The Observer (Kampala)

22 January 2013

Uganda: Star Trail - Mampi Forgives Ragga Dee

Mampi's manager-cum-sister, Vicky, was in the country to arrange for her Valentine's day show at Hotel Africana, and she set up tough conditions for Ragga Dee.

Ragga Dee is accused of remixing Mampi's Swililili song to come up with his Switititi version. The sisters want the Ugandan parrot to apologise publically and admit that he plagiarized the song and swear not to do it again.

Whether Ragga Dee agrees to the conditions for his pardon, is yet to be established. But it is high time one of these copycat singers was put to shame as inspiration for some creativity. Remember Ray's trouble with P-Square for his Kasenyanku? Or Sizzaman and his Angela compared to some Jamaican's hit?

Saleh's girl disciplines Bebe:

Only God knows what is happening to these so-called celebs of Uganda. Last Friday, Bebe Cool left a wedding high table in Entebbe to go and fight in Kasangati. No, it wasn't a scheduled fight like Moses Golola's; just bu-just.

It doesn't help matters that this time his victim was a woman. Gen Salim Saleh's daughter Aisha, who runs Aisha Entertainment, was at the receiving end of the Kamwako singer's wrath. Bebe had been in Entebbe playing best man at Ras B Ssali's wedding.

Most of Bebe's dreadlocks were cut off during the scuffle and Star Trail bets that in the next days not even wife Zuena will have a chance to look at his uncovered head.

"He wanted to grab my money and when he came and knocked on my car, my security moved to push him away and he almost slapped me. This angered people around me who disciplined him thoroughly," said Aisha.

Now that the dreads are gone, Bebe can copy Rasta Rob and Emperor Orlando who now sport bald heads.

Chameleone booed:

Things are not well for singer Jose Chameleone as he was booed and stoned outside Ange Noir by the same people who used to call him their king. Boda boda cyclists outside the club threw stones at Chameleone, calling him a 'murderer'. Unlike his usual brash ways, he didn't fight back; instead he rushed to his car and sped off to his Sseguku crib.

The African number six is being investigated over the death of Robert Karamagi. Initial reports said the young man had set himself ablaze at Chameleone's home in an apparent suicide, but eyewitnesses are pinning the Valu Valu star and his bouncers for torturing the man and then setting him on fire.

Young Zee in Criminal Swagg:

Swangz Avenue's Young Zee, 13, has released a first class video for his song Criminal Swagg. Shot in South Africa, Criminal Swagg comes with the ability to compete for the top spot in any market. Cool hip hop videos have previously been Navio's turf, but watch out for this kid, people!

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