, a Mercedes CLS350, talk of Ed Sheeran's finding love where she is...
Sunday, April 03 2016
Bebe Cool's wife has turned 30 and as expected, Bebe was the first one to shower her with praises.
"You have been a special person in my life, I was created with a missing piece and until I met you, so I was completed.
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"With the help of my mother, u have made me a better person and more so I admire my self with you than without you. Thanks for loving me coz you described the true meaning of love and now I pray you live to blow 100 more candles."
"Happy birthday my baby gal, Zuena," Bebe Cool wrote.
At 30, Zuena is blessed with four children, 3 sons (Alpha, Caysan, Deen) and 1 daughter, Beatta. She is the CEO of Zuena Pastries, has rentals, drives a Merc C-200, tried singing and she has 2 songs to her name including a collab with the 'Kiwoko' boys.
Zuena was once the host of NTV Life Stories on NTV but resigned her job to get ready for the arrival of baby Deen.
One fan had this message to Bebe Cool;
"Everyone post praising his/her love eeeee! wish words could speak,they would have said we are tired please,rather try actions, make your love memorable than exciting the audience yet sad inside you,I mean do more actions than words,introduce her before her soup expires.."
Birthday Kiss in progress @ Liquid Silk
Friday, April 01 2016
Star singer, Eddy Kenzo, was yesterday on NTV the Beat to premiere his brand new video, Viva Africa, he was all swagged up, his English, his hair style were all on point.
The video has lots of similarities with his 2014 Sitya Loss hit with acrobatic dance moves by kids and one doing bike stunts. In the Viva Africa song, Kenzo gives a shout out to several top African names like; Yaya Toure, Philley Bongoley Lutaaya(RIP), Juliana Kanyomozi, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Drogba and Adebayor among others.
The show host, Douglas Lwanga, went on to ask him about his health, Kenzo said that; "I will be fine." What was the problem? "I don't know," Kenzo added. First they were treating pneumonia but I think it's fatigue because every two days I'm on a plane, I also have a breathing problem.
The singer who has just released his Zero to Hero album was asked about his take on the current political environment, he said that as, Musuuza, he was not happy with the way things are moving that is why he had to post a 'Free Besigye' poster on his wall.
Asked on Bebe Cool, Kenzo did not have kind words for the Kamwako singer.
"At his age, Bebe should be doing a lot better than that, he should be talking of helping all the artistes as opposed to his individualistic approach. When they got money, they simply concentrated on finishing their houses instead of buying musical equipment that even upcoming artistes can hire at affordable prices. We are paying a lot of money to hire the equipment we use to record our music," the furious Kenzo noted.
He concluded by letting hs fans know that on September 2, he will be holding his live concert at Hotel Africana.
Sunday, March 27 2016
Bebe Cool and Zuena were some of the guests who attended Mimi Semakula's birthday bash at an exclusive hang out in town. Mimi is Tuff B's girlfriend and an air hostess with Qatar airways, she is so close to the Ssali's as revealed in the messages.
"You are one of the most amazing people I have ever met, you're a true friend and always there with me through thick and thin, please don't change ever. A very happy birthday to you my darling friend turned sister, love you," Zuena wrote.
"Special friends deserve special treatment. Happy birthday soja and may Allah grant you more years," Bebe Cool added.
However, during the event, Bebe Cool could not hide his feelings as he spent most of the time looking into Zuena's eyes. The mom of four was clad in this black bra-less outfit that gave an ample view of her center folds. Zuena returned the love with the look of the; 'The man of my life.'
Notable among those who attended the party were comedian Patrick Idringi aka Salvador, basketball star Flavia Oketcho and Josephine Karungi's hubby, Vince Musisi.
Monday, March 14 2016
The last one year has seen Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena Kirema, having to deal with the pregnancy and subsequent birth of their fourth child, she travelled to the US in July 2015 and in November last year, Zuena gave birth to baby Deen Ozil Ssali, they were back in the country just in time for Christmas.
However, at the time Bebe Cool was so busy with the Tubonga Nawe campaigns that have actually paid off big time as seen from the CLS 350 Merc, the latest addition to his fleet. The campaigns are done and Zuena can now leave baby Deen at home for them to enjoy each other's company.
It's been a year since these two last had such moments as he explains;
"Last night out with my wife after a year of a woman not partying, I even respect you more than I did before. looking hot as ever."
The mom of four was clad in a black micro skirt and white top attracting these words from Bebe Cool; "Looking hot as ever..." Isn't that sweet!!
"Had a great night with you my love," Bebe Cool added. Over the weekend, Bebe Cool was a guest speaker on the Dembe FM Talk N Talk show and among others he revealed how he cheated on his wife but confessed that he will never do it again, she forgave him.
Bebe and Zuena have been together for fourteen years, with a break of nine months when Zuena packed her bags and went back to Jinja but if that could not break them, nothing will.
Saturday, March 12 2016
This Saturday, Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool, 38, was a guest on the 90.4 Dembe FM Talk N Talk show hosted by Kasuku. The 2-hour-show had an extra hour added to accommodate the various views, it was held at Bat Valley Theatre.
Bebe Cool addressed a number of issues that included his personal life, his music and the Tubonga Nawe aspect among others. Bebe Cool came under fire for being arrogant but his response was that he is always speaking facts and facts are bitter. This is what I told Zuena after she had left me; "I slept with her [the other girl] but I will never do it again," she forgave me and came back to my life.
Bebe Cool went on to say that much as his father was a minister, he grew up through hardships as he was staying with his mom who wasn't that well off.
Asked about the 400M President Museveni gave the artistes, Bebe Cool who was dishing out 50K notes to whoever impressed him said that over 50 artistes were lent that money through the Uganda Musicians Circle 2 and he has the proof of whoever borrowed that money because he recorded them.
Then on the Tubonga Nawe money, Bebe Cool explained that he got the lion's share because he is bigger than them all.
During the 1ON1 segment that required a Yes or No answer, the Love you everyday singer confirmed the following;
It's true I have police escorts. The Easter Monday show at Kiwatule this year won't take place as we've been making losses in the last nine years.
It was earlier believed that the reason the show won't take place was because most fans won't show up because of the FDC move to boycott the Tubonga Nawe artistes.
One lady, while responding to Bebe Cool as to why they did not walk out when they played his music and Chameleone's related it to a child who steals will not be shunned by his/her parents forever, yes the parents are hurt so it will be temporary, so it's the same with the fans and artists at the moment, Bebe Cool gave her 50k for that and went on his knees to thank the fans.
Thursday, March 10 2016
FDC through their spokesman, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda, appealed to all those who voted for FDC's Kizza Besigye in the just concluded presidential elections to join them in the struggle, however, the issue of not working for two days in a week is something many of their supporters are not buying.
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On Women's day, Bobi Wine in the company of his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi went to visit Dr. Kizza Besigye at his home in Kasangati, amazingly, he was not stopped by the security manning the area thus thanking the police bosses for that kind gesture as many have actually been denied access to the Kasangati based home.
Among others, Bobi Wine's meeting was about the recent FDC press conference that will see them donning black colours on Tuesday's as they go for prayers at various FDC offices, not working on Thursday's, but most importantly the boycotting of musicians behind the NRM campaign song dubbed, Tubonga Nawe.
Many have actually put their album launches on hold except Bebe Cool and the Goodlyfe Boys. Bobi Wine is not among the Tubonga Nawe artists but felt that any problem in the industry was not good for them as a whole and that is the reason he took that step to meet the FDC flag bearer to see if they could reconsider their stand on his colleagues.
Bobi Wine also launched his Ndi Muna Uganda video on NTV the Beat and at the end of his interview, he was asked what was hurting him most, the ghetto gladiator said that the continued incarceration of Dr. Kizza Besigye for no apparent reason was his main problem. He signed off by appealing to fans to continue supporting all artists.
Wednesday, March 09 2016
Yesterday was the International Women's day and the main celebrations were held at Kololo Independence grounds. President Museveni was the chief guest at the ceremony that saw many including Annette Nandujja and Mariam Ndagire win medals. However, before Mr. Museveni could give the highlights of his sixteen-page-speech, it was a moment for the artists to entertain the guests.
The Tubonga Nawe song was performed first. It should be noted that there are a number of female artists on this project but during the performance, Bebe Cool, King Saha and Chameleone were the only artists that performed the song to the surprise of many, the Tubonga Nawe female artists were a no show which was quite a shocker now that it was the Women's day.
Well, either way, female artists had to be given a chance now that it was their day, Leila Kayondo was the first to hit the stage and next in line was Winnie Nwagi but before she could even utter the word Musawo..the mic was switched off. Initially, she thought it was a technical glitch but time was of essence here, they had to cross to the disabled lady to do her performance with lines like; 'Inability is not Disability.'
As Chameleone, Bebe Cool and Saha were performing, they left the stage to go and mingle with some of the guests and as seen in the pic, he tries to pull those stunts that he normally does of falling to the fans but these were fairly old ladies so he had to play his cards well with his fan games..
Having missed to perform for the President, Winnie Nwagi has resorted to kissing her Zzina awards pics, an event that happened a week back, otherwise had it not been for that embarrassing moment at Kololo, she could be sharing pics of her performance at Kololo but it was literally not there...
Tuesday, March 08 2016
Today morning as I arrived for women's day at Kololo Independence Grounds, I met with my brother Dr. Jose Chameleone and we had a good chat about the FDC press conference yesterday.
"The doctor enlightened me more about the weakness of the so called leading opposition party FDC of Uganda. Ok my fellow Ugandans, did FDC agree to multi-parties in Uganda? YES, Do they know the meaning of the word multi-party?........Is Uganda practicing multi-party politics ?YES and if so doesn't that mean different parties different people different choices? YES
Just after FDC had made their intentions known, Bebe Cool was busy working out the maths saying that the boycott would only mean more money for them as they will be doing close to two shows per year, charge a lot of money and the artists will have more value as they will not be frequenting all these happening places like it is the case.
"I also wish to remind my fellow Ugandans that you can't say no to good music, when supporting us, you didn't do us no favor, you were consuming our good product, to make matters worse not even paying for it. All Tubonga Nawe artists need to do is to go back to studio and record good music that's it.This post is meant to help u think again coz we are not only ready for the boycott but even to reassure you that we confidently practiced out political right as responsible citizens of Uganda," Bebe Cool concluded.
Tuesday, March 08 2016
Starting this Thursday, opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has announced through their spokesman, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda, that they will be staying home on Thursday's as a peaceful way of protesting the continued house arrest of Dr. Kizza Besigye at his home in Kasangati.
In the same vein, he has appealed to all those who voted for the FDC flag bearer in the just concluded presidential elections to join them in the struggle.
"Starting this Thursday we will not be going to work every Thursday of the week and we call upon all Ugandans who voted for [Dr Kizza] Besigye to stay home that day. The home imprisonment will be in protest of the detention of Dr Besigye."
The party officials added that even those supporting the President's activities should be boycotted especially the musicians who participated in the Tubonga Nawe project.
"If they come to a function you all leave. If they play a Chameleon [Joseph Mayanja] song when you are in the taxi you leave. This is going to be a peaceful demonstration.."
It's now left to be seen if this will work out but at least the Tubonga Nawe artists are assured of massive support from the NRM party and looking at the International Women's day celebrations at the Kololo grounds, they are busy entertaining the guests. Chameleone, Bebe Cool, King Saha and Leila have so far performed.
Tuesday, March 01 2016
"I decided to take the kids to my village over the weekend to meet their aunts, uncles, grandparents & great grandparents. It was an amazing trip & they didn't want to leave,"Zuena noted on her social network portfolios.
Nyamata means place of milk and in the pic, Alpha and Beatta are seen trying out their newly acquired skill, milking a cow while Caysan plays with mummy's hair. Baby Ozil and Zuena seem to enjoy each other's company.
Back home, Zuena's hubby and star singer, Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool is busy promoting his forthcoming concert under the hashtag #LOB5816 which is the same as Life of Bebe Cool slated for Aug 5, 2016.
Meanwhile, Zuena's hubby, Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool is tipped to eat big in the times to come after being so active in the NRM campaigns in the last three months, but for now, his security has been beefed up just in case.
Wednesday, February 24 2016
Before communicating his concert dates, he wrote this;
"As we settle in from the political times that have shaken a lot of unprepared minds, I would like to caution my fellow Ugandans about putting aside our political differences and work together toward reconciliation and continued steady progress of our personal lives and our nation..."
One fan wrote: "We have already had enough of you during the campaigns. Give us a break of at least 5 years before you show your face to the fans again.."
"Let me even send you a friend request," The Kamwako singer replied promptly.
Another told him to be neutral like Bobi Wine but Bebe Cool wondered if this particular fan knew the meaning of neutral. The concert will be held at Kampala Serena hotel and a table will be going for Shs5M/- while others will have to part with 100,00/-
Wednesday, February 10 2016
My husband has suffered...
Bebe Cool's wife, ZUENA Kirema, has come out appealing to all to give her hubby a break. For starters, Bebe Cool has been on the President's campaign trail for the last several months and just a few days back, he bagged over shs500m for his efforts in the Tubonga Nawe project.
He has already started on his other house and in just a few months or weeks, his apartments will also be on the market for rentals. Bebe Cool has always had a reason for literally everything, when the President did not participate in the first televised presidential debate, Bebe Cool was like; "He did not have to as the majority of Ugandans don't know English!"
Of course, that and very many statements that he posts on his wall have led to a lot of talk, something that Zuena is now highlighting and demanding that her husband should be accorded his due respect.
"My husband has suffered, when he performs for the President, they say he's begging for money, when he buys a new car, it's tax payers money."
"When he pays over Shs30m for a medical bill, you say that he should have built and when he builds, you all go yapping; It's our money and when he gives construction a break, you claim he's run broke."
"When he speaks his mind, you call him arrogant, my fellow citizens let's learn how to give respect where it's due."
She concluded; "As for you my love continue with the Golden heart, the few who know you will slowly appreciate..I know you don't like being showered with praises but allow me to do this just this once, let's concentrate on raising our children."
Monday, February 08 2016
Bobi Wine is for FDC while Bebe Cool is for the ruling party. It's nine days to the presidential poll and the two artists are seen trying to out do each other as they account for their dime.
This morning, Bobi Wine started off with a call to the artists on the Tubonge Team to use the same voice to echo out the concerns of the common Ugandan. In his message, Bobi Wine had this to say;
"In Uganda, 282 children and 16 mothers DIE EVERY DAY due to avoidable birth-related causes. They died yesterday, they have or will be dead by the end of today and the same will happen tomorrow until there is a #CHANGE. It has been like that for the longest time."
That is exactly how some one from the opposing ideology would put their message across, but that was not all, he also had something for his fellow artists;
"To all my fellow artists doing campaigns, your voice is very strong in this nation and that's why you get paid by politicians to sing their praises, please use the same voices to create awareness about the plight of common Ugandans. No one is going to represent your people if you don't. You now have the leaders' audience, TELL THEM THE TRUTH!"
Bebe Cool was forced to come out in his usual way of ducking under the "let me see if Ugandans understand English" style.
"The East African news paper has declared President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni winner, let me see if Ugandans understand ENGLISH." Bebe Cool was referring to the East African news paper article which extensively looked at the 10 issues to determine the outcome of the Feb.18 presidential poll.
Saturday, February 06 2016
Bebe Cool starts new house project next to his apartments...
Bebe Cool's apartments will soon be available on the market for rentals. It was widely believed that the six-in-one house will be the singer's residence effective this Valentine's day but that is unlikely as it's being used as storage space for building materials for the other house the dad of five is constructing.
It's said that the house under construction is where Bebe Cool will be staying and it's likely to take a shorter period compared to the apartments that have taken over five years, it's located just a stone throw away from the apartments.
Sources privy to the Nkola Byafayo singer say that the new house could even be ready this year considering how active he's been in the Tubonga Nawe project.
THEN came the first celebrated wearer of the Nike Air Mag sneakers in Uganda, Jose Chameleone, who was quick to share shots of his other house under construction as a way of making a statement that after all, not all his dime is from the Tubonga Nawe project.
The house Chameleone is showing is also a direct attack on those who were on his case for the Air Mags sneakers linking the purchase to the dime from the Tubonga Nawe project, he was like; I have these houses under construction, What are you talking about!
"Good financial discipline from a dedicated Ugandan Tax Payer," he captioned the pics.
Saturday, February 06 2016
The voting lines for the KORA awards 2015 were opened on Jan 20 and the awarding event will take place on March 20, 2016 in Windhoek, Namibia. Six Ugandan artistes were nominated and out of them, two are top female artists vying for the same category; 'Best Female Artist - East Africa.'
Irene Ntale takes on Juliana Kanyomozi as the Best East African female for their songs Kabugo and Woman respectively. BET awards nominee, Eddy Kenzo, was nominated for the Best Male-East Africa nod tussling it out with our "in-law" Diamond Platnumz.
Kenzo is nominated again in the 'Best Video' category for his Zigido song which will be facing off with Jose Chameleone's Wale Wale video.
Sir Mathias Walukagga makes it to the nomination list in the category of Best Traditional Male Artist. Bebe Cool's Go Mama album is nominated in the Best Album category.
To vote for your artist, SMS the code to +248984000. Juliana's code is KORA 20, Walukagga KORA 69, Irene Ntale KORA 24, Bebe Cool KORA 145, Kenzo KORA15. KORA 141 and last but not least, Jose Chameleone KORA 140.
Sunday, January 31 2016
The first month of the year 2016 is behind us and looking at the top artists and how they fared via Google search, Bobi Wine is leading.
No doubt, his Dembe song which was launched on Jan 01 clearly has a lot to do with this. It was uploaded on YouTube and it has close to 70,000 views in just one month. The Dembe song was re-done by a lady Afande but Bobi is yet to respond to that as he's been busy evaluating the option of going to Eritrea for a short holiday with his wife Barbie.
The two boats that he recently added as a side business to the One Love Beach is the other thing that led Bobi Wine to rank top as the most searched artist.
David Lutalo is a force to reckon as he was on Bebe Cool's case. Lutalo dared the fans to put up a concert in the month of January when many are recovering from the festive season spend and also planning for the back to school period, but trust the Manya singer, it was a sold out show.
David Lutalo's muscle is felt further in the recently concluded Hipipo Awards, many seemed to agree that he deserved the Artist of the Year award.
The querry included two more artists, Chameleone and Juliana, but they were not searched for often enough to appear in the chart.
Monday, January 25 2016
Bebe Cool and Zuena have been together for fourteen years and in his message, the Love You Everyday singer notes that it's not been a smooth run. The dread locked singer adds that he may not be the best Zuena would have loved but he's the father to the five kids and he is sure Zuena has no regrets.
"Today, me and my wife make 14 years since we met, it's been a journey of ups and downs, thick and thin, good and bad. I must thank Allah for the wife I have in a friend like you. I may not be the best man you would have loved to have but am the best father to 5 kids you don't regret mothering. Thank you for being the person you are to me and many people and may Allah grant you your prayers."
"Am lucky to have met you, Love You," he concluded.
One of his followers had this message for Bebe Cool;
You are a family example. You made a public notice when she had a quit, And yes you had a public sympathy that pushed her back into your life. You got a tight relationship despite the challenges. I wish you a happy fourteenth holly matrimony anniversary Bebe Cool Akiiki
Saturday, January 16 2016
The first ever televised Presidential election debate was held yesterday with seven out of the eight candidates participating. The incumbent was missing something that did not surprise the FDC candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye.
President Museveni was holding his third and last rally in Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality a few hours to the kick off of the Presidential debate at Serena Hotel.
Bebe Cool who is now en route to Kasese for the Tubonga Nawe campaigns as usual had something to say;
"The President needs no debate with anyone, most especially since he needs 30 minutes to answer one question in depth for everyone educated and uneducated to understand, the fact that only 30% of Ugandans understand English so he needs interpretation in at least 3 local languages every time he speaks."
This did not go down well with many, some actually advised him to leave issues of the learned to the learned but trust Bebe, he again this morning bounced back defending his earlier position in what he termed as 'simple English';
"60% of Ugandans know English but only 30% understand it..."
"Lastly, thank you Mr. President for not appearing because I don't think Uganda is ready yet to have a presidential debate because it only caters for the elite and yet the issues r on the other side more so the vote.
Saturday, January 02 2016
Friendly Match by Ziza Bafana and Zanie brown was Bukedde TV's hottest song of the year 2015 after an sms poll by Bukedde TV viewers. The Full Doz show host was joined by some enthusiasts that included one journalist who did not like it when he ridiculed Kenzo for releasing very many videos in a row.
Bobi Wine's Kiggwa Leero was in the top 5 while Chameleone came at no.26 for his Bwerere song. Bebe Cool's Woman enjoyed the same position with Cindy and Navio's Ndimukodo at no.15. Juliana's Kalibatanya polled at no. 16. Notable among those missing on the list included; Iryn Namubiru and Desire Luzinda.
Eddy Kenzo, Ziza Bafana, David Lutalo, Spice Diana and Bebe Cool among others had more than one video appearing on the top 50 list
Below is the full list
16. Kalibatanya - Juliana Kanyomozi
26. Bwerere - Chameleone
36. Ekyatusomosa Lweer - Mathis Walukagga
46. Broken English - Gravity Omutujju
Thursday, December 17 2015
The mom of four went to the US to give birth to her fourth child, Deen Ozil Ssali who made a month five days back. "Home sweet home, the excitement of meeting baby Deen is on another level..am not allowed to carry him anymore," Zuena wrote.
Allan, Alpha and Beata were in Uganda with their dad, Bebe Cool while Caysan was taking good care of mom and baby Deen in the US, so you can excuse them for now as they all seem to be pretty excited on meeting a new member of the family.
Bebe Cool is joined by other family members as they bond with baby Deen. On this day last month, which was exactly five days after giving birth to baby Deen, Zuena was missing her boo and she could not wait to be home, but now, the party can begin.
Meanwhile, when Bebe Cool looked closely at baby Deen, he was able to relate with some features prompting these words; "Deen is my son. YES."
However, with the presidential elections due in February 2016, Bebe Cool is very busy with the Tubonga Nawe campaigns, so baby Deen will still not see much of his daddy until then.
Friday, December 04 2015
This got the Ghetto Gladiator worked up, he borrowed a leaf from the #WhatWouldMagufuliDo? hashtag by teaming up with some locals to seal up the spot with improvised barricades to warn other motorists of the dangerous pothole.
It was a matter of hours or minutes before KCCA engineers responded to Bobi Wine's call.
"When we closed Old Kira Road this morning because of a deadly Hole, we wanted to draw attention of the authorities to the matter and it worked like magic...I want to thank KCCA for responding accordingly in just a matter of hours. We are now working with KCCA engineers to fix it in the shortest time," Bobi noted on his wall.
Meanwhile, Bebe Cool was a few days back in Karamoja jogging barefooted and he noted that in the nutshell, the roads in Uganda are good.
"As Ugandans living in Kampala are being lied to that roads in Uganda are bad and they believe because of the few bad ones in Kampala, well this is one of the best roads in Uganda not mentioning Kampala Kisoro road. It's in Karamoja."
Thursday, November 26 2015
Bebe Cool is back from South Africa where he had gone for the recording of his Killin It video with South Africa's Patty Monroe.
He is back on the NRM campaign trail where he's part of the entertainers for President Museveni's supporters. The Nkola Bya Faayo singer shared shots and in one of them, he was lying on a UPDF officer's lap feeling very comfortable as the soldier helped to put his locs in place.
"It's okay to ask for any help from Uganda soldiers, they are friendly.." Zuena's hubby captioned the pic. The soldier seemed to enjoy what he was doing.
In other locs news, East African Bashment Crew singer, Nazizi Hirji was also showing off her red and and black dreadlocks, check out the pic below..
Thursday, November 19 2015
Zuena's hubby, Bebe Cool, has taken a break from the NRM campaigns to head to South Africa for a video shoot of his latest collaboration song, Killin It. The Tubonga Nawe singer left this morning.
Bebe did Killin It with South African rapper, Missy Patty Monroe. Zuena was among those that wished him a safe flight. Baby Deen Ozil who is still in the US where he was born made a week yesterday, Bebe Cool is yet to see him.
The audio for Killin It was released not long back and has been doing well on the airwaves across Africa. "Music and success is my life, what's yours! ..See you soon," Bebe Captioned the pics.
Tuesday, November 17 2015
No Time Wasting: Mama Ozil gave birth to their fourth born five days back but looks like the waiting has been too long, she wants to get to her 53x life back on track as quickly as possible, she can't wait to be on the next plane back home..
"Missing my boo," she tweeted with a sad emoticon..Her close pals were quick to let her know that Bebe Cool should be missing her too though very busy with the Tubonga Nawe campaigns...
However, Caysan has been taking good care for mom during the time she was pregnant he is now very good company to baby Deen Ozil who is five days old.
"Our new bundle of joy is here..Baby DEEN OZIL SSALI, born on 11/11/15 weighing 9.9 pounds. I would like to thank everyone that has stood with me throughout this pregnancy..the prayers, physical and emotional support, I can't thank you enough."
"Bebe Cool, there goes another soccer player..thank you for always being there for us ,we love you & are blessed to have you.All thanks and prayers go to Allah," Zuena noted.
Thursday, November 12 2015
Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena Kirema, has given birth to a baby boy and the baby daddy, Bebe Cool is more than excited. "It's a boy for me and my beautiful wife. Thanks to you Allah. Thank you all for the prayers, it's another soccer player," Bebe noted.
"A happy strong focused sure mother of 4 now. I will love you everyday baby Deen, you're welcome to this world," Bebe Cool added. Bebe Cool is busy with the Tubonga Nawe project so he was not by Zuena's side in the US where she gave birth this morning.
Bebe Cool's mom has been taking good care of her though.
Just yesterday, Barbie and Bobi Wine unveiled their fourth born Shine Suubi Nakayi to the public for the first time in three months, she is the brand ambassador for 7 Days International, a diapers company. Zari did the same and with Zuena and Bebe not revealing Ozil's face, they could be looking at a sinilar plan.
Friday, November 06 2015
On Thursday night, Zuena showed off her baby bump in this revealing outfit while appealing to her close friends asking them to be patient with her.
Close friends have been calling Zuena to find out if she has given birth or not but to her utter shock, they don't even say hello, they just get straight to the point.
"I don't even say hello anymore, every call begins with 'no baby yet'...Keep calm," she wrote on her timeline. Bebe Cool's wife is fit to burst and it's just a matter of days or even hours if her dress code is anything to go by.
However, the ex-NTV Life Stories host was told to go back and change as that outfit was way too much for a mom of four...
Thursday, October 22 2015
Bebe Cool was yesterday appearing on NTV the Beat to throw more light on the Tubonga Naawe song and the Presidential dinner that has since become the talk-of-the town.
He said that since he was a child, he has been supporting President Museveni, and, it's not new for artistes to support the President citing Eddy Kenzo whose Stamina song was more or less the theme song in the last elections.
Bebe Cool went on to say that at this time of elections, you are either sleeping or smiling so him and five others (he did not mention) came up with the Tubonga Naawe project which was a way of linking the musicians to the ruling government like it is the case with other sectors, and to do this, they had to use music.
As musicians, we do travel a lot, so we know most parts of the country as opposed to those criticising the project but only know two places, Kampala and their ancestral homes.
Others on the show were; James Wasula of Uganda Performing Rights Society, Andrew Benon Kibuka aka Dube who is the President for the Federation of Performing Artists in Uganda, Joe Tabula and music critic Eddie Ssendi but trust Big Size, they literally did not say anything as he dominated the show.
Bebe Cool - "At this time of elections, you are either sleeping or smiling...."
The show host, Douglas Lwanga, told Bebe Cool that word out there had it that, they had been paid for this Tubonga project so ...."Who works for free," Bebe shot back.
"When you are hungry, where do you go? Do you go to the bedroom or the kitchen..I drive a 150 million car, the other day Kenzo bought a 500 million house, you should give the artists some respect.."
Before the show could end, Bebe Cool tackled "The Maurice Kirya" issue saying that the invitation was clear, It was an invitation for the Tubonga Naawe experience and not a copyright dinner but instead of coming for the dinner, he decided to put the invite under his armpit. He (Maurice Kirya) is not even registered under these associations enforcing the copyright law.
It was then that Eddy Sendi chipped using the local dialect just to drive the point home saying that the artistes and other players in the sector are to blame for the failure of the copyright law, because, they themselves go door to door vending their music on USB's which makes it very difficult for other parties to enforce the copyright law.
Tuesday, October 20 2015
Away from the 'yellow dinner' that was, the Gagamel camp is all excited as they patiently wait for Bebe Cool and Zuena's fourth child.
"Isn't she beautiful? Expecting a new member of our family soon, may Allah protect you two," Bebe Cool wrote while sharing his wife's pregnant pics in a long creme outfit that accentuated her curves.
Mama Cay as she is fondly referred to in her circles is in her final weeks of pregnancy and making the best of her time by lovely shots among others.
Showing off her figure, the former NTV Life Stories host is seen feeling and staring at the bump as the end of the pregnancy approaches. "True representation of African beauty, a strong mother of 4, men please take care of your baby mamas," Bebe Cool added.
Saturday, October 17 2015
The President was yesterday meeting artists who he says are very vital in relaying messages especially to the youth..They were all dressed in their best yellow outfits and those who were not, they at completed their looks with a yellow accessory ranging from head bands, bow ties, neck scarves or better still, strings..
