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Saturday, 31 January 2009
Born Joseph Mayanja in 1979, Jose Chameleone is mainly an afro beat Ugandan artiste who kicked his singing career around 1996.
He started his singing career when fellow artiste Bebe Cool helped him to Nairobi from where Ogopa DJ’s a record label signed him on. One of his first songs was “Bageya”, featuring Redsan a Kenyan artiste but did not make it really big until his block buster hit Mama Mia hit.
His music style is a combination of Ugandan folk, central African rumba, Zouk and Ragga. His first album was released in Kenya in 1999. He has since released several albums including Bageya in 2000, Mama Mia in 2001, Njo Karibu in 2002, The Golden Voice in 2003, Mambo Bado in 2004 and Kipepeo in 2005.
Almost all Chameleone’s songs have been hits but Jamila, Mama Rhoda, Shida Za Dunia, Kipepeo, Bei Kali, Fitina Yako, Haraka Haraka, Mambo Bado, Ndivyo Sivyo, Bomboclat, Katupakase, and recently Ba Yuda stand out. He is a member of the Musicans Community, a coalition of Musicians who use their fame and fortune to help eradicate poverty and create HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns.
Chameleone has won several PAM Awards and two categories in 2006 Kisima Music Awards. He has been nominated for both Kora Awards and MOBO
He has toured a number of overseas countries, The United States, United Kingdom, Sweden and has traveled around Africa. He walked his long term lover Daniela Atim down the aisle last year. He has three kids; Ayla from a previous relationship with Belgian Grate aka Dorotia and the kids with his wife Abba Mayanja, 3 and four month old Alfa Mayanja.
It’s not been a roller coaster life for the star. He has been involved in bitter bust ups with not just his fellow singers but with his fans. But most notable is last year’s alleged sleep walking incidence that saw him confined in a wheel chair after breaking his limbs.
He had traveled to Tanzania for concerts in Arusha and Tanga. He said at the time “I don’t really know what exactly happened. All I remember is entering my bed. I was also shocked to find myself on the first floor where the restaurant is located surrounded by people who were calling me a thief”. A plane was chartered by his father in-law Rev. Fr. John Scalabrini which airlifted him to Nsambya hospital from where he was operated on.
Medical experts recommend at least three months to be in a wheel chair but he defied them and started walking. He said: “This is Showbiz world, I can’t accept to be in a wheel Chair when my competitors are doing well.” Then just recently, he was involved in yet another scuffle with a city businessman Meddie Sentogo. He was rushed to hospital and some Radio Stations were already announcing him dead.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
The Heavy weight singer Jose Chameleone's brand new Cadillac Escalade will be in Kampala before this week. According to very close pals, Jose could cruise his new wheels to the Bayuda Launch at Hotel Africana tomorrow.
It is a powerful luxury SUV machine with a V8 engine. The Cadillac was bought before the Tanzanian accident which saw the star sleep walk from the 3rd floor injuring his legs. As the leg injuries were about to heal, Chameloene was involved in another scuffle two weeks back that almost took his life.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Word reaching our desk reveals 2008 flops Blu3 have lost their Coca Cola advert contract to 2008 star Dj.Michael. We aree told the Muko Muko star has been approved by Coke management to do their ads. Says our source: "Blu3 has really been a struggling group for over a year now. Century Bottling Company, the manufacturers of Coca Cola believe its the number one drink in the nation. It can only be promoted by someone who is doing fine and Dj Michael, not Blu3 is the right choice." DJ Michael's profile has been on the up ever since his blockbuster Muko Muko hit.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Eva is now a clear shadow of her former self. The model who made headlines when she popped up at Rock Gardens Bar in a fishnet outfit exposing her black but juicy kandahar is fighting for dear life after she developed a brain bleeding problem.
He close pals in the United Kingdom tell us that she is malnourished and could die."It is so sad, she's so down and all her businesses have collapsed,'' her pal tells us. Another source adds that Eva could be running bonkers. We are told: ''She is like a baby seeking attention. One time she is really sweet and right and then in a minute she starts throwing everything around." adds the source.
''Then she will go and sit on her balcony playing a guitar when everyone is trying to sleep." So Sad.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Mysterious Tycoon Michael Ezra we are told is set to walk down the aisle this year. His fiancee has been identified as a former Makerere University Business School student called Grace. We hear a determined Ezra kicked off by building Grace's Rwandan mom a mansion in Kigali, then bought Grace a mansion in West Lands in Nairobi and a customized X5 as he prepares to officially dock at her station.
Ezra who is currently in Nairobi we are told could wed from Dubai or Riviera Village in France.
