Bebe Cool (born 1 September 1977) (real name Moses Ssali) is a ragga musician from Uganda. He started his career around 1997 in Nairobi, Kenya, but a few years later he moved back to his native country. Together with Redsan and his compatriot Chameleone, Bebe Cool was one of the first artists affiliated with Ogopa DJs, a production house and record label in Kenya.
Two of his popular singles are "Fitina" and "Mambo Mingi". He also collaborated with Halima Namakula, a Ugandan veteran woman musician, on their crossover track "Sambagala". He has released two solo albums, Maisha and Senta. His lyrics are in Luganda, Swahili, and English.
Together with Kenyan duo Necessary Noize, Bebe Cool has formed a reggae group known as the East African Bashment Crew. They have released one album, Fire, and two hit singles, "Africa Unite" and "Fire". The group is nominated at the inaugural (2008) MTV Africa Music Awards.
In January 2010 he was injured when a policeman shot at him.
On 11 July 2010, Bebe Cool was performing at the Kyadondo Rugby Club when a bomb set by Somali Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab exploded (July 2010 Kampala attacks). According to Cool, "Most people who died were just in front of me. The blast was so loud—the next thing I saw were body parts flying over."
Bebe Cool is husband to model and former Miss Uganda contestant Zuena Kirema and is now a father of two; one son and daughter, Alpha Thierry and Beata, respectively.
- 2004 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Best Reggae Artiste/Group
- 2005 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Best Reggae Artiste/Group
- 2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Best Reggae Artiste/Group
- 2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Song of the Year
- 2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Best Reggae Artiste/Group
- 2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Best Male Artiste
- 2007 Channel O Music Video Awards -Video of the year
- 2008 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Best Male Artist & Best Reggae Artiste/Group & Best Ragga Artiste/Group
- 2010 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Artist of the Year 2010,Best Reggae Artiste/Group and Album of the year
- 2011 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Best Male Artist