Chameleone, Juliana and Bebe Cool were the only artists who spoke and they were talking about the Tubonga Nawe song..Tubonga is fist bumping and in this case, the artists agree with the President and have endorsed him as the NRM flag bearer in the 2016 elections. President Museveni contributed shs 400m as part of the fund that will benefit artists, he encouraged them to add more money to the fund.
The Ghetto president, Bobi Wine, did not attend as he was busy preparing for the Kiggwa Leero Mu Paradiso bash that takes place at his One Love Beach in Busabaala today.
Friday, October 16 2015
Tonight, all roads will lead to Speke Resort Munyonyo - Victoria Ball room for the Tubonga Naawe experience which will be graced by President Museveni. It's at this bash that the Tubonga Nawe song will be unveiled.
Top artistes recorded a song in a show of solidarity and endorsing President Museveni as the NRM flag bearer in the 2016 Presidential elections. Others tipped to attend the dinner include; socialites, fashionistas, journalists. Over 10 artists were contracted on this musical project.
Chameleone, Bebe Cool, Juliana, King Saha, Iryn Namubiru, Haruna Mubiru, Rema Namakula, Pastor Bugembe are some of the artists on this monumental song that will be unveiled tonight at the function that starts at 6:00pm.
This is coming days after the President received a Father-of-the Nation medal and certificate from a group called Webale Museveni citing peace and stability, gender equality, infrastructure development and agricultural transformation as some of the key achievements for the award.
Bebe Cool who was more than excited to attend tonight's dinner with the No.1 in the country had this to say: "Getting ready to dine with my fellow music/drama/comedy gurus.The wise man once said if u can't beat them, join them."
Most artists will tonight be sporting their best yellow outfits...
Friday, October 02 2015
It's around that time when we will be seeing more yellow than anything..Top artistes like Jose Chameleleone, Moze Radio, Bebe Cool, Weasel, Rema and others were at Nambole Stadium yesterday recording a promotional video for the ruling party. Moze Radio has already done the rendition of their Neera song tagged to the 2016 elections.
"Am proud to say that all responsible Ugandan musicians r ready to back the father of the nation YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI in his campaigns and I thank you fellow singers because it's important to appreciate where we r compared to where our country was b4," Bebe Cool noted on his wall.
The Ghetto President, Bobi Wine was nowhere to be seen.. Other artistes that participated in the video shoot include Haruna Mubiru of the Ekitooke kifa Nsalira fame, King Saha, Mun G, Pastor Bugembe.
Wednesday, September 23 2015
Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena Kirema, was yesterday celebrating another year of love and laughter with the Love You Everyday singer, but it's actually supposed to be 13 years of togetherness if their past celebrations are anything to go by, is she borrowing a leaf from Desire Luzinda!
In her message she writes;
"Today marks exactly 12yrs ever since we exchanged vows & said I do at Crane Chambers,our simple ceremony was witnessed by a few relatives and friends & after exchanging our vows I remember getting out of the building only to be welcomed by a little rain & I remember Mr. Kaweesa Richard telling us this rain is a signal of God's blessing in your marriage."
"12 yrs down the road & we've been blessed with 3 wonderful children expecting baby no.4, you still treat me like we just met yesterday...am truly blessed to have you in my life & I pray to Allah for many more blessed years together my love. I love Musa Ssali (Bebe Cool)," she concluded.
In 2013, the Ssal's were celebrating 11 years which by default makes it 13 this year, but if Desire can celebrate her 25TH birthday three times in a row, Zuena could be justified.
This was their message three years back:
"Today me & ma luv make 11yrs since we met & still goin strong, I thank God for where we r now & pray for many more years to come ahead of us. luv u Musa & thx for bein a great dad.."
Bebe Tweeted back: " It's been 11 years of loving u, knowing u, making you smile n cry, kissing u, touching u, making love to u, making babies with u, papers with u, and a life with u that has made a lot of meaning to me."
Tuesday, August 25 2015
Bebe Cool is on his way to Boston to check on his baby mama, Zuena who is about to give birth and later proceed to Toronto in Canada for the African Entertainment Awards, but before that, he had to fulfil his promise of releasing the video footage of the Lisa Mandy bar brawl.
"In the video, you can make your own judgement as this woman claimed I approached her and said stuff to her. You can clearly see her looking for someone in the bar, unfortunately it was me."
"She approaches me and pulls my pants and to my shock, it's a sudden turn to see a person who disrespects me and my wife. Immediately I turn, you can see my hands in action telling her to leave but she insists and there I even gently push her away, but she won't go."
"Any respectable lady would walk away and think of the next move but 'nga bwomanyi kanalukalala, nga ate kakadde, nganedobozi lya kisajja, she won't take a no, she still stays. People asked her to go but she still refused and it's clear in the video. I had to call security to remove this woman from where I was and what happened next you will see in the next video."
"The next day it's allover social media that I attacked a woman. I had to ask for the security footage because my name has been tarnished by so many people for their personal selfish reasons. I had my editor blur the video to keep the code of protection of innocent people in a public place/bar."
I am a professional artist and I don't mind fans but you must respect your self to earn respect."
Sunday, August 23 2015
Bebe Cool has responded to the Lisa Mandy saga which has left him stressed over the weekend, he was actually forced to cancel his upcountry shows apparently over the same saga.
In his message, Bebe Cool has promised to release two cameras showing how celebrities suffer at the hands of women seeking attention and cheap fame.
"Today I am going to do the unthinkable and release two videos from two security cameras thanks to Liquid Silk security and management to show the world how celebrities can be harassed and taken advantage of by women seeking attention and cheap fame."
"This comes after an old lady claimed on social media that I approached her and poured a drink in her face. Ladies, I do respect women that's why I have one if not the best in my house as a wife. But it's so disappointing to see a woman not respecting her self but seeking respect from others," Bebe Cool wrote.
Meanwhile, away from the Liquid Silk drama, one asked; "You are just giving birth yet the house is not complete, so where will you keep them, in that small house?" "On the roof," Zuena replied.
Sunday, August 23 2015
Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena Kirema is in the US, she went to give birth to her fourth child and Lisa Mandy seems to be aware of those developments. On Friday night, she met Bebe Cool at Liquid Silk in Bugolobi and knowing very well that his wife was not around, she knew it was now or never.
Without wasting time, the curvy ex-model and now a Finland based nurse put her arm around Bebe Cool's waist but he politely told her to back off now that they were not that close, Lisa insisted on what Bebe is terming as 'pulling down my pants', it was then that the Ndisa Butti star splashed the vodka drink in her face.
At the time, Lisa was with socialite Judith Heard who says, "Bebe Cool should apologize, it does not matter who provoked first."
Lisa Mandy who says she has reported the matter to police added that she cannot love Bebe Cool.."Of all men...I can't move out with Bebe Cool, If I didn't do it when I was sixteen why now?"
Eye Witness Account:
Flirsh Flavia: - "I was standing next to Moses Bebecool Ssali Question: who in their right mind (after writing all the insults you do) would come and hold someone on his waist with a huge smile to say hello!!!Bebe's reply to you was "genda, va wano" you insisted to call his name and try talk things out.. And how did kenzo come into your story... The reason for the drink in your hair was not knowing when to back off.. His words were "leave my wife out of your drama" Bebecool is the artist, Zuena Kirema his wife, why insult his family!! Your a woman, when you respect yourself,respect is given back to you. . Bebe needed you out of his sight because he didn't want to lay a hand on you (and he didnt).. Two bouncers politely asked you to leave and you declined after 15mins of you still standing right next to Bebe, they did their jobs and threw you out. (The drinks on our table were a bottle of blue label and a bottle of jameson) The govnor saga is brought in again, imagine how much you would have avoided by just walking away... better still just don't approach to say hello to someone you clearly despise.."P/s : Am only stating the truth about what happened."
Saturday, August 22 2015
A one Lisa Mandy has come out branding Bebe Cool al sorts of names after the Go Mama singer allegedly poured on her a drink she describes smelly and cheap.
"Last night me and my girls, Judith Heard,Candy Kardesh and Atafo went to Liquid Silk. As I moved around the club, I came across an old acquaintance Jenkins, while I was still talking to him, Bebe Cool came and confronted me that I betrayed him when I congratulated Eddy Kenzo upon winning the BET award."
She continued: "He had a drink in a glass (smelt like a mixture of cheap vodka and coke), the bastard shockingly threw his drink in my face...I was all engulfed in the smelly vodka."
"Bebe Cool continued throwing insults at us. Surprisingly all bouncers were rallying behind him. We were thrown out of Liquid Silk. This incident threw me back to the Johnnie saga in Guvnor, I suppose if I had my boyfriend with me, something similar could have happened."
"Your pride comes when you engage an alcohol compromised small girl like me. You are no body but a mere pussy.Trying to bring Zuena Kirema in every fight claiming she is better than me dude really?"
Bebe Cool's response:
"She came pulling on my pants and I told her off, she insisted until I pushed her off GENTLY . She must have thought I'm those lousy donkeys she fools with. I have no problem with someone who does not like me provided they don't come around me, simple."
"Lisa, Bebe can't attack someone for congratulating the other. Sometime back, you abused Bebe Cool on a post that I personally liked. Last night, he told you to leave him alone but you did not oblige, he is human and stop judging him as an angel. I rarely come out to support my husband on social media, but damn some things need to be cleared. I'm sure you are trying to to clear the air about what happened but please be straight on this one."
"It is saddening when I see a man beat up a woman over nothing. It is not only heartbreaking but also an act of backwardness. A man in his right senses has no reason whatsoever to beat up a woman unless its their daughter and only on disciplinary grounds can that be tolerated. Educate a man and educate a generation. Together let’s stand up against women violence."
Liquid Silk is yet to respond to this, preferably with CCTV evidence.
Saturday, August 15 2015
Done with his Kampala Serena concert arguably the best this year, Bebe Cool has urged his fans not to wait for the time when he is dead to celebrate him but should do it now when he is still alive.
This message was shared on his wall with a pic of his taken 20 years back when he was just starting his music career. The Bebe Cool of 20 years back is not anywhere close to the one of today. A fan of his recalled how he used to admire the boot he was putting on in that pic while at school.
"Determined to be who I wanted, on my knees to Allah, focused on a dream beyond my thinking, I was ready to walk all hills and valleys to achieve an artist for my country, pave way for the young, and musically raise my Ugandan flag on to the highest peak in the world."
"Today I start to see the beginning of the journey to the dream come true in these two pics of me taken 20 years apart. No one should tell you that you can't. I know I haven't but at least I now see clearly that I will. Thanks to you all who have been a part of this journey and I ask you all to reserve the 5th OF AUGUST 2016 for a concert dubbed INA HEIGHTS the LIFE OF BEBECOOL. (Don't celebrate my life when am dead, but celebrate my life when am still alive.) Insha Allah."
Wednesday, August 12 2015
Star singer Juliana Kanyomozi is leading the charts on facebook with the most facebook likes among artists. Three years back, Bebe Cool who had 50,000 likes then was leading any Ugandan be it an organization or individual as far as facebook likes were concerned, but now, the tables have turned.
Juliana is leading the Go Mama singer by at least 31,000 likes. On the other hand, comedian Anne Kansiime is in a class of her own, she will soon be counting one million plus.
Chameleone and Bobi Wine have done so well considering they had 8,310 and 3,776 facebook likes respectively at the time when BEBE had 50,000 likes.
What are some of them up to!
Juliana Kanyomozi - She is currently in Nairobi busy with the Coke Studio project.
Saturday, August 08 2015
Some of the notables at the show included business mogul, Sudhir Ruparelia and Gordon Wavamuno among others. Ragga Dee, Apass, Annette Nandujja and Michael Ross were the other artistes that performed alongside Bebe Cool.
Steve Jean's Fenon Records did the stage.
The highlight of the show was when it was time for Bebe Cool's daughter, Beata, to show off her piano skills, It's only been a year for her but she gets better by the day, Bebe Cool noted.
"Live the life you love,love the life you live. I want to thank you all for the love you showed me at #friendsofbebecool concert at Kampala Serena Hotel. History was made again. Big thanks to my sponsors and fans that put in their time to attend. May the almighty Allah bless you abundantly."
Eddy Kenzo who will also be having a show on August 14 at Hotel Africana was in attendance to the very end probably to check out the crowd for himself and then compare with the attendance at Mbilo-Mbiro concert.
Sunday, August 02 2015
"I'm so happy these days our fans can't be taken for a ride. Whatever you say or how you say it, statistics show that you are stuck in one position not even one million views since 91, you have to pile up rabbits to get a cow. New generation, we use actions not words ok bye.."
That is what the Sitya Loss star wrote in his facebook post of Aug 1, but it has not gone down well with most of the fans as it seems like a direct attack on Bebe Cool.
Bobi Wine supported him in the BET awards and just recently, Kenzo told Chameleone of how he had learnt a lot from him, so no doubt, this is meant for Bebe Cool who is on record for dissing him.
In the message, Kenzo is using the Sitya Loss song views on YouTube to launch an attack on his rivals. The Sitya Loss song You Tube views now stand at 13million views in just months and yet the big boys have been around for close to 25 years but none of their songs have hit the 1-million-mark.
YouTube has been around since 2005 but according to Kenzo's message, the old guards in the industry should be able to even perform better.
It's not clear why the BET award winner has resorted to this approach as he prepares for his Mbilo Mbilo concert that takes place a week after 'Friends of Bebe Cool concert' at Serena Hotel.
Tuesday, July 21 2015
While in South Africa, Chameleone was hanging out with Don Ivan and Bebe Cool was with Katsha De Bank.
The MTV Africa Music Awards that were held in South Africa left Bebe Cool a bitter man that he had to tell off his fans who were trying to have a go at him following the MTVMAMA loss, but his response has since forced Chameleone to chip in between Bebe Cool and the fans.
Chameleone's intervention stems from the fact that Bebe Cool could be in for more surprises if the AFRIMMA nominations that were announced yesterday are anything to go by, Kenzo was nominated in 4 categories, Juliana 3, Bebe Cool and Chameleone were both nominated in two categories.
Matters were made worse when Kenzo was the only one nominated in the top category of Artist of the Year, and now that he is the BET's viewer's choice, anything is now possible, Chameleone had to quickly get on board to save the situation.
"From EVOLUTION to REVOLUTION!!! The only way forward is working, believing and supporting each other. My comrade Bebe Cool is a great witness to how every time a West African won an accolade they all stood up in applaud unlike East Africa people."
It's a new world of unity and self belief!!!! Like it says "Charity begins at home" it's time we move as a unit not a digit.
"Congrats to you voters who did all you could to represent your people. It's now upon us artistes to unify the people with love and support for each other. Lets meet at Serena 7th August to love a brother I know as Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool."
"It's time for the wise to comment and foolish ones to showcase. Foolish minds will tell," Chameleone added.
"I will forever stand for the pride of my people, not my ego, Blessed week, " he signed off.
That was Chameleone very careful with which words to use and amazingly, Bebe Cool got the message.
"I know my friend Dr Jose Chameleone knows what it takes to dig the road for many to use but still those who use the road blame you for the pot-holes in it. Thanks my brother," Bebe Cool responded.
Tuesday, July 21 2015
The African Music Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) are back and the Sitya Loss star, Eddy Kenzo, is leading the Ugandan nominees with four (4) nominations, Bebe Cool (2), Juliana (3) and Chameleone (2). Others nominated include; MC Norman, Nash Wonder and DJ Shiru.
Kenzo will go head-to-head against Bebe Cool in the 'Best Male East Africa' category as they tussle it out with Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania and Jaguar from Kenya. Kenzo is also nominated in the Best Collaboration and the top Artist of the Year.
Juliana Kanyomozi followed with three nods, Video of the year, Afrimma Inspirational song and Best Female East Africa.
Chameleone, and Bebe Cool follow with two nominations each. Bebe Cool's love you everyday will compete with Juliana's 'Woman' for the 'Video of the Year' category. Juliana, is also nominated in the 'Best Female East Africa' category alongside with the Gyobera singer, Irene Ntale.
Star singer Chameleone is lined up with little known Mc Norman in the Best Dance Hall Artist category. DJ Shiru is nominated for Best DJ Africa while Nash Wonder is nominated for Producer of the year...
Here are some of the categories in which the Ugandan artists are nominated
Best Male East Africa Best Female East Africa Best Dancehall Artist
Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) Khadija Kopa (TZ) Stonebwouy Ghana
In the Artist of the Year category, Eddy Kenzo will be battling with other top 9 artists in Africa that include: Flavour from Nigeria, Diamond Platnumz from Nigeria, Sarkodi, Ghana, Cassper Nyovest from South Africa (they meet again), Davido Nigeria, Fally Ipupa Congo, WizKid Nigeria, Bucie South Africa and Yemi Alade from Nigeria.
The awarding event will take place on October 10, 2015, hosted by Basket Mouth and co-hosted by our very own Anne Kansiime.
Monday, July 20 2015
Bebe Cool is still trying to get to terms with his loss at the just concluded MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) but his 'haters' have not made it any easier for him, thus leaving him with no choice but to retaliate, and when he did, not even his darling and dear wife, Zuena was spared.
Highlights in his message
In his messages to the 'haters', the Kamwako singer starts off by reminding them of how his wife who had walked out on him in the year 2009 bounced back after he released fine tunes like Agenze and Kasepiki, "She had no choice but to return," Bebe noted.
In 2010, Bebe Cool was shot after a scuffle between him and a security guard who was trying to arrest a couple making out in the parking lot, he was shot twice in the legs with one bullet right in the upper thigh, the President visited him at Nsambya hospital, paid for his treatment in the US. It's said that his compensation money for the shooting that amounts to over Shs350m was paid recently.
"I became the first and trust me the only musician to be visited by a President," the Video of the Year nominee in the MTVMAMA2015 added.
Chameleone was the other Ugandan nominated in the awards that were held in Kwazulu Natal but the husky voiced star has conceded defeat, congratulated D' Banj and thanked all that voted and rushed back to studio to release more hits as these camps (Gagamel-Bebe Cool, Firebase-Bobi Wine and Big Talent-Kenzo) tear each other apart.
"Now with just a few of these, not wanting to give you more, I still have to assure you that I'm stronger than ever. I actually thought my haters were clever but they are dense, I thing they should have prayed to Allah that I win the award to allow upcoming singers to prevail and enjoy the industry without extensively strong and experienced artists like me," Bebe Cool concluded.
He will be having his Friends of Bebe Cool concert on Aug 7 at Kampala Serena Hotel, he says, it will be a sell out as he is the only Ugandan artist without any doubt capable of selling out a concert.
Sunday, July 19 2015
Inset is Desire Luzinda and her ex boyfriend, Franklin Emuobor, who leaked her saucy pics on the internet.
As the winners were being announced, Chameleone was the first to learn of his fate in the MTV MAMA awards he had lost, Bebe Cool reached out to his fans and asked; "Uganda What's your prayer?" That you win is what the majority replied, but some like Franklin were watching all the developments from a 'safe distance' commonly referred to as 'Kamooli'.
It was not long before the award for the video of the year went to "Nafukwa", this was when Franklin Emuobor reached out to his wall to post; "Bebe Cool is still upcoming", he also got his share of the bargain.
Bebe Cool and Chameleone were nominated in the Best Video and MAMA evolution awards respectively. Nigeria's D'Banj won the MAMA evolution award beating nine contestants while the Nafukuwa song by Riky Rick directed by Adriaan Louw took the Best Video.
Sunday, July 19 2015
"I want to thank all my fans in Uganda, East Africa as a whole and the entire diaspora for the love and support rendered during this lovely race."
"There is always a next time as I always say, what does not kill me only makes me stronger. Hard luck my bro Chameleone and let's continue with what we do best."
"Special thanks Gagamel family, gagamel management, Michael Fingers, Clarence A.Peters, Katsha De Bank and the press of Uganda."
Bebe Cool's message has received over 2,500 likes, 190 shares and close to 1,000 comments in just under 12 hours from the time he made the post.
The various camps of Kenzo and Bobi Wine are up in arms following the comments Bebe Cool has been making in the days leading up to the awarding event. Bobi Wine's camp is returning fire because their boss was told to get off drugs at the time he was trying to mobilize his team to vote for Bebe.
On the other hand, Kenzo's fans have never got to terms with the fact that Bebe Cool went to extremes to justify how Kenzo is still upcoming even after winning the BET award, it's a whole lot of -------- comments on Bebe Cool's wall.
He will certainly have a good response for them next month at the Friends of Bebe Cool concert that will be held at Serena Hotel on Aug 7, 2015.
Saturday, July 18 2015
Jose Chameleone has lost the Mama Evolution award to Nigeria's D' Banj. The awards were held in Kwazulu Natal. Bebe Cool was also a nominated in the Best Video category which was won by Nafukwa.
Other winners include:
Friday, July 17 2015
As Bebe Cool waits to know if he will win the MTV MAMA 2015 Video of the Year award tomorrow, he has an EID message for his fans and in his message, the Love you everyday singer says he is not arrogant and those who think he is, they do not know the meaning of the word arrogant.
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"I did not have to but it has caught my attention,this issue that has been going on some illiterates branding me arrogant. Quick question, as you read this post, quickly turn to the person next to you and ask them, do you know the meaning of the word ARROGANT? "
"I personally think most people mistake professionalism and being principled for arrogance, For instance;
1- I believe in certain minimum standards in whatever I do, refusing to accept anything less than that doesn't make me arrogant.
4-Most people lack a certain level of understanding of some things. This affects their judgement hence blaming me yet they can't even digest what I write. They don't take time to comprehend the gist of what am saying, they just read and comment.
5-Inferiority complex: I think if you live to fear to be yourself, then I guess you fear to live, I don't.
Last but not least, I have a right to my opinion, to see things differently, doing what pleases me as long as it's not harmful to any one, seeing beyond where most people see, just because u don't perceive or even understand what I say does not make me ARROGANT."
These words are coming days after Bebe Cool branded Eddy Kenzo an upcoming artiste not even winning the BET award was enough to make him retract his statement, he stood by it. This propmted Bobi Wine to chip in by calling his fans to vote for Bebe Cool, may be this will make him behave better, Bobi concluded.
It's those words that have forced Bebe Cool to come out with such a strong statement to Bobi Wine.
Thursday, July 16 2015
Chameleone and Bebe Cool thank fans for voting for them in the #MTVMama2015 awards...
The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2015 will be held this Saturday in Kwazulu-Natal and our very own big artistes, Chameleone and Bebe Cool are nominees, they are already in South Africa for the awarding event.
"I would like to thank each individual who put in his or her precious time and money to vote for me with love and respect, may the almighty ALLAH BLESS you abundantly. It's now in the hands of the almighty and MTV family. A nomination was as good as a win and am proud to have been a representative of the Pearl of Africa flag. Its time to focus on raising the bar even higher," Bebe Cool wrote.
"Been Denied so many Years!!!!! Not played but recognized. I lift my body and soul to those that have spent their love in voting #evolutionchameleone Nonstop. It's early morning Thursday that I woke up to see what you have done for me!!!! You voted. I saw you hash tagging the LEGENDARY- The rest is up to them."
With the voting done, fingers are now crossed to see if Chameleone and Bebe Cool win the awards for the categories they've been nominated in just like Kenzo did. Bebe Cool says, a nomination was as good as win, so he is already a winner.
Wednesday, July 08 2015
Bobi Wine was on record when he came out to support Eddy Kenzo and as you all may be aware, Kenzo has won and now, the Kigwa Leero singer is asking his supporters to do the same for Bebe Cool. Bobi Wine adds that if Bebe Cool wins the video of the year award, he may become well behaved.
"I'm encouraging my fans to vote for Bebe Cool because we want Uganda music to go far no matter who gets to benefitt. He is ill mannered and if Ugandans show him some support, may be he will become well behaved."
As expected, this did not go down well with Bebe Cool who quickly shot back;
"Drugs drugs drugs, I always will say drugs are bad because they lead you to do so many mistakes and they even make some people think and see themselves where they are not."
"Now this music failure comes up to say am ill mannered, hmm mm. Emitwe gino!
"You are a married man still having live s3x with any girl in the clubs and bringing your wife kids, you promote drugs, you don't have good music, you can't speak english, you're local, you stay far from town and you brand a BIG MAN nominated in #mama.mtv.com awards with great music like Go Mama Album ill mannered
"By the way, I thought fans are for musicians with good music, little did I know there are fans for big mouths, and just to remind you, voting for Bebe Cool is by academy, on internet, for the learned, with MBs, and those who can press buttons.
"I know you're seeking attention but wrong move boy and to all fans of this TONTOMIST, please don't vote for me because you will vote wrongly and we might lose. Those who support me let's go."
Monday, July 06 2015
The MTV MAMA 2015 video of the year nominee, Bebe Cool, has revealed the name of his yet-to-be born baby as Deen. Bebe Cool and Zuena are already blessed with three children and the fourth one is on the way.
Alpha (11), Beata (8), and Caysan (4), are Zuena's three children with Bebe Cool, the baby on the way will be Zuena's fourth and Bebe Cool's fifth. Allan Byamukama Ssali is Bebe Cool's eldest son from an earlier relationship, he is an adult and also into music going by the stage name, Allan Hendrik.
Beata, the only girl is wishing the baby on the way is a girl, but then again, should it turn out that it's a boy, then she should be given the chance to name him and her name option is DEEN. Alpha is also wishing it's a boy so that the Gagamel football team has more players in the times to come, he has also proposed Ozil as the name.
It's now a matter of a time to see who wins between Deen and Ozil, otherwise, Bebe Cool is convinced that the MTV MAMA award for the Video of the Year is his based on his true story that he share on his wall;
Why Bebe Cool is not in a hurry to finish his house..
"Every time my wife gets pregnant, all sorts of good things happen to me.With the love of ALLAH, and the support I have from East Africa mostly my home country Uganda, the first ever biggest MTV award is coming home insha Allah. Some one may ask why not finish the house? and I will say it's just not my choice neither my worry at this time."
"Let's wait and see and may Allah take you through safely my wife," Bebe Cool concluded.
"Awwww I got tears in my eyes I love you Moses Bebe Cool Ssali ...can't ask Allah for more I'll keep thanking him for my family everyday of my life, baby D is on way."
Friday, July 03 2015
Eddy Kenzo's fans had vowed not to vote for Bebe Cool in the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2015 where the Byebyo singer is nominated in the Video of the Year category for his Love You Everyday song.
Eddy Kenzo's better half, Rema Namakula, has come out urging Kenzo's fans to vote in big numbers to bring this one home too. "We had no idea that he was bringing the BET award home so let's not give up. Keep voting and voting BEBE COOL for video of the year. Be Blessed together we got this," Rema wrote on her timeline.
On the other hand, Kenzo has also appealed to his fans to do the same and also not forget Chameleone who has been nominated in the Evolution category as an icon battling top shots like 2-Face, Fally Ipupa and P-Square to mention but a few.
In Bebe Cool's message that has since gone viral, he cited the double standards that Ugandans exhibit when it comes to voting..
"Recently after his nomination, We all as Ugandans got together and voted for him hence the win, and immediately after the win, his misguided fans have gone around saying they will not vote for Bebe Cool because he called Kenzo an upcoming artist 2 years ago, and that's the kind of hypocrisy some Ugandans have."
Meanwhile, just in case you were wondering, Bebe Cool and Rema have been tight from the time she was still backing up veteran artist, Halima Namakula way back during the Ekimbewo days, she was still under 18 then. Bebe noticed the potential in her and very quickly recruited her to the Gagamel Band only to be fired later when she got sooooo close to Eddy Kenzo.
These were Rema's words after being fired from the Gagamel Crew:
"I hereby extend my gratitude to my dear mentor Mr. Moses Ssali. You have always been my guidance and it hurts to say goodbye in such a way but I believe your training will always guide me throughout my journey and I promise to make you proud one day. I will always be your girl."
Surely, Rema has not forgotten where she came from...
Thursday, July 02 2015
The Sitya Loss singer has thanked all his supporters for the votes that enabled him win the BET award.
"Once again I would like to thank all my entire African family both the Anglophone and Francophone countries for voting for me in the BET. You guys did a great job. #Ipickeddy went viral. Thank you for supporting your East African brother. Great job guys. BET management told me they had never before seen such massive support. I salute you all. Blessings."
The singer who is still in the US will be in Uganda on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 and he says, he cannot wait to be home.
Meanwhile, before Bebe Cool left for Germany, he made a long post stating that;
"Many have attacked me for who I am and what I do, but I say this today, those who like and support me do so because of my music. When I came into this music industry, my duty was one, to lift the flag of my country permanently to the rest of the world. Some fans have criticised me for calling Eddy Kenzo an upcoming artist and of which am very sure it's not an abuse rather a category..."
Eddy Kenzo is still celebrating his achievement, he was seen dancing on a hotel bed moments back, congratulatory messages from the Kabaka of Buganda and the American Embassy are some of the very many messages that have so far come in, Rema is equally excited, she can't wait to see her baby daddy come home and so on and so forth..
"Did you guys vote for Dr. Jose Chameleone #Evolutionchameleone and Bebe for Video of the Year, let's go Uganda. I'm coming back on Wednesday can't wait to be home, God Bless You."
Bebe Cool's message seems to be the least of his worries at least at this time. Interestingly, just like any star would do, Kenzo is drumming up support for Bebe Cool and Jose Chameleone, the only Ugandan artists nominated the #MTVMAMA2015 awards that will take place in July 18 at KwaZulu Natal.
Thursday, July 02 2015
It's not the first time Bebe Cool is saying this and certainly won't be the last. On Wednesday, the 'Byebyo' singer reiterated his position on Eddy Kenzo branding him an upcoming artist even after winning the BET's viewer's choice, International category-Africa award.