Related: Mike Ezra arrives in Style
Monday, 26 January 2009
Exclusive: By Zoe Kirunda. Some sections have been cut out..
Barbie(Barbara Itungo), ''wife to the bad guy from Kamwokya'' is a very charming, warm, kind and loving woman. She is very affectionate and in everything she says what is evident is the strong love and admiration she has for her husband, Bobi Wine and children Solomon Kampala and Shalom Nairobi.
How is being Bobi Wine's wife?
Barbie: I will answer that in three phases. There's a Bobi before Kagoma was not a celeb who was very easy to leave with. You would go anywhere in public with ease, the Bobi of the Kagoma days just becoming a celeb was hard to live with coz he spends a lot of time in the club and you are in the house. Iam a born again and I'm not used to those things and the Bobi of today is a celeb who draws so much attention; women want him, the press pries but you choose what to believe. You have to be patient and understanding, he has to work.
Hasn't his active Night life affected your Marriage?
I know the man I'm with. I knew him before and now that he is what he is, Iam not scared.
Really, sometimes don't you feel insecure that your man is always out there?
Naturally, such feelings come and you'll even hear a lot of things but if you know the person you are with, you will decide what to believe.
Do you go to shows with him?
It depends on the place. Kiwatule, Lubiri, Nakivubo... I can't go to such places. I choose the shows I go to because I also have to enjoy.
Besides being a mother and wife what do you do?
I have a shop in Kamwokya that deals in electronics, Hardware and Plastics.
So you are not pursuing your professional career?
I studied Social Works and Social Administration at Makerere but No Iam not working for anyone. Iam a lucky woman, what I'm doing makes money why the hustle?
Related: Horse as Birthday Gift for Barbie
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Curvy city singer Rachael Kiwanuka's old Muzungu bonkmate has been positively named. The fellow is called Peter. The pair was recently smoked out in the Sheraton Gardens enjoying tea and doing all sorts of things.We hear the hunk is a diplomat and the sexy pair has been bonking like hell in the past few years.
Pals tell us this is why after she quit WBS TV where she was the Jam Agenda show presenter, the juicy blonde did not feel the pinch. Rachael is a frequent visitor at the U.S Embassy where she has many friends. The duo is deeply in love and none of you should get shocked when fading singer Halima Namakula's daughter starts to cruise a posh machine. Way to go girl.!
Saturday, 24 January 2009
The amorphous WBS presenter well known for her out-of proportion weight is set to walk down the aisle her secret boyfriend. According to close pals, Straka is fed up of bonking teenagers and has finalized plans to introduce her new bonkmate to her parents.
A friend quoted her as having said that she had tested all kinds of young boys' whoppers but she has finally decided to settle down and start a family.
The introduction meetings are secretly being held in Kampala. According to pals, the over-weight celebrity is determined to legalize her bonking this year come rain or shine.
Friday, 23 January 2009
The fattest celebrity in the land is in trouble after receiving money from a Ugandan artist based in UK and failed to deliver.
Straka Mwezi a WBS Tv presenter received 2,000,000/- shs from Mbalire George to organize a music concert in Kampala but did nothing to that effect. The guy arrived for the show which was slated for last weekend only to discover that no arrangements for the show had been done.
George wants his money back but Straka is thinking of paying otherwise. The guy is not interested in anything else other than the money.
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Amon Lukwago who is Juliana's former lover and father to her kid is currently in the UK conducting some business while Litz is engaged in equally serious business back at home. Litz was at Link Bar last Monday in the company of her girl friends and after taking one too many she denounced Amon. She was like who is he?
On Tuesday she stormed Fingaz, a Wandegeya based eating joint hand in hand with another lad. "She looked really in love, this guy must be a special person in her life," an eye witness said.
As millions were glued on the swearing in of Barack Obama as the first African American President of the United States (USA), Litz was concentrating on a piece of chicken bought by this guy who seemed to be extra special to her.
Monday, 19 January 2009
Having warned the two love birds for long it seems Big Mama has finally let the whole thing take its course if that was the way everything was meant to be.
Our huge eyed snoops over the weekend spotted Rachael K surfing Kirya's lips like there was no tomorrow.
The huge appetite seems to have developed to its brim that the itchy feeling Rachel could not wait to take off the Ice Cream that was hanging on Maurice's lips. The two exchanged sweet nothings at Garden City until late in the evening.
Monday, 19 January 2009
Zuena's Car Demands
The embattled Bebe Cool has taken Zuena's issue to another level. Reliable sources say that the BAFUDDE boss has completed the signing of a brand new Escalade that he hopes will see his long time lover Zuena back to his life.
