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Bebe Cool Outs His Annual Bebe Cool List

Gagamel boss Bebe Cool has unveiled his highly anticipated Bebe Cool list for the year 2023. As a tradition, at the beginning of each year, Bebe Cool compiles this exclusive list to recognize and appreciate the hard work and talent of various musicians in the music industry.

Moreover, the Bebe Cool list also serves as a platform for Bebe Cool to provide valuable insights and suggestions on areas that require improvement within the music industry.

By highlighting the shortcomings and proposing potential enhancements, Bebe Cool aims to contribute to the overall growth and development of the music scene.

“2023 is now behind us and I hope you all achieved your life desires. Whatever didn’t go according to plan, there’s always another chance. And I hope 2024 brings you and your favours.

Here’s my much-anticipated list;

1. ALIEN SKIN (Party,Twayiseko Dda, Binyuma Bitya ft Clever J)
The cardinal duty of a legendary artist like Bebe Cool is to offer guidance, counselling and knowledge to everyone. However, it depends on those who choose to positively relate and embrace it. Last year I spoke about Alien Skin with good music but retaliating behaviour but this young man took the advice and polished his image which is evident to everyone by his current dress code and public address. Alien Skin is not your normal good artist by vocal capabilities, but rather an impressive creator of his style with the “I don’t care attitude”. This is important for young people to have confidence and believe in whatever they do, anywhere. Uganda is a land of opportunities and grabbing one is your choice. Alien Skin grabbed his.

Alien has come back on top of this list with two major hit songs; “Party, Twayiseko Dda” followed by several statement songs that might not have made it to clubs and airwaves but were vibrant on social media. Such songs include; “Kisunda, Kubalumya Mitwe, Ready Fi War, Obwenzi, I am Me.” He reminds me of the old days of Bebe Cool and Jose Chameleon fresh from Nairobi, not forgetting Bobi Wine when we integrated beef and showbiz into the music. The audience had a lot of things to talk about hence paying attention to our songs. Alien mastered the art of social media and beef, integrating the two into his music, thus sealing this year as the Artist of the Year. Well my friend, and good luck.

Bebe Cool

2. VINKA (Bailando)
Vinka has the biggest song among female artists this year. She has successfully and strategically been positioned by her record company- Swangz- to have big songs with other artists. These include; Believe and Chekecha. Even if she doesn’t own these songs, she shares credit for expertly executing 2 of the best collaborations of 2023.

3. Dax Vybz (Believe)
I bring him third because I was surprised that such a good song came out from Dax, an individual I thought would not have a vocal range. I was truly surprised with his urban execution despite the fact that he hails from Dangala Komwokya. I credit Dax for this masterpiece, only if he maintains this direction, he’ll surely make it as a surprise among his averagely talented brothers.

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4. Eddy Kenzo (Balipila Boda)And if up to now you haven’t known who he is, now you should know that this is the typical Eddy Kenzo Style “Balipila Boda” appears on the list as it surprises me and many how it penetrated the audience a hit song is one that is widely embraced by the audience and it is.

5. REMA NAMAKULA (Tonight)
Rema Namakula this time appears on the list. I have seen her emerge as a young talent. Her success doesn’t surprise me at all. I congratulate her for appearing on the Bebe Cool list 2023 with ‘Tonight’ and I definitely wish her all the best in 2024.

6. JOSHUA BARAKA (Nana)
“Oooonana baibie ” is one of the biggest songs of 2023, even bigger than the artist himself. This young man with a special talent amongst many is expected to excel but only if he works hard. His music directs to a trending afro –beat sound which the Ugandan audience want to see Ugandan artists engage in. I wish him the very best and am sure he is on the right direction.

7. UGA BOYZ FT SELECTOR JEFF (Salary)
Surely Uganda is an amazing country as the president always says “anyone can survive here”. So many artists came up with ideas but this was the best idea among many. It makes sense depending on how you analyze life. “wabula-Bwenafuna ku salary njakunyulwa e’baala”.

8. OMEGA 256 (This year)
Indeed this year we have a ‘regional’ artist breaking through on the Bebe Cool list against many odds. This shows that you don’t need to hail from Kampala to have a big song in the industry. I want to give flowers to this artist and pledge my support to her whenever she needs it. Congratulations OMEGA 256 and I wish you good luck.