Highlights of Bebe Cool's message:
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Eddy Kenzo is an upcoming artist - Bebe Cool
Eddy Kenzo is not the first Ugandan to be nominated in the BET awards, but he is the first Ugandan to win a BET award, and also the first African to win the BET Viewer's International choice award (Africa), because, that particular category was only introduced in the just concluded awards.
Kenzo still has to prove to a small section of fans who are bent on the fact that had it not been for the kids in the Sitya Loss video, it would not rank that high in YouTube views. In his message, the Byebyo singer, Bebe Cool, says he does not want to achieve any awards for mercy reasons, but it should be his music to stand for him.
"Today I want to urge Ugandans and East Africans as a whole that I don't want to achieve any awards for mercy reasons but my music to stand for me. As a musician, I have done my duty to do music that can get us into the MTV level of competition, and at this level, the rest depends on my country to achieve that award."
If you feel am good and I deserve this Award, if you feel you care about your country winning this award, if you feel East Africa deserves this award, if you feel you love Bebe Cool, Keep voting for 'Love you Everyday' in the on going MTV Africa Music awards 2015, Video of the Year category here: mama.mtv.com/voting..
He then went on to launch his latest 'Byebyo' video.
Wednesday, July 01 2015
Just a day after Kenzo made us proud, Jose Chameleone has also been nominated for the MTV 2015 MAMA Evolution award joining Bebe Cool as the second Ugandan to be nominated in the MAMA 2015 awards. Bebe Cool has been nominated in the category of Video of the Year for his song Love You Everyday directed by Clarence Peters.
Chameleone's category is tight as he is battling with top shots in the music industry, but we trust he will make it just like Eddy Kenzo did in the just concluded Black Entertainment awards provided you vote for him on mama.mtv.com/voting or to vote o instagram or twitter, one should use the hashtag #Evolutionchameleone.
Other artistes nominated in the 2015 MAMA Evolution awards are; 2 Face Idibia, P-Square, ASA, D'Banj all from Nigeria, Fally Ipupa (DRC), Samini from Ghana, Anselmo Ralph (Angola), Black Coffee and HHP from South Africa.
"The MAMA Evolution award honours established artists who have made an indelible mark on African and global music culture, taken African music to new territories around the world, pushed the boundaries of creativity, and shaped the soundscape of contemporary Africa," Tim Horwood a Director with MTVBase said.
The awarding event will be on July 18 at KwaZulu Natal. It's more than two weeks of voting, we could see this coming our way just like the other one...
Wednesday, June 24 2015
What Zari touches normally turns into gold. We've seen it with her Zari All White Parties in Uganda and Tanzania which were all sold out. And now, she continues with the hustle and not even the pregnancy is about to stop her from chasing paper.
This Saturday, Zari will be in Rwanda hosting the Rwanda International Fashion World event that will see several designers show casing their outfits. Oh Yes she is very pregnant and that is the very reason she will co-host the event with Teta Sandra who represented Rwanda in the 2013 Miss University Africa pageant finals.
The event will be held at Porto Fino Hotel Nyarutarama with Bebe Cool performing alongside Riderman and Christopher.
Zari told a fan who was concerned about her travelling in that state that she will be fine and all set to travel.
"Kigali are you ready? 3 days before Miss Zee turns up in your city for the 1st ever Rwanda international Fashion world Event with ma gal @tetasandra_smily and Ugandas' Big Size artist @bebecool_ug.... u don't wana miss out on this one, see you there...."
Tuesday, June 16 2015
Eddy Kenzo of the Sitya Loss fame is a nominee in the brand new category of International Viewers' Choice Award celebrating rising stars..To vote for Eddy, use the #IpickEddy on the BET Africa social network platforms. In this category, Kenzo is battling with Cassper Nyovest from South Africa, Mz Vee from Ghana, Mic Lowry, George The Poet and Novelist all from United Kingdom.
Again, the International Viewers Choice Award should not be mixed with The Best International Act, Africa Category of which Kenzo is not among the artists nominated. Below is the list of the nominees with Sauti Sol as the only artist from East Africa.
Moze Radio and Weasel were in 2013 nominated in the BET Awards but they lost to Ice Prince. In a related development, Zari has been forced out of her bed to rally behind our 'in-law', Diamond Platnumz and Bebe Cool in the MTV Africa Music awards. Zari's action is as a result of the pressure from Wema Sepetu who has since withdrawn her support from Diamond and channeled it to his rivals.
Friday, June 12 2015
The MTV Africa Music Awards - Kwazulu Natal have been revealed at a reception in Johannesburg. The awarding ceremony will take place on July 18, 2015 at Durban International Centre with 70 nominees tussling it out in 13 categories.
Our 'in-law' Diamond Platnumz has been nominated in the prestigious Best Male Artist category while Bebe Cool's Love you everyday video is likely to take the Video of the year category, the excited Bebe Cool had this to say;
"To the glory of Allah and his mercy, today is a great morning for me and my fellow East Africans who were nominated in Africa's most prestigious awards, MAMA. I would like to congratulate my fellow East African artists...Sauti Soul, Diamond Platinumz,Vanessa Mdee upon this height."
"I there for call on all East Africa's music fans, media houses, artists to combine into one musical army Team East Africa to vote for all our nominated artists in their categories because we all in different categories and it would make a lot of sense to have the four accolades come to East Africa."
'I would also like to call upon all Ugandan artists and their teams to join me in the fight to bring this accolade back home as we have had Blue 3, Navio, Radio and Weasel nominated before but they did not bring the accolade back home because we did not combine forces for the good of the Ugandan music industry."
Thursday, June 04 2015
Bebe Cool's Go Mama album can now be bought online from Amazon.Com. The entire album goes for $8.99 while a track is going for $0.99.
He thanked all those who were behind this plus the fans that graced his listeners party.
"I want to thank everyone who came to liquid silk yesterday to be part of historical night that will all directional change the music industry in Uganda. Big thanks to Juliana, Pastor Bugembe, Benon, Levi, Liz, David, Gagamel family and management, can't mention all, you guys made it possible and may Allah reward you."
"Special thanks to all DJ's and media personalities for your time. Finally the Go mama album is out and you can catch it up on amazon.com as we speak and will be up on all online shops by end of the week.To all my fans,take time and listen to the MUSIC that will give you a different feel.Thanks to all my producers and writers for the great work done."
"Bebe Cool, am so proud of you, you are one hardworking man and always keep your word, am proud to be your wife," Zuena added.
During the listeners party, Juliana was invited on stage and together they did the Freedom song, which is the second on the Go Mama album. Freedom and Love You Everyday were written by Tusker Project Fame 2 winner, Esther Nabaasa aka Esta.
Meanwhile, Ketty, a Bobi Wine fan has appreciated Bebe Cool and he says that 2015 is his year. "It's high time we appreciate this guy, I'm a Fire Base Crew fan but when I compare our boss's music, really, Gagamel your leading 2015."
Wednesday, June 03 2015
"I had a great time last night at the #BEBECOOL listening party. This album is an amazing piece of work. Ya'll need to check it out so you know what I'm saying. Go shine on my brother. So proud of you," Juliana noted on her wall this morning.
Yesterday, Gagamel fans and Bebe Cool music lovers were at Liquid Silk to see what was contained in Bebe Cool's latest album, Go Mama, but going by Juliana's remarks, it was certainly every second worth it.
The Love you everyday singer performed most of the songs on the album leaving the fans yearning for more. Go Mama, Freedom, Mandela, Sweet Banana and Wanna Make the world dance are some of the songs on the album not leaving out those that were already playing on TV's and radio stations.
Old Skool (Wah Kinda Woman), Everywhere I go and Love you everyday were some of the songs Bebe had rolled out way before the official launch yesterday.
Bebe Cool's other half, Zuena Kirema, NTV The Beat's Douglas Lwanga and the #Wuuyo singer, Apass were among the notables at the album launch.
Friday, May 29 2015
Just as we were getting to terms with Anita Fabiola's sudden exit at NTV, Zuena Kirema has thrown in the towel to focus on her fourth pregnancy. Bebe Cool who fully supports her says that staying on the same job for too long is boring and after all, I can pay her monthly salary weekly.
"It's been an interesting journey for two years working at NTV with a great team of management, producers, cameramen and fellow presenters but my journey has come to an end and I would like to thank God for the good friends I made and experience I got, unfortunately on Sunday you will be watching my last show as Life Stories presenter as I have to concentrate on unavoidable family issues. I thank you all for being a great audience, it was a great experience presenting to you, and may Allah keep you safe."
Zuena replaced Justine Nameere who by now should be putting her manifesto together for a parliamentary seat in the 2016 elections, and oh yes, the shoes were too big for her but she tried considering that she was thrown in the deep end with little or lack of experience for a TV host.
"It is not that the job was her life, and she was not there for money, but she was there for experience. Now things have changed, she is expecting and cannot put up with those long hours shooting and traveling," Bebe Cool added.
Just like her predecessor, Zuena has also been on the show for just two years..She will now concentrate on her pastries business and being Bebe Cool's wife. On her CV, she has been an artist with two songs to her name and also a TV host and now that she was not in it for money she can relax at home while her boo does the hustling..
Monday, May 25 2015
Lately, nud8s have been making rounds on social networks, some through stolen phones while others are leaked by disgruntled lovers, but this is what Bebe Cool had to say following the latest pics that have taken over the internet and all tabloids.
"Men who leak women's nud3 pics or personal s#x videos are the cheapest, most local, weakest, low life, scumbags I have ever seen."
"How in your right mind do you tell a woman today you love her, you plead for some, she falls in love with you and surrenders her self whole heartedly, just because you can't keep up with the game, some times status of a woman goes higher than yours so you lose your self esteem hence separate, then you turn to exposing her privacy to the public."
Bebe Cool was so bitter to the extent that he resorted to giving the ladies tips on how to treat these men he termed as silly.
"MEDICINE, ladies please always expose the face of the man who exposes your nud#s so that the other women can know what they are capable of, then their fellow men can chant them of weakness cheapness, localism,etc."
"You silly men who do that, a woman's nud# is your mother's nud*. And u will see some f**ls asking why do they take those pics?excuse me, why do u ask for them, just because you want to w..ank.GO MAMA AFRICA.Ladies I got your back."
Friday, May 15 2015
The Gagamel Band has stopped performing at Club Amnesia but that does not mean the guests won't dance, Moze Radio and Weasel have since replaced the band as dangerous substitutes.
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However, the war of words continues with Bebe Cool's camp retaliating after the Amnesia DJ, Nimrod, accused Bebe of having lots of freebies from the club ranging from food, drinks and yet he is fully paid for his services. In fact, he adds, Bebe Cool was short of becoming their staff member given the time he has worked with them.
Innocent Nahabwe - Proprietor, Amnesia, Blue Cube and Galaxy FM
"When you fight with one person, once, then the problem might be either of you. If you fight with two people, then again the problem might be either of you but if you fight with everyone. ...then who is the problem," Innocent asked leaving the fans to complete that for themselves.
The latest to join this war of words are the Gagamel Crew fans. These are like the reserve force who are on standby and ready to serve when called upon, they are always clad in '100% Bebe Cool' inscribed T-shirts, and in their statement they say;
"Club Amnesia, we've put up with a lot. We the Gagamel Phamily are very understanding people but after what you have put our boss through, you have left us with no choice but to expose you. You need to work on your toilets, work on the seats too and also the outside security is lacking among others."
"A mere DJ earning 0.8 per month can not start claiming that Bebe Cool who earns between 5 to 7m per show owes you Ugs. 10,000/- The biggest crowd to the club has always been Gagamel members but they are now gone.."
It's now not clear when or how this will end but with the 'Gagamel army' joining, another hit could be born out of this and the title could take the form of Everyone ---something as it has been with Bebe's previous hits.
Thursday, May 14 2015
Bebe Cool and his Gagamel Band have been performing at Kampala road based Club, Amnesia but has since been replaced with the dynamic duo of Moze Radio and Weasel.
His contract expired and he preferred not to renew it citing rehearsals for his next concert that will be held in about 14 weeks from now as he explains below:
"To all Gagamel fans, we have had to stop the band from playing at Club Amnesia because, rehearsals for the most anticipated concert of the year, Friends of Bebe Cool, 7th Aug at Kampala Serena Hotel have kicked off. We luv u all#GMAU15," The everywhere you go singer wrote.
However, the Club's DJ Nimrod thinks otherwise;
Neem Nimrod - Radio host at 100.2 Galaxy FM and Club Amnesia's DJ
"Bebe Cool, you going to Laftas and telling people that Amnesia wasn't paying you was inadequate. Now I agree with Ziza Bafana Dyebbie who said you create wars with almost everyone. Amnesia has been your home for 2 years, you have unpaid receipts there, you drink free there, you eat free food there, and on top of that you were being paid fully."
"Even wen you were broke you would send someone there for advance for another working week, you even borrowed 10k from the manager and he wants it. So mwami Bebe Cool am giving you by the end of this week to apologize to Amnesia management and fans for your false accusations. We actually almost gave you a uniform because you had become an employee."
Bebe Cool responds
"The journey begun more than 25 years ago, music was the weapon and success was the mission.Along the way came obstacles and challenges but through all I have persevered without any scratch on my body armor."
"All eyes on me, friends and family alongside me, I have led my army to victory but my victory not visible to a naked eye, evil mind or stunted brain. I would like to officially announce to you all that I am indestructible and being NUMBER ONE I am irreplaceable, Kampala Serena Hotel 7 August."
Saturday, May 02 2015
King Saha has thanked his fans for turning up in large numbers for his Gundeeze launch yesterday at Freedom City....However, before doing that, he asked where Bebe Cool was as history was being made..!
"My brother BEBE COOL, where were you when I was setting a record all over UG, All Entrances being shut and thousands of people with VIP tickets being Locked outside???? Thanks to everyone who came through to FREEDOM CITY to Support me. Thanks for supporting King Saha. I can't stop Appreciating you for that lovely smile you've put on my face but may God bless You."
Gundeeze and Wale Wale concert by Jose Chameleone were held on the same day reminding us of the battle between Rema and Juliana in 2013...Interestingly, both shows were well attended though the crowd at Kyadondo was this time around smaller than the previous Chamelone shows.
Days before the concert, Bebe Cool came up to say that it was disrespectful to compare King Saha to Jose Chameleone, and now, King Saha is asking where was Bebe Cool as he (King Saha) was making history.
The promoters to both shows were smiling to the bank, Gundeeze concert was sold at 10Mn while Balaam paid 30M for the Wale Wale concert.
Thursday, April 30 2015
Bebe Cool took time out of his busy schedule this afternoon to pay former Gagamel singer a visit at Mulago Referral Hospital where she has been since Monday.
The Wah Kinda Woman singer was checking on Hajat Madinah Kansiime of the Bibuuza fame who is battling with high blood pressure, a blood clot in the head and paralysed legs.
"Just visited Hajat Bibuza Madina in Mulago hospital. Get well soon and when you're out of hospital, you are welcome to Gagamel, your father is waiting."
It should be recalled that it was Bebe Cool who spotted Hajat Madinah at a Karaoke session and recruited her to his Gagamel Crew, she later worked with Revival Band, Eddy Kenzo and Haruna Mubiru among others..
"May the almighty Allah bless you, " Bebe concluded. He then went on to thank the management and doctors of Mulago Hospital for the efforts they were putting in to ensure that Hajat Bibuuza, as she is fondly called was out of danger.
His wife Zuena Kirema accompanied him to the hospital.
Just yesterday, Sylvia Namutebi aka Maama Phina paid her a visit and and cleared hospital bills amounting to shs 4,000,000/- and also promised to take care of all others costs pertaining to her condition.
She also asked her not to worry a lot about her singing career as this will jeopardize the healing process. "I've seen people donning t-shirts at funerals and also contributing so much when one is dead, but other than doing it that way, you're better off contributing when one is still alive," Mama Phina concluded.
Saturday, April 25 2015
When Bebe Cool said that it was wrong for Ugandans to even think of comparing Chameleone to King Saha, the Gundeeze star has now shot back saying Bebe Cool is way older than his dad...
"Am Not A LEGEND but if someone older than my dad goes on dissing me instead of writing words of inspiration to motivate new hard working artistes like me, I get confused...Uganda isn't someone's house and no one owns the music industry no matter how old or big you are."
"I only do it for God and my country," King Saha concluded.
Many have responded on his timeline letting him know that he misunderstood the message Bebe Cool was trying to put across, he did not diss him in anyway, instead, it's him (Saha) who is dissing.
According to King Saha, Bebe was supposed to be motivating the young artistes like Saha who are also hard working, but to his surprise, Bebe is bent on the 'Pull him down' PHD syndrome, thus attracting an equally hard response from King Saha.
We are watching the space to see how Wale Wale and Gundeeze go down cheered by Old Skool, Wah Kinda woman star, Bebe Cool.
Saturday, April 25 2015
For starters, Chameleone and King Saha have set the same date for their concerts, May 01, 2015. Chameleone will be at Kyadondo grounds while King Saha will be performing live at Freedom City.
Chameleone is actually on record for drumming up support for King Saha. Early this week, Chameleone went to Dejavu where King Saha was rehearsing from and the two did Gundeeze and Wale Wale, he then wished him the very best for the Gundeeze concert.
Now that the shows are taking place on the same day, polls have been doing rounds on where the fans will be spending their labour day, but this has rubbed Bebe Cool the wrong way and he says, it should stop, below is his full post;
"Ugandans should never compare saha to Dr J CHAMELEON because then I too feel disrespected."
"I hear mbu who is who ? Where will you go on this date? Just because saha put his concert on the same date with him does not give you any right to put them on the same weighing scale."
"It's only the work we do that says who we are and not those who want to put us down. Ugandans, let's appreciate people who work hard to be where they are..."
He concluded with this example; "Respect his excellency The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni."
Friday, April 17 2015
How else will you know that she loves Bebe Cool and his Gagamel Crew!
One Bebe Cool fan has taken her love for the Wah Kinda Woman singer to another level. Lydia Nelly's right arm is now decorated with a *Gagamel Crew* tattoo. Nelly says, "I'm a Gagamel fan, 100% Bebe Cool, that's the love I have for him." She fell short of having the lyrics of Love you everyday on her t,highs.
Having shown too much love for Gagamel, she was forced to add another tattoo of her lover, James, on the left arm. In the tattooing practices, no one beats Barbie Kyagulanyi when it comes to showing tattoo love.
Meanwhile, other Gagamel fans had to pat Nelly on the back for a 'job well done' but some of her pals were not that impressed, and also wondered why she could surpass levels that even Zuena, Bebe Cool's wife hasn't thought about yet.
"The Gagamel CEO, Bebe Cool, does not have such a logo, Isn't this the stu.pidity that Muzaata talks about" One asked.
"Do you have a problem with it, Muzaata's concerns are to do with Ettoffaali and not this, " Nelly shot back. This is not the first time this is happening, two years back, Hilda Mayanja, inked herself with a 'Firebase' tattoo. This could be another case of fans from the different camps trying to out do each other.
Sunday, April 12 2015
Ex-NTV news anchor, Rosemary Nankabirwa, who has been battling with a debilitating cancer disease for some time now was yesterday evening transferred to Aga Khan hospital in Kenya. The chartered flight landed at Wilson airport in Kenya at about 5:00pm.
Hundreds of people including law makers, religious leaders, journalists, artists and comedians among others turned up at Serena Conference parking to wash and also have their cars washed at 50,000/- per car to raise funds for Nankabirwa's medication costs. The fundraising was a successful event.
The car wash at Serena Hotel raised shs 33.2/- million and on adding the 60m that had earlier been collected from different sources, the figure shot to 93m, slightly below the required amount.
President Museveni also contributed shs 5M/- to the #HelpRosemary cancer fund.
"We need a better health care, Rosemary is very lucky she is known to many, what of those other Ugandans that have no one that knows them or have no one that can do such an activity to raise for them money... " Mohammed Nsereko, the Kampala Central MP said.
Mama Nalweyiso of The Deception drama series and socialite Judith Heard were part of the team doing the car washing..
Friday, April 10 2015
Bebe Cool has released his latest track, Old School Wah Kinda or What Kind, which reminds you of the Kasepiki and Bogolako tunes. In the video, Bebe Cool is seen displaying rare dancing strokes at least away from the slow versions of Love You Everyday and Everywhere I go which are more of slow dancing and easy listening songs.
The Wah Kinda song was premiered on NTV the Beat on Wednesday but before that, there was a false rumour doing rounds that Bebe Cool was involved in a car accident along Matugga road but he refuted those claims as he announced the video premiere details.
"Am fine, not been in any accident. Just home with ma baby mama. Love you all and don't you take what losers are saying about me, I will hit them hard with more hits and for that reason, tomorrow (April 8), let me release a brand new video called Old Skul (Wah Kinda) produced by Ogopa DJ .."
Love You Everyday was done by Clarence Peters, Godfather Productions produced Everywhere I go and now, Ogopa DJs have done Wah Kinda.
Saturday, April 04 2015
Good Friday it was for the Ssali's...
Yesterday, Bebe Cool's wife celebrated yet another year, she turned 29. In his message, Bebe Cool thanked Zuena's parents for having given birth to such a beauty.
"Women are many but I chose one, I'm lucky because when I was choosing, you were ready to accept. I want to thank your mum and dad for the special job they did to create you for me and bring you up as such a great woman. Happy birthday my darling, best friend, wife and mother to my angels," Bebe Cool noted on his wall.
Some of his fans were quick to correct him; "Happy birthdayday, however, her good parents produced her and not created her, creation is by God only."
The birthday gal and her baby daddy are planning on a belated birthday bash that will see them treat Gagamel fans, friends and family to a sumptuous feast including delicacies from Zuena pastries.
Zuena thanked all for the birthday messages.
Tuesday, March 31 2015
Away from the shoe theft allegations, Bobi Wine yesterday contributed shs 2,000,000/- (Two million shillings only) to the Ettoffalli drive. His camp shared a Buganda Twezimbe Masengere receipt no: 218415 to confirm the transaction.
A few days back, a Sheikh Muzaata clip belittling the Etoffalli drive went viral prompting Bobi Wine to attack the Sheikh saying that he was so disappointed in him for not respecting the Buganda Premier, in fact, he gave him a deadline to apologise, which was last Monday, but Muzaata is not about to bow down.
Just last week, Bobi Wine was invited to The Beat show on NTV by Douglas Lwanga to throw some light on what his next move was now that the Sheikh had not apologized, but as he left the show, he was intercepted by some journalist outside Serena hotel for a short interview, unfortunately, the shoe he was putting on at the time overshadowed what he talked about in the interview.
It still had a security tag on it. And now, Bebe Cool is riding on that branding him a thief for putting on a shoe with a security tag unless of course, the shop where the shoe was bought did not have a security tag detacher, but how could that be now that the security tag was put anyway!
The Bobi Wine camp has tactfully ignored that particular bit and responded with the various Ettoffali contributions made by Bobi Wine personally and as the Fire Base Crew CEO when the Buganda Premier visited areas pertinent to him, in total Bobi Wine has contributed Shs 20m/- as listed below:
"So how much does that sneaker cost? Bebe Cool had better come up with something else, otherwise byayanga," one Fire Base Crew fan noted.
Sunday, March 29 2015
Bobi Wine is a shoe thief - Bebe Cool
It all started with Sheila Gashumba's Behind the Scene's segment on NTV The Beat when she asked Bobi Wine that, who of the Ugandan artistes does not sing well, Bobi's response was Bebe Cool and on being asked why, this is what he had to say; "Bebe Cool should fire his composers because whatever he sings seems childish.."
Trust Bebe Cool, he could not just let him play with his space just like that, he shot back using the shoe which Bobi Wine was putting on during an interview at Serena hotel on Sheikh Nuuhu Muzaata, the shoe still had a security tag on it leaving Bebe with no choice but to brand him a shoe thief.
"I hear MBU a Ugandan artist stole a pair of shoes from a Dubai mall and wore it during an interview with a magnetic security tag, Ugandans, these are the things that make us lag behind, whoever it is please, advise him or her. Drugs ain't good."
Bobi Wine and his crew were last Sunday in Abu Dhabi for the shooting of the Nakumiss video, his second Swahili song. Meanwhile, his first Swahili song, Paradiso, has so far been well received but as far as Bebe Cool is concerned, putting on a shoe with a security tag is in no way paradise.
Browse previous Bebe-Bobi wars:
Sunday, March 29 2015
His brother died two weeks back and as part of the grieving process, he has released a tribute song dubbed AK47. May be this is what will help him to deal with the devastating loss but as he was still getting to terms with that, death came knocking again taking his close pal, Lwasa.
Lwasa was very instrumental at the AK47 funeral, as seen in the pic, he was next to Chameleone. He died in a car accident as their Toyota Noah car, UAS..E series collided with another on their way from a burial. He died shortly after.
"Just the other day, you were protecting me at Emma's burial, now you're gone, may your soul rest in peace," Judith Heard wrote.
In a related development, Bebe Cool has thanked all his fans who were there for the fallen Gagamel member.
"I want to thank all members of Gagamel family for the time you have put in to be there to comfort our fellow sister and sojah Stella and her family during this trying time of the loss of our fellow member Faith Tushabe(RIP) till her final resting home."
Wednesday, March 25 2015
The Gagamel Phamily is less by a member following the death of Faith Cadrah Katushabe who died this Monday. Burial is today. Bebe Cool broke the sad news on his wall;
"More sad news as gagamel family has lost one of it's strong diehard members Cadra Tushabe Faith, RIP" This post had over 1,500 likes, 1700 comments and over 100 shares.
"It's a big blow to the family, " One member wrote. It's a big blow indeed, from the pics, you can see that she was one of Bebe Cool's ardent fans.
Faith also loved Bobi Wine's music prompting this phrase ''Rest in Paradiso'' from the Fire Base Crew fans. Paradiso is Bobi Wine's latest song.
Its been a period of mourning in the entertainment cirlces lately. First it was Bobi Wine's dad and having recovered from that, Jose Chameleone's brother, AK47, followed. Two more artistes, Coco Finger and Dan Flavor have also lost their dad's, may their souls rest in peace.
Saturday, February 21 2015
Yesterday, Moze Radio was on NTV calling his ex-manager a monkey and a one DPC a rat, but Bebe Cool while appearing on UBC today, he tackled a number of issues as he explains below.
He was asked about Eddy Kenzo, the Love you everyday singer said that Eddy Kenzo is an upcoming artiste and one should not even think of comparing him to the Sitya Loss singer.
Asked when he will marry his wife, Bebe said when the time is right but right now we still have other issues to handle. Bebe went on to comment about his videos and why he invests so much in them lately.
"Big budget videos are paying off because people now appreciate my music world over and am shooting two more videos with Clarence Peters at about shs 200 million. My wife is scared about me spending a lot of money on the videos but if you don't risk much you don't get results.."
About him not attending Bobi Wine's dad funeral, Bebe said; "We're not friends, it wasn't safe for me, I sent a condolence message on facebook, besides, I had an event on that day which had long been communicated..If he was so touched, did he cancel his concert that took place two days after his dad was buried?"
Bebe Cool wrapped up with these words;
"I'm the number one artiste in Uganda because I have the best music, biggest number of awards, money speaks in my video..love u every day is about 90 million by the way never compare me to any other artiste I am in my own league ....I can't work with any crappy video production house now.."
Thursday, February 19 2015
"Happiness can be described in a smile on your face. But can also be described by the happiness and smile on the face of the few that smile about who you are no matter what the world might think of you. We all express love in special ways."
"You deserve so much more in life Mrs. Mayanja, for now my gratitude can be expressed like this, enjoy your ride First Lady, " Chameleone wrote while sharing the pic of Daniella and their daughter leaning on the black Ranger Rover Sport.
Monday, February 16 2015
Zuena, is now the proud owner of a Mercedes Benz C200.
This came as a valentine's gift from her hubby, Bebe Cool who thanked her for being their for him. On January 25, 2015 the couple was celebrating 13 years of being together ans since Valentine's day was around the corner, Bebe decided to unveil the "small gift" on the day for lovers.
"A small gift for a special person u r ZUENA in our life, thanks for loving, trusting, caring and looking after our lovely family. From me and the kids, " Bebe wrote.
"My valentines day was amazing and to put icing on the cake, my boo handed me a new set of car keys. Thanks for loving me Bebe Cool...Love you everyday..Everywhere I go."
Zuena has been driving an Opa but has now graduated to a Merc. The couple was celebrating their valentine's day at Liquid Silk in Bugolobi.
Saturday, February 14 2015
Bobi Wine's fans and Bebe's through their Firebase and Gagamel crews are having serious exchanges on social media platforms, because, Bebe Cool was not able to attend the funeral of Bobi Wine's father in person due to schedule conflicts.
For the record, Bebe Cool wrote a condolence message using his facebook profile, but the Fire Base Crew members felt that was not enough citing a case of Iryn Namubiru who was forced to cancel all her scheduled shows just to be their for Juliana much as they had separated years back.
Bobi Wine's fans expected a lot more than just a facebook post Bebe Cool made. On the day Bobi Wine's father was buried, Bebe Cool was at a graduation party for the Gagamel fans, he later crowned the night with a performance at Club Amnesia.
They went on to demand for an apology from Bebe Cool who has since declined saying that; "Initially, I was going to attend but when they changed that the body be taken to Bobi Wine's home, I was not sure of my security. Anything could have happened to me or my car. Guys from that camp like making news, so I decided to avoid the whole process."
"Besides, they did not read my condolence message, why should I apologise what crime have I committed, and then, did he apologise for calling my dad a Katala," Bebe Cool added.