This whole scenario came up after Zuena had demanded for a decent car from the Munene munene boss before she said goodbye to her family where she currently relocated to. The whole town is on alert to see what miracle this brand new car will bring into their life.
Watch this space for more updates of this story.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Jose Chameleone was on Thursday discharged from Kololo hospital but his life is far from safe. The Bayuda Star who is set to launch his music album on 30th at Hotel Africana has a blood clot in the brain. Daniella said that the singer has a blood clot in the left side of his brain.
Doctors say the problem can be solved but the operation is too costly. We need everyone's prayers Jose Chameleone's wife Daniella added.
The doctors who discharged Chameleone on Thursday ordered him to take rest for months. Doctors were forced to discharge him because so many visitors were flocking the hospital not allowing the music star ample time to rest. Jose will rest for three days before he resorts to rehearse for the forthcoming concert.
Chameleone's troubles began when he met face to face with a Nkuba Kyeyo gal Dora who was a girl friend to his elderly brother at Club Silk last Tuesday. Dorothy offered Chameleone a drink which he turned down, she offered Jose cash which he also objected too. This babe poured her drink on Chameleone after he had turned down all her advances.
Chameleone lost his cool and wondered how Dora could go to that extent. A battle of words ensured there after. It is at this point that Dora's lover Sentogo Meddy Hassan met the two exchanging very hot words. He intervened by stepping on one of Jose's healing legs forcing the star to fall down crying in pain.
Club Silk Bouncers swung into action and asked the three to try their game elsewhere and not in the club. Hassan and his girl friend drove off in their Lexus car. The star did not want to be out smarted so he asked his brother David to follow the Lexus. The Chameleones were in a Mercedes Benz ML which they drove and caught up with the Lexus around Wampewo Avenue (Zain Offices).
The pair again exchanged bitter words for close to five minutes until Chameleone told Hassan "Wepankisa Omuwala Gwetwakozesa netukowa" meaning that you feel proud to be with a girl we have used and dumped.
Hassan jumped into his powerful car and drove towards Chameleone in what many have seen as an intention to finish the singer off. Hassan missed Chameleone by inches but the star fell on his back hitting a hard stone. He was rushed to Case Clinic as Hassan drove to the police station but later discharged. Promoter Balaam intervened to ensure that the singer fully recovers ahead of the 30th concert, so he was admitted at Kololo hospital.
Dora was so much in love with Chameleone's brother Henry who stays in London and she knew she had found the man of her life. Chameleone's family considered Dora not good enough in the process throwing her out. Dora strongly believes it's Chameleone who influenced the parents not to endorse their affair with Henry. As such tensions have always been high whenever the two meet.
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Looks like Musician fights have just started.! Star singer Bebe Cool is recording a hit titled Cartoon and Baboon. Very close sources tell us the Omunene star is in studio working out the collaboration hit with his Gagamel crew member DangerMan. Says the insider:
''Cartoon and Baboon is a song meant to mock some artists who always want to fight each other." Moze Radio and Weasle TV have always fought Bebe Cool and a few days back opened a war on their mentor, Jose Chameleone. Moze is as skinny as er, a cartoon while Weasle and a Baboon are almost identical. We are told the song Cartoon and Baboon is a dancehall tune and will be out very soon.We can't wait.!
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Sad news reaching our desk indicates Good Life Star singer Moze Radio's former lover has died of a strange disease. We hear the girl who used to bonk Radio while at Makerere University a few years back died late last month and was burried in Kitoro Entebbe.
''It was really sad, this was a very nice gal but sadly, she couldn't live. She is dearly missed," her pal told us. The pal with tears rolling down her eyes also told us that her pal developed a disease that slowly reduced her flesh to tissues as she seriously lost weight before breathing her last. "Her bum was the first to disappear, then her eyes almost popped out. All this time she had a strange heavy cough. It was disastrous she added,"
Moze and the girl were a hot item while at campus but broke up after Moze found fame. Moze learnt of the burial just recently and broke down.
Friday, 16 January 2009
Promoter Balaam is in panic after Jose Chameleone's fresh troubles that have left the heavy weight singer admitted at Kololo hospital. Balaam is constantly monitoring the situation according to close pals. Balaam bought the BaYuda album at 40 Million.
The BaYuda launch is slated for the 30th of this month and Balaam's worry is whether the star will be fully recovered then to perform. A pal said "He's doing everything to make sure Chameleone recovers in time. Balaam clearly knows if Jose doesn't perform, it will be him on the losing end. And this is one thing he has vowed not to allow."
