Pallaso's Malamu tops Bebe Cool's 2020 list
By Michael Nampala 02 Jan 2021 10:17 AM EAT
The year 2020 is certainly the worst thing that has happened to artists as they have been locked up for a greater part of the year and they still are.
Just a handful held concerts before the sector was locked down in March 2020. New artists decided to hit the deep waters and for some like Eezzy and Crysto Panda have had a fairly good year compared to the established artists who were still waiting on COVID-19 to end, but that seems unlikely going by the numbers.
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Fast rising stars dominate the Bebe Cool list
Pallaso, Eezzy, Mudra and Karole Kasita featured on the Bebe Cool list
Bebe Cool in his Bebe Cool list of 2020 admits that it was not a good year for him as his 'Wakayima' and 'Feeling' songs were average.
Here goes the list;
1. 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.
Malamu has 1.2Million views in one month.
2. ERIC OPOKA alias EeZZY
A Ugandan talent who hit a jackpot rather unexpectedly with his "TUMBIZA SOUND" song.
Artists that live out of the mainstream entertainment city of Kampala think it's impossible to break barriers. Well, Eezzy did.
Tumbiza Sound has 1Million views in 3 months.
3. TADDEO MAYEGA alias ZEX Bilangilangi,
A Fire Base 'criminal', with "RATATA and NALINDA", Zex has undoubtedly been the dancehall king of 2020.
4. 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.
5. SSEBUNYA ALPA alias MUDRA
6. 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".
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. EDIRISA MUSUUZA alias EDDY KENZO
Kenzo returns on the list with "TWEYAGALE".
10. 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!
11. ZAWEDDE PRISCILLA alias AZAWI
My Quinamino makes it to the list this year with "LO-FIT" and "REPEAT IT".
12. 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!
13. VERONICA LUJJA alias VINKA
Vinka bounces back on the list with "LOVE PANIC" but I nearly dropped her off the list.
14. OJJAMBO ANDREW alias DADDY ANDRE
One of the most talented producers without a doubt. Andre surely couldn't miss on the list.
15. 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".
16. 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.
17. MOSES SSALI aka BEBE COOL
The awareness song, Corona Distance, brought together some of Uganda's top musicians.
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...