Singer Bebe Cool bagged the accolade for Best East African Male Artist in the 5th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2018 held in Accra Ghana on Saturday night.
He beat Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Juma Jux, Harmonize, Nyashinski among others.
‘Rival’ Bobi Wine was among the hundreds of Ugandans who praised Bebe Cool for raising Uganda’s flag high.
‘‘As I leave Ghana for home, I am very pleased that Uganda performed exceptionally well at Afrima 2018. I congratulate fellow Ugandan artistes who won awards- Irene Namatovu (Best artist in African Traditional), Bebe Cool (Best Male, East Africa) and Sandra Nankoma (Best Female Artist, African Inspirational Music). Thank you for raising our flag high. ‘’ Bobi Wine said on Sunday.
Bobi wine was in Accra Ghana for Afrima award finals where he was invited as a panelist and special guest at the Afrima Awards
Bebe Cool dedicated the award to his youngest daughter and to the departed souls of the people that died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria waters on Saturday afternoon.
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is my first AFRIMA Award and I am 41 years old. I would like to thank my fans in Uganda and all over the world for voting for me. It has been a big war, but we have won,” Bebe Cool said after being handed his accolade.