Once again Ugandan super star artiste Bebe Cool is in war of words with the media after being branded as the ‘owner’ of a music and entertainment award project – The Hipipo Awards.
This is not the first time Bebe Cool has faced this sort of description and criticism especially in relation to the just conclude HiPipo Award after walking away with four wards this year. Some sections of the public and media have since branded the award as ‘Bebe Cool awards’ after dominating every year though this particular one has rubbed him really the wrong way.
Bebe Cool has now given his side of the story and most importantly, he doesn’t want to have anything to do with any local awards ceremony and wants no one to nominate him for any award as he tussles it out on the international stage. Below is his full statement.
I was touched when u saw a news paper that I trust in Uganda putting up cartoon impression that is definitely destructive to the music industry of Uganda for such a media house to claim that I personally own the HIPIPO awards and hence award my self.Its a pity seeing such destruction happening at a moment when Uganda needs constructive information to help direct citizens to hard work hence achievement.
I have worn alot of awards in my last 25 years because of hard work,focus and consistence despite all the negative forces that have been put in my front.
I would have expected an article that appreciates the ones who are focused and have worked hard and encourage the ones who are lazy and not focused to better them selves hence our industry.
If u wanted to know the truth about who is who and who deserves what in Ugandan,do your personal research on the ground rather than sitting in office and picking one or two rumours off social media.
I have reached great hights in my career and am still focused on greater ones.HIPIPO awards are the only legitimate,consistent awards in UGANDA since PAM awards closed and I don’t remember any male artist working better than me even in the last two PAM awards.
But u did not name them PAMBEBE AWARDS like you have named the later HI-BEBE music awards.
Let last year be evidence to you that despite the fact that I had become the most hated artist allover Uganda because of my political stand,I managed to turn the tables round and make people love me for who I am and the music I did. Remember all artist who did not do public political moves where in their comfort zone while I was focused and working hard.
All the research that was done by every one who analysed the music in Uganda last year by December pointed out clearly the best performing male artists Bebecool and best performing female artist Sheeba.
Don’t forget the music spoke for its self and also how many concerts the two of us where doing could prove to you beyond resonable doubt that these where the best,not forgetting I was from tubonga nawe where Uganda had been asked by opposition leaders to boycott my music and concerts.
Unfortunately I have also heard musicians claiming the same.
Today I have decided officially ask all organising committees of any music competition/awards in Uganda to exclude my name in any nomination in Uganda.Let me concentrate on being appreciated beyond my borders rather than home because it is the way of a GOOD Ugandan to fail a fellow achieving UGANDAN both locally and in the diaspora.
Finally for those who believe in me,the year begun yesterday when I released my first single for 2017 called #NANANANA.
I promise I will raise the pride of all my supporters even more these coming years because i don’t sing for awards but people.
For those who are competing with me musically,competition is healthy as long as it’s positive competition and don’t expect me to favour you musically.
Thanks you HIPIPO and my loyal fans.
It’s a GENTLEMAN’S MAJESTIC EXIT.
Have a blessed day.
In gagamel failure is not an option.
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