New Vision (Kampala)

22 February 2009

Uganda: Bebe Cool's House

Kampala — ARTISTES revel in controversy and somehow it works for some of them either by propelling them to stardom or to their downfall.

Bebe Cool is one artiste who is never shy about courting controversy. Some think the song about his marital woes, Agenze, will gradually become a hit, while others sympathise with him when they listen to it. Well, that is Cool for you.

But recently, he stunned Mukono residents gathered at the taxi park when he said those who come from rich families are lucky and do not need to struggle like the rest.

He was referring to some artistes who lash out at him for not having a house like his peers including Bobi Wine and Jose Chameleone.

"Those born in rich families can always inherit a house without struggling to build. That is how advantageous I am," he said. Thereafter, he belted out Agenze and some new songs with Chizzo, his back-up vocalist.

Cool was performing courtesy of uganda telecom's Vroommula draw where a brick-maker, Henry Mukasa and two other people won Toyota Premio cars.

Mukasa said although he had been trying all his life, this was his first major win. The Seeta resident said he would drive the car for one year and then deicide what to do with it next.

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