(born September 1, 1977) (real name Moses Ssali
) is a ragga
musician from Uganda
. He started his career around 1997 in Nairobi
, but a few years later he moved back to his native country. Together with Redsan
and his compatriot Chameleone
, Bebe Cool was one of the first artists affiliated with Ogopa DJs
, a production house and record label in Kenya.
Two of his popular singles are "Fitina" and "Mambo Mingi". He also collaborated with Halima Namakula
, a Ugandan veteran woman musician, on their crossover track "Sambagala". He has released two solo albums, Maisha
. His lyrics are in Luganda
, and English.
Bebe Cool has won several awards at the Pearl of Africa Music Awards
(PAM Awards). He was nominated for the Kora All-African Awards
in 2003 and 2005. He has toured in the UK and the US.
Together with Kenyan duo Necessary Noize
, Bebe Cool has formed a reggae
group known as the East African Bashment Crew
. They have released one album, Fire
, and two hit singles, "Africa Unite" and "Fire". The group is nominated at the inaugural MTV Africa Music Awards
In January 2010 he was injured when a policeman shot at him.
On July 11, 2010, Bebe Cool was performing at the Kyadondo Rugby Club
when a bomb set by Somali......