Balaam now plans to hire bouncers to take care of the star between now and the launch time just to be sure nothing else obstructs the star from performing on the planned date.
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Bebe Cool and Zuena have split for good and this is confirmed in his latest track ''Agenze '' which was sampled last Monday on his theme night at the Link bar in Wandegeya. This was very fresh from Dream studios where he had just recorded it.
It is a dance hall lyrical tune that will definitely get everyone off their feet but with the lyrics everyone will sympathize with Bebe Cool. Bebe Cool and Zuena have two kids Alpha Thierry and Beata and in the song he talks of how hard he works to take milk home, but these days there is no one to take the milk. He also talks of how lonely he is and is urging Zuena to come back.
They have been having misunderstandings since last year and the two had agreed to leave separate lives for sometime but now it looks like it is for good.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Shocking info reaching our desk indicates that WBS Late Night presenter Straka Mwezi has opened a new Kimansulo night spot in Kireka. The place is called Victoria club on Namugongo road. Snoops tell us Straka opened the club just last week and it's already attracting massive guests ready to watch live Kandahars. The club, quite spacious and very dark inside we are told has a stage where the stunning and exciting kimansulo is performed for guests to ogle. We hear entrance is 5,000 but could be increased as more people are joining the club even when it'd just a week old. Looks like Straka has finally hit it off after a series of failed businesses. She opened a salon in Makindye last year but sadly, she was the only customer throughout its entire existence.
Monday, 12 January 2009
Finally Big Brother Africa 2 Ugandan housemate Maureen Namatovu is officially off the shelf. The petite black beauty famously remembered for having live sex with Malawian housemate Code Sangala in Big Brother Africa
wedded her muzungu lover, the Texas, US based Taylor Garett.
The couple exchanged vows on Saturday at Rubaga Catholic Church. Interestingly Maureen expected to be preggie was not. She’s been pregnant for months and the pregnancy was rumoured not to be Taylor’s. And even she was supposed to wed last year in November but the wedding never took place. Not a single word was said as to why it never took place. She then went quiet for a period and the next time she was spotted by snoops was two weeks back at a popular Lumumba Avenue based St. Anthony eating house. And she was not pregnant. It is believed her pregnancy disappeared that time she was away. And not a single person has seen her baby.
Maureen has been linked to various city men including a telecom fellow among others. Last year what started as a rumor that she was pregnant was later confirmed by her though the Dad of the baby remained unknown. But her very close pals vowed to undress and walk from Fido Dido to Shell Jinja road if Taylor was the man responsible.
On Saturday, the pair exchanged vows and promised to bonk for eternity in a function attended by Buganda Katikiro JB Walusimbi. The convoy comprised of five spectacular Merceds Benzes and escorted by two traffic motorcycles that ensured the bridal entourage was given right of way from church to Sheraton Hotel. Priests from Uganda and United States graced the occasion.
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Stunner Judith Heard seems unstoppable as she parties. In fact even the baby in her tummy can't derail her. Preggie Judith turned heads and had tails wagging in the pants when she made an appearance at the launch of the new club T1 on Wednesday night.
The stunning model alongside a bummy pal showed up quite late( Its not easy to pop up on time when you are preggie) but she did not disappoint as she embarked on a club Beer demolition mission.
We really hope the baby inside is safe. Meanwhile, medical experts tell us Judith's baby is developing really well and there is nothing to worry about. "The tot is developing really well despite Judith's hectic travel progies. She's such a strong woman and Alex is one lucky man." Wow!
Saturday, 10 January 2009
He could be struggling musically but looks like Fire Base second in command Buchaman is doing well cash wise. Snoops can exclusively reveal that the Lwaki Temumatira singer has bought a new car. Bucha is now a proud owner of a white Toyota Corolla registration number UAL 294G and he's been moving around with a mega grin.
But wherever he got the dime to buy it, no one knows because 2008 has been a year of struggle for him. Snoops spotted him on Monday night in Wandegeya cruising his new machine."He was with in the company of a certain unidentified babe. He was all smiles, an indication that all is good," a snoop said.
Thursday, 08 January 2009
Diva Juliana Kanyomozi and Mujib Kasule are back together. The pair was spotted at Nandos in a Rav 4 making up around midnight. The couple which looked to be in a busy conversation at the time was a serious couple way back in 2005 and from the look of things they could be on the way for a sensational second life.
Juliana was in a black dress and long hair but she did not want anyone to see her "Everytime she saw people looking her side, she would jerk her long hair so that it covers most of her facial features" but with Nandos such a busy place they were forced to drive off and start from where they broke off.
