Love Birds: Bebe Cool and Zuena Kirema

In December 2008, the entertainment industry around East Africa witnessed a breakup between probably one of the most followed celebrity couples of the time when Zuena Kirema left his husband Bebe Cool. The breakup was attributed to many reasons but only Zuena knows the real truth and she is not shy to say it all.

Bebe Cool, the strong man behind that hoarse voice, bent on both knees to apologize and ask the mother of his children to return into his life through a song titled ‘Agenze’ which later turned out to be a turning point in his music career.

Young Love: Bebe Cool and Zuena in the old days.

Until mid July 2009, the singer had not seen his kids face to face following Zuena’s departure from their home in Kiwatule sighting reasons of mistreatment, infidelity, among others.

On Friday 20th July 2018, while on a Live show on Dembe FM, a fan called in and asked Zuena about what led to their breakup in 2008, inquiring to know if it was caused by the friends around her. Zuena had this to say;

I did not leave because of what people said. We had misunderstandings within the family, just like it is in many other families. I did it to scare him a bit, and I knew I was not going for long. That’s why I only packed a few of my clothes and left with the kids. I did not take anything else. I went to my home in Jinja and stayed there for 8 months.

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I had intentions to even push it to a year but my mom kept telling me it wasn’t appropriate. Bebe often came to apologize but I ordered that he is not let in and the gate was always closed. I was lucky that every time he came, my parents were away because they would have mercifully opened for him.

He sang all the songs including ‘Agenze’, and I used to hear them, but I wanted him to feel my absence and to put himself back on the right track.

Listen to more of what she had to say;

Read Also:  I am not a Musoga, I am Rwandese – Zuena

Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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