From the day he announced the concert of his life in February this year, Uganda’s Reggae and Ragga artiste Big Size Bebe Cool did not leave all the preparations to be done by the manager. He personally was involved in making ends meet so that his concert would be the best.
All the hard work done aimed at the concert’s success was manifested last Friday night at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall where the highly anticipated Life Of Bebe Cool concert was held amid an overwhelming number of fans from all corners of Uganda and the mother land Africa.
With revellers strolling in the hall as early as 7 pm, the night was bound to be a splendid one and it indeed started off as one when Allan Kendrick, (Bebe Cool’s first born) curtain raised his dad performing his ‘Omukwano Gwo’ song.
When the main act took centre stage dressed in coat, a white shirt, black pants and a pair of brown boots, the crowd couldn’t help but ulutate while others opted to applaud the singer. The ‘Kabulengane’ singer didnt waste a single second but began his 3 hours and 40 minutes performance.
He began performing songs like ‘Fire Burn Dem’, ‘Fire Anthem’, ‘Chemical Reaction’ ‘Big Size’ ‘Lonely’, ‘Bamugambe’, ‘Omanye’ and after invited his personal pal and singer, Chizo who performed a song dubbed ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, as he took a short break.
In part two he came back dressed in a pair of white sneakers, black pants, a t-shirt and performed more songs like ‘Trouble’ but during this session, he kept on sharing his hard life experiences like getting shot 4 times, surviving a bomb blast, getting involved in nasty accidents but still couldn’t give up on music because God told him that he shouldn’t let Bobi Wine and Chameleone take the lead.
He performed more songs like ‘Trust No People’, ‘Taata’, ‘Talimba Yesu’ and a collabo ‘Praise God’ alongside his pal and manager Tickie Tah and later did ‘Bafudde’. He took another break, giving chance for singer Catherine Kusasira who performed her ‘Enkola Ya Taxi’ hit. Part 3 saw Bebe Cool’s daughter Beata show case her singing and piano playing skills.
She mimed Adele’s ‘Hello’ and Sinach’s ‘I Know Who I Am’, this really threw the crowd into frenzy and some fans were heard appreciating the young girl’s talent. Among them was South African based business man and socialite Katsha De Bank who rewarded her with multi 10 thousand shillings notes as the crowd cheered loudly.
Later Bebe Cool resumed his performance with ‘Freedom’, ‘Love You Every Day’ alongside Steve Keys, ‘African Girl’, ‘Nasalawo’, ‘Kasepiki’, ‘Burning’, ‘Make The World Dance’, ‘Coccidiosis’ and ‘Sweet Banana’ alongside Chizo.
He took another short break and that’s when Diaspora based Myco Chris took stage and excited the crowd performing ‘Zino Enaku’. Bebe Cool came back in the fourth and final part and performed ‘Byebeyo’, ‘Wha Kinda’ before he called upon South Africa’s Miss Patty Monroe who was the guest performer. Together they did their ‘Killin It’ collabo which got many fans dancing, swinging and swaying in excitement. He did ‘Ki Ekiganye’ and finally performed the fans’ favourite and hit ‘Kabulengane’ that got the whole crowd thrilled.
He was joined on stage by NTV’s Sheillah Gashumba and Winnie Nwagi who shook what their mamas gave them as the fans cheered along. The concert was truly well attended in both the VVIP and ordinary sections.