9. VYROOTA. (Risk, Ex twafuna Sente)
Congratulations, Vyroota for emerging as the breakthrough artist on the Bebe Cool list. Indeed this young man has talent and it’s not the first time I have heard about his name. However, the challenge is upon you to prove because you have competitors in 2024. Embrace them and continue singing nice melodies. Best luck.

10. OMUTUME PLANET (Kyaayi we’njaye)
The year began at the peak with “Emboozi ya chairman” Creativity from this young man from nowhere, I loved the idea, played on radios social media. The only problem with such songs they are difficult to follow but doesn’t take away the fact that you appear on bebecool list despite the negative “content” my young people enjoy the music but do not imitate contents stay away from drugs.

11. CRYSTO PANDA (Empele & Mukisenge)
Down to earth. A good young man. Panda is an extremely hardwording individual who deserves everything. This year on Bebe Cool list, I want to appreciate the consistence and improvement Panda has made. Empele is a big song and Mukisenge is big and growing through into the new year. Congratulations Crystal Panda. I can see a light at the end your tunnel, just like a crystal. All the best my boy.

12. KING SAHA (Money)
With one and a half songs this year, King Saha appears on the Bebe Cool list with Money and maybe “EBISSERA” if given time and thought. Talent with this artist is not questionable and we still wish him the very best in using his great voice.

13. GRAVITY OMUTUJJU (Okwepicha)
As earlier said any one can survive in Uganda, Okwepicha is a viral statement song with a hidden meaning but it has made an impression onto the local ground. Wabuyu appears again.

GOSPEL

14. GABIE NTAATE (Cheza) & TITUS KUTEESA (Ndimulokore)
These are good songs that only need the gospel fraternity to push. Gospel is important in this industry and I call upon the gospel artists to work harder to push the gospel more to the circular world.

15. BEBE COOL (QUESTION).
It’s difficult for me to include myself on this list, for I make the list. The likes of Jose Chameleon, Bob Wine, Bebe Cool, Juliana, Afrigo Band & Maddox Sematimba among others still serve their audiences with their old music. However it doesn’t eliminate the fact that they are still in the race. With the flyest video Bebe Cool comes on this list among legends with Question raising the bar high, challenging the rest of artists to invest in good sound & video works for the good of the industry. We can only compete if we invest.

COLLABORATIONS.

This year was covered by a lot of collaborations, more than singles, I don’t know whether it is lack of self-confidence or artists are too busy, but surely from time immemorial, I have said collabos tend to weaken individual merit. All said and done, good music is good music and I want to applaud the collaborating artists.

Note that collaborating within the same audience doesn’t give you an extra reach but I would prefer cross boarder collaborations which definitely introduce you to new audiences. But I still recognize the goodness of these collaborations that made it to the Bebe Cool list.

1. Carol Kasita – Chekecha ft Winnie nwangi, & Vinka
Tetunazina ft Gravity.

2. Fik Gaza- Banana ft Jose Chameleone.

3. Fik Famaica – Bwepaba ft Sheebah.

4. Hatim & Dockey – Did I die ft sheebah.

5. Ava Peace – Shabada ft Mudra Di Viral.

6. Feffe Busi – Pretty Pretty Remix ft King Saha.

7. Jowie Landa – Sugar dada ft JPC & EX twafuna sente ft Vyroota.

COMEDY

The Bebe Cool list would like to appreciate the comedy sector of entertainment as music and comedy work hand in hand and at this note, let me appreciate an individual who has put up an outstanding effort to give Ugandans an option. I give Alex his flowers and call upon all Ugandans to continue to embrace comedy as it is also an important source of income for the young generation.

In conclusion, I congratulate every artist who has made it to the Bebecool list and to those who did not make it doesn’t mean you did not perform well but rather our colleagues worked abit extra than us hence their extra hard work deserves recognition.

The Bebecool list would like to offer free studio time to a tune of 3 songs at GAGAMEL RECORDS and also offer 3, free Video Camera opportunities to shoot their videos to all the artists mentioned on the Bebecool list. This offer is subject to an artist having his/her own producer and booking studio time two weeks prior to the Programme. The video camera is subject to 150 dollars as facilitation for handler and security.

“HAPPY NEW YEAR”

Moses Ssali Bebecool

Gagamel-international

DISCLAIMER

The numbering does not necessarily reflect position on the Bebe Cool List.

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