We are on good terms with Bobi Wine's brothers, Eddie Yawe and Fred Nyanzi, so either way, I was touched. I also took the announcements on radio because I hold Mzee Sentamu in high esteem.
Bobi Wine and others are currently embroiled in wealth sharing discussions.
Friday, February 06 2015
Bebe Cool's latest track, 'Everywhere I Go' was this morning playing on MTV Base.
"Oh she fell for the man..who will love her to the end, She fell for the man..who loves and understands her, She fell for the man....That man is me yeahhh.." Is part of the chorus in Bebe's track off his 2015 Go Mama album.
Just like the flow of the lyrics, Zuena who fell for the man who understands her was so excited as she confirms in this instagram post;
"Bebe Cool's Everywhere I Go video going everywhere... as some people are busy bad mouthing it, it's busy breaking through the international scene, God is great. Everywhere I Go video has officially started playing on MTV Base...enjoy and don't forget to share..."
The video was shot and produced from South Africa by God Father productions, but unlike 'Love You Everyday', this one was bashed from all corners. The audio is top notch but the video was average going by the several comments that were made on the video.
Bobi Wine was one of them..The video is on the same standard with the locally produced videos and paying all that money tantamount to being conned.
Sunday, January 25 2015
Pastor Wilson Bugembe has done it again. The church was filled to capacity as locals booked their seats early enough to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars, but at some point, police was forced to drive some away to create breathing space.
The Ekitone singer, Desire Luzinda, was among the local stars that graced the service but as she walked in, all that you could hear was loud cheers of Ekitone, Ekitone from all corners of the church, she sat next to her very close friend, Seya. Bebe Cool, Juliana, Cindy, Mun G, GNL Zamba and Amooti Omubalangusi of the Owolubina fame were among the local stars in attendance.
In the first section of the service, they paid respect to the fallen heroes like; Kasiwukira, Sera, Fred Maiso, Ebonies' Cissy Muwanga and James Mulwana among others. The service started at 11:30am and will end at 2:00pm.
What they said;
Bebe Cool - "I grew up in Kanyanya. Iam the last born. I don't take weed. My hardest moment in life was not when I was shot but when my wife left me."
Juliana Kanyomozi - "Sometimes we have small dreams, but God has bigger dreams for you. I made it through all situations because of God not because of anything else."
Thursday, January 22 2015
Yesterday, Facebook verified Bebe Cool's official page which has almost 300,000 likes. "Please like Bebe Cool's verified facebook page for all information concerning him," Zuena Kirema, Bebe Cool's wife noted on her Instagram profile.
Others verified in the recent past include Viboyo Oweyo and Eddy Kenzo. Those yet to be verified include Bobi Wine and Jose Chameleone among others.
Assuming there are many Bebe Cool youtube accounts, it cannot be easy to relate with the authentic one, but if Bebe Cool can share the official Youtube link through his verified account, then the fans will be following the real Bebe Cool or someone authorized to run his account and not just any other person.
When Juliana's account was verified, this is what she had to say: "Finally!!! Our Official Juliana page has been verified. Now family, you know what to do. If you have been following those FAKE impersonators. Ya'll need to unfollow now and come home where you belong . Much Love. Blessings,"
Friday, January 02 2015
Sheraton Hotel Kampala was the place to be on the new year's eve. Bebe Cool, Jose Chameleone, Sheebah, Pallaso, David Lutalo and Iryn Namubiru among others performed.
Bebe Cool was on his knees kissing his adoring wife and it was not long before his hand could drop all in the name of ushering in the news year. Bebe Cool will do anything to show love to his wife. In 2011 while in the UK, he was seen bitting at Zuena's behind.
Desire Luzinda as usual had two mean bouncers who ensured that the Ekitone singer was safe and sound.
Monday, December 29 2014
Bebe Cool has always had issues with Bobi Wine and Chameleone but the year 2014 has seen a few things change. During the KCCA Carnival, Bebe Cool performed a Bobi Wine song only to reveal in some interview that he was paid $10,000 just to do that.
On Boxing Day, it was the annual Bebe Cool's Tondeka Ekiwatule show which was well attended just like other shows in the season, but the highlight of the event was when Chameleone came on stage to perform some of his hit songs.
Moments later, the music was stopped as the two stars, Bebe and Chameleone hugged and cracked jokes leaving fans screaming wild. Bebe Cool hinted on a music battle with Jose Chameleone whom he says he helped to start up his music career but now boasts of being the number one in the country.
This is not surprising bearing in mind that last week, while appearing on a local TV station, Bebe Cool made it clear that this year has been very bad for Bobi Wine. "Chameleone has Wale Wale to compete with Love You Everyday but what hit song has Bobi Wine got this year?," Bebe asked.
In the same interview, Bebe Cool recalled of how he was thumped by Chameleone at Club Rouge a few years back.
Short of that, the show went on very well and was largely peaceful. Artistes like Maro, Hindu Asha, David Lutalo, Keko and Big Eye among others performed.
Monday, December 22 2014
"Merry Xmas, I wish u a happy New Year. Avoid drinking n driving, so we can all make it for 2015 and 4 that reason I will be releasing my video on the 1st of Jan for my second single "EVERYWHERE I GO", off the go Mama Album."
In the just released pics of the Everywhere I go video, Zuena is seen watching Bebe's lips in amusement as he kisses the Zulu vixen in the latest video. Bebe Cool and Zuena were bashed for going to that extent, but Zuena came out to say that she was okay with the whole arrangement. She also added that this was not the first time her hubby was kissing vixens.
Tuesday, December 09 2014
That was Bebe Cool's post that had him bashed by his followers. The Love You Everyday singer stopped performing after the former premier Amama Mbabazi showed up at the event claiming that he is a staunch supporter of President Museveni. It should be recalled that President M7 paid for his treatment in the US when he was shot in the legs.
Today, he has followed it up with another post mainly tagged to those who had negative remarks and responses to his earlier post.
Thursday, December 04 2014
As you may be aware, Bebe Cool has recorded his Everywhere I go video that will be released in 2015. Like it was the case for the Love You Everyday hit, this one too might premiere on foreign channels like MTV Base, Channel O and the likes before making it's way to Uganda.
There have been reactions on the ''may you kiss the bride" scene in the video that had Bebe Cool and a Zulu video vixen kiss, the same way newly weds would do it. How could Zuena stand that many seemed to say! The video concept is similar to that of Jaguar's One Centimetre.
"It's not the first time am watching him kiss a gal in a video shoot, it's called acting besides this is the life we chose to live. I wouldn't allow him to do so if I was uncomfortable with it. We are happy because it was a successful video shoot. Wait for it you'll see what am talking about. EVERY WHERE I GO."
Zuena has seen it all and she is yet to see more or worse off scenes because that is the life they live. For now, we will patiently wait for the video. In 2015, Bebe is tipped to do more everywhere I go, Love You Everyday type of songs as opposed to Kasepiki and Kus Kus songs.
Wednesday, December 03 2014
Bebe Cool has been in South Africa since Friday. He went with his better half, Zuena Kirema Ssali and while there, he performed for the Ugandan community in Pretoria, kicked off the Big Brother live eviction show with his Love you Everyday song among others.
On the side of his visit, Bebe took off time to shoot a video for his latest 'Everywhere I go' song. The highlight of the video was when he married off a Zulu video vixen, intimately kissed and touched while his wife Zuena was recording the proceedings on her smart phone.
Later, the Zulu vixen and Zuena went through the shots that were taken but you could clearly see she was not very impressed with the whole idea. It's said that there was a scuffle in their hotel room, something they've both dismissed.
The idea of Zuena recording the wedding scene and yet she is still waiting for their fancy wedding that is now likely to take place in 2015 had people react differently, some were of the view that Zuena needs to stay home just like Barbie and Daniella to take care of the little ones other than engaging in 'funny' roles.
Trust Bebe, he shot back responding to one blogger who appeared to be most affected but also justifying that he is free to go with his wife everywhere he goes, which resonates with the song title.
"Never be that ------ to compare my wife to those two, I hear they stay home as their men go to work, don't u see that the more the two women stay home the more their hubbies have more children out of wedlock. You need to move with your wife EVERY WHERE U GO. My wife did not get married to my house or the kitchen but ME. I and my wife we r Ok with it..."
The video was written by Apass and produced by Nessim at Bad Productions, shot by Godfather Production. It's off Bebe Cool's 2015 album Go Mama!
Friday, November 28 2014
GAGAMEL CEO Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool and wife, Zuena Kirema Ssali, are already in South Africa for performances this weekend. Bebe will this Saturday perform live at Club Luli Luli in Pretoria and on Sunday, the 'Love you everyday' singer will be in Johannesburg for the Big Brother Hotshots live eviction show.
Stella Nantubwe "Ellah" is the only Ugandan housemate left in the Big Brother house after Esther Akankwasa got evicted in the early weeks of the show. Interestingly, Bebe Cool threw his weight behind Ellah when the two UG housemates were up for eviction so, will Ellah survive this one? Tune in on channel 197/8 on DSTV to find out which housemates make it to the finals.
If Ellah survives this week, she will be a finalist becoming the second housemate after Sharon O to be that close to winning the Big Brother grand prize.
Tuesday, November 25 2014
It's one thing to have a facebook profile and another to have it verified.
The list of verified facebook accounts in Uganda is increasing by the day with the very latest being Desire Luzinda. President Museveni, Capital FM's Flavia Tumusiime, artiste Angella Katatumba and actress Mariam Ndagire are the others whose accounts are verified. Maurice Kirya prominently features on the verified list as the only male artist.
Any dealings with a verified account means that you are dealing directly with that person or someone authorized to operate that account. Comedienne Anne Kansiime is a 'Ninja' just like her tag line. She is Uganda's most liked person on Facbook with over 500,000 followers/likes.
Angella Katatumba closely follows with about 350k followers. We also have facebook profiles that are yet to be verified and these include; Bebe Cool (278, 765 likes), Chameleone (192,071likes), Juliana (209,174 likes) and Bobi Wine with 73,552 likes.
A verified account will save your fans from being fleeced. Days before Desire Luzinda's account was verified, her fans lost money after responding to calls from fake ''Desire Luzinda'' accounts that the singer was soliciting for money she will use for the photo scandal court case. She was forced to report the matter to police.
Saturday, November 22 2014
"Straight roads never make good drivers, smooth seas never make good sailors, clear sky never make good pilots and a problem free life never makes a strong person. Be strong enough to accept challenges in life, do not ask why me? Instead say try me. Have a winning attitude and believe in God. VIVA Uganda Cranes, safe journey back home. We will always be behind you. Love You Everyday."
That was Bebe Cool's message shortly after the Uganda Cranes lost the AFCON qualifier game to Guinea in Morocco. Many Ugandans were very bitter with the national team for missing the opportunity that was last graced in 1978.
During the dinner by Airtel, Capt. Andy Mwesigwa and Milutin Sredojevic plus other players thanked Ugandans for the support.
Wednesday, November 19 2014
The Gyobera singer, Irene Ntale is in studio with the number one music doctor, Jose Chameleone working on their next track, Easy. The Swangz Av. signed singer has already two songs with Bebe Cool, Love Letter and Addiction.
Other songs by Irene Ntale include Onomwana, Olindaba, Smile Uganda among others.
The issue of doing a collobaration song with Jose Chameleone has been a tricky one. Melody, Iryn Namubiru, Leila Kayondo are some of the few artistes that have had that chance, and now Irene Ntale joins that line up.
Last week, they were in Kawempe recording the video for the Easy song.
Saturday, November 01 2014
October is over, and the month had sad and interesting gossip stories from the Ugandan perspective.
Bebe Cool Dedicates Love You Everyday to the President for the good things he has done.
Joe in Town - American RnB singer was in town though he was looking relatively old compared to his last visit, some fans thought he was not the real Joe.
Cindy's Wallet - Went missing from Club Ambiance, and according to her, the prime suspect was Producer Kays, though Chameleone later responded on this that while in club, you need to watch over your property because there are pickpockets and loose women everywhere.
Bad Black's Skin -Shanita Namuyimbwa appeared in court this month but a close look at her skin revealed that it was tending to it's original black color, could the bleaching effects be taking shape?, may be not.
The month included the Kampala Capital City Authority festival or carnival and this was taken by Bebe Cool who decided to perform Bobi Wine's songs leaving his fans and Bobi's very excited.
Sitya Loss star on BBC - The best thing Kenzo has done this year is to globe-trot plus enjoying his Sitya Loss Youtube views take over any Ugandan video. It's in this month that Kenzo appeared on BBC.
Zari - Farouk - Ivan - It has always been her show and she will do anything to claim her space. The mom of three, Zari reunited with Ivan Semwanga, the father of her three soldiers as she prefers to call them.
Strange but true, Actor John Segawa lost his dreadlocks that he had been with for the last 12 years in the month of October 2014 when thugs raided his house, beat him up and left him for dead.
Bebe Cool threw his weight behind Ellah and indeed, he was the happiest when Esther Akankwasa was evicted. But the pint-sized model did not have kind words for him on coming back.
The drama then crossed to Judith Heard who was hanging out with Emmanuel Adebayor making a field day for Urban TV's Luswata. It was too much that when Judith Heard met Mary Luswata, a fight was expected, but surprisingly, all was well.
Businessman Kasiwukira was murdered and in the morning of the day he was to be buried, Big Eye's car was torched.
WizKid in Town - It was the Guinness VIP All Black party and BET award winner, WizKid was the main performer. On the sides of his visit, he recorded a video with Radio and Weasel. It 's there that Sheila Gashumba got a chance to interview WizKid. Word started doing rounds that the two had had a thing.
Frank Gashumba came to the rescue of his daughter, Sheila, and started calling people piglets and so on...
Miss Uganda - Leah Kalanguka robbed Gashumba of his limelight by taking over social networks. Most Ugandans were not happy with the choice of this year's Miss Uganda claiming that she was not all that........but wait a second, going by the local and international coverage, she could be the next L'upita Nyongo..
Radio Consultant, Joel Isabirye took over with his wife Rebecca Jjingo. First, his life was in danger and in the end, he had dragged his now ex-wife to police for having stolen his shs 30m. Screen shots of the couple's interaction tried to grab the lime light but, that was just that Desire had taken over.
As the month was ending, Desire was arrested for failing to pay shs 16M debt. Seya was able to save her from being taken to jail, but when she came out to tell her story, she put all the blame on Franklin. This did not go well with Franklin who went on rampage and released the singer's nud# pics.
Friday, October 24 2014
The Big Brother Hotshots Uganda rep was supposed to jet in on Wednesday but missed her flight as she was busy with autographs.
She was driven to Rosemary Courts for her first press conference and, first on her mind was Bebe Cool. It should be recalled that Bebe threw his weight behind Ellah after it turned out that the two Ugandan housemates in the #BBAHotshots were up for eviction.
"Africa knows me, I did well and they don't know him even after performing for 30 years. He is free to talk and talk. A man who is 43 years old and all he does is bring negative energy to whoever wants to prosper is not a man and If Idisgraced Uganda what did he do, he cheated on his wife, impregnated young girls...he is just a struggling musician."
Esther went on to say that while in the house, she did not have any strategy, she was just having fun. There are certain people who reached the finals and I don't even remember them. But again, Bihg Brother is about votes and Ugandans don't vote. Even if you do spiderman moves, you will still be evicted because people think about the money the yare going to spend on the SMS."
Regarding her not being close to Ellah, Esther said that coming from the same country does not mean that you should be close, Ellah is not my enemy, but we are also not that close.
Going forward, Esther says she has got acting and dancing deals from Nigeria and South Africa. She will also be singing, just watch out for Small Peppe.
Wednesday, October 15 2014
As you may already be aware, Ugandan housemates, Ellah and Esther are both up for possible eviction this Sunday. Esther is loud and that is the one reason most housemates were citing for nominating her. On Monday, Biggie revealed the seven housemates up for eviction and Samantha, the current Head of House, was called to the diary room to add a housemate of her choice onto the list and that is how Ellah landed in hot soup.
All votes from Uganda constitute one vote implying that Uganda can only save one housemate. The other unfortunate bit is that even our neighbours, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania who could have come to our rescue are also up for eviction, so, all those are lost votes that could otherwise be saving one of the Ugandan housemate.
It's against that background that Bebe Cool has come out to put his weight behind the reigning Miss Uganda, Ellah.
"Hello Uganda, we as Ugandans have ONE housemate in the Big Brother house and her name is ELLAH but she is up for eviction coz she does not have our country vote, so I call upon all my fans and friends to pliz vote for her by typing ELLAH and send to 8884 or go to www.bigbrotherafrica.com and follow the instruction. NOTE: (On line u can vote 100 times in one hour)."
The other Ugandan karaoke dancer is an embarrassment to our nation which totally requires EVICTION this weekend. Let's all vote for ELLAH to stay in the big brother house, " Bebe concluded.
As Bebe puts it, Chameleone's video vixen is an embarrassment but that is exactly her strategy for playing the game which has won her support from West Africa. Ellah is so quiet that even when she opens her mouth, you can hardly hear what she is saying. The game this week is tagged on which Ugandan housemate is coming back next Sunday?
Tuesday, October 07 2014
Last Sunday was a bit busy. It was the annual KCCA - Kampala Festival and Big Brother Africa was also launching that night. Most roads leading to the city centre around Kampala road and Jinja road had been blocked to pave way for the festivities that stretched through the wee hours of Monday morning.
Several artistes performed but the highlight of the event was when Bebe Cool did Bobi Wine's 'Matyansi Butyampa', word by word (http://youtu.be/Qlcte_KmeOU), something that was welcomed by most Bobi Wine fans though some were quick to label him names.
Hours later, the Byekwaso singer, Bobi Wine through his facebook profile came out to say that when a former hater turns into a fan and he is not shy to show it, it's only mature to take it easy.
Below is Bobi Wine's full post;
"Now this goes to the Fire Base Army and all Bobi Wine Fans. I have seen a lot of soldiers so pissed and ranting on social media just because Baby Cool performed our songs in the carnival. NOW am saying to you soldiers, you don't have to get annoyed, it's OK for so one to be your fan."
"You have seen Shaggy come on stage and perform Bob Marley or Shabba Ranks songs first and then his. In music this is called RESPECT !! it doesn't mean he does not have his own songs, it's just that some times an artist needs to open their acts with more popular songs to work up the crowd and get him/her self accepted."
He then concluded; "So brothers and sisters... When a former hater turns into a fan and he is not shy to publicly show it, it's only mature to take it easy."
Friday, October 03 2014
Zuena's close pals have been urged to treat their maids well to ensure they do not turn against them. Housemaids can mean to be a nuisance at times if their supervisors treat them inhumanely. In the end, it's the children who suffer the brutality from the disgruntled maids.
The advice comes after Zuena's maid of six years took some days off leaving her to do all the home chores before rushing to compile her NTV Life Stories. Bebe Cool is then left to take care of their two-year-old, Caysan, but Zuena is worried he could be starving, so she calls her hubby to establish how they are getting on.
The Love You Everyday star just changed the topic and asked if she (Zuena) was well. This left the mom of three worried that her little boy had not had a meal, but later consoled herself by saying; "Anyway, I trust him when it comes to feeding and taking care of the kids."
Zuena's full post; "
"This is what happens when the maid goes to the village for a short while.I prepare the kids and take them to school as usual,then rush back home to do a few chores before heading to work & let the baby spend the day with daddy.at around 1pm,daddy Cay sends me pics of them swimming so i get curious & ask him if the baby has had lunch? then he changes the topic & asks me mbu honey oli bulungi? Lol kyoka daddy Cay oba omwana yalide lunch simanyi but i trust him when it comes to feeding & taking care of kids."
"Anyway we have to appreciate our maids coz they play a big role in our lives,treat her like your own sister, the way she's treated is the same way she'll treat you & your children.Celebrating 61/2 years with my maid."
Thursday, October 02 2014
Bebe Cool was yesterday performing at 4th Future of Cities Forum in Munyonyo where he dedicated his latest blockbuster hit song, 'Love You Everyday' to President Museveni.
"I dedicate this song to the President for the great things he has done, " Bebe Cool noted before proceeding for a chat with the President who was more than happy to receive him.
The dedication does not come as a surprise. In 2010 when Bebe Cool was shot in the legs at Nakumatt, it was President Museveni who paid for his medical bills in the US, he also checked on him at Nsambya hospital.
The president was so excited to see Bebe Cool jumping on his two legs as he performed the Love You Everyday song a sign to show that the shooting of four years back fully healed.
Uganda becomes the first country to host the forum.
Friday, September 26 2014
Behind every successful man is a woman and Zuena Kirema Ssali, is the woman in Bebe Cool's life. On learning that his wife was fully behind him in the post that had him bashed all over social networks, he had some sweet words for her;
"11 years ago we exchanged vows AND said I do, we also did the Islamic Nika. Like any other marriage we have our ups & downs but most importantly we respect, care & love each other. I never knew the meaning of love until I met you Zuena...."
Below are the respective posts when Bebe Cool wrote banning some fans from his concerts if at all it turned out that those allegations were correct.
Thursday, September 04 2014
His birthday celebration was held at Amnesia on (2.Sep) and from the pics, it's evident, this was the best birthday celebration ever. When it comes to celebrating his birthday, Bebe Cool has one simple detail he likes to keep and that is the Zuena kiss.
Zuena did not disappoint like it has always been the case, the couple kissed all the way while promising to love each other everyday. The birthday boy did perform for his guests. Bebe's birthday was conciding with Zuena's first anniversary as host of Life Stories on NTV.
Meanwhile, his first born, Allan Byamukama Ssali going by his stage name Allan Hendrik looks to be following in the footsteps of his dad. He has released his first single dubbed 'Bundu' though his voice is similar to that of his mentor, Bebe Cool.
Sunday, August 31 2014
Sunday evening was hot with Bebe Cool's fans sending a tirade of abuse to Jazz maestro, Tshaka Mayanja, aka Winston.
It all started with this post as Tshaka revealed that the Tusker Project Fame 2 winner, Esther Nabaasa aka Estah was the song writer of Love You Every Day.
"Finally, I got round to watching Bebe Cool's new video, for the song 'Love You'. I kinda recognized the writing, phrasing and composition style of this song but wasn't very certain. As soon as I was told Michael Fingaz was the producer, I knew straight away who the songwriter was. Project Fame winner Estah. She can craft a song that girl, she really can."
This did not go down well with Bebe who came roaring like a hungry lion, saying that he wrote half that song;
"Just to correct Shaka Mayanja of Jazz Safari, if u want to know who wrote love u every day, at your age, u should not nose around since u know who sang it and u have his number, call him and ask otherwise stop misleading people by under looking BEBECOOL. Micheal Fingers wrote half the song and I did half and mark u, u are in for surprises if u thought u knew me well."
"That shows how bad hearted Ugandans can be. Instead of appreciating an artist, they will look for things just to bring them down. Let's say Estah wrote Love You Everyday, if she sang it would you have cared about it or loved it? Grow Up love you everyday."
Tshaka- Well done Bebe. It's a good song, no matter who wrote it. I wasn't knocking you at all or bringing you down. Far from it. If you wrote the song, well done. About bringing you down, you're backing the wrong tree. I ain't.
Bebe Cool - Winston, next time if u want to know , Pliz call me. if u wanted to give yo comment genuinely, u would have talked about the producer of the video n the musician who sang the song. That is the best way to show appreciation.
Tshaka - Bebe Cool, my post is about the song and its quality. All good. Next time I'll post about the video. I really don't see any harm in crediting the songwriters, is there?
Wednesday, August 27 2014
Bebe Cool and Zuena are back after thrilling fans in Dubai. Zuena is pretty excited. She took to her wall to thank fans there.
"Ugandans in Dubai, thanks so much for the hospitality, love & support you showed me & Bebe the few days we spent with you. We are really grateful & can't thank you enough...We are back home safe & hope to see you again soon. God bless you all."
While in Dubai, Zuena and hubby went on a shopping spree only to come across BEBE, a top store for women's fashion clothing. The mom of three did not waste a second in taking a shot right in front of the store with a name just like her hubby.
Meanwhile, the latest from sources close to the couple indicate that Zuena is expecting her fourth and Bebe's fifth child.
Sunday, August 24 2014
Bebe Cool was yesterday performing at the Mansion Club Melia Hotel Bur Dubai. The highlight of the show was when his dear wife, Zuena Kirema joined him on stage. The love you everyday singer loved every move Zue pulled as she did the 'paka chini' style.
This is the very place Moze Radio and Weasel were last week. The fans loved every bit as Bebe Cool unleashed his old and new hits. Promoter Balaam was among those that attended. Iryn Namubiru will be performing next in this very venue on the 11-Oct-2014.
Monday, August 11 2014
With over 1,800 likes, 68 shares and 700 plus comments of Bobi Wine, Chameleone and Bebe Cool fans combined, they all seem to suggest, the show was massive. For starters, 1,500 Gagamel cards were printed with each going for a minimum of 50k making over shs 80m in Gagamel cards alone.
The cards ran out and minutes to the show, those cards were going for 100,000/- and still, some revellers missed out. The VIP section was full, tables were at 3M and 5M respectively. Tonight, the Love you every day singer is in Gaba.
"Thanks to Allah and you all for trusting me last Friday, the love you all showed me at Serena, you and I together made history, and this I hope becomes the new trend of the music industry, I will love you every day."
Saturday, August 09 2014
Alpha, Beata and Bebe on their knees thanking fans
Bebe Cool was yesterday celebrating 20 years of music in a show dubbed Best of Bebe Cool. It was live on NTV from 8:30pm for at least 30 minutes and later at 10:30pm during the Koona Ne NTV show by Miles Rwamiti.
The show had about 1,400 revellers, but the VVIP section was full. As you may be aware, a table in the VVIP section was going for a cool 5 million shillings, so the game has changed. This has been branded as the best show in the year so far. Bebe Cool kicked off the show at 8:30pm and by midnight, he wrapped the show with Love You Everyday.
There were no curtain raisers, it was only Bebe, guitarist Myco Ouma and Annette Nandujja that performed. Notable among the guests were Sudhir Ruparelia, Gordon Wavamuno. He thanked them in a special way, his version of James Brown I Feel Good.
Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena speaks out; "Last night was off the hook, I must say am proud of my husband. Whoever attended the show knows what am talking about, I was super excited no wonder I was forced to step on stage & shake a lil bit. My highlight of the night was when my babies stepped on stage and surprised their dad with a bouquet of flowers, he was so emotional."
"Thanks to everyone who attended the show and sorry for those who came in late when the tickets were sold out, now let's meet in Mukono, " Zuena concluded.
Renown music critic and reggae singer, Jenkins Mukasa had this to say; "It was a well produced show and Bebe did his best. The band was tight and Michael Ouma + Nanduja did just great. All in all, it's the best Bebe cool show I have watched."
Friday, August 08 2014
We all remember when Daniella went out of her way to beat up a scribe, well that was long sorted and over 100k was paid in damages. At this rate, Isaac Katende aka Kasuku might get another beating this time from Zuena for bursting her bubble.
Zuena reveals her breakfast plans;
"I had planned to wake up & make boo heavy breakfast before he starts running around to make sure all is set for tonight, but to my surprise he was planning the same for me, before my alarm went off, he woke me up to this.Thanks boo. Let's all meet at Serena tonight for The best of Bebe Cool concert, please keep time."
Now, that is by all means a good gesture more so from a lovely wife, Bebe deserved even better than this bearing in mind that he has to do wonders tonight.
90.4 Dembe FM's Kasuku and Bebe Cool were also taking breakfast in the Serena Hotel lobby as Kasuku explains; "Me and my producer Robert had breakfast with Bebe Cool this morning after our radio interview with him."
So many questions not enough answers! How easy is it for Zuena to prepare breakfast at Serena Hotel if they have checked in days before the performance tonight, or was the breakfast delivered to Zuena at their home?
Assuming that isn't that, then one thing is clear, Zuena had breakfast in bed delivered from Serena or it's by coincidence that the Serena plates are exactly the same with the plates at Bebe Cool's.
All roads lead to Serena Hotel tonight for the Best of Bebe Cool Concert, otherwise branded as the Byafaayo concert.
Thursday, August 07 2014
Our local celebs have been showcasing one thing or the other lately, if it's not their nud# bodies, it's baby bumps, flat tummies, booties, rides and so on, but Chameleone is doing it differently and that is by handling a wad of cash.
The Wale Wale singer was a few days spotted at Serena Hotel with Shs 80 million after selling 80 tickets for his December 18 One Million Show. When Chameleone announced his concert date and price, Bebe Cool released posters for his Best of Bebe Cool show indicating packages way higher than Chameleone's.
For example, he has the VIP going for 3 million, the xTRa Large going for 5 million and the general happiness which is 50,000, but these could change hours before the concert. Payment at the entrance will be 100,000/- according to insider sources, so for affordable tickets, better to try your luck today.
Chameleon's is a single payment plan, so there's no need to rush as the price is strictly one million, no more no less.
Tuesday, August 05 2014
It's two days to the Best of Bebe Cool show that will see him perform his very best hits including Love You Everyday that is trending on MTV Base and Channel O.
As Bebe Cool fans were still excited with Love You Everyday doing rounds on Channel O, another video by Bebe Cool and Edith K, Moyo Wangu got found it's way on the Channel O playlist.
This got the Nkola Byafayo singer very excited that he had to offer the Glasgow medalists a VVIP worth five million shillings to the Glasgow medalists that include Moses Kipsiro who won Gold in the just concluded commonwealth games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Using his facebook profile, Bebe Cool wrote:
"Am proud to say am among the Ugandans carrying the Ugandan flag today with my new song Love You Everyday and this week, we witness more Ugandans carry not only our flag but also the Uganda National Anthem. Uganda lets go together, we need to lift our country in any good opportunity that presents itself."
