Who was Who in Ugandan Music 2005: Bebe Cool
Bebe Cool.

Who was Who in Ugandan Music 2005: Bebe Cool

By Patrick Katende
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First published: February 14, 2005

The trend of Ugandan music seems to be changing each and every other day and by the look of things, a lot is expected this year. 2005 came with very many surprises with top artists facing the wrath of rising stars. Surprising to note is that many of them have been knocked so hard, thrown to the ground and made to succumb under the pressures of their juniors. Once known karaoke singers, subordinates in groups and the less known about artists surprised the music industry. Angela Katatumba, Sweet Kid, Ngoni and Buchaman are a big case in point. A point to note is that while you sit and wait, others are working. We now take a cruise around 2005 and see artists that made a big difference in Ugandan music.

Bebe Cool

Bebe Cool
On the social front, Bebe Cool had the best of 2005. With a transformed image from a gangstar (though he has no gang) and one who was only known as a rude boy; Bebe Cools trip abroad brought back a man who not only became a seriously recognized parent with more fatherly instincts but also one whose music was not only going to impress Ugandans, but the world over. Bebe Cools Awete album is one to reckon with. It had massive hits and brought fire in whoever listened to it. Crowds went ablaze whenever the beats got to the ears. Talimba Yesu was yet another song that brought the nation together and showed the world that beyond the nasty fights that surrounded him, Bobbi Wine and Chameleon, there lay a man of God who not only sang on stage but went an extra mile to confess his sins at Kansanga Miracle Centre. By the time the year ended, Bebe Cool proved to all Ugandan artists that it makes no meaning holding your music back when you are sure of the goodness in it. He released two tracks, Sente and Fire anthem; these have become block buster hits in the country.

As 2006 only starts, Bebe Cool is releasing couple of songs including Jamming and Bend down.

By Patrick Katende
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First published: February 14, 2005
Patrick Katende is the UGPulse Entertainment Correspondent based in Kampala.