They rocked the airwaves together in what looked like a match made in heaven. Bebe Cool (Uganda), Kevin Wyre and Nazizi from Kenya did chart-topping club bangers together in the mid 2000s and rocked the airwaves with hits like ‘Fire Anthem’ and ‘Kube’. The trio also won awards for these hits and received multiple nominations and regional recognition.
But for a while now the group has gone so silent. So what really happened? The fans have been waiting for something from the trio and nothing is coming hence forth. However in an exclusive interview with Bebe Cool who is also the Gagamel crew boss in Uganda, the Reggae star explained everything;
“East African Bashment Crew has not ended or broken up as some people are meant to believe. We are still alive and working. The truth is we have never been a group or crew as reported in the media. We are individuals working together. Nazizi and Wyre usually work together as ‘Necessary Noise’ but technically they are also solo artists. So when all the three of us get together on a project, we are East African Bashment crew”. Bebe explained.
Whereas all the three are top individual artists in the region and Africa, every once in a while they come together to work on projects. Bebe Cool promises EABC fans that soon they will take over Africa and the rest of the world when they get to work together again
“Right now we are concentrating on individual projects and family commitments, yet we are topping charts in the region too. So in two, three year’s time, when we get back together, we’ll just rule the world”. He confidently added.
Bebe who is preparing for his ‘Best of Bebe Cool” concert slated for August 8th in Kampala Serena Hotel, also gave us a sneak peak on what to expect at the concert. He also talked about his family and dreams and upcoming projects. You can read all the detailed reviews and interview in our coming June – July issue of Chano8 Digital Magazine. So watch this space!
- 2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Song of the Year (“Fire Anthem”)
- 2007 Channel O Music Video Awards – Video Of The Year (“Kube”)
- 2005 KORA Awards – Best African Reggae/Ragga Act
- 2006 Kisima Music Awards – Best Ragga & Best Reggae
- 2008 MTV Africa Music Awards – Best Group