He concluded with a call for all Ugandans to support each other. "South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia have done it. Come on Uganda let's support each other in all. I therefore offer one VVIP table (8 seater) to all Glasgow medal winners come this Friday."
Moses Kipsiro, Winnie Nanyondo, Mike Sekabembe, Benjamin Kiplimo and Juma Kaggwa will on Friday be part of the crowd singing; Oba Toli Kumalamwa Kiliya, Nze Nkola Byafayooo! at Serena Hotel.
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Bebe Cool has started sampling some of the songs that will be performed at the Best of Bebe Cool show on Aug 08, 2014 at Serena Hotel. He first released Moyo Wangu, a collaboration song with Edith K which he dedicated to his Swahili fans. The song has a bit of Kinyarwanda, Luganda, English and of course Swahili.
Bebe has now released 'Love You Everyday' which is off his forthcoming Go Mama album. The video was doing rounds on Channel O and MTV base even before being launched in Uganda. Bebe Cool's latest hit was produced by Nigeria's renowned video director, Clarence Peters.
The audio for Love You Everyday was produced by Uganda's Michael Fingers of Fenon Records. Bebe Cool's fans and artists like Maurice Kirya are loving the song already and Bebe Cool too is pretty excited, he says: "Love You Everyday. Haaaaaaaaa!!!! More is coming soon. 8TH Serena Hotel, 9TH Mukono Satellite Beach,17TH Gaba Beach."
One fan wrote: "You proved the haters wrong...now they have nothing to say but to stare at you with envy. This is the Bebe Cool we have been missing and we need more of such tracks. Sir, this track shows that you have the potential to do anything on the international scene. You have rich talent. I am a diehard fan of yours."
Wednesday, July 16 2014
The Gagamel International boss, Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool held a press conference on Tuesday for his 'Best of Bebe Cool' concert. During the press conference, he also launched a Gagamel Debit card that revellers will use at the entrance for any of Bebe Cool's shows.
The Nkola Byafayo singer had to quickly come up with a solution to moving with huge amounts of cash to concert venues. The Xtra large VVIP tables cost 5M/- and others 3M/- which could result in delays in just verifying two VVIP customers who pay cash. The GC will ease the flow at the entrance, reduce on ticket frauds and also save revellers from moving with a lot of cash.
Gagamel cards are now on sale and can only be bought from Serena Hotel. Gold is 50k, VIP 3M/- and 5M/- for VVIP. Other than the cards, Bebe Cool who was in the company of his wife, Zuena Kirema, promised to perform his best songs on Aug.8.2014. Pepsi, Club Beer, KFM, Fenon Records, SMSOne are some of the sponsors.
Friday, July 11 2014
The Nyonyi Nkezze singer has been watching that space carefully and in no time, tickets for the Best of Big Size, Xtra Large Bebe Cool's show will be sold out. The numbers are likely to surpass the Don Moen show which had fans standing in the upper section of Victoria Hall courtesy of the cheap concert tickets.
Juliana's 100k show was a sell out, Desire's was 100k but fairly attended, Judith Babirye tried 150k only to reduce it to 100k, but it flopped. Gospel artist, Don Moen charged 120k and it was a full house plus the last Jazz concert which had revellers paying 300k, it was also a success.
Chameleone has a show in December but his cover price is 1M/- no more, no less. With that background, Bebe Cool has a fairly attractive package with tickets of 50k for the general happiness, which he adds will be a red carpet affair, plus a table for 3M/- which comes with a bottle of wine.
Zuena's husband also has the Xtra large VVIP category, not sure if it's a table or a ticket, but it's a category bigger than big going for 5M/- which comes with food and a bottle of wine among others.
This should be for those who will be paying the 1M/- for Chameleone's December show, It's no wonder, he told them (Chameleone and Bobi Wine) to hurry and book tables so that they can learn from him when it comes to performing.
Monday, July 07 2014
Bebe Cool has once again brought back the Neighbour (A,B) 'wars'. Two years back, these wars were about cribs, boats and lyrical attacks, but now, Serena Hotel has turned out to be the battle ground. It should be noted at this point that Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) banned all outdoor concerts making Serena Hotel a preferred venue for concerts.
Since April, Bebe Cool has been preparing for his Best of Bebe Cool (BBC) concert that will be held next month at Serena Hotel, Kampala. During his Unplugged show at Club Silk recently, Jose Chameleone revealed that he will be having a show on December 19, 2014 and the charge per head will be shs 1M/-, a price that has set tongues wagging, but Chameleone says it's not a show for those who cannot afford.
Bebe Cool has now invited 'A'-Chameleone and 'B'-Bobi Wine to his concert as there is quite a lot for them to learn when it comes to stage performances and singing. In his post, Bebe Cool says:
"My neighbor A n B, it is at this point that I warn you that u should book your tables now for the 8th AUG BBC-888 coz the way things r going, it would be unfair if I don't warn u that the tables r getting finished yet on that day, there is a lot for u to learn when it comes to singing/performing and am opening a new page/chapter. I know one of the two is not SERENA material but it's good for u to learn from the BEST."
The 'Wale Wale' singer and the One Love Beach proprietor are yet to respond to Neighbour 'C'. Watch this space!
Saturday, July 05 2014
In Gagamel, Bebe Cool makes the rules and as a crew member, you must follow them otherwise you're fired. Edith K played a pivotal role during the Kokodiosis concert last year covering up for Rema for the songs they had done with Bebe Cool, but, it was not long before she was also fired for indiscipline.
The latest from the Gagamel Crew is that Edith K has been readmitted to the group and they already have a Swahili love song; 'Mwoyo Wangu' which is doing well so far.
Using his facebook profile, Bebe Cool noted that in the holy month of Ramathan, it's all about forgiving and repentance and that for him as a true Muslim, he has found something that will make him happy and that is forgiving Edith K. He has also pledged to make her the best female artist.
Bebe Cool's Post:
"Fasting is about repentance and forgiveness. My fellow Muslims, have you found that one thing to repent for or that one person to forgive? As for me I found some thing that will make me proud and happy to be a true Muslim, I HAVE FORGIVEN EDITH K n am going to work with her again to make sure she makes it to the top amongst the top female singers hoping she will help her self too."
May ALLAH bless u my daughter. People should stop putting religious clothes, faces, preaching religion and the holy act, Do something that Allah (God) will value. Love you All."
It's left to be seen if Rema can be pardoned and the two out songs like they used to do in the past.
Tuesday, June 24 2014
Entebbe - Kampala highway is a busy road on a good Sunday with heavy flow of traffic to the beaches in and around Entebbe. The vehicles are moving at relatively heavy speeds with some making their way to Entebbe International Airport. Three quarters of these vehicles drive back to Kampala.
Last Sunday, Bebe Cool and his lovely wife, Zuena Kirema were part of the motorists from Entebbe to Kampala, and along the way, a drunko as Bebe puts it made a U-turn forcing the Nkola-Byafayo singer to control the H2 Hummer they were in just to save the man. There is a slight damage to the Hummer car.
Bebe Cool took to his facebook page to update his fans on the bad news. "Me n Wiffy in a car accident on Ebz road, drunko made a u turn but we safe n sound. THANKS TO ALLAH."
It's not the first time that Zuena and Hubby are getting accidents. In 2010, just a few months after he (Bebe) was shot in the legs, they were involved in a nasty accident along Gulu-Kampala highway. Zuena sustained serious injuries on her forehead and since then, she uses makeup to coverup the scar or better still, choose a forehead hairstyle.
Last year, another drunk fellow cruising an Ipsum almost rammed into the Big Size Hummer around Theatre LaBonita while Zuena was driving.
Sunday, June 01 2014
She is one of the finest gospel artistes in the country, she is on high demand at both secular and gospel events, but last Friday was a day she will live to remember.
Serena Hotel just had a handful of revellers to grace her 'Webale Concert' even after reducing the entry fee from 150k to 100, 000/-.
The new KCCA rules have pushed artists from outdoor concerts to indoor, but looks like there is quite a lot to learn. Going forward, this event had not been well publicised.
It's been a month since the idea of the Webale concert was tabled and just a few days leading to the concert date, it's when radio ads started running. A case in point, Bebe Cool is a big artist per say, but he started promoting his 'Best of Bebe Cool' show five months to the concert date. It will be in the same venue on Aug 08, 2014.
Al eyes are now on Desire Luzinda who will be holding her second concert in six years on (June 06) at Serena Hotel. Last year, Juliana held a sold out concert at Serena, we are yet to see one who will get close to that mark or even beat it.
Friday, May 23 2014
Bebe Cool has released his new single Addiction which is yet another collaboration with singer, song writer and guitarist Irene Ntale. It's the second song with the Gyobera singer after 'Love Letter' which was equally good and according to those who have listened to the song, they are certainly not disappointed.
Interestingly, these two are nominees in the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) in the categories of 'Best Female East Africa' and 'Best Male East Africa.'
The Gagamel fans and Irene Ntale's fans are already addicted to the song and are only wishing one thing; that Irene Ntale does not think of quitting Gagamel and instead just get addicted to the crew so that they can out more of those tunes.
Thursday, May 22 2014
The African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) nomination list has been released and voting is on. The award event will take place in Dallas, Texas on July 26, 2014 with live performances from Jamaican Reggae star, DeMarco and Grammy award winner, Tpain among others. Our very own Navio, Wyre, Fally Ipupa are some of the confirmed guests.
Bebe Cool and Navio have been nominated in the category of 'Best Male East Africa' tussling it out with Wyre from Kenya, Ben Pol, Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania and Jackie Gosee from Ethiopia.
Irene Ntale and Rema Namakula are in the run for 'Best Female East Africa' together with Lady Jaydee from Tanzania, Victoria Kimani and Avril from Kenya.
Radio and Weasel are nominated for the 'Best African Group' alongside Nigeria's P-Square and South Africa's Mafikizolo among others. Their collabo song with Kenya's Amani is also nominated in the 'Best Collabo' category.
Other Ugandan artists nominated include; Mc Norman and Chameleone for 'Best Dance Hall Artist', Eddy Kenzo for 'Best New Comer', DJ Shiru for 'Best DJ Africa' and Nash Wonder for 'Music Producer of the Year'
Wednesday, May 14 2014
Bebe Cool In Canada This Weekend
After celebrating his son's birthday who turned 2 yesterday, Bebe Cool is now off to Canada where he will be performing for his fans in the cities of Vancouver and Toronto on 17 and 18 May, 2014.
The 'Nkola Byafayo' singer looked all relaxed in the VIP lounge at Entebbe International Airport as he scrolled through his Ipad. Just yesterday, he was performing at Club Amnesia together with his Gagamel band.
Last month while in UK, he took off time to watch the Arsenal VS. West Ham game something that is now part of his making history.
On August 08, 2014, all is set for The Best of Bebe Cool's live show at Serena Hotel.
Sunday, April 20 2014
The long Easter holiday is coming to an end and Kampala is still buzzing with gigs, parties and other gatherings than you could possibly attend. Tomorrow is Easter Monday and Bobi Wine is having a gig at his One Love Beach in Busabaala.
This afternoon, while cruising his black Tundra that is also claimed by Uganda Red Cross, the 'Size Yo' singer was letting his fans know that all is set.
On the other hand, Kiwatule Recreational Cente will be on fire with the East African Carnival by Bebe Cool and a host of other Artistes from Kenya that include Wyre, Nazizi Hirji and Nameless among others.
Thursday, April 17 2014
That is part of Bebe Cool's 'Nkola Byafayo' chorus...! And to him, watching the Arsenal VS. West Ham game at Emirates stadium on Tuesday was part of making history.
"Watching the Arsenal vs West Ham match live yesterday at the Emirates stadium....Gagamel Tukola Byafayo," Bebe Cool wrote. This attracted a lot of out burst on social networking sites.
"For sure not in a bad way yadde kiluma abatesi ba I think am glad to be the first east african artist in the Emirates, hyde park, and now the O2 arena. Nkola byafayo gagamel east african carnival Easter Monday nkola byafayo. Headin back home ...level," Bebe Cool added.
Sunday, April 06 2014
Bebe Cool is selling like a hot cake on TV's and Radio stations following his remarks on Uganda music being played more often compared to foreign artistes.
NTV hosted him on Friday and just yesterday, 93.3 KFM also hosted him answering a number of queries in the process. Among them was the age of his dear wife, Zuena Kirema who became older by another year on Thursday.
Bebe Cool said that Zuena is 28. The couple recently celebrated 12 years of love, implying that Bebe Cool met her when she was 16. The issue of Zuena's age is just as controversial as Desire Luzinda's. Bebe Cool met Zuena on the night she contested for Miss Uganda in the year 2001.
Did Zuena contest for the pageant when she was below 18 or Bebe lied about his wife's age last night?. Meanwhile, Zuena is grateful for the surprise birthday bash that was held at Forest Mall based V-Pub.
"First came dinner, then the surprise birthday party...a big thank you to all those that made this possible, you just blew me off never expected it," Zuena wrote.
Thursday, April 03 2014
Bebe Cool's campaign of 'Play Ugandan Music More or You're Shunned' had stolen the limelight from Chameleone's successful 'Tubonge' concerts which saw fans at Lugogo Cricket Oval soaked by rain all in support of his music.
But, trust the World Music Awards nominee, he made sure he adds his voice to the campaign that was started by Bebe Cool. Chameleone seems to agree with Bebe though his message is communicated differently and at this rate, we could see the music doctor giving the 'Nkola Byafayo' star a run for his money through his post.
"I stand as a musician to the best of my music knowledge. When we ask to take charge of our industry we also have in mind that we are NOT asking for segregation of foreign music."
"We just deserve a fair share of an industry that we have stood by against all odds. In such an exchange we also know that our products are not to what many can call "standards" but also it's partially every Ugandans duty to contribute to our growth evenly. It's not about Nigerian, Jamaican, South African, American or whatsoever."
"It's about Uganda and what's ours. Example if your father is broke, would you seek a richer dad? We stand together, Grow together if we are to fall together. Lets be patriotic and grow our music."
Launch: Bebe Cool's Photos, Chameleone's Photos
Wednesday, April 02 2014
On Monday, Bebe Cool launched a Ugandan music campaign urging all artists to shun TVs and Radio Stations that don't play Ugandan music more often, but instead, opt to playing Nigerian music.
CEO's of the various Radio and TV stations have taken the message and it's now left to them on whether they heed to Bebe Cool's advise or otherwise. To the DJ's, this was a direct attack on them. XFM's DJ BK and Sanyu FM's Fatboy have so far come out giving their views and they say, Bebe Cool needs to focus on quality and not quantity.
"Instead of complaining, you and your other complainants should borrow a leaf from Nigerians and Jamaicans. Their secret is simple, quality," DJ BK wrote.
Fatboy had earlier said that: "I like Bebe Cool as a person, but I'll be frank, to me his music ain't all that. And I feel the same about most other Ugandan artists' songs. And if patriotism is important to Bebe Cool, then why does he pretend to be Jamaican."
Bebe Cool took off time again to respond to Fatboy asking him to grow up as opposed to growing fat. In all this, Bebe Cool had a very good message and many seem to agree with him based on the responses, though in future, he might have to get someone to run his social networking profiles as he spends most of his valuable time producing music.
Tuesday, April 01 2014
Below is Fatboy's statement in full:
"This man does not understand how the radio industry works. They are not charities. They exist to make money. If Ugandan artists want their songs played on radio, they need to make GOOD music."
Fatboy adds that: "As it is, very few Ugandan songs make the cut as 'good', and that's why you don't hear a lot of it on the airwaves. I like Bebe Cool as a person, but I'll be frank, to me his music ain't all that."
Fatboy goes on to ask why he imitates Jamaicans if he is that patriotic! "And I feel the same about most other Ugandan artists' songs. And if patriotism is important to Bebe Cool, then why does he pretend to be a Jamaican? Him and most other 'local artists'? Because they are essentially imitators, the market typically prefers the real thing to these guys.."
The 'Be My Valentine' singer concluded: "Why listen to Bebe Cool when there is Konshens? Why listen to Cindy when there is Nyanda? I think you get the point."
The Nyonyi Nkezze singer is yet to respond to this one too. He has already sorted XFM's DJ BK whom he told that he does not give out eggs to be popular, but instead, he plays good music.
Thursday, March 27 2014
Bobi Wine is yet to release his next single which he has dedicated to the 'haters' and in his words he says, they had better be real scared.
"Am writing this one in a red pen, so haters, better be scared, real scared! Anti bogera nnyo." The best thing for an artist is to see people singing along to his/her song, we hope this won't be another Luganda Patois of 'DeMaKaKana Wen Dema See Mi'.
His wife, Barbara Ituungo-Kyagulanyi, better known as Barbie got a chance of listening to him this morning, and she says, it's an anthem.
"Woke up to a loud rehearsal of sorts in our compound; My husband's voice competing with the sweet morning melodies from the birds. According to what I heard, Bobi Wine fans are in for another anthem..Good morning friends, mine started earlier than I thought."
Insiders say, the 'Siri Size Yo' song could be directly hitting at Bebe Cool. In one of the lines, Bobi says the butt bouy needs to shave his beard. They add that, this one is even worse than By Far and Mr Kataala combined.
Wednesday, March 19 2014
This Sunday, Tusker Twende Kazi reality show will be fun to watch as it will feature highlights of Bebe Cool in Ethiopia. Last week, we saw how Navio was struggling with Swahili in Nairobi, but that was just next door where some Kenyans could even speak Luganda.
However, star singer Bebe Cool was able to learn a few words of the amharic language and managed to get to the lion of Judah in Addis Ababa where Flavia was waiting.
At the lion of judah in Addis Ababa about to take off for my part of the race on Tusker Twende kazi.
Saturday, March 15 2014
Zuena giving support to hubby
Team 12 - Maurice and David had to ride bicycles and also fill up some charcoal sacks in Kyabakuza as they made their way to 'London' to deliver the Tusker beer bottle.
Navio was certaionly having issues with Swahili. His only two words were; 'Habar'i and 'Nduggu'.
Friday, March 14 2014
On the 8.Aug.2014, he will be performing at Serena Hotel followed by Satellite Beach in Mukono the next day and wind up with Gaba Beach saving his fans the long stretch to Entebbe which usually has heavy traffic volumes on Sunday from noon to evening.
Bebe Cool was yesterday performing at Fire Bolt bar in Kansanga where he will be live every Thursday. On Tuesday, Bebe Cool's fans and lovers of live music can catch up with him at Club Amnesia. He is also participating in the Tusker Twende Kazi reality show which can be watched live on NTV and Citizen TV on Sunday at 8:05pm.
"That moment when you are happy with your life, wife and work. Thanks Allah for guiding and protecting me. Gagamel full force 2014," Bebe noted a few days back. Meanwhile, his official facebook page has reached over 200,000 likes.
Sunday, February 23 2014
Tusker Twende Kazi reality show premiers tonight. It will be live on NTV starting at 8:00pm. Bebe Cool, Flavia Tumusiime and Seanice Kacungira are already in Nairobi for the cross-continental journey that will see them deliver a beer bottle to Humphrey Kayange in London.
Reality show lovers will be able to catch it live on NTV every Sunday at 8:05pm. Its' 50 people, 50 days. The contestants will be faced with a lot of challenges as they go through this thrilling experience. The contestants will go through two continents and thirteen countries before reaching their final destination in London.
Contestants will only have clothes on their backs and depend on locals to locate their way. During the launch in Nairobi more Ugandans were unveiled and those include: Navio, Maurice Kirya, Moze Radio and Weasel.
Moze Radio has teamed up with David Mwita, Weasel with Purity Wines, Navio with Anthony Gitonga. Mercy Kuria teams up with Bebe Cool while Flavia and Seanice team up with Charled and George respectively.
Friday, February 21 2014
Construction is nearly complete on Bebe Cool’s Kiwatule based apartments. The latest pictures were taken during the shooting of the ‘Nkola Byafayo’ video a few days back in which he had to use a drone to shoot his 6in1 house for inclusion in the video.
Two years back, the structure was at wall plate level, however, the Nkola Byafayo singer has done so much to-date. Having been awarded over Shs350m in the 2010 gunshot wounds, this will surely do wonders like his ‘Byafayo’ song suggests.
Monday, February 17 2014
It's a remotely controlled aircraft with it's pilot on the ground or in a vehicle. They are mostly used in military operations but civilians can as well use them say in cases of fire fighting or real estate photography for high buildings, a cheaper option to chartering a helicopter. Drones come in handy for places that are "dull, dirty or dangerous" for manned aircrafts.
"Action drone camera at Nkola Byafaayo video shoot now,'' Bebe wrote. This was during the shooting of his latest song; 'Nkola Byafaayo' which means doing wonders. Most Gagamel fans can't wait to watch what they are already terming as the 'Video of the year 2014'.
Most posts that followed had more of Big is Big, Wamalayo, Akola byafaayo and so on. The drone pics had more than 2000 likes.
Meanwhile, two days back, Bebe Cool was performing at the Grand Opening of the New Katomi Kingdom Resort in Garuga where he left his fans yearning for more.
Wednesday, February 12 2014
With Valentine's day fast approaching, scenes like these will be the order of the day as lovers try to say 'I Love You' in various ways.
Bebe Cool is one type of lover who will not hesitate to do a PDA - that's a public displays of affection once the feeling to show Zuena just how much he loves her strikes.
And, he never runs out of ideas. If he's not grabbing his significant other by surprise, he will be thinking out of the box with his teeth or his very latest, a simple kiss on the thigh that took Zue by surprise. With these unique ways of saying the three magical words, it's not surprising to see that just a few days back, the couple was celebrating 12 years of being in love.
The Gagamel CEO might get away with some of those unacceptable PDA's, but, that does not mean that you treat your lover to Bebe's PDAs and if you do, then proceed with caution.
Monday, February 10 2014
During the just concluded Hipipo Awards, Rema thanked Bebe Cool for all that he had done for her and did not stop at that but also reached out to him for a handshake.
As she left the stage, she reached out to Bebe Cool for a handshake in appreciation of all that he had done for her while still with the Gagamel Crew, but Bebe Cool's body language spoke volumes.
"There comes a time when a child must get on his/her feet, but that does not mean that a baby can run," Those were some of Bebe Cool's words shortly after firing Rema from Gagamel Crew. In what seemed like a baby running, Rema was among the top winners for the widely criticised Hi Pipo Awards.
Rema's 'Kukaliba' got the nod for 'Best Female RnB song and Bebe Cool was called in to hand over the accolade, but, he declined. The organizers passed on the accolade to Rema. The 'Sitaki' singer won two more accolades including one where she beat all the female artistes to take 'Best Female Artist'. The other was her 'Kukaliba' song winning 'Best RnB Song'.
On the other hand, Bebe Cool was the man of the night with six accolades that included; Artist of the Year, Best Male Artist, Best Artist on Social Media, Best on Stage Performer, Kokodiosis was voted the best Ragga Dance Hall song and Love Letter which he did with Irene Ntale was voted the Best Male Reggae Song.
Saturday, January 25 2014
"12 years ago, I met this handsome dread locked singer at Crane Chambers, most of my friends said where am I taking this 'muyaye' because of his standing dread locks then, but I instead stuck with him because of love."
Zuena adds that having been in love with Bebe Cool for that long, she has turned out to be a love consultant (Ssenga) busy advising others on how to keep a man for over a decade.
"..and my friends are instead proud of me and I'm now like their Senga, we have cried and laughed together and are proud parents of three and I must say, we are going stronger than ever, I love you my superman."
When this got to Bebe, he reciprocated the love: "Through thick and thin, ups and downs, in love with my queen and today we make 12 years, can't ait for my wedding day because I have to wed this lady. Congs wify, good job done one me. Behind every successful man, there is a strong woman, kwatilawo tosulaaaaa "
Saturday, January 25 2014
During that time, Bebe Cool came up with an instant hit dubbed 'Agenze' in which he was confirming to his fans that indeed Zuena had dumped him. These things happen in love. The couple rekindled their love after nine months and since then, they've only been growing stronger.
Just recently, Bebe Cool introduced to the media his 18-year-old son he fathered from an earlier relationship, but somehow, this did not bother Zuena that much after being assured that she was the one 'in things' after all. In the month of September 2013, Zuena started off with her latest job as NTV Life stories host after spending so many years without a job.
Meanwhile, the latest news from Bebe Cool's camp is his participation in the Tusker Twende Kazi reality TV show that will see him carry a Tusker bottle to London with other well known personalities.
Saturday, January 18 2014
Bebe Cool and Favia Tumusime are already in Nairobi for the Tusker Twende Kazi Reality show that will be airing on our screens very soon. The reality show will have 25 well known personalities that include Bebe Cool, Flavia and Seanice Kacungira from Uganda plus other personalities that include Ezekiel Kemboi and Kenya's Stella Mwangi among others.
25 others will have to join them to make the number 50. "It will be 50 people, 50 days, 1 Tusker all on an incredible journey through East Africa and Europe to deliver a taste of home and show the world that a little bit of Kenya can go along way."
To be part of the 25 well known personalities, you must have a Kenyan passport. Simply log onto to: twendekazi.tusker.mobi/twende and enter the mission.
Sunday, January 05 2014
On Thursday, Bebe Cool was reaching out to his friends and fans through his wall wishing them a happy new year. He also urged them to attack the showbiz like never before, do more charity and most importantly 'Think out of the Box', which was a positive message.
But in the midst of all that, one perturbed fan wrote asking why Bebe Cool was a no-show in Gulu on New Year's eve and yet all posters and banners that were displayed in the area indicated that he will be performing. Seven minutes later, one wrote: "A guy who does not turn up for his concert is so annoying, check on your weaknesses!"
This rubbed Bebe Cool the wrong way. He responded immediately; "It depends..., did you pay me?" Bebe was right though, because, it was a known fact to his fans and followers that he was performing at Casablanca with the Goodlyfe that night, so the issue of him being in Gulu at the same time was out of the question.
Because of that, all hell broke loose on social media but Bebe just pulled out and left his 'army' to deal with it.
Thursday, January 02 2014
During the Battle of Champions press briefing at Alfredoz bar last year, Bebe Cool was asked which Goodlyfe song he loved most and he said it was 'Zuena'.
The year 2014 has seen the Goodlyfe Crew of Moze Radio and Weasel make peace with Chameleone and Bebe Cool. Now this simply means more music coming out of these top artistes and not just any music, but we could see a collaboration between Bebe Cool and the Goodlyfe, The Goodlyfe and Chameleone something that was next to impossible.
Bebe Cool loves the way his wife Zuena dances to the 'Zuena' song when it's playing in club, so this could be one of the awesome collaborations coming out of this union.
However, there is still more that needs to be done for Bebe Cool to come to terms with Chameleone and Bobi Wine. During the Battle, Chameleone's remarks were evident that he still had issues with Bebe Cool.
Then, during the celebrations to usher in the new year at Sheraton hotel, Bobi Wine was like; "Bad Man Tawagira Bisiyaga..." clearly pointing at Bebe Cool's recent remarks on the gay-bill that is before the President.
Sunday, December 29 2013
Bebe Cool's first born, Alpha Thierry Ssali has turned 10 today. Zuena is so happy as she reveals in her message communicating the good news.
"On this day 10years ago, I gave birth to my 1st born, motherhood was new to me and I was very young, but this angel of mine came out with love and we immediately bonded that I forgot the outside world, how time flies. I'm also in shock you've brought joy into our lives. I love you Alpha Thierry Talik Ssali. Happy 10th birthday love."
In her message, Zuena seems to be in shock that her own child has brought them that much happiness and joy, was it supposed to be otherwise now that she gave birth at such a tender age.
Alpha has grown into a young happy little man and not small any more. A few days back, he was the emcee at the Kids end of year party that was held at Kololo Airstrip.
Sunday, December 29 2013
In his post, Bebe Cool adds: "Big up to Andrew Mwenda and the President for the move on the anti-gay bill, let's find another way we can tackle that issue to save our culture." In the bill, it's proposed that those found guilty be sentenced to life imprisonment though Bebe Cool is of the view that they should handle them with kids gloves.
In the last 48 hours, most of his posts have been about the gay bill. First, he was against the President signing the bill fearing that Uganda will lose millions in donor aid for not tolerating minorities, and now, he has even proposed 'better' ways of dealing with the problem.
"My advise is start by mixing all single schools because then you will have given a student in adolescence an option," Bebe concluded in his latest gay-bill post.
Below are some of the views from respondents:
"Rasta ekintu kino Okikwasizza manyi."
"Bebe Cool is confused. He talks of saving our culture and yet he's the same person who does not want the President to sign the bill!! Are you trying to say that our culture is for homos? wake up Rasta!"
"I think Bebe Cool had better leave issues of the generals to the generals, let him concetrate on music."
Friday, December 27 2013
Now, Bebe Cool has also come out with his stinger that clearly defines his stand on homosexuality. The'Tozimba Mutima'singer is also worried about the millions Uganda would be losing for failing to tolerate minorities. Below is his post in full:
In his post, Bebe Cool made it clear that, he does support gays and we don't have a right to condemn them either. This facebook post was made on December 24, 2013, but by yesterday, it had over 500 shares, 1,000 likes and 5,000 plus comments. He signed off by wishing both gays and non gays a merry X-mas.
Thursday, December 19 2013
This year has been quite a blessing for Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena Kirema and she is not hiding it if the last post on her wall is anything to go by.
"I'm a happy woman, Allah, Thanks for listening to my prayers." Like the saying goes, behind every successful man, there is a woman and Zuena is the woman in Bebe Cool's life. Zuena is justified to celebrate. In September, she kicked off with her latest TV job at NTV following several years of being a house wife.
