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Birth name  Moses Ssali
Years active  1996–present
Also known as  Big Size
Name  Bebe Cool

Origin  Kampala, Uganda
Role  Musician
Instruments  Vocals
Spouse  Zuena Kirema (m. 2003)
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Born  1 September 1977 (age 38) (1977-09-01)
Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter, record producer, actor
Children  Allan Hendrick Ssali, Caysan Ssali, Alpha Thierry Ssali, Deen Ozil Ssali, Beata Ssali
Parents  Suzaana Kiganda Nampinga, Jaberi Bidandi Ssali
Awards  Pearl of Africa Music Awards, Channel O Music Video Awards
Similar People  Bobi Wine, Chameleone, Eddy Kenzo, Rema Namakula
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Bebe Cool (born 1 September 1977) (real name Moses Sali) is a top African reggae and ragga musician from Uganda. He started his career around 1997 in Nairobi, Kenya, but a few years later he moved back to his native country. Bebe Cool was one of the first artists affiliated with Ogopa DJs, a production house and record label in Kenya.

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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 and Senta. His lyrics are in Luganda, Swahili, and English.

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Bebe Cool is a three times winner of the Artist of The Year Award at the Prestigious HiPipo Music Awards and won several accolades at 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.

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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 (2008) MTV Africa Music Awards.

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In January 2010 he was injured when a policeman shot at him.

On 11 July 2010, Bebe Cool was performing at the Kyadondo Rugby Club when a bomb set by Somali Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab exploded (July 2010 Kampala attacks). According to Cool, "Most people who died were just in front of me. The blast was so loud—the next thing I saw were body parts flying over."

Bebe Cool performed Nelson Mandela 46664 concert at Hyde Park London and was also named by Nelson Mandela as the 46664 African ambassador. 46664 is a campaign of raising awareness against HIV /AIDS that was initiated by the late Nelson Mandela.


In 2014 Bebe Cool’s Born in Africa remix song was voted among Africa’s greatest songs of all time. The song came at number 15 in Fifty anthems for the African continent. BBC World Service listeners suggested the African songs that summed up the continent to them. This was to mark the 50th anniversary of the African Union – formerly the Organization of African Unity, From the suggestions, the BBC’s DJ Edu, who hosts a weekly African music show on BBC radio, compiled them into a special five-minute mix of 50 songs from 50 countries.

Bebe Cool has performed in the Big Brother house twice.

In 2013 Bebe Cool had a music battle with one of Nigeria's top artists D'banj in a neutral place Glamis Arena Harare Zimbabwe. The show was organized under the theme Battle for Africa Bebe Cool put up a great performance at the battle.

Awards

Won:

  • 2004 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Reggae Artiste/Group
  • 2005 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Reggae Artiste/Group
  • 2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Reggae Artiste/Group
  • 2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Song of the Year
  • 2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Reggae Artiste/Group
  • 2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Male Artiste
  • 2007 Channel O Music Video Awards -Video of the year
  • 2008 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Male Artist & Best Reggae Artiste/Group & Best Ragga Artiste/Group
  • 2010 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Artist of the Year 2010,Best Reggae Artiste/Group and Album of the year
  • 2011 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Male Artist
  • 2013 HiPipo Music Awards – Best Reggae Song with Rema (Missing You)
  • 2013 HiPipo Music Awards – Artist of the Year
  • 2014 HiPipo Music Awards – Best Male REGGAE Song : Love Letter – Bebe Cool and Irene Ntale
  • 2014 HiPipo Music Awards – Best Male RAGGA-DANCEHALL Song : Kokodiosis
  • 2014 HiPipo Music Awards – Best on Stage Performer :
  • 2014 HiPipo Music Awards – Best Artist on Social Media
  • 2014 HiPipo Music Awards – Best Male Artist
  • 2014 HiPipo Music Awards – Artist of the Year
  • 2015 HiPipo Music Awards – Best Male REGGAE Song : Love You Everyday – Bebe Cool
  • 2015 HiPipo Music Awards – Video of the Year : Love You Every - Bebe Cool
  • 2015 HiPipo Music Awards – Best Concert Performance - Best of Bebe Cool Concert :
  • 2015 HiPipo Music Awards – Most Active Fans Group - Gagamel Phamily :
  • 2015 HiPipo Music Awards – Best Male Artist
  • 2015 HiPipo Music Awards – Artist of the Year
  • Nominated:

  • 2003 Kora Awards – Best East African Artist
  • 2007 Mobo Awards
  • 2011 Tanzania Music Awards – Best East African Song ('Kasepiki')
  • 2013 HiPipo Music Awards – Best Reggae Song (Ntuyo Zange), Best Dancehall/Ragga Song (No Body Move), Best Musician on Social Media
  • Nominated in Afrimma Awards 2014
  • Australia Radio Afro Song of the Year 2015
  • References

    Bebe Cool Wikipedia


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