Wednesday, 07 January 2009
Top Ugandan Reggae musician, Bebe Cool and Zuena's affair is on the rocks. It has been three weeks now with Zuena out of the Kiwatule home. Bebe Cool has apologized to Zuena but she has not yet reconsidered her position.
Apparently this was caused by a rumor that Bebe Cool has off side matches and the singer has particularly been seeing a babe only identified as Laura, a daughter to the Fire Master's boss. Zuena had for sometime heard about the rumour but down played it, but this time around her informers alerted her that Bebe is at Laura's home in Naguru.
Zuena drove to Naguru just to confirm the allegations and to her surprise, Bebe Cool's car was packed at Laura's home. She waited for over 30 minutes for the hubby to pull out but this was not the case. She left very disappointed in tears.
Now Bebe Cool has thrown out all the buddies he's been moving out with on suspicion that they leaked the information to Zuena. He has even pledged 20Mn for Zuena to come back. It is not clear whether Zuena has accepted the arrangement.
Tuesday, 06 January 2009
Sad news from Nigeria indicate that Faridah Ndausi is on life support. "Her situation is getting worse and worse, it is scaring . She can't eat,she can't drink. she has lost lots of energy," the source said.
It has been three days now with Faridah on life support but there is no improvement and to sadly the situation is deteriorating. Family members are trying to sort the hospital bills in Nigeria before she can be brought back to Uganda.
The family are getting to terms with the fact that there is little that can be done so they are planning on bringing her to die in Kampala.
Monday, 05 January 2009
2008 has certainly not been a good year for Blu3 and they have thought out of the box and teamed up with the 2008 best artists, Moze Radio and Weasle Tv.
Blu3 and the Goodlyf guys are set to record a new hit that should revive their ''dead'' career. An insider said: ''2008 has been Blu3's bad year but they are confident they can make a come back. Weasle and Radio have offered to give a hand with a collabo."
The goodlyf boys were set to record a duet with Wafagiyo which is a new group but were forced to cancel the plan and bail out Blu3.
Sunday, 04 January 2009
City socialite and self proclaimed philanthropist Judith Heard is at again the only difference this time is that she is not splashing the money out and about to needy kids but her own kid.
The heavy city dweller has put aside $100,000 approximately 200Million in preparation for the birth of her kid. She wants the kid to hold American citizenship so she intends to give birth from the US and she plans to throw a bug bash estimated at roughly 200M for the tot upon return to Uganda.
Changes are already being made to the couples pad in order to make the baby comfortable when it finally comes.
Related: Judith HEARD and Joe, Uganda Models
Saturday, 03 January 2009
2008 has surely been a year for Cindy first she gets ditched by her buddies from the Blu*3 trio after disagreements on bonking rights, then she gets her popularity high up on the charts for her nude display being crowned nudist of the year.
She then kick starts her solo career and her music instantly tops the charts and she makes her former group mates look like losers that they are. She puts her love life back on track with Mario and for the coming year Cindy has revealed that she intends to have a baby for Mario come 2009.
She says that the thought of bearing a child makes her blood boil and she believes she has come of age to finally become a mother big ups gal.
Related: Cindy, Blu3, Mbikoye, Cindy at the Joe Concert
Friday, 02 January 2009
Beatrice Alum-Students at Makerere University were treated to free drama during exams recently when a babe pulled out her G-string from her bag while looking for a pen. The babe a second year student of Social Sciences arrived late in the examination room and with all the panic, ended up removing a G-string from her hand bag and threw it a the guys face next to her.
The whole examination room went on standstill causing non stop laughter. The G-string was stinking to the extent that students had to use answer booklets to 'fan' their noses. Jimmy who the G-string fell on said it did not smell well at all.
The supervisor told students to keep quiet saying it's normal for ladies to carry such things in their hand bags keep quiet and do your exams as the poor lady struggled to put it back in her hand bag.
Thursday, 01 January 2009
Mukasa Mbidde recently sent his daughter to Sweden (Mbidde Banishes Daughter from Kampala) but details on why he did that are beginning to unfold. According to 3am sex experts, it is believed the politician sent his daughter to Sweden to have uninterrupted romps.
The youthful DP diehard has upped his dating game to another level by hooking sex siren Jackie Ndahire. Jackie has had it with Bony Lule of Standard Chartered Bank, Jose Chameleone's brother, Humphrey Mayanja, Mujib Kasule and Qute Kaye.
Jackie has wowed Mbidde to the point of winning herself a brand new Volkswagen Vento from the youthful Democratic Party diehard. Meanwhile Mbidde was in advanced stages of introducing his official girl friend, Shamim but by the look of things that might not take place as Mbidde seems to be so much into Jackie.