Bebe Cool

The Bebe Cool list of 2020 is out! As it has become a norm for past years, the list features the top musicians in a calender year evaluated by Big Size.

On this year’s list, Bebe’s nemeses Jose Chameleone and Eddy Kenzo appear while Bobi Wine continues to lurk in the shadows.

Take a look at the list below and the different reasons why they were picked (as explained by Bebe Cool himself);

BEBE COOL LIST 2020

PIUS MAYANJA aka Pallaso

Pallaso appears on the Bebe Cool list this time as a liked and loved fella, unlike previously when his character and music were unlikable. Pallaso had a tough entry in the music Industry due to the existence of his two elder brothers, Jose Chameleone and Weasel.

Expectations were high for Pallaso because of his brother’s exploits in the music industry. This young man has proved tough in the last five years and has finally earned my respect with “MALAMU” and I’m now sure his star will continue to rise.

By the way it’s the only song I stand up and dance to whenever it plays.

ERIC OPOKA alias EeZZY

A Ugandan talent who hit a jackpot rather unexpectedly with his “TUMBIZA SOUND” song.
To many, it’s the song of the year. Eezzy easily makes it to the Bebe Cool list. I’m proud to say that this young man deserves all the support he can get from the entertainment gurus because he comes from the northern part of Uganda.

This alone will inspire other upcountry musicians.
Artists that live out of the mainstream entertainment city of Kampala think it’s impossible to break barriers. Well, Eezzy did.

His story reminds Kampala artists and producers to respect musicians from other regions!

TADDEO MAYEGA alias ZEX Bilangilangi

A Fire Base ‘criminal’, with “RATATA and NALINDA”, Zex has undoubtedly been the dancehall king of 2020.

For sure this fellow has a special talent and I’m betting on him to maintain his steady progress come 2021 because the gods favour him with good attitude and proper education!!

For sure, Zex has SECURED HIS FUTURE.

Read Also: Kato Lubwama trashes the Bebe Cool List

SHEEBA KARUNGI alias SHEEBAH

The female GOAT. With “NAKYUKA and KYOLINA OMANYA remix, Sheebah proves to be the best female artist in Uganda. On a lighter side, she requested to be included on the list. She didn’t have to anyway. Her works are legit.

SSEBUNYA ALPA alias MUDRA

His song MUYAAYU is up there as one of the very best in 2020. He is a special talent. I have heard he writes songs for big artists like Cindy, Karole Kasita and Vinka, and still comes out with a song bigger than the ones he sells to his clients.

What a real Muyaayu! Kudos, anyway.

CAROL NAMULINDWA alias KAROLE KASITA

A former member of the music duo Cash O2, Karole Kasita bounces back on the Bebe Cool list with her club banger “BALANCE”. I like her attitude and stage performance!

B2C aka The Kampala Boyz

Many argue that these boys can’t survive on their own. That they thrive on collabos with other artists. Well, that school of thought is null and void.

This time they have proved critics wrong with “MUNDAAWO”. It was one of my best songs during the lockdown, though I expect more from them considering their numbers.

NAKANWAGI WINFRED alias WINNIE NWAGI

The female version of Bebe Cool. I like her ‘I do as I please, I don’t care if I have holes on my bum’ attitude.

As usual, Nwagi makes it to the Bebe Cool list, with “JANGU” and “KWATTA ESSIMU”. Nwagi has proved single mothers can hustle their way to the top in their respective careers and that they deserve respect.

I’m proud of you, WINNIE.

EDIRISA MUSUUZA alias EDDY KENZO

Kenzo returns on the list with “TWEYAGALE”.
It was a big club banger until Covid-19 in March!
His works speak for themselves.

KWESIGA GEORGE alias QUEX

Quex makes it on the list from nowhere with “KACUMBALI”. This song is really big and I mean Big. Congs young man. It’s not easy to make it to this list!

ZAWEDDE PRISCILLA alias AZAWI

My Quinamino makes it to the list this year with “LO-FIT” and “REPEAT IT”. Azawi has not let people who make fun of her looks affect her. She’s focused on her strongest points; her sweet voice and musical writing skills.

I like the fact that she’s a down to earth and easy to work with female artist. Kudos to Swangz Avenue for identifying this young immense talent!

YOZEFU MAYANJA alias JOSE CHAMELEONE

The “LORD MAYOR” makes it to the list with “BALIWA and “KIGWA LEERO”. Top songs. Considering his political engagements, you would expect him to totally fade out of the music business like the other guy, but Chameleone still surprises. Nuff respect, mate!

VERONICA LUJJA alias VINKA

Vinka bounces back on the list with “LOVE PANIC” but I nearly dropped her off the list.
Vinka needs to call upon her gods to restart their work. In case you forgot to pay them, please pay them now. Good talent but you got to step up because of the tough competition around you.

OJJAMBO ANDREW alias DADDY ANDRE

One of the most talented producers without a doubt. Andre surely couldn’t miss on the list.
With many other productions for other artists, the producer makes it with “TUGENDE MU-CHURCH”. No doubt a good talent!

HERBERT KITYAMUWEESI aka Crysto Panda

The energetic TV personality recovered from the death of his baby and outed major songs “EBILUMA ABAYAYE” and “KYOYINA OMANYA”.

For Panda, 2021 will be a tougher year. He has to prove if he has the capability to maintain the high standards he’s set!

NAMUKWAYA DIANA alias SPICE DIANA

Spice Diana has consistently made it on the list. This is her third year in a row. Her jams “KWATTA WANO” and “KOKONYA” featuring Tanzanian Harmonize are sweet songs to the ear. So far so good. Job well done.

MOSES SSALI aka BEBE COOL

The “UNDISPUTED” BEBE COOL.
With “WAKAYIMA” and “FEELING” featuring Nigerian Rudebwoy, this year registers as an average year musically for me.

Granted. But my role in the fight against the deadly Covid-19 cannot go unmentioned. The awareness song, Corona Distance, brought together some of Uganda’s top musicians.

The song remix was even better as it featured artists from various regions with each singing in their local languages meaning the message reached a wider populace.

Nonetheless, I still top Uganda’s showbiz industry in Africa as I featured in the continental Guinness Football Challenge alongside Rio Ferdinand among others.

I also recently trended at number one in Africa for you know why…

NOTE: I cannot end the list without mentioning all the musicians (including Dj Bob Wyne) who recorded Coronavirus songs. Great job they did.

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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5 Comments

  1. Ok thank you Mi fan Bebe but list eno nfunnyo oleta otya oluyimbalwa(korona)my list,tuberemu banange Ekirara if you talk about Bobi wine talk about him as artist Bobi wine not Dj please toyisamu Bantu maaso sokawewekitibwa nzenkwagala naaye wesonyiwe Bobi wine

  2. Impressive, haha I love the way Moses ssali does his things, especially on the part where he said, Nwagi being the Female version of him, Mudra having a good song compared to what he writes for big artists, Crystal panda proving to us that he will maintain t, n Sheebah requesting for kyolina many remix to be added in the lidt, where bebe said she didn’t have to request
    Well its interesting. Thank u Mbu, thank u Josh Ruby

  3. To be authentic,da music industry of u.g today is leaning on artists lyk Bebe cool the big size.Thx papa

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