With Zuena Pastries receiving so many cake orders at this time of the year, being on the payroll of one of the top paying TV stations and now, hubby is shs300m richer! what more can one ask for other than being thankful to her God.
Meanwhile, after the judgement, Bebe Cool said that he was not happy with the amount because it was way below compared to what he spent on medical bills. Bebe added that he won't appeal the decision as he is not prepared to rotate in courts.
Wednesday, December 18 2013
Bebe Cool is all smiles after the highl court in Kampala awarded him Shs380m following his being shot at by a policeman in 2010. Initially, Bebe Cool had asked for Shs800m to cover for the period he was bedridden and operating on a wheel-chair.
Bebe Cool was shot twice in the thighs by a one Alfred Achikan at Centenary Park as he walked towards Nakumatt Oasis with members of his Gagamel Crew.
As they walked, they came across night patrol policemen who were exchanging bitterly with a couple they had found in a car. Bebe asked: "What is your problem?", but at the time, one of the Gagamel members' was exchanging bitterly with David Oluka, a police cop and even tried to disarm him.
This was when Alfred resorted to shooting in the air to try and disperse them, a move that did not scare off the Gagamel crew members who were charging at him, he fired several bullets at close range, and that was how Bebe Cool was shot in both legs. His bodyguard Alan Masengere, Kaiza and Kabobyo were seriously injured in the process. The rest of the Gagamel Crew who were still standing took off in different directions.
Bebe Cool was rushed to Nsambya Hospital and later to America for specialized treatment. On coming back, he was so grateful to the President for the financial support he extended to him.
Wednesday, December 18 2013
Google Trends has released it's year end Zeitgeist report for Uganda with Bobi Wine ranking number one under the 'Most Searched People' for the year 2013.
Using his facebook profile, Bobi Wine who could not hide his excitement wrote: "So according to Google, I'm the most searched celebrity in Uganda, I'm honored." Chris Brown and Rihanna followed in that order and the 'Ndisa Butti' star, Bebe Cool was fourth. The top ten list did not have any more Ugandans.
Kim Kardashian, Messi, Obama, Konshens, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj are the other top names in the 'Most Searched People' list. In the just released lists, Google Trends also featured the top institutions with Makerere University at the top followed by Uganda Revenue Authority.
Then came the list of 'Most Searched News Sites' with New Vision at the top followed by Daily Monitor and Bukedde. Red Pepper and Weekly Observer were also among the top ten.
Ugandans were also interested in knowing about Love, development and the Internet but when it came to Health, not even AIDS was number one as Stress took the number one position followed by Health in general, Ovulation, bloating and then AIDS.
Schizophrenia, a disease that the 'fake' interpreter at the Mandela funeral claimed to be suffering from came in at number ten.
Short of that, other top searches in the year were more to do with English football, death or unique situations. Among the dead are Eriya Kategaya, James Mulwana, Stephen Malinga and UBC's news anchor, Susan Namasaba.
Sunday, December 15 2013
In the same period, we’ve seen Chameleone reconciling with the Goodlyfe duo of Moze Radio and Weasel who have been at war since 2008 when they left his crew, Leone Island. Five days later, Bebe Cool also made peace with Radio and Weasel. This happened in a span of hours after battling with them musically. It should be recalled that these are the guys he once beat up for composing the ‘Zuena’ song. Zuena is Bebe Cool's dear wife and the mom to his three kids and will do anything to protect her, Connie Nankya, will soon tell her story.
During the Battle of the Champions (Bebe Cool's) press conference at Alfredoz Bar in Bukoto, he was asked which song he liked most from the Goodlyfe Crew, he said; 'Zuena' attracting wild cheers. He added that he enjoys the way she wiggles to the song as it’s being played in club.
Isn’t that amazing! Meanwhile, every December 26, Bebe Cool performs at Kiwatule Recreational Centre and what is more amazing, this time around, it is Radio and Weasel drumming up support for the show in the radio advert.
“Tondekka Ekiwatule Embuzzi yangeeee People are you ready! Kiwatule So…Magnetic..Yoyoyo Bampita Weasel Manizle from the Goodlyfe Tugenda Okubera Ekiwatuule alongside Gagamel Tubakube Omuzik,” is the ad doing rounds on several stations. Interestingly, Bebe Cool does not feature anywhere in the ad and yet he is the main act.
This will be one show not to miss as hits like ‘Amaaso’, ‘Magnetic’, ‘Bogolako’, ‘Kasepiki’ and 'Zuena’ will be played live on Boxing day. On that day, the former rivals will even sample some of the tracks they’ve recorded together.
However, some fans are still skeptical about the whole move. Last Sunday, The Goodlyfe Crew were to perform in Entebbe, the last leg for the Battle of Champions but they were a no-show, so, many will only believe this hype when it happens.
Friday, December 13 2013
Ever since Zuena kicked off with her latest job as NTV Life Stories host, there has been growing criticism, both negative and positive from a section of viewers.
But lately, many have come to her defence including her hubby, Bebe Cool Ssali who did not have kind words for a one Connie Nankya, a former Publicist for the collapsed Pioneer Easy Bus and a journalist with the Monitor newspaper.
"Today, I will comment about my wife's Life Stories TV show following a very unfair article from Connie Nankya which seems to be personal.'' Bebe Cool is so bitter with the writer for choosing to attack the person of Zuena than criticising the show. A case in point is when she brings up the issue of how Zuena responded to questions from the beauty pageant panelists way back in 2001.
It should be noted that Connie Nankya and Zuena were contestants in the same beauty pageant, and both were among the top five, but Zuena has come out 'bigger and better'. Bebe Cool is of the view that this is the reason behind the 'unfair article'.
In a wall post that had 88 shares, 755 likes and 822 comments in just the first one hour, Bebe Cool unleashes his wrath on Connie by letting her know of how Zuena is way better than her; armed with two jobs, three kids, a husband compared to her who used to drink stagger and pass out.
"Keep off my wife because if you were better than her, you should have been doing Life Stories," Bebe Cool concluded with his post that has left many on his side for coming to the rescue of his wife but also insisting that, he should get someone to manage his facebook profile.
Bebe Cool spotted Zuena on the night of the pageant in 2001 where she was a runner-up. At the time, she was in her S.4 vacation. In 2003, she conceived their first born, Alfa. On Sept 22, 2003, when Zuena was six months pregnant, Bebe Cool called her at the Registrar's office for their civil wedding.
On the other hand, Connie Nankya is a Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University (UCU), which she defended recently over the s3x tapes, wondering why the UCU name was more pronounced than the three students who committed the act.
Tuesday, December 10 2013
Last Friday was the Battle of the Champions between Bebe Cool and the Goodlyfe Crew which Chameleone attended. However, the 'Tubonge' singer opted out after a misunderstanding with the organisers and instead went for the 'Battle' which was taking place in the same vicinity .
It's on record, Chameleone is not on good terms with any of the Battle contenders but he sided with the Goodlyfe Crew that has his young brother, Weasel, confirming that blood is thicker than water. The Goodlyfe Crew performed all their songs and at some point, their MC announced that they were done, but Bebe Cool still had over 40 songs which he performed up to 4:00am.
“I am a prime witness to Ugandan Music! And I love to see it grow! Is the reason I scout able talent. I am proud to be part of the Weasel and Radio Team! I had a blast at the Battle. I was your biggest believer before the world accepted that ...talent! Even when you fail, you are a winner to me, but am also very glad that you have never failed,” Chameleone wrote on his wall.
To confirm that he believed in the Goodlyfe Crew before any one believed them, he held an 'RIP BebeCool, 100%Fool' placard sealing his support for his brother and his 'good friend', Moze Radio.
Meanwhile, the Goodlyfe Crew did not show up for the Entebbe show claiming that they were not paid their balance, something that let a number of their fans disapointed after gracing long hours in the jam on Entebbe road. Bebe Cool is now asking, who is next, could this be the reason Chameleone behaved that way, only time will tell.
Monday, December 09 2013
Fans who spent several hours in the jam had to again wait for longer hours just for the stars to show up but as it turned out, it was a no-show for the 2013 BET nominees. The show had to go on anyway but not as planned, so it was Bebe Cool’s live performance VS. Goodlyfe music on CD.
Bebe Cool is no joke because after giving D’Banj a run for his money, the Goodlyfe Crew had it rough on the Friday show. The dynamic duo had more hits compared to Bebe Cool but not even that coupled with Moze Radio's voice could save the situation, the duo ended up quitting the stage way before the 'Battle' could end.
It's not clear if it was their voices that had given way or it was the songs that were few compared to Bebe Cool's but they had to leave the stage for Big Size somehow. Moze Radio and Weasel, using their facebook profile have issued an apology to their fans explaining why they did not turn up.
"Ladies and gentlemen, we didn't perform at the Battle of champions at Resort beach tonight because the promoter failed to honor his part of the contract! We had agreements that both parties were supposed to follow!! The promoter failed to pay up the balance of the agreed fee and we therefore couldn't't perform for free!! We have decided to take this up with the police because we feel our fans have been cheated; a case of breach of contract/fraud has been opened! The law will take it’s course! We hope Bebe Cool was paid!! We apologize to our fans that have been inconvenienced by this occurrence.
Well, most of their loyal fans have sided with them though some insist, the Goodlyfe Crew were to perform just like Bebe Cool did because they equalkly do not have the proof taht Bebe Cool had been paid the full amount. Interestingly, they were demanding for a balance, so it could have been fair for them to perform and then pursue the course of direction they are taking now.
Sunday, December 08 2013
During the first 30 songs, the dynamic duo of Moze Radio and Weasel did their best at losing their voices as Bebe did his thing while seated.
The Battle started taking it's toll on the duo as their voices could not be easily heard after performing several of their hits. They later left the stage for Bebe. This was when the ‘Tozimba Mutima’ singer who was performing with his band engaged a top gear leaving his fans and some of the Goodlyfe’s fans yearning for more given his good skill at live performances.
During the press conference, Bebe Cool was bitter that a foreign artist was performing on the same day of the ‘Battle of the Champions’, an event he terms as the biggest event to have ever happened to the Uganda Music Industry.
His prayers indeed paid off because the venue for The Battle was filled to capacity as Busy Signal concert had a relatively smaller crowd, may be because, there is another show by Busy Signal tonight at Speenah Beach in Entebbe.
''Welcome back from the long awaited concert of this year, The Battle. I would like to thank all my supporters for the love and respect you all showed me, I wish I could pay you back. I also want to thank Radio and Weasel for the out standing performance they put up yesterday, thank you all Ugandan fans for choosing the battle, you guys made us proud. Who’s Next?'' Bebe Cool asked.
Wednesday, December 04 2013
At about a few minutes to 1pm, Bebe Cool clad in a red Gagamel T-shirt was already at Kyadondo Rugby Club for the press briefing. Twenty minutes later, Moze Radio and Weasel arrived and the meeting kicked off shortly after.
A coin was tossed and it turned out that the side the Goodlyfe Crew chose was on top, so they will be the first to perform 5 songs and Bebe Cool will follow and in total, both camps will perform 75 songs each. Amazingly, the artistes were all in a jovial mood and both spoke well of each other.
During the briefing, Bebe Cool thanked the promoter behind the battle for having put in so much in local artistes. He was equally very bitter with Suudiman for bringing in Busy Signal who will be performing on the same day. He did not forget the Park Yard vendors who lost their property this morning, he promised to do something.
Other than telling all who were around that they were ready for the show, Weasel looked composed but Moze Radio was roaring like a lion. One asked him to speak up, Moze Radio retaliated in his voice: "Tondekanyaaa Gweee Nja kukuba Ragga"
He was then asked if this was a battle about Zuena? Moze Radio replied that even Bebe Cool should be wondering if you are okay! Then the usual questions about Mandela's birthday performance and the BET nominations followed but the guys maintained, it was all about the BATTLE.
KFM, Pepsi, Movit, Carlsberg are among the sponsors. Meanwhile, there is a car to be won. To participate, you just have to send a text with either Goodlyfe or Bebe Cool to 8778. Silk Events is on sight busy working on the double stage.
Tuesday, December 03 2013
The Goodlyfe Crew with their song; 'Can't Let You Go' lost the Channel O award for 'Most Gifted Ragga Dance Hall Video' to Kenya's P-Unit.
P-Unit's 'You Guy' did not spare them in another category of 'Most Gifted Ragga Dance Hall Video', the same category Navio has been nominated.
Tweeting from South Africa, the Goodlyfe Crew were quick to congratulate P-Unit. "Congs P-Unit, East Africa, Africa CHOAMVA well represented."
The 'Leka Kwenyumiliza' singer, Navio did not forget those that voted for him. "Big up to all my fans that voted for me. We'll get it in next year proper! 2014."
On the night of the awards, The Goodlyfe Crew wrote: "Tonight is the night of giants, let's celebrate like giants Channel O style," but Bebe Cool simply branded them as losers when it turned out that they had lost.
Goodlyfe's camp was quick to shoot back: "Being nominated is an achievement in itself, Radio and Weasel are nominated every year, where is Bebe Cool?"
This Friday, Bebe Cool and the Goodlyfe Crew will be battling it out at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. On the same day, the dynamic duo will also be premiering their latest video, 'Miles Away' before facing off with Bebe Cool who will be in the red corner.
Wednesday, November 20 2013
It's that time of the year when streets of Kampala will be painted yellow all in the name of the now popular sport, MTN Marathon.
Kiprotich is a true story with two gold medals (World and Olympic marathons) tagged to his name implying that we now have increased numbers of people trying to emulate the gold medalist.
This Sunday, thousands will be running for water in this years' MTN 2013 Marathon. Bebe Cool is terming this as the last charity event by the Gagamel this year, so, he's calling up all the Gagamel fans to join the race and see him beat thousands to the finishing line.
"All Gagamel fan's n friends let's all register for the MTN Marathon, let's all do our last charity on this. I promise, I Bebe Cool will be among the first one thousand people among the twenty thousand plus participants. Let's run for water, Let's run for our lives."
Meanwhile, Chameleone would have loved to participate but due to his sprained foot, he might only end up performing and cheering the athletes.
This Sunday, an estimated 20,000 athletes will be taking part in the 42, 21 and 10km race. This year, a new route for the half marathon runners has been designed.
Saturday, November 09 2013
The free party was a celebration of the Gagamel page reaching the 100,000 fan mark. This called for a mega celebration and that was the business at Club Amnesia last night. Unfortunately, the venue was too small to accommodate large groups. Bebe Cool fans were clad in 100% Bebe Cool regalia as they danced to his tunes from the 'Bafudde' days to 'Coccidiosis'.
To commemorate this day, Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena Kirema also the NTV Life Stories host made some finger lickin cakes which the fans enjoyed. Most of these fans, had to honour Bebe Cool's invitation because they are so loyal to the point that when BEBE makes a post, they hang on to the page for up to three hours just to see comments that come up.
The facebook page made the 100,000 fan mark on (Sep 24) but the celebration was yesteday, the very day Bobi Wine was holding his Akalimu-Charity concert featuring Mr. G, however, it was equally flooded with revellers now that it was free provided one came with something to donate to the Bududa Landslides and Kasese Flood Victims.
Meanwhile, Bebe Cool has added his voice to clear the space on rumours that were doing rounds about the Battle of Champions being cancelled.
"To our fans who are ready for the Battle, I wish to reassure you that the Battle of Champions between me and the Goodlyfe is still on. There is a letter that was forged by the organisers of 'Buzzy' Signal saying that police has cancelled the Battle for security reasons but having spoken to the top bosses, Kayihura and Kawesi, they have no idea about it."
Just get ready for the Battle because Police cannot cancel a local show over an artist from abroad.
Tuesday, November 05 2013
This afternoon, Bebe Cool was handing over 50 bags of Cement to the Buganda Kingdom that will be used in the reconstruction of the burnt Kasubi tombs.
Last Friday, Bebe Cool called all the Gagamel members to join him this afternoon at Hardware World in Ntinda to help in loading the bags onto a waiting truck. In the pic, you can see Bebe Cool (yellow T-shirt) with some babe lifting a bag of cement. On top of cement, he added 50 boxes of Hema mineral water.
On the other hand, Bobi Wine who is having a free concert this Friday was also receiving gift items from Uniliver Ltd that included 50cartons of sunlight soap, 18 cartons of vaseline and 15 cartons of geisha soap that will be added to the items for donation to Kasese and Bududa victims.
On the day of Bobi Wine's 'Akalimu Concert' which is free just in case you are not aware, Bebe Cool will be hosting his fans to a 'Facebook Party' in celebration of 100,000 facebook likes.
Thursday, October 31 2013
Trouble stemmed from the local dance-hall artistes like; Guspy Warrior, King Shady and Winky D, who put up a good performance at the Glamis Arena in form of curtain raising and by the time D'Banj got on stage, the local artistes had set the bar so high.
The 'Oliver Twist' singer did his known songs that included: 'Fall in Love', 'Igwe' and 'Why Me' among others and in about 45 minutes, the show had turned to his less known songs. The Nigerian-born singer resorted to inviting twerking dancers on stage to put some hype to the show, but this did little in saving the situation.
It was our very own Bebe Cool who took the day doing some of his hits that included; 'Coccidiosis', 'Trouble', 'Missing You', 'Mambo Mingi' and 'Fitina'. The fans did not know most of the songs, but this did not stop them from dancing and cheering the Gagamel CEO.
One person said: "D'Banj just has two songs (Oliver Twist and Fall in Love) that are popular in Zim and to bring him as the main act for a reputable Festival like Lion Larger Beer fest defies all the fundamental tenets of logic."
After trouncing Nigerian-super star D'Banj, Bebe Cool will be battling the Goodlyfe Crew on Dec 6, 2013.
Wednesday, October 23 2013
Chameleone who is watching that move closely has also announced that he will be battling West Africa's Davido on 20 December, 2013 in what he's calling the 'Battle of the Titans'. Davido is known for hits like 'Skelewu'.
Communicating about this development, the 'Tubonge' singer said: "Battle of the Titans W. Africa Davido VS. Chameleone E. Africa music Clash 20th Dec Kampala,"
Bebe Cool's camp was quick to belittle the move saying that they set the trend and now Chameleone's camp is following in their footsteps. "Chameleone is having sleepless nights from the time he learnt of Bebe Cool battling with D'Banj in the 'Battle of Africa," one wrote.
The rivalry between musicians has been on and it's not about to stop. It's something they use to garner publicity though one has to be careful how they play their cards not to end up being remembered less for their music and more for attacking fellow artistes.
Tuesday, October 22 2013
At 2:00pm prompt, Bebe Cool who was at the venue early enough started off by thanking the press and the Gagamel phamily members that were present. Bebe Cool did not leave out the sponsors that included Nation Media Group, Darling and PEPSI.
Bebe Cool started off by letting all those present that this was the second press briefing on the Battle of the Champions. "The first one was last week but I didn't see it in the news may be because they (Goodlyfe Crew) don't make news," Bebe said attracting loud screams from his camp.
The Gagamel Boss then switched to the question-and-answer session. Some of the questions were stemming from the Goodlyfe Crew press briefing that had been held last week. Bebe Cool was accused by the Goodlyfe Crew for not knowing English because he says Kokodiosis instead of Coccidiosis.
His response to this was: "I had to come up with a simpler word that the majority could easily relate to. The people who know the English and can pronounce the word Coccidiosis don't even have the money and they never come for these concerts." The Goodlyfe Crew don't know English, you all remember when they were being interviewed during the BET Awards.
Bebe Cool also used the moment to respond to the talk that he was their grandfather. "These boys are not young either. Radio has four children from four women. Weasel has 7 children from seven women so they are not young. Secondly, when they displayed their 'FIRST' US visas on facebook, it clearly revealed that they are above 29."
"I have one wife with three children and another child with one. This means that they are even more experienced than me in that thing", Bebe said. He then brought in the issue of Zuena, again a concern from the Goodlyfe who said that he fronts his wife instead of music.
On this one, Bebe said that he was proud of Zuena and in fact she is more popular than him. "Out of the very many women that Radio has, we only know of Lilian, and he is not even proud to show her off implying that there is a problem. As for Weasel, of the seven women, we don't even know of any."
Bebe Cool revealed that he is in talks with the police to let them perform up to 3am. "You gonna be excited on that day because you will not believe what I'm going to do to you," Bebe concluded before attending to individuals and photo sessions.
Monday, October 21 2013
According to the Goodlyfe Crew, this is a 'Battle' between the retired undisputed king of PAM awards VS. BET nominees. On Tuesday, as the rest were enjoying the Public holiday, the Goodlyfe Crew convened a press briefing at Cacia Lodge in Buziga. During the meeting, they said that Bebe Cool will for the first time perform for a large crowd and they hope that this time around, he can complete his house.
The Gagamel boss has now shot back. "These little singers call themselves young and yet they are both above 29 with over four kids each. Public opinion says they are good musically, so they get a ticket to battle the Big Man. I would like to congratulate Radio and Wizolo (read Weasel) on this achievement."
Bebe Cool added: "I have given you a chance to taste the best of times. Young kids always see the colours of pepper and they want to taste it, but not until they do, they never know how hot it is." You had better stock plenty of water or better still ask the man from Magele (Bobi Wine) who nearly chocked.
The Goodlyfe Crew camp is looking at this as no Battle at all. Goodlyfe VS. Gagamel is like BET awards VS. PAM awards or Landlords VS. The Tenant.
Meanwhile, Bebe Cool's press briefing of the music battle is tomorrow (Oct 22) at Alfredoz bar in Bukoto starting at 1pm.
Tuesday, October 01 2013
Then came the 'Kokodiosis' song. Trust him, he did not spare Chameleone on this one as he taunted him about being evicted from a house he had earlier claimed was his. The 'Kamwako' singer then went for Bobi Wine whom he referred to as 'Kadingo' whose old Escalade and boat were constantly breaking down.
Meanwhile, No one enjoyed the show more than Zuena Kirema. The mom of three kept on pulling rear strokes to every song that Bebe did. Matters were made worse when she nearly fainted after Bebe told revellers that he will be marrying her next month. Zuena and Bebe Cool are in a civil marriage.
The pressure has always been on to have a star-studded function. Chameleone and Bobi Wine held weddings that were twice as nice. The couple has been together for 12 years now, though in 2009, Zue walked out on him for 9 months citing infidelity. They have three children, 2 boys and 1 girl. Bebe Cool has an 18-year-old son from an earlier relationship.
Wednesday, September 25 2013
"I'm proud to announce that today(Sep 24) Gagamel family Bebe Cool fans page hit 100,000 likes and I humbly like to congratulate you all my lovely fans who have made it happen. Let's toast to this at Club Amnesia as I perform for you live with the Gagamel band."
At the time(October 2012), Juliana had 43,945 likes and now she has 92,493 facebook followers compared to Bebe Cool's 100,213. The difference between the two has narrowed and in fact, had it not been Bebe Cool's recent attack on Chameleone that brought in some heightened activity, we could be reporting something different.
Meanwhile, Chameleone's page stands at 49,981 and Bobi Wine 32,125.
Monday, September 23 2013
Socialite Zari Hassan has turned 33 today. On this day last year, the two lovers (Zari and Ivan) were having issues like they normally do and the very last one was when Sharon O joined the love triangle but the split did not last. The mom of three is now back to her husband. The two rekindled their old love in the UK a few weeks back.
Zari is now bent on none other than her All White Ciroc Party that will be held at Guvnor on 19 December, 2013. Entertainment will be by a surprise guest according to the poster, but information from her camp indicates that talks are underway of bringing in Sean Combs.
In other news, Zari re-activated her facebook account a day before her birthday. The issue of Sharon O and Ivan dating affected her so badly that among others, she had to deactivate her account temporarily to allow the Sharon O dust to settle and indeed it has.
Thursday, September 19 2013
As Chameleone and Bebe Cool were busy sorting themselves on whose house is incomplete and who is staying at their in-laws, Bobi Wine was deep in rehearsals for The Ebonies latest play, 'Ensabattula' that will be showing in London (Manor Park Royal Regency Hall) on Sept 28, 2013 and on October 5, 2013, at Dhow Palace Hotel in Dubai.
Bobi Wine has also been coordinating a series of activities that range from preparing for the forthcoming KCCA Carnival following his endorsement as the Kampala Capital City Carnival Celebrity. On the same day, he carried out the Ghetto voice search and later in the day,he joined his wife to watch their Ghetto Reality show on Bukedde TV. A drink-up with his fans followed at Plat4fm Club in Kamwokya.
The Ghetto gladiator then wrapped up the day with the announcement of the 'Akalimu' Concert using Bebe Cool's line; 'Elyaato Lyakabenje' that is aimed at Bobi Wine with his yacht. This announcement was timely as it was meant to try and divert attention from Bebe Cool and Chameleone wars that had taken over the social network sites by storm but it was not easy.
"..... Kale no'lwensonga eyo, buli ategede ategeeze munne, nti Nannyini LYAATO ELYAKABENJE ategese LAUNCH EYAKABENJE nga 8 e KYADONDO. Ebisingako awo, mubilinde ku CNN," Bobi Wine noted on his wall about the forthcoming concert.
The 'Akalimu' singer has now asked the Fire Base Crew fans to mark their calendars for the Clean and Out Akalimu Concert that will be held on November 8, 2013 at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. Mr. G, Version from Jamaica and Zambia's Mampi will perform on that day.
Tuesday, September 17 2013
Initially, this was between Chameleone and the Bukedde Newspaper after they published one of their lead stories that the Badilisha singer had relocated to his in-laws in Mutungo.
Bebe Cool has continued to use this opportunity to get at the music doctor in every way. Yesterday, he offered him one of his unfinished apartments in Kiwatule, an offer that Jose Chameleone turned down by saying that bad mouthing him does not make him (Bebe Cool) wiser but more of a fool.
Surprisingly, this comment was even liked by Moze Radio bearing in mind that early this year, Moze Radio was wondering why police had taken long to have Chameleone arrested for the alleged murder of Karamagi.
Today(Sep 17), in what Bebe Cool is terming as "For His Fans Only", he has striked Chameleone once again in the message below:
"So surprising when people don't want you to say facts about their artists but when it's about Bebe Cool, they fuss. Now this is strictly for my fans. Life is simple when you make it simple for yourself. My neighbour wakes up in the morning and marries in a chopper, claims he is number 6 of Africa's richest artistes but before the year ends, he's off to staying with his father in law."
Bebe Cool even hints on the issue of Karamagi in which he never commented but he adds that on the issue of Chameleone relocating to his in-laws cannot just pass and in fact, he says; it's an abomination because it impacts negatively on Buganda's marriage morals.
Bebe Cool concludes by asking what happened to the Daniella Villaz that were bought earlier on? "I will never let artistes lie to Ugandans anymore. It's not good for the upcoming artistes." as he signed off in today's post.
Tuesday, September 17 2013
"It's quite a pity to a comrade who up to now has failed to make a self analysis and discover that bad mouthing me doesn't make him a wiser one except a fool. In everyone's life lies challenges that we encounter to be better next day. That's my way of understanding. That's how the world revolves. Just a leaf of advice: I AM ME AND CAN NEVER BE YOU and vice versa, so put your energy in what is important to you and your family coz I got mine too, " Chameleone wrapped up the matter on his wall.
A few days before Chameleone's Malawi trip, he shifted from his Muyenga rented pad to a more spacious house in Mutungo something that got Bebe Cool so excited. As he performed in Mbarara, he made it a point that he alerts his fans with what was going on just in case they were not aware. He read to them the article in Bukedde newspaper about Chameleone's shifting.
On Monday morning (Sep 16), Bukedde made Bebe Cool the topic of the day by saying that Chameleone's fans were about to beat him up for belittling their artiste and yet he was actually a renter in a two bed-room house. This rubbed Bebe the wrong way and using his wall, he unleashed his wrath on both Bukedde and Chameleone.
In his post, Bebe noted that it was Bukedde that had ashamed Chameleone by publishing his story about shifting to his in-laws and now they are turning around and making it look like It was him. Bebe Cool wondered if he was the one who asked them to go and cover that story?
However, Bebe Cool giving Chameleone a house left a lot to be desired, but then again, he knew exactly what he was doing. During the launch of the Daniella Villas which were part of the Chameleone Investments, Chameleone reminded Bebe Cool to wake up and finish his house, something that really worked up the Bebe Cool camp.
Tuesday, September 10 2013
Bebe Cool together with other VIP guests were blocked from leaving and were ordered to switch off their car engines now that the 'Tomalira Budde' singer had issues to sort. This rubbed BEBE the wrong way losing the cool in him and gave the cops 10 minutes to open the gate as he had to go and rest ahead of his next show at Satelite Beach in Mukono.
Looks like as he waited for those ten minutes, he was busy thinking of the cop that shot him in 2010. The 'Tozimba Mutima' singer then ordered all the cars that were ahead of him to move to the side. This did not move the cops either, so Bebe got into his Hummer and drove through the fence twice and on the third attempt, the gate gave way driving off in a "Tomalira Budde" mood.
Socialite Judith Heard was at the time crying uncontrollably after being held for several minutes and yet she wanted to go and attend to her girl twins and son.
Saturday, September 07 2013
Today is Barbie Kyagulanyi's birthday. However, as opposed to bouncing castles for the kids and the usual cake cutting, the couple chose to celebrate in a unique way. Bobi and Barbie took to gun-handling lessons as a way of celebrating Barbie's Birthday.
The birthday girl together with her hubby were shooting the day away, something that Barbie seemed to enjoy as seen from one of the shots while holding a rifle with ease, no wonder when it came to shooting, she beat Bobi hands down as she took time identifying the target and pulling the trigger to the rear.
