Allan Hendrik SSali shot to lime light in 2014 as Bebe Cool’s eldest son he sired 20 years ago.
He then became a media ‘fodder’ while he studied at Kawempe Muslim Secondary School, as curiosity piled on how he lives his life style, how he is treated in a home which many assume he is considered a step son and how does he relate with his step mother Zuena Kirema.
Whereas most people presume Bebe Cool started associating with his son after the media had become a thorn in his foot 4 years ago, trying hard to know lives of these two as father and son, Allan, 24, applauds Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool as a responsible dad who has taken care of him since he was a child.
He says after realizing he was a son of a celebrity, Allan stopped his father from appearing with him in public so as to elude being a subject of contention in Uganda’s media.
Speaking to TrumpetNews in an exclusive interview, the upcoming singer, Allan heaps praises on singer Bebe Cool who most of the times receives volatile responses from the public because of his independent opinions on social media, his alliance with the ruling regime and braggart behavior as the most successful musician in the industry.
Away from music, Allan describs Mr. Ssali as a “blessing to have him as a dad whom I am very proud of.” He says Bebe Cool, unlike many would think, has showed him parental love, taken him to school and provided the necessities like a responsible father does to his son.
Allan added that…. “Yes, he guides me and does not let me go astray. I am free with him I would say. “He is very happy with my music and encourages me every day. That is why sometimes we go together to shows and he supports me as I sing”
On a bad day, one would say, Bebe Cool receives criticism, condemnation and insults caused by a controversial social media opinion he posts.
Asked how he treats the tirade of outbursts and whether it affects him Allan responded, “I live my life independently, after all it is just social media.”
He loathes being addressed as a step son even when he stays with Zuena who is not his mother. “It is not right to call me a step son, we all live as one big family, and the kids all love me. In fact I am like the dad when my father isn’t around. I take care of my siblings mostly when dad is concentrating on music and doing his other businesses.”
For Zuena, Allan had this to say, “She is perfect and we get along very well.”
The hullabaloo that Bebe Cool lives larger than life, has reaped nothing out of music career, spends extravagantly and failed to invest for the future…stays in a rented house after 20 years of singing…
Allan scoffed at all those peddling lies, “where do we stay if we have no house?”
“Dad has a big plan for me and my siblings, we stay in our own house and we are soon shifting to Kiwatule and we shall turn the Ntinda House into a studio.”
On the hostility between his dad and Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Allan says it none of his business, “because I don’t know what happened to those two. They used to be good friends.”
However, he acknowledges that biff is good for the industry since many ride on his father to stay relevant musically.
“The biff helps Bobi Wine otherwise music fans would have forgotten him.”
Allan explicitly asserts that he has no issues with Bobi Wine and can’t attack him on behalf of his father.
On the upcoming concert which has been dubbed ‘Golden Heart’ slated for 3rd August which will be hosted at Kololo Airstrip, Allan who will perform before the main man Bebe Cool, this is what he tells funs… “Expect magic.”
Being a charity show, Allan said this is not the first time his father has staged a concert to fundraise for needy children.
“Bebe Cool has been doing it and he continues to do so because he has a very good heart.”
To girls out there that have secretly crushed on Bebe Cool’s son, this is his message…… “I am not in a relationship because having a companion comes with so many obstacles which would make me go astray from my goal. Though I am not certain of the number of girls that crush on me but some of them approach me, though I am wise enough to know what their intentions are towards me but I am a free guy and not searching.”
His number one goal in life is to be one of the best computer programmers and a greatest musician of all time.
Allan’s advice to all the children out there is, “be humble and not brag because it’s God who gives and at the same time takes, and to also learn the principles of life by being more Gentle.”