Bobi Wine named panelist at awards where Bebe Cool is nominee
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on November 15, 2018
The world is becoming smaller for self proclaimed Big Size, Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool, while at the same time becoming so big for his nemesis- self anointed Ghetto President, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine. With the two singers going different ways politically, Bebe Cool has been swinging beef from one end and making it known he has no support nor liking for his once former ally, Bobi Wine. Unfortunately, the situations are not helping either; First, while wanting to use a bigger platform at which he would pour cold water on Bobi Wine’s rise during the Tarrus Riley Concert, Bebe Cool hit rock end when revellers chased him off stage with hand ‘missiles” comprising of stones, water and liquor bottles. Bebe Cool would later take a break from stage performances until stability reigns. It is during this time that he has watched events from a distance and resigned to charity, until his nomination to the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in the Best Male Artiste in East Africa category. Like all bad luck was collected and dumped in his compound, Bebe Cool will now not be pleased that his nemesis Bobi Wine has been invited as a panelist by the awards organisers. Bobi Wine will be part of a six-man panel to discuss on leveraging the various opportunities available to African music stakeholders in a global Village at the upcoming 2018 AFRICA MUSIC BUSINESS SUBMIT at the 5th AFRIMA – Ghana 2018 holding at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast, Accra. Bobi Wine will be joined by; renowned South African music superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka; Ugandan music activist and parliamentarian, Bobi Wine; Internationally acclaimed video and audio disk jockey, DJ Van; Nigerian music executive, Kenny Ogungbe; Ghanaian entertainment and media owner, Bola Ray; and President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, MUSIGA, Bice Osei Kuffour also known as Obour, and other well-known African and international music Intellects, professionals and enthusiasts for discussions and networking during the 2018 Africa Music Business Summit, AMBS. It is key to note however, that both artistes will be required on different days and different venues. While Bobi Wine’s event is scheduled for November 22 at Kempiski Hotel in Accra, Bebe Cool will be required two days later (Nov 24) at Accra International Conference Centre. The two artistes therefore will most likely not meet, and have different businesses to handle.