After shooting outside the bullseye, Bobi Wine had this to say: "The bad thing is that I've realized you have better "target" than me but the good thing is that am enjoying your birthday better than you, Happy Birthday My Love."
One of Barbie's young sister's had this to say: A" very happy birthday mother hen.... my strict, cute, hardworking, selfless....big sister!"
In the recent past, many celebrities have been celebrating their birthdays starting with Desire Luzinda who ''turned 25'' for the second time and Bebe Cool who turned 36 on the 1st of this month.
Saturday, September 07 2013
Trust Big Size, he came cruising a yamaha bike for his Kokodiosis concert. Parked it and off he grabbed the mic kicking off the show with his version of Philey Bongoley Lutaaya's 'Born in Africa' track.
Female stars like Edith K and Irene Ntale were playing the role that otherwise Rema would have been playing had she not been expelled from the Gagamel Crew. Bebe Cool introduced a 10-year-old gal that he discovered from the ongoing NTV Talent XP auditions - and that he says, she will replace Rema.
Short of that, the launch was well organised, security was okay and the stage by Silk Events was superb. The numbers were fairly big but since the entrance fee for the ordinary tickets was 20k and 50k for VIP, the fans showed Bebe some Kokodiotic love.
Wyre, Nazizi, Navio and Peter Miles were among the other artistes who performed. Bebe Cool's wife Zuena Kirema could not hide her excitement as she thanked the fans for showing her hubby some love:
"Thank you, thank you, thank you, for everyone who attended,when I stepped on stage, I couldn't believe my eyes. I don't know how I can pay you all back am really speechless but am glad that my inbox is filling up with thank u texts, no complaints so far, am proud to say we made it from the organization, performance, sound & security am glad that I was there to serve you Bebe Cool fans & well wishers. Mukono are you ready????"
Wednesday, September 04 2013
Bebe Cool was appearing on NTV The Beat this evening and he had quite a lot to tell the program host, Douglas Lwanga.
Kokodiosis Explained - Kokodiosis - Is a song that was meant to return fire to some people who are interested in wasting my time talking about how long it has taken to complete my house. If an artiste spends the whole year singing about me, I was forced to look for a name of a disease that I can relate to.
Collabo With RDX - The last time the Bend Over guys were in K-City, Bebe Cool did a Bend Over remix with them but it has since not been released. Bebe Cool says that he will only release it after they have fine tuned it to levels far better than 'Blessings' by Peter Miles Ft DeMarco. "I don't believe too much in collabos. I like the way Peter Miles has done it."
Bobi Wine's Collabo With Mr.G - Hmm well Bobi Wine did his best. He is a popular artist in Kampala doing a collabo with a dance-hall artiste. Before you do a collabo, you need to look at the artiste you are partnering with, that's why I say, Peter Miles and DeMarco were a perfect match.
Zuena's Music Career - It did not work out so she is now a house wife, business lady and a TV presenter.
Bebe's Take on the BET Nominees - BET is just a function but you can't compare it to me who performed at Mandela's birthday. Mandela is a very important person. However, it was good for them as the first Ugandans to be nominated in the BET Awards, but I have several Kora's, Channel O's and MOBO Awards.
The Kokodiosis Launch - This is organised by Bebe Cool personally. There will be 8 entrances so you should not expect delays and fights at the entrances. Security is guaranteed, so should you see red tops all over Lugogo, don't worry because it will be for your safety. The VIPs won't have to mix with the generals be it in terms of the bar or convenience points.
Zuena as Life Stories Host - Ladies and Gentlemen this is Bebe Cool 'Ba Wa' Zuena, It's been years my wife has not been employed for long and she is now working with NTV as the host of Life Stories. If you have a story, please call the numbers on your screen and she will be coming at your location.
Battle of the Champions - Yes the talks are on and the boys(Goodlyfe) have done well this year but if the organisers can put my Shs200Mn on the table, I will go on stage.
REMA VS BEBE COOL - Rema has a better voice than me and for the 11 years I have worked with her, my vision for her was different. I expected her to feature on the likes of Channel O and not to perform at weddings in Kyaliwajala. Kokodiosis launch is this Friday at ''Kayadondo'' Rugby grounds.
Wednesday, September 04 2013
Last year, the battle was between Bobi Wine and Bebe Cool but this year, the Kokodiosis singer will take on the 2013 BET nominees and East Africa's dynamic duo of Moze Radio and Weasel. Appearing on NTV The Beat show, Bebe Cool said that if he is paid Shs200m, he will take the boys on.
In the previous battle, Bobi Wine came using a Pioneer Bus while Bebe Cool used his Hummer to the venue with a military pick-up clearing his way. Bebe Cool won this particular battle and just like Golola, he has the 'music belt', so he will be taking on the Goodlyfe Crew come Dec 6, 2013 at Kyadondo.
During the press briefing ahead of the music battle, Bobi Wine amused those who were around that he could not speak before his vice president, Bebe Cool.
"You wanna hear from me, that's no protocal, I'm the President and Bebe Cool was my Vice President when he was in Fire Base, he never resigned and I have never discharged him, he never wrote a resignation letter, so I consider him still my Vice President so he has to speak before me, just follow protocal, thank you very much."
Looks like 'The Battle of the Champions' is becoming an annual event at this rate.
Monday, September 02 2013
Sunday, September 01 2013
"When I was a young girl, I made a prayer to the almighty to send someone to take care of me and love me till no end. You're the answer to my childhood prayer and all I can do is thank Allah for the gift in you and he gives you many more years." The mom of Bebe Cool's three children concluded:
"You're not just my husband, your my best friend, Happy Birthday Sweet Heart." Last Thursday, the 26-year-old confirmed to whoever cared to know again that she was the new host of NTV's Life Stories that airs every Sunday starting at 5pm. In fact one of her followers on twitter demanded to know why she was not on air last Sunday; and her response was: "I start today (Sept 01)."
However, this Sunday, many of her fans were glued on telly waiting to see just how she rolls her thing but it was the usual voice with no-name in the background that has been taking care of business since Justine left.
Sunday, September 01 2013
September is also a very special month for Bebe Cool as he will be performing live in the Kokodiosis Concert starting Sept 6, 2013 at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds followed by Mukono Satelite Beach on Sept 7 and finally Golola's best punching area, Freedom City on Sept 8, 2013.
Just yesterday, he was in Rwanda performing at Kigali Gikondo Expo Grounds after taking time off the Talent XP role as a judge. He will be part of the line-up of artistes to perform at Radio Simba's 'Ekiggunda Ky' Owmaka' in Nakivubo Stadium today(Sept 1), an event where pregnant women and children are not allowed.
As part of his 36th birthday celebrations, Bebe Cool will wrap up the eve with what he is terming as a 'bottle drink-Up' at his Kiwatule based apartments. Not so sure what he will be taking after denouncing the hard drinks a few weeks back, but HBD anyway!
Sunday, August 25 2013
Desire made sure as she chased the ball, her belly tattoo, navel piercing and curves were on full display to whoever cared to follow the game. Other celebrities who joined Desire to play the game for charity included: Navio, Maurice Kirya and comedians Salvador, Mendo and Alex Muhangi.
Bobi Wine's Barbie and Desire were some of the team captains. Dorah was so excited and thankful to all those who responded to her call. "I really don't know where to start, Im so thankful to all of you that turned up. I think it's good to have our celebrities doing fun sports activities in a friendly way, fun way but most of all for a good cause, saving a life."
In a related development, Bebe Cool joined the Speaker of Uganda, Rebecca Kadaga this morning in a cancer Marathon at Kololo Airstrip that was flagged off by Golden boy Stephen Kiprotich. The speaker also asked women to check for breast cancer and men to check for prostrate cancer.
Tuesday, August 20 2013
NTV's Talent XP is a search for talented singers, musicians and dancers which is currently on in Masaka. The 'Kokodiosis' singer, Bebe Cool, Jackie Chandiru and a one Faad were the judges as of last week.
This week, the judge-line up has shot to four with the latest entrant being former Obsession's member, Michael Kasaija of the Kombat Entertainment, a company that does talent search, scouting and promotions among others.
Bebe Cool who happens to be one of the judges noted on his wall that: "Here is your chance if you have any musical talent, be it an instrumentalist, I will be moving all over Uganda as a judge for NTV's Talent XP. So people out there who have always wanted me to help musically, kindly, don't miss this one chance."
The TXP show will start airing this September on NTV with the hosts being Expozed Kats Mc and Robin Kisti of the Login fame. It replaces Hot Steps that was only looking for dancers to now include; singers. Shs20m is up for grabs for the winners.
Meanwhile, yesterday evening during the Prime News Live, NTVUganda unveiled a new state-of-the art studio with modern digital equipment and broadcast experience, however, you could tell that it was the first time the new studio was in use as images could appear still for some good seconds before the live broadcast could resume.
Related: NTV's Talent XP Replaces Hot Steps
Wednesday, August 14 2013
Mr. G is torn between Bobi Wine and Bebe Cool as they are both close to him; for Bobi, It's through the 'Clean and Out' collaboration and for Bebe Cool, If you recall his concert in 2011 when he was supposed to bring in Chaka Demus and the Pliers, then at the very last minute, Chaka Demus failed to make it due to fatigue, he was replaced by Mr. G.
Judging from his response, Bebe Cool is not intimidatable at this point. In fact, he says that Mr. G is a personal good friend of his and all seems well, though he knows who is behind all this.
"Hi ma fans, I know there were a few issues concerning Mr. G and I see what is happening, but please don't attack him because you all know who is using him. Anyway, all is good and the launch is in high gear, just get ready for the 6,7,8 September, The real Kokodiosis album launch Ting Dis, " Bebe Cool noted on his wall as he cleared the space.
However, some of the Gagamel members insist, Bobi Wine should be thankful to Bebe Cool for having brought in Mr. G to perform at his show two years back, and now, Bobi Wine has a collabo with him.
Wednesday, August 14 2013
Mr.G aka Goofy has called for calm in the wake of Bobi Wine paying him to do the Clean and Out collaboration.
This got to Bobi Wine who did not waste any time in telling the Kokodiosis singer off: "The bad mind is making you age so fast." Bad news travels like wildfire, so somehow, Mr. G got wind of this and very quickly intervened to rescue the situation. Mr. Swaggerific said that all talk that he was paid to do the 'Clean and Out' collaboration hit was hogwash.
"People of Uganda this is Mr. G aka Goofy, let me clear the air this bull about Bobi Wine paying me money to record with me is nothing but crap, why is it when one of our brothers tries to move to the next level there is nothing but hatred coming from his fellow artiste and the supporters of that artiste.
Jamaica's Mr. G concluded: "It is very sad in my eyes to see this going on, My African brothers and sisters lets join together to make this unity amongst the two countries a success everywhere in the world, the song has already started hitting in Jamaica, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, let us be our brothers keeper, One Love until we meet again," Mr. G.
The said post does not appear on Bebe Cool's wall and for some reason, he has not come out to clear the space. However, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Zuena stood by Bebe Cool through this post: "Some things just leave me laughing, Mbu, Bebe Cool said this and that about so and so...These fb pages are trying to sell by writing ill about my hubby, but they won't manage because at the end of it all, God is in control." Watch this space!
Saturday, July 20 2013
You're Fired - Using his facebook wall at exactly midnight on Jul 20, 2013, Bebe Cool announced that Rehema Namakula aka Rema was not part of the Gagamel family anymore and that the Coccidiosis rehearsals will go on without her. Her place is likely to be filled by Irene Ntale, currently signed to Swangz Avenue.
The statement read: "I would like to officially announce the departure of Rema Namakula from Gagamel today." The Gagamel boss normally types with caps on but along the statement, he turned the caps low, trying to give the impression that he is calm as he stated the three reasons behind the sacking.
The 'Coccidiosis' singer who a few days back denounced booze and Shisha wished the 'Kukaliba' singer and also the girl with the deepest dimple in the country well. "Rema, I wish you luck and I pray Allah guides you through to your dreams," before reminding his fans of the launch dates for the Cocci or Cocodiosis album launch slated for 6th, 7th and 8th September, 2013.
Meanwhile, the shocking announcement came hours after Rema had just told the nation that all was well and she was still signed to the Gagamel family. This won't be a cool night for her and certainly not one of those nights that she can be in the mood for her fans to expect fire just like her latest club banger suggests.
The Masaka born star was formerly a back-up vocalist for veteran singer, Halima Namakula. She is behind songs like 'Oli Wange', 'Fire Tonight' with two collaborations with the Gagamel boss, 'Cease and Seckle', and 'Missing You'.
The fans are expressing various views on the latest developments with others saying that is an opportunity for another artiste to be trained. Kiwoko Boys are some of the artistes who have left the crew.
One Piano Pounds wrote: "Wait a minute..... see Nubian Lee has talent but because Bobi wont let him go...d guy can't reach his dream....Radio and Weasle are now making history...but wud they if they were still under Chameleone? Now Bebe for u u wanted this pretty gyal to b under yo feet till when? let the gyal go...yes storms and waves will flood her shore but sooner or later...she will b a sparkling star and ul sit smiling..."eh, oyo nze yamusa ku scene" act like tebikumalira budde.!"
Sunday, July 14 2013
The Gagamel boss and singer Bebe Cool real name Moses Ssali has quit smoking and drinking. The 'Coccidiosis' singer announced the good news yesterday on his wall to over 80,000 fans. The 'Tomalira Budde' singer was advised by his ear, nose and throat doctor, otherwise known as an ENT.
"No more Shisha, alcohol for me and this has come at the right time when its Ramadan and I've always been trying to stop drinking." In his message, Bebe Cool admits that he's been trying to quit the habit but all in vain. However, this seems like having come at the wrong time bearing in mind its the month of Ramadan, so some of his fans think after August 7, Bebe Cool could resume taking his favourite drinks and pipe smoking.
Bebe Cool's quitting booze and the pipe is certainly bad news to some members of the Gagamel Crew and others within his circles that have been hanging out with him. "So for all my friends who have been drinking with me, embrace a new Rasta."
Seconds within making this post, congratulatory messages followed though some were comparing this to a cheap way of advertising his Coccidiosis album launch that will be held in the first week of September, 2013.
On a rather sad note, Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena Kirema Ssali is in hospital after their last born, Caysan Ssali Siye was diagnosed with a mild skin irritation.
Wednesday, June 12 2013
Last Saturday was another great night for revellers at the Namugongo top hang-out joint as Bebe Cool and wife, Zuena Kirema mixed tots as they served guests.
Beer guzzling fans were seen making several rounds to the counter just to get the opportunity of being served by none other than Zuena who did her thing under the close supervision of the 'Coccidiosis' singer.
Some fans who included foreign based Uganda Cranes stars were heard saying that if these two were the bartenders for the spot, it would be one of the best places to hangout in town. This was the first theme night dubbed ''Star-Tender'' which will see stars taking over the bar as the bartender's for the night.
Half of the proceeds that night were donated to 40-40, an orphanage in Kyebando the following day. Bebe Cool and some of the directors for the bar were seen delivering items and having photo moments with the kids.
Saturday, May 18 2013
The doctors at Nakasero Hospital are doing their best to see to it that the former local government Minister and veteran politician is out of danger.
Bebe Cool has told his fans to include him in their prayers: "Dad has had an accident but he will be ok, your prayers will help." Commenting on the condition of the party President, spokesperson of the PPP party simply said: "His life is in the hands of the doctors."
Thursday, May 02 2013
Sometime back, it was reported of how Chameleone had a strange skin disease may be that is how Bebe Cool gets his ideas. Coccidiosis is one of his latest songs and now made it his album title. This is what happens when you are big. Just yesterday, The Goodlyfe Crew were comparing themselves to Chameleone and also giving impressions that their brand is now bigger than Chameleone's.
But In spite of all that, Chameleone is still in a jubilation mood after his well attended Badilisha show and certainly has no time. The latest information streaming in from Tanzania indicates that Chameleone's Valu Valu and Keko's Make U Dance have been nominated in the Kilimanjaro Awards.
Monday, April 22 2013
The Coccidiosis singer has appealed to all artistes to come out and support ailing singer, Martin Angume who is currently in Mulago Hospital. He is one artiste who has been pronounced dead on several occasions but like a star, Martin is still doing fine.
Several artistes are putting resources together to see to it that Martin can be flown to India for more specialized treatment. Bebe Cool is the latest to come out with this appeal:
"This is a special request to the following Ugandan Musicians, Jose Chameleone, DJ Bobi Wine, Mesach Semakula, Ronald Mayinja, G. Lutaaya, Iryn Namubiru, Juliana, Steve Jean, Kawesa."
As if reluctant to add them on the list, he says Okay even Radio and Weasel TV. Bebe Cool concludes that: "Let's contribute Shs 500,000/- for our fellow musician Martin Angume for treatment coz you never know who comes next. Show some love to a brother and even those that I did not mention are free to do so."
Bebe Cool was so particular with the names he mentioned. Either they have been appearing in the local tabloids being ranked as the richest with their mansions, rides, hotels and so on all over the papers.
He is also aware of the fact that just recently, The Goodlyfe duo were paid 150m for their Obudde album launch by Kibo Media and from that, Martin Angume can be bailed out.
Sunday, April 07 2013
Pastor Bugembe long prepared for this day and kept on informing his flock on how superstars had confirmed their attendance for the April 07 service.Desire Luzinda might have to shift to this church because she was so touched if at all her post is anything to go by:
"OMG celebrity Sunday at Pr Wilson Bugembe's church has been so powerful and fun."
When it came to Bebe Cool, Nansana fans were seen trying to get a moment with the Ndisa Butti star who was blocked for some minutes before he drove off in his Hummer.
One Kalanzi Julius who was at Light the World church observed that: "Bobi can make a good pastor and Bebe can make a better gospel artist and it was my first time to see Cindy dressed decently."
Tuesday, April 02 2013
All is not well with the Gagamel boss Bebe Cool. After heavy rains disrupted his East African Carnival show at Kiwatule affecting numbers greatly, his Big Size Hummer3 has been clamped at Hotel Africana. It's believed that is the hotel where the other East African Bashment Crew members; Wyre, Nazizi and Nameless were residing.
We are still trying to establish if there are any parking violations that the Ndisa Butti star violated or if it has anything to do with outstanding dues leading to the to the Hummer car to being impounded.
Bebe Cool thanked his fans for turning up despite the heavy down pour. "Thx for your support yesterday (Sunday) at the East African Carnival in Kiwatule despite the rain you still managed to show up."
To add salt to the injury, the Big Size star confirmed his losses further in this tweet: "Lost more than 80m this weekend koz of rain but ma wife held me through. Big Up to the strong women behind daring men. Gagameeel 4 ever"
Friday, March 22 2013
"It is unfortunate that my name has been dragged into some immature argument. Well, It's only understandable that my name can't be ignored when this topic of money and wealth comes up. However, let me put it straight, There's absolutely no reason for me to have any kind of problem when a comrade in showbiz is ranked the richest artist in Africa just like I would not expect him to have a problem if my wife ranked me the strongest man in the world.
The 'By Far' singer adds that: This is called Showbiz(ness). As for you our elder brother (Neighbour with no address), no one quarrelled when you ranked yourself best artist of all time in Uganda. I really think you crossed borders when you started talking money and wealth because I don't see you in this area. $$Just an Observation$$", he concluded.
In his message, Bobi Wine makes it clear that he has no problem with his comrade being ranked number 10, in fact, he puts it plainly that he has no problem if he's the richest in Africa. Bobi Wine does not think that BEBE who has no address now that his house is still under construction should have the guts to talk about money and wealth and he does not see him in this area.
It should be noted at this point that Bobi Wine has his mansion in Magere, just completed Semakokiro Plaza with 12 units that currently house his Fire Base Crew offices, an Escalade and a beach in Busabala among others. Bebe Cool on the other hand has his Hummer, just recently was trying out the Bebe Cool Wine though not much is known about the wine currently.
Bobi Wine's response has come at the time when Bebe Cool had just put a pic of Chameleone eating rice on a plastic plate, but in all this, all Chameleone says is, kutaBADILISHA.
Friday, March 08 2013
Singer Bebe Cool has wished Zuena a happy Women's Day and thanked her for having made him the son his mom was only dreaming of. The 'Obuvunanyizibwa' singer went ahead to thank Zue for being a good mom to his babies (Alpha, Beata and Caysan).
"Happy Womens Day my wife, mom, and sisterz. Zuena U have made me turn into a son my mum dreamz of. Thanks for being a good mum to ma babies."
Bebe Cool, Zuena and Caysan were in South Africa last week for the Miss South Africa beauty pageant. Meanwhile, the star has taken to selling high hoodies and T-shirts to his over 70,000 fans on facebook with each going for 30k. His fans in Mbarara, Mbale and Tororo are already demanding for the T-shirts.
Sunday, February 10 2013
Zuena was in the company of the Gagamel manager Tick Tah who went with her to pick Bebe's two awards that included: Aritste of the year and Best Reggae Artiste. Bobi Wine and Chameleone got one award each.
As Owa Boda singer left Theatre Labonita a few minutes past mid-night (Feb10), she encountered a nasty road experience that has still left her in shock several hours later.
One drunk fellow behind a wheel that looked like a Toyota Ipsum drove recklessly almost ramming into the Big Size Hummer leaving Zuena screaming for her life. They managed to control the monster ride to the side.
Zuena is now nursing stomach upsets which she strongly attributes to the shock she suffered.
Monday, January 28 2013
Zuena was the first to express her love: "Today me & ma luv make 11yrs since we met & still goin strong, I thank God for where we r now & pray for many more years to come ahead of us. luv u Musa & thx for bein a great dad.."
Bebe Tweeted back: " It's been 11 years of loving u, knowing u, making you smile n cry, kissing u, touching u, making love to u, making babies with u, papers with u, and a life with u that has made a lot of meaning to me.
25 Jan is a special day for us when we met and I pray that Allah keeps u, me and the kids safe and together for the rest of our lives. Zuena thanks for being ma wife and a good mother to my kids. Its' not simple but you have done eleven years and I kindly request u to even get stronger in this home koz of challenges of life. Allah bless u my wife."
Last Saturday, Bebe Cool was Ras B Ssali's best man but as he did the rehearsals, he noted that he will be doing the same with Zuena Kirema any time soon. Bebe and Zue have three kids together, 2 boys(Alpha, Caysan) and one daughter(Beata).
Friday, January 25 2013
Just yesterday, the 'Kamwako' singer branched of at a filling station for petrol but the pump attendant accidentally filled the car with diesel. Bebe Cool was lucky that it was diesel being put in a petrol car because it could have been worse had it been the other way round.
The folks at Petro city quickly got this fixed as the damage was not severe and therefore less costly. Had it been diesel in a petrol engine, then this could cause extensive damage to the engine after diesel was sucked into the cylinders.
Bebe reached out to his fans to let them know about his ordeal, "Imagine a pump attendant has put diesel in ma H2 instead of petrol and he says he was excited to see me." This got a good number of fans commenting, most of them saying that he should calm down.
But as always not all of them will ride on the same horse with him and this is what some had to say.
"That's easy and simple...add in petrol and the Hummer will have a buffet this time." Another wrote: "You should sue the petrol station and demand for 800m." It should be noted that earlier on, Bebe Cool had promised to sue Bukedde Newspaper and to this, he fulfilled his promise.
Last Tuesday, through his lawyer, David Sempala, Bebe furnished Vision Group with a letter of intention to sue unless they compensated him with Shs800m for having written that his dreads were cut off which wasn't the case. They are yet to respond to this.
But before Bebe Cool could put the Hummer issue to rest, he thanked the team at Petrol city for having addressed the problem. By then his page was streaming will all sorts of comments from both haters and fans.
Reacting to negative comments on the matter, Bebe Cool said: "Kakati zino embata ezili ku page ya ba fans bange zikolakoki..." Meaning that "What are these ducks doing on my fans page.
Wednesday, January 23 2013
The music industry in Uganda is so competitive especially when it comes to these three top male artistes but their cribs have always been an interesting topic of discussion for the fans.
Regarding Bobi Wine's Magere based crib, there is nothing much to write home about. Just recently, he moved his Fire Base office and studio to Semakokiro Plaza that has over 10 units boosting his savings as he won't have any office rent to pay.
Chameleone is busy renovating his house though complaining of how cement prices are sky rocketing but fans have advised him to resort to using cow dung or he should very quickly come up with a concert of sorts tagged to house renovation.
Bebe Cool has just roofed his luxurious 6in1 mansion and this very year, he could move in at least going by the progress on the house. The Kamwako singer has committed all resources to the house putting on hold his other activities like donating to charity, painting his current Ntinda house among others.
Monday, January 21 2013
Sunday, January 06 2013
Bib is Big no doubt but the gate and the wall at the Big Size current residence says otherwise. It's also a known fact that Bebe Cool is channeling all resources to his mansion in Kiwatule but a tin or two of Sadoline paint would do no harm.
Zuena shared a pic off her wall saying that: "The boys decided to play soccer without shoes." But in the pic, the background was not a good sight as it revealed that the gate and wall required a paint job.
The galz, Zuena and Beata were busy cooking as the boys played ball. The boys definitely have shoes but they felt like playing without shoes but for the paint job, this must be one of the top priorities for the Gagamel chief to address.
Related: Paint Job Needed
Thursday, December 20 2012
The Gagamel boss maintains that the house could have been done ages back but because of the various charity projects that he has been involved with plus the shooting of his leg at Effendys pub in 2010 have affected the completion time.
In one of his interviews, BEBE revealed how he gave Shs 102million to Namusisi who later succumbed to cancer. "I could have used that money to complete my house but I thought that little girl's life was more important."
It has been a busy year for Bebe Cool and as ite ends, a number of projects have been registered including apartments for Zuena which she can use to supplement her income and plus a confectionary which will have a boutique and spa running on the side.
Just recently, he unveiled The Bebe Cool Wine before going to Australia for various shows. Bebe Cool's Christmas program runs as follows: Fans in Tororo will have a chance to see him perform his latest X-mas carol live followed by Iganga on Dec 22 and Mubende on Christmas day.
Sunday, December 16 2012
The Ndisa Butti star who had just done 22hrs of flying from Uganda to Australia still had more flying to do for his other shows in the South city of Australia, Adelaide followed by the Melbourne show and wind up with Brisbane, the most populous city in the state of Queensland.
Bebe Cool generally enjoyed the hospitality that was accorded to him by the Africans in Australia and in particular those from South Sudan. In a message off his wall, Bebe Wrote:
"I have seen love from all countries everywhere I go to sing, love from Ugandans, Kenyans, Rwandese, Congolese and many more who stay abroad but I had never tested the real love from South Sudanese."
His tour was still amazing at this point but the worst moment was when he could not complete making his order as the air hostess took off to go and fasten her seat belt after the flight became bumpy due to heavy storms.
On landing, Bebe Cool was being chauffered in a convoy of posh rides that attracted cops to stop them leading to a bit of an exchange that lasted for some minutes before being set free.
While in his hotel room, Bebe Cool who was in a bad mood after exchanging with a number of fans on his recent actions dashed to his wall and this is what he wrote: "I've not eaten anything for a whole day, in a bad mood, alone in the room, and yet got two hours to do the next gig, would I be wrong to get a bottle of Tequila Gold and mash it all."
Now it's not clear if he actually got to take the Tequila straight without lime and salt but what is clear is that his promoter was threatening to pay him less than he had bargained for at least as summarised from his post.
"What would you do as an artiste when a promoter does not want to pay you as per the contract. Abayimbi tulabye nyo." The 'Big Size' star later removed the above post from his wall may be as a sign that all was well.
Tuesday, December 11 2012
Details of where its being made from and when it will be officially launched are still scanty but all we know is that this particular brand is Red Sweet Wine. Like all alcoholic drinks, wine should be consumed moderately to avoid headaches like the one Bebe Cool is going through on his wine bottle.
Bebe Cool joins the likes of Bella Wine in the Uganda Wine making industry and distributors like the Muyenga based Wine Garage will be more than happy to address fans of Gagamel as and when they demand for Bebe Cool Wine.
This comes at the time when his wife Zuena has made a name for herself in baking cakes. The timing is just right now that its the festive season, Bebe Cool is likely to make some money.
One Gagamel fan was over heard saying that: "Its a Gagamel ting dis. We are going to play Bebe Cool's X-mas music, eat cakes from Zuena pastries and take it down with Bebe Cool Wine.
Monday, December 10 2012
You may be wondering why the Kamwako singer is bringing it out now. As you may already be aware, Bebe Cool was caught up in bar brawl at a popular pork joint in Nakulabye with fans who left his hummer windscreen smashed.
And the big question that followed was, what the hell was a moslem doing at a pork joint? To clarify this further, Bebe Cool said that he frequents the place for chicken Luwombo. May be this is where Zuena needs to up her game in the kitchen affairs.
"I want to clear the air by correcting whosoever is saying that I eat pork, No I'm a Moslem and I don't eat that thing. I go to Nakulabye to eat chicken luwombo and to also dine with ma local low end fanz..."
The above post had 537 likes, 157 shares and 1,172 comments of Bebe's followers who were accusing him of going to such a place while others were protesting to be called 'low end fanz'. Some of the fans who enjoy pork were threatening to switch their support to other artistes.
Bebe Cool has just released a Christmas carol for his christian fans and he is busy recording a video for it.
Sunday, December 09 2012
Apparently, Bebe Cool was at a bar in Nakulabye on Friday night before a fan pushed him trying to see just how far this could go. Bebe Cool who was not with his bouncers at the time had to retaliate like a wounded buffalo pushing this fellow to the ground.
