With his Kabulengane song sweeping the radio and Tv airwaves like a wildfire, Bebe Cool recently released his Taata video which addresses the day to day problems of a Ugandan citizen.
‘In real life, every problem is solvable only if the people who can solve it get to know about it. In this Dancehall Luganda song, I call upon the father of the nation to address what I think is the main problem of a Ugandan citizen today. In this case, high taxes and high rental charges in Kampala. Music is the channel through which we can communicate both good and bad. But at the end of the day, not all music is political and not all politics can be music, he said before going on to add, this song also applies to a lay man who has a family to take care of. Man can never run away from his responsibility because it’s only natural to pay bills.
The Gagamel singer has continued to show that he’s a voice of many people not only for his fans but his fellow artistes too. When Trace Mziki was officially launched he was one of the artistes that endorsed it because it will give East African artistes a platform where they can favorably compete with other international markets.
‘Been doing music for the last 25 years based in Uganda and I witness so many come and go, so much good and bad but mainly I have witnessed the input of the East Africans to see that our music industry becomes competitive and is recognised worldwide,’ he said.
The award-winning musician went further to praise the new station saying, ‘Now the East African music can compete fairly in Africa. So I call upon all musicians in East Africa to embrace this engine for our music to even move more.