Bebe Cool unveils UGX 1.5bn to fight TB in Uganda
Gagamel International and Amber Heart Foundation are pleased to announce what a memorable year 2019 has been for Bebe Cool.
It was in February this year that Bebe Cool shipped in the latest state of the art video recording equipment purchased from America and also started to set up Gagamel International’s own music recording studio.
Bebe Cool released ‘Wasibuka Wa Video’ the first of his many videos this year to be shot in America using the acquired state of the art equipment.
The song was not only melodic and danceable but the video was the best of its kind that had never been produced by any Uganda Artist before because of it’s high quality image production.
Down the road, Bebe Cool has this year managed to release more high quality definition videos recorded in America like; Nkuliyo, Easy and the latest being Wire Wire which is now the top chatting song and video in Uganda as we look to wind up 2019.
Since October to date, Bebe Cool has featured in three collabos namely; ‘RnB’ with Nigerian talented artist Harry Song, ‘Amattu Magule’ with Ugandan music trio B2C and ‘Nyimbira’ with Slick Stuart, Dj Roja and Daddy Andre.
The ‘Bafudde’ singer will soon be opening up the Gagamel Records Music Studios to the public. The studios have been set up in Ntinda – Strecher Road and have been fitted with state of the art music equipment purchased from USA.
Music fans in Uganda and Africa should be excited as we approach 2020 because it surely is going to be the beginning of a new era of music from Bebe Cool. So far two collabos with artists from West Africa and East Africa have been recorded, Bebe Cool has also recorded 5 new singles to get going.
“As 2019 comes to a climax, I thank God for all the guidance through the year. It hasn’t been all that rosy but the success has been enormous without doubt. Am forever indebted to my Management Team, Family, Gagamel Phamily, Uganda and my fans from all over the world for the support and I promise to never let you down. Let 2019 be a pivotal year for Bebe Cool Musically” says Bebe Cool
Since he began his music journey in late 1990’s, Bebe Cool has always been a champion of charitable activities in Uganda. From spearheading drivers to fundraise money for the needy to staging concerts as a way of collecting money for purposes of helping needy pay hospital bills, Bebe Cool is no stranger to Charity.
Late last year, Bebe Cool decided to fully register his non profit organization; Amber Heart Foundation that he would go on to use when it comes to charity activities. During the close of 2018, Bebe Cool staged his annual music concert whose theme was aimed to collecting money to fund young children who had heart related diseases. Bebe Cool donated UGX. 60,000,000 (Sixty Million Shillings Only) towards that cause and the children were successfully operated in India and are back to Uganda in good health.
It’s in 2018 that he was appointed Global and Uganda Tuberculosis Ambassador because of his efforts to improve the lives of those who are needy in our communities through Amber Heart Foundation.
Amber Heart Foundation successfully applied for US$ 400,000 TB Reach Wave 7 Grant in April 2019 from Stop TB Partnership – TB Reach Initiative. The TB Reach Wave 7 Grant is funded by the Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Grant will see Amber Heart Foundation carry out a number of activities aimed at finding missing Tuberculosis Patients within the districts of Kampala, Jinja and Mbarara. The activities shall kick off In December this year and shall run for 14 Months.
The grant was a result of a vigorous application exercise that saw Amber Heart Foundation triumph over 600 applications that had be chosen from all over the world.
“In Uganda, over 80,000 people die of Tuberculosis annually yet this disease is treatable and medication is free in all government health facilities. The challenge we have as a country is that majority don’t know symptoms of Tuberculosis and the dangers of the disease if not treated early enough. Through Amber Heart Foundation, I will be using this grant to sensitize fellow Ugandans about the dangers of Tuberculosis, it’s symptoms, testing and medication required” says Bebe Cool.
Amber Heart Foundation with Government of Uganda, Stop TB Partnership in Geneva –Switzerland, Ministry of Health, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Divison, Stop TB Uganda, Media, Artists, informal sector, corporate sector and many other stakeholders to ensure that Tuberculosis is wiped out from our communities.