It later turned out that the majority of the revellers in the bar at the time were Bobi Wine fans so they used the opportunity to tell off Bebe Cool. The moment Bebe Cool pushed one of them, the rest resorted to pelting stones to the Big Size Hummer smashing the windscreen in the process.
Wandegeya police had to swing into action and some of the partiers at the bar were arrested. Bebe Cool's Hummer was still held at Wandegeya police by Saturday afternoon.
When this got to Bobi Wine, these were his words: "When a man resorts to violence, then his ability to reason has reached it's limit. As young boys we tend to have our energy in our muscles but when we grow up, we tend to have them in our brains, however, it should also be remembered that growing old is compulsory but growing up is optional"
Thursday, November 29 2012
Ritah who was not very drunk at the time recalled how Bebe Cool still had a balance to pay after she wiggled her waist in the Ndisa Buti video early in the year. This is when she called Bebe Cool aside and reminded him of the money he owed her.
The next thing Ritah realised, three bouncers were beating her and the other two gals who included Esther and Ann. This is when Brian took off to Kiira Road police to register a case against Bebe Cool. Apparently, the queen dancers had been paid through their manager but looks like they did not get their portion.
In April this year, Ritah was approached by a one Adam who told her that she was to feature in a video that was to be shot from Fang Fang Chinese Restaurant but on getting there, Ritah demanded for her money but was only given 50,000/- that was meant for the costumes leaving a balance of 200,000/- and that is the money Ritah Karungi is demanding for.
According to Bebe Cool's manager Robert Tikita, he says these gals were fully paid and they don't have any outstanding dues. The money was paid to Adam, the guy who brought them so they should contact him for more details.
Bebe Cool is quite busy preparing for his Unplugged show at Club Silk today and then proceed to Nebbi tomorrow and on Saturday he will be live in Arua. He did not forget the fans that voted for him as ''Uganda@50 best artiste''
Monday, November 12 2012
In his words Chameleone says: "Ceasefire, fans and Leone Island family, It was a reasoning Sunday, no hatred! Have a peaceful week,"
But the Kamwako star is not taking any of that and he says why start a war that you cannot sustain. Bebe Cool replied shortly after: "If you can't sustain a war, don't start one. Lego Cyber warfare. Eno siyakukasuka macup naye ya kunyiga mapesa." meaning that this is not a bottle throwing war but playing with the keyboard.
He concludes by saying Gagamel forever we nuh retreat we nuh surrender ceasefire ???on what deal?
Monday, November 12 2012
It all started with Bebe Cool branding Chameleone Neighbour 'A' and reminding him of how he failed to perform at the olympics and branded Bobi Wine neighbour 'B' for having bought a boat and called it a yacht.
Chameleone retaliated with Daniella Villas to contain the 'Kamwako' star who he referred to as neighbour 'Z' a trick that actually worked because after that we saw Bebe Cool trying to adopt the commercial avenue with Zuena talking of renting out her apartments and then just recently her cake business.
The artistes had kind of kept their low not until the Kamwako launch in November that was held at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds the same venue Chameleone held his Valu-Valu launch. This is now the cause of the current beef after Chameleone's crowd was way bigger than that of Bebe Cool.
Chameleone took to his wall and told his fans of how he was laughing and felt like laughing for the rest of the week. The Moto-Moto singer's laughter was cut short as he had to prepare for his performance at Lugogo Cricket Oval during Sean Paul's Concert.
Chameleone had another show at Club Obligatto on top of being the main curtain raiser at Dutty Paul's show at Lugogo in the same night. It rained heavily that day, and with most fans opting for the international star, Sean Paul, Club Obligato had more empty chairs than fans.
Bebe Cool used the flop opportunity to hit back at Chameleone telling him of how an upcoming artiste was better than him after filling up the same venue to full capacity. On that note, Bebe Cool told Chameleone not open his mouth again.
What followed was Chameleone to be forced to buy a black board to teach his Kiwatule based neighbour a few lessons as seen in the above wall shots. The Kiwatule man did not spare him either.
Saturday, November 10 2012
It's on record, Bebe Cool's Kamwako launch was well attended but not enough for the concert organiser to recoup his costs something that made Chameleone laugh for close to a week.
Chameleone laughed simply because his Valu Valu launch had more fans than Bebe Cool's Kamwako launch. Chameleone was on the line up of curtain raisers at Lugogo and he was supposed to do three songs but ended up doing eight tracks before relocating to Club Obligato where about 100 people were waiting for him.
Bebe Cool who has been unsettled since then is now cracking his ribs and wondering how his neighbour 'A' could fail to to have a small bar like Club Obligato to full capacity which an upcoming artiste like Chris Evans did.
Bebe wrote: "Neighbour 'A' was humbled to 120 fans. Ondagamu no yasama, ate gakyali mabaga." Meaning that you should not open your mouth again as more is yet to come.
Related: Bobi Wine's Views On Kamwako Launch
Tuesday, November 06 2012
"In the beginning it was all physical, I even knocked the guy down at one point Naye nawakana. Then we decided to organise our launches on the same dates to see who is who...we did it 3 consecutive times Nga Ela tumusinga hands down Ela nawakana.
Then came the battle of Champions..in his own words he said ''Tukilize Bobi Wine Yasinga'' but 12hrs later, he objected. This time, we agreed to set our concerts on different dates but in the same venue to settle this once and for all.
One of us had his concert, and you saw the numbers plus the empty chairs! We are now waiting for 16th November. Same venue, Kyadondo. How is that folks." Those were the words of Bobi Wine.
During Chameleone's Valu Valu launch, Kyadondo was filled to the brim, Bebe Cool tried with his Kamwako launch but could not measure up to Valu Valu, we are now yet to see Bobi Wine with his Tugambire Ku Jennifer.
Tuesday, November 06 2012
The Kyadondo show had about 8,000 tickets sold which by a Ugandan artiste standard was a success though it was not anywhere close to the Valu Valu numbers something that has left Chameleone laughing all the way.
Bebe Cool was still grateful for the big numbers and through his wall thanked the fans that turned up in large numbers. ''Thanks to you all for making my day great n I pray you get home safely. Thanks to Gagamel fans and friends for the great attendance n lets keep the fire burning."
The show was sponsored by Red Pepper, Hema Water and Balam Barugahare who gave an advance payment of Shs40m to Bebe Cool but having failed to recoup his monies, he is not sure of how to pay the remaining Shs20m. Balaam spent close to Shs150m in total but looking at the total proceeds from all the shows combined, he registered a loss.
During the show, Bebe Cool had a session that was dedicated to the kids from Kamuli that he is taking care of. He did a fundraising drive for them and realised about Shs500,000 which was handed over to the kids. Bebe Cool then challenged other artistes to do a similar act.
Some of the fans were left wondering why the kids were not in bed at that time. Bebe Cool was to perform 58 songs but by the time police came in to stop the show which was way past the stopping time, he was left with only two songs.
The Kyadondo show ended at 1:30am. Rain disrupted the Entebbe show while in Mukono about 2,200 tickets were sold.
Wednesday, October 31 2012
"Warning: To all artistes out to judge others' failures and music, wise up, wake up and we will judge you too! Leone Island Music Empire."
Much as the message is to all artistes, music pundits think otherwise as one had this to say. This message is directed at WINE and COOL not even Juliana who beat him in the recently concluded BEFFTA Awards features on that list of 'all artistes' Chameleone is referring to.
Chameleone's warning comes at a time when Bebe Cool had just told one publication of how Chameleone is a bad mannered man and he has no problem saying it. He is always bickering over the smallest of things and I don't see eye-to-eye with him because I cannot keep such friendship. Bebe Said.
Chameleone's 'warning' got a response of Big is Big from one who seemed like a staunch Gagamel fan and now that this is a known Bebe Cool's line and a title to one of his tracks, 'Big Size', Chameleone responded promptly:
Big is Big in your eyes! what about David defeating Goliath with three pebbles...when you ask for words they come in, music they grass." Chameleone concluded as he wished a good week to the island family.
Meanwhile, Bebe Cool's Kamwako launch will be held this coming Friday while Bobi Wine's Tugambire Ku Jennifer will be in two weeks time.
Tuesday, October 30 2012
Unlike other artistes, Bebe Cool will hit the stage as early as 8:30am doing his 58 best songs that will include Bogolako, Kabirinage, Ndiisa Butti and Kasepiki among others. He will leave the stage at 1:00am marking the end of the show.
Beef with Bobi and Chameleone
I Made these Boys
Mentors Bobi Wine
The star who was shot in the legs and the main reason he says has affected the completion of his house as he had was busy paying for his treatment in the USA now plans to finish the family house by end of next year.
That is not all, Bebe says that he will complete apartments too as they are to supplement her income over and above the confectionary shop which will be combined with a spa and beauty salon.
Bebe Cool is now appealing to fans to come in large numbers similar to those that were witnessed at the Embuutu Ye Embutukizi.
Sunday, October 21 2012
The kids may be a few years old but showing all signs of emulating their dad in every way.
Star singer Jose Chameleone who has been busy lately with his international tours shared a pic of his family off his wall to which he says; ''Generation Next, The Mayanja's Mama, Alba, Alfa and Abba love you all, yours DOCTOR"
A fan commented: "This is it..Keep clean Jose this is more than money!!!! The star replied to him that yeah far more than money. The Moto-Moto star has four kids in total. Chameleone had a steamy relationship with Belgian Greant Osea aka Dorotia resulting in their baby Ayla Mayanja but the pair later split.
Inset is Chameleone, Dorotia and Ayla during one of his trips to Brussels. Chameleone's naming order has been any name that starts with A, Bebe Cool follows the alphabet order and he is currently at C with Caysan as the latest addition.
When it comes to the Omubanda Wa Kabaka, Bobi Wine also the Ghetto Gladiator who recently missed sharing the presidential pavilion with Presidents at the Kololo Independence grounds, his kids are named after cities like Kampala and Nairobi.
Through his latest track, 'Tugambire Ku Jenniffer', he is realizing a new set of fans who include tycoons whose structures have been demolished.
Friday, October 19 2012
In a message off her wall this Wednesday; "Zuena Pastries Now Open", she has already received orders for birthday cakes slated for next month. While responding to one who was asking how much the cakes cost, Zuena said that it depends on the size.
"They have different shapes and sizes, so they vary, we can meet and I show you the pics so you choose from there." Zuena Cool told a customer who expressed interest in cakes made by her.
A month back she told us how the 4-bedroomed house in Kigoowa will be ready for tenants to occupy so if not finalized by now, the works at the site should be in the final stages.
Talk of the power of facebook. This is coming at the time when Bebe Cool is celebrating over 60,000 fans on facebook and he's hoping to make 100,000 in another two months. We only wonder how that works out if its taken three years to make 60,000 fans how do you add 40,000 in two months.
No Doubt Bebe Cool beats all the Ugandans in the range of 5-figure facebook followers trailed by Juliana at 43,945. In his message to celebrate the 60k facebook likes, he said that: "We are the biggest in East Africa, if not East and Central..." and we are saying that just next door, Wahu Kagwi, a Kenyan artiste and wife to David Mathege aka Nameless has 74,456 facebook likes helllo...!
Thursday, October 18 2012
Bobi Wine has now come up with a new date and location and this time he says its now official implying that their won't be any more changes. Bobi Wine confirmed this in a message off his official wall.
"Now it is official, 16th November at Lugogo Rugby Grounds, 17th Satellite Beach Mukono and Sunday 18th at One Love Beach, Busabala....We shall be in a Concert dubbed Tugambire Ku Jenniffer. It's gonna be extra ordinary."
What is clear is the date but with a bit of mix up between Kyadondo on his poster and Lugogo in his facebook post but that's no big deal as they are more or less in the same walkable distance.
Last year, the 'Matyansi Butyampa' Concert and the 'Minzani' Concert were held on the same day making it the fourth in a row of concerts between these two that were held on the same dates that include: (Agenze Vs Carolina), (Bogolaako Vs Wesontinge) and (Kasepiki Vs Kataala).
It's important to note that this trend has changed after the battle of champions was held between the two artistes.
Related: Bobi Wine and Bebe Cool Set Different Album
Friday, October 12 2012
According to a communication from Bebe Cool's official wall: "I would like to apologize to all my fans in Australia for the inconvenience brought by the cancellation of the 4 concerts as had been scheduled.
This has been due to a delay in processing of the visas. The new dates will be communicated as soon as I'm cleared. The shows will be there in December, Long live Gagamel."
Bebe Cool adds that the application has taken more than a month and they've still not got a response from the visa authorities. This did not go down well with one of the fans Dovelyn Okello who had bought over 10 VIP tickets.
"Wow, now that whats up... I bought 11 VIP tickets to see Bebe Cool but now a heart broken...but praying that everything goes well with the visa process..We're hungry for you King of the Jungle."
In August, Bebe Cool cancelled shows in the US after doctors asked him to scale down on his travel activities.
Meanwhile, November 2,3 and 4, 2012 is booked for his Kamwako album launch at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds, Satellite Beach Mukono and Entebbe Resort Beach respectively.
Sunday, September 23 2012
Zuena Kirema is engaged to Bebe Cool (Moses Ssali) while Barbie (Barbara Itungo) is married to Bobi Wine(Robert Kyagulanyi) and last but not least is Daniella Atim, who is married to Jose Chameleone (Joseph Mayanja).
Daniella keeps at home most of the time taking care of the kids. Barbie on the other hand has been busy managing the One Love Beach, replenishing the second batch of her village belle book let alone ensuring that the Omubanda Wa Kabaka reality show on Bukedde is up and running.
Zuena Cool is into music and has two tracks to her name, 'Owa Boda' and 'Mata', a collaboration with the then Eighton and Rain. This not only makes her a wife to a musician but also a musician.
This type of CV has made Zuena utter some words similar to not comparing her with any other musician's wife as the only thing they have in common is being MARRIED to a musician. Zuena emphasizes the marriage aspect as she even puts it in caps, may be because not so many have witnessed a wedding as big as Bobi Wine and Chameleone.
Barbie's reaction sounded like scripts in a yet to be released book on people who try so hard. "We sometimes wonder why some people deny the obvious when criticised, why they desperately seek for assurance that they are loveable, why they try hard to please others in order to get public attention."
She concludes: "Wonder no more. Such people have low self esteem and they don't believe in themselves. Try hard to accept who you are and never to wish you were somebody else."
Have the wars crossed to the musician's wives!! Watch this space!
Thursday, September 20 2012
Zuena says that she's finalizing with the painting and the house will be ready in a months time. She concludes by saying 'Ndisa Butti Sipapa' similar to slow but sure. Appearing on WBS Tv Monday Night Live show, Bebe said that he could have completed his house had it not been the Shs90m that he has sunk in his various charity activities.
Chances are the 4-bed roomed talk has been sparked by Daniella Villas which Chameleone constructed for his wife, Daniella. Zuena has now brought out the Kigoowa house as a way of containing the Villas.
Recently Zuena told her fans that: "Ladies & gentlemen with all due respect plz stop comparing me with other musicians wives, we're very different in terms of background, age, tribe, sense of fashion, likes and dislikes..the only thing we have in common is being married to a musician yes MARRIED. thank you in advance"
Zuena is now showing how different she is from the other musicians' wives.
Monday, September 17 2012
Twenty fans will have the opportunity of cruising with the ghetto president, Bobi Wine on the Omubanda Wa Kabaka Yacht with fish on the house.
In a recent interview, the 'Kabirinage' star told the interviewer that he will be launching his 'Kamwako' on 2,3 and 4th of November at venues yet to be communicated. The two artistes have been launching on the same dates in their previous two launches but they were forced to reconsider this.
Bobi Wine and Bebe Cool recently locked horns in what they termed as the Battle of the Champions and both camps declared themselves winners but we are beginning to see some fruits out of that.
Rumours had started circulating that they have again set the same album launch dates but going by the information coming through from reliable sources, this is unlikely.
Tuesday, September 11 2012
Wednesday, September 05 2012
While other celebrities are celebrating their birthdays at 25 and working their way downwards, Bebe Cool has just made 35. On 1-Sep-2012, the 'Akamwako' star celebrated his birthday at Asylum bar and later crowned the night at Guvnor.
Zuena who could not hide her excitement had this to say: "Happy birthday to my hubby, friend, father to my angels, my one and only Musa Bebe Cool. I wouldn't ask Allah for a better husband am proud of you and I cherish each day with u. Long live my love."
Amazingly, Bebe Cool is older than Bobi Wine(30), Chameleone(33) though Ragga Dee beats them all at 39. This is the soul reason you will not get Ragga Dee in these cats fights.
Friday, August 31 2012
According to Bebe Cool, he's been experiencing heart rhythm disorders and nightmares since the time of the shooting to date. The worst was when he got a mild heart attack in his hotel room in Canada recently.
Going forward, he has cancelled his US Concerts as part of the efforts to reduce his workload and travel plans by his doctors. The 'Akamwako' star no longer uses a lot of energy to jump on stage like he used to.
Last year, he launched his Minzani album on 7-Oct-2011 but now he says that his fans should wait for his latest launch in early November depending on what the doctors advise.
Two weeks back, Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool was in court over a case in which he is claiming for Shs2.9bn in compensation for the 2010 shooting by a police officer. High Court Judge Benjamin Kabiito advised him to reduce on the amount as they try to settle the matter out of court between now and March next year.
The state attorney told court of how government had paid Shs247m for his specialized treatment in the United States as part of the compensation, but Bebe interjected and told court that the money in question was given to him by President Museveni for his medical and travel expenses in the US.
Talking to snoops early in the week, Bebe revealed how he was chocking on huge debts amounting to over Shs300m from only two cases, Prosco Entertainment who had given him Over 40m and an Arua based promoter who paid him over Shs280m for an eleven day tour.
In his view, Shs 2.9bn is nothing compared to what he's been subjected to in the 18 months he was down.
Friday, August 24 2012
Talking to some snoops, he also revealed how he got a heart attack in his hotel room while on his recent show in Canada. Bebe Cool adds that since his Dad is just recuperating, its important that he keeps around.
The star decided to check in at International Hospital Kampala in Namuwongo to ensure that all is well. The 'Akamwako' star was slated to perform at the Uganda North America Atlantic (UNAA) Celebrations next week but this is unlikely due to that development.
It's also not clear if the star will be well a month from now as he will be in Australia.
Saturday, August 18 2012
The 'Akamwa Ko' star went on a searching spree for answers to his fans who were now furious and bashing him from all corners with all sorts of insults following a posting on his wall about (A) Jose Chameleone and (B)Bobi Wine which backfired.
Bebe Cool has now established that the artiste who was performing on stage with his jeans off and touching his 'privates' before revellers is none other than Tanzania's King of Bongo Flavor Afande Sele who was performing at a gig sponsored by a TZ mobile company TIGO.
After clearing that, Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool looked for the culprits behind this photo and his findings narrowed on Club Rouge's Marketing Manager Gareth Onyango and DJ Momo as the guys behind tagging him to that photo. The Big Size star charged like a wounded buffalo and attacked the two referring to Gareth as a cleaner at Club Rouge.
"hahahaha, I pity two silly fools, one works in Club Rouge as a cleaner by the names Onyango Gareth the other is a wanabe DJ mbu DJ Jojo Mimz as short as a shoe. They post a fake pic of some up-coming tz artist called Afande Saly performing at a Tigo promo in TZ to counter attack the A and B story that I posted. Only they forgot that in UG thez no tigo and Bebe is a lot mo hairy and has mob side bans. sori ma fans aint drug addicts like A and B fans. ma fans can see"
It's not clear though what yardstick was used to establish that these two were behind the photo act.
Gareth Onyango says: "If God had wanted you to talk more than listen, he would have given you two mouths and one ear."
DJ Jojo said "Grades don't measure intelligence and age doesn't define maturity. Age is just a number, maturity is a choice. Admitting you're wrong doesn't show weakness, it shows maturity."
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine who from Bebe's post is reffered to as (B) is releasing a song in under 48 hours and you can be sure it will feature his retaliation on how Bebe referred to his 'yacht' as a canoe. Watch this space!!
Wednesday, August 15 2012
Yesterday, we told of how Bebe Cool attacked his 'neighbours' in which one failed to perform at the Olympics and the other bought a canoe and was yet to start fishing at Busabala Beach.
Fans assured him to leave fellow singers alone as he was contradicting messages in his very own tracks like Minzani and Kamwako among others. Bebe was also told that he is good but Chameleone is by far and large better than him in music and could not even measure up to Bobi's assets.
This did not go down well with Zuena(Bebe's wife) who started unfriending all those who were talking ill of the 'Akamwako' star. Some of Zuena's friends who had been scrapped off that title had started complaining.
Zuena wondered: "Abange if you dislike my husband or his music & I unfriend you, why do you fuss, behind every successful man there is a supporting woman." Bebe Cool did not waste any time in responding to his wife:
"Hhahaha Luv wange, vakundinga ezo. tebamanyi gwebalumba, njakubaezo embuuzi" translated as"My love leave them as they don't know who they are dealing with, I will beat those goats"
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine's wife Barbie Itungo is busy promoting Bobi Wine's latest track 'Obuvuka' with a theme of you reap what you sow and posting more boat pictures while Chameloene's wife Daniella Atim is busy taking care of the kids.
Tuesday, August 14 2012
Local music star Bebe Cool who is fresh from Germany has started off by dissing fellow singers Jose Chameleone and Bobi Wine referring to them as Neighbour A and Neighbour B. In his latest posting, Bebe Says:
"I once had two neighbours (A) and (B) four months ago, neighbour A told me he was going to rap at the Olympics faster than Usain Bolt. Neighbour (B) not wanting to be out-done, told us he had bought a canoe and he was yet to buy a fishing net. All this was simply Air. What is your take on the neighbours."
Now looking at how events have been unfolding (A) is Chameleone who recently went on strike after his passport was held in Tanzania and among others, he said that he wanted his passport back as he was slated to perform at the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Stephen Kiprotic took the moment. Chamelone is now saying that confiscating his passport led to delays in securing a visa.
On the other hand (B) is Bobi Wine who made headlines with a boat that he is valuing at $750,000 while other sources are claiming the boat is actually for Sudhir's daughter. This is fresh and we are yet to see how the 'Neighbours' will treat this.
Chameleone in his latest track 'Salute' referred to them as 'Ba Bigambo boys' as they kept trading insults in 'By Far' VS 'Big Mouth by Far songs' Chameleone also reminds them that its' been 12 years when the name Chamelone is the one that rules the industry.
Since Bebe Cool was asking for views on what the fans thought of his analysis of his 'neighbours', the fans did not disappoint but the majority told him that it would be wise if he left Chameleone out of the bickering.
These were some of the views:
Kizito Kizman: Neighbour A is better than you in music and Neighbour B is better than you in money and assets by far.
Ian Omukoowu: "Sit down and listen to your song 'Akamwako'
Watch this space!
Thursday, July 05 2012
If you attended the Black Gal party last year when Bad Black was celebrating her 22nd Birthday at Club Rouge you should have noticed how booze was flowing endlessly and one did not have to part with a penny to access the venue.
Bad Black was even chauffered in a Black limousine, her gal brigade that included Hamida with whom they have had a nasty fight a few days back were all clad in black skimpy outfits entertaining revellers but tonight, it will be the Bikini VS Bahamas house party as Black celebrates her birthday.
Babes clad in bikini wear and see through costumes will be all over, so you don't need to carry your camera.
Sunday, June 24 2012
We recently told of how Bobi Wine's Escalade tyre rolled off sending all those who were around to take off like they were rehearsing for the forth coming olympics when the Escalade tyre came rolling after them.
A mechanic was called in just in time as the driver of the Escalade widely believed to be Barbie took off prompting a traffic officer to help with controlling traffic as many motorists tried to get a glimpse of the monster ride.
Now the latest coming in is that Bebe Cool's Gagamel crew rushed to the scene in Kamwokya before the Escalade could be towed away and recorded everything on video. This clip will be used in their video, 'Big Mouth By Far' which is in retaliation to Bobi Wine's 'By Far' video with Bebe Cool's caricature using chop sticks.
Related: Bobi Wine's Escalade Tyre Rolls Off
Saturday, June 09 2012
The tax body is now closing in on other top artistes like Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool and Jose Chameleone who could lose some of their property as the tax body tries to recover the taxes the singers have not remitted in the various shows over time.
The artistes have not paid Value Added Tax (VAT) on their album launches and concerts. According to a source from URA; "Chameleone is in trouble because he has so far refused to clear the Shs9m dues for the Valu Valu album launch alone. A notice ordering him to pay it as soon as possible has also been sent to him."
Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine have not yet paid taxes on the recent successful Battle of the Champions that was held at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. The artistes have to clear their dues very soon or else URA could attach their posh rides, mansions and land titles.
Friday, June 08 2012
In the story, it is said that Bebe Cool could be homeless. "Bebe Cool's home in Ntinda Stretcher's Hankook Road is up for sale after the owner, a one Hajji Tamale, a close friend to Bebe Cool's Dad Jaberi Bidandi Ssali is selling the house at a staggering Shs270m.."
A few months back, Bebe Cool was very furious with another Vision Group owned paper, Bukedde for publishing his incomplete house in comparison to Bobi Wine's Magere mansion.
He dashed to studio to record his ''Ndisa Buti'' in which he said that he uses choptstics to eat and does not panic, implying that he will complete the 4 houses when the time is right. However, on this latest article, Bebe who says all that biased reporting will only lift him higer because he is convinced there are some individuals using them to write such.
He wrote on his wall that: "Vision Group of companies has been maliciously attacking Bebekul for a while, but its obvious to any layman that they are just biased. They tried to ashame me for my incomplete block of apartments, denied my Battle victory, said I impregnated Rema, and now my house on sale. Can't they see that the public notices."
Those were the words of Bebe Cool while reacting to the issue of his house being on sale.
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Saturday, May 26 2012
Early in the month was The Battle of the Champions in which both artistes Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine claimed victory as seen from the pictures that were making rounds on social network sites.
Fans have now taken to photoshopping photos of their respective artistes to show support in the just concluded music battle.
The first pic was found among supporters of Bebe Cool and the second one was very popular among Bobi Wine supporters. The two images were similar forcing the Bobi Wine camp to come up with one that will not be easily duplicated.
In the latest photo, Bebe Cool is depicted as washing Bobi Wine's Escalade. This is certainly not true and photoshop at its best. Meanwhile, the fans are still confused about who won but the artistes are still holding victory parties.
Last Sunday at Busabaala beach was a victory party followed by another a day later at Bull-dog bar in Wandegeya. Bebe Cool has been in the US over the birth of his third born Caysan Ssali Siye. He will now embark on victory parties when he settles down.
Thursday, May 17 2012
The 'Ndisa Butti' star landed in the US a few hours back just to get a feel of the new member of the family, Caysan Ssali Siye. Zuena gave birth to their third born on Mothers's day when Bebe was having a once off performance in Dubai.
Bebe Cool came back on Monday ahead of his 'Kamwako' video shooting at Panamera bar opposite Kampala Parents School. The same meeting doubled as a goat roasting fete for the Gagamel family reloaded members.
He then got the next flight to Boston where he was dying to lay his eyes on Caysan. Bebe Cool and Zuena now have three children, Alpha, Beata and Caysan.
Wednesday, May 16 2012
Children of this generation are not gettingnames like it was back then. Below we take you through the names some od our stars have given their children.
Bebe Cool - Zuena welcomed a bouncing baby boy three days back who happens to be their third child with Bebe Cool. These ones have decided to go about it the alphabet way. Alpha is the first born followed by their only girl Beata and now another boy Caysan.
Jose Chameleone - Exactly three months back Daniella gave birth to their third child who they named Alba Shyne Mayanja. Their first born is Abba Marcus Mayanja. Now looks like this one has gone for names starting with 'A'
Bobi Wine - Now the Omubanda wa Kabaka's is out of the box. He named his kids after cities. His first born is Kampala, and the second one is Nairobi. Their latest was given the Shilling name may after running out of cities that they could embrace.
Juliana Kanyomozi - For the lady musicians it has been nice and polite. Juliana's son with her ex is called Keron Lukwago.
Cindy - The former Blu3 member had 3 items on her agenda last year and one was to give birth, launch an album and have Mario put a ring on her finger. She achieved the first two and now fingers crossed for the wedding. Cindy named her first born Amani. Just next door in Kenya, we have a Kenyan artiste who goes by that name and when she hits stage, all the front row guests are treated to a 'VIP' show of sorts.
Lillian - The former Blu3 member has a child with Goodlyfe member Moze Radio and was given Asanti as the name which is a Swahili word meaning Thank You.
Monday, May 14 2012
Zuena Kirema is one of the happiest mom's on mother's day after giving birth to a bouncing baby boy three months after Chameleone got his third child. Bebe Cool who had a show in Dubai could not hide his joy.
"I would like to thank all those who have seen my family through the seven months of Alpha's eye problem and being there for Zuena till today when she finally delivered a baby boy safely." Bebe Cool noted on his wall.
The baby boy is called Caysan Ssali Siye. It should be noted that the Bebe's have three kids with Alpha being the first born followed by Beata and now Caysan. Zuena went to the US last November, and that is where she's been till now.
Bobi Wine's wife Barbara Kyagulanyi aka Barbie was among those who were the first to congratulate Zuena on the birth of a new member in the family.
It is a good month for the 'Ndisa Butti' star Bebe Cool and the Gagamel family. First they trounced the Ghetto Gladiator in the Battle of the Champion show and now a baby boy..The mother and the baby are doing fine, Congs Bebe and Zue!