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Bebe Cool Takes Music hiatus after Bobi Wine ‘fake injury’ comment

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By Annette Amondi

Ugandan singer Moses Ssali popularly known as Bebe cool has announced that he will be taking a short break from the entertainment scene.

The singer says he will be taking the break until things settle in his country following a political uproar.

Cool who was on Friday booed off stage while performing at the Swagz All-Star concert held at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.

The singer was pelted with objects after he refused to get off stage.

‘’They are not throwing bottles to me because they hate me, no! They’re sending a message to me. Only that they’re sending a message to the wrong person. They’re sending the right message to a wrong person,’’ he said while on an interview.

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He went on to express how Bobi Wine was faking his injuries to gain political mileage.

“NTV, you had your cameras, watching this young man (Bobi Wine) getting onto the car after court, he held the car like this (makes an illustration with his right hand) with one arm and raised the other arm with the crutch. What was down here? Was he in the air or standing on his feet? you look at a man putting on the heaviest shoe in life, one that even people who are not sick with their legs feel they cannot move with it because it is too heavy and media still don’t analyze that,’’ he said

This brought him huge backlash from fans off Bobi Wine across East Africa forcing him to cancel all his public performances till things cool down.

“My name is Moses Bebe Cool Ssali, a Ugandan by birth, a muganda, a muslim, a father, a husband, a brother, a son and a friend to many. I have been in the music business for more than 20 years now and i am proud to say that i have made a great contribution to the development of the Ugandan, East African & African entertainment industry. It gives me great pride to witness several young musicians, comedians, instrumentalists and promoters make a fine living in this entertainment industry. In this same industry, i have built a life for myself, my family, friends and many dependants.The current fruits from this industry would not have existed if Uganda did not have peace, freedom, tranquillity and tolerance for each others’ religious, political and cultural beliefs.

For the last few weeks, i had chosen silence as a means to exercise my tolerance for the political events that are currently transpiring in the country. Unfortunately, while at a performance last Friday, i was pelted with bottles and stones by a group of people purportedly because i do not subscribe to their political beliefs.

For the safety of myself, family, friends and fans, i regrettably would like to announce that i will not be making any public performances until further notice. My prayer is that the current situation in our beloved country doesn’t deteriorate into an unfortunate state. For God and my Country.” He wrote on Facebook