The trolls started the moment it was announced that Bebe Cool would appear on NBS TV’s weekly political show, Frontline.
And they continued way after he had left the show. In fact several hours into Friday, the social media army was still actively squeezing the last bits of fun from the musician’s appearance alongside Nobert Mao, Saalamu Musumba, Semujju Nganda and government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo.
Bebecool: Bobi wine is Musician not an MP. Kyagulanyi is the MP
Moderator: But we invited Sali not bebe cool.
Bebecool: Yes, am both Ssali and Bebe cool bba wa Zuena.
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And from the word go, it was evident the jury, even the sympathisers would not side with Bebe Cool, in spite of the few valid points he tried to put across. Several times, he was saved by the more seasoned debater in Ofwono when he was offered free advice on how to package his presentation by Mao.
— President Saleh (@realsalehUG) January 4, 2019
“The way you’re speaking leaves us with an impression that you’re caught in the cobweb of Museveni’s patronage. What we’re saying is there’s nothing wrong with you benefiting from the patronage. Careless and reckless comments have left Bebe Cool in this situation,” Mao advised Bebe, the self-styled leader of ‘Silent Majority.’
In not more than 280 characters, describe how you found out that Bebe Cool is Zuena’s husband!
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— Glasic™?? (@Glasic_Nick) January 4, 2019
But Ofwono said Bebe had already explained his view. “It is not only politicians the view of others,” Ofwono interjected.
However, what is the most memorable statement from Bebe Cool’s submission is that of him being ‘Zuena’s husband’ when asked to tell the difference between Bebe Cool and Moses Ssali.
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Here is the verbatim.
Charles Odongotho (CO): Do you believe that Bobi Wine is an MP and you are still a musician?
Bebe Cool (BC): No, Bobi Wine is not an MP. It is (Robert) Kyagulanyi who is an MP.
CO: What is the difference?
BC: The difference is he is using two faces to do two things at the same time.
Nobert Mao: (Laughing) I thought only Emilan Kayima (Police spokesperson) reasons like that.
CO: But here is the thing, let me ask you another question
BC: No. No. No. You are going to mess me here (pointing at notes he had been scribbling for minutes)
CO: We called you as a musician. And this is a political show. Who is talking here?
BC: (Looking straight into the eyes of CO) No. No. No. No. I am a musician. I have a right to comment about the politics of my country.
CO: Who is on the show today?
BC: Bebe Cool, the artiste.
CO: And for us we invited Moses Ssali
BC: (Stammering) No. still is the artiste, Zuena’s husband.
The video has already been viewed thousands of times and shared twice as many times on social media, with #BebeCool probably the most trending hashtag.
However, critics were left wondering about the relevance of sneaking in Zuena’s name in the argument, with one arguing that ‘whatever Zuena fed rasta must be really good’.
What we know though is Ssali or Bebe Cool or Ba wa Zuena and Zuena truly love each other and that the musician will use any occasion to remind whoever cares to listen that she is the mother of his four children.
Also, Zuena has often praised her man calling him all sorts of sweet names and labeling him the best dad to her children.
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