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Our Esther Akankwasa, Nigeria's Lillian and Kenya's Sabina were on Sunday evicted from the Big Brother Africa house ending their dream of winning the $300,000 prize money.
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Friday, 30 December 2011
The trend of the music industry in Uganda is as divided as salt and sugar. We have artistes who can break the law and go away with it and others, even a slight mistake ends you in the coolers.
When they visit the local hung outs, they make sure that even the bar toilet cleaner recognises their presence. Below are the untouchables :
Iryn Namubiru - WOW! Arguably Uganda's best performer on stage but how does she do it? Well if you want to find out, do not miss her shows as she will treat you to some of the most erotic dances ever.
Recently she gave our very own VP Mahogany scrotal eruptions with her wet kisses which mesmerised him. We believe that her association with the top guns makes her ply her trade in music without fearing the likes of Nsaba Buturo.
Sheeba - She has done it all. Need we say anything from what we have seen in the tabloids of recent? Well, for all our readers who may not know who she is , Sheebah os one of the former Obsessions girls who has established herself in the music industry, she has established nude dancers (Kimansulo) and since Nsaba Buturo, the Minister of Ethics had banned it in all the pubs and bars, Sheeba nad group go on doing it in different hangouts in the city and the outskirts.
Does the law affect her? May be not.
Bobi Wine - Well known for his popular music and entertainment, has had so many controversies surrounding his life inside and outside his music. From members leaving the group to beefing with fellow artistes and most notably punching up Bebe Cool some time back in a music show organized at Nakivubo.
He goes on to confess on how he bribes police men to release him after committing crimes in his Mr. Money song.
Chameleone - The self proclaimed doctor has almost biffed up with everyone including his own father. What the Hell! Chameleone has fought in pubs, bars and several hangouts beating up on everybody who annoys him without forgetting his own brother, Weasel recently, snoops landed on him trying to hit Mowzey Radio.
Truth of the matter is that the skinny musician always goes away with it without being punished. We don;t know whether his behaviour is acceptable by our law or the law is soft on him.
Bebe Cool - The self proclaimed "Big Size" had the toughest year 2010. From crying out for Zuena, fights with Bobi Wine, Shootings and many calamities which caused problems to his life to Zuena's nude pictures in the tabloid.
Well like Chammeleone and Bobi, Big Size is also known for cat fights with fellow artistes and sometimes fans that he says provoke him. The big fish in the police will never come for him and if they do, it is only for a few questions and the dude is free.
Recently he has been so close to Sevo over the shootings at the Centenary Park. The big man went on to foot his hospital bills in Uganda and the USA where he had the operations. Do we need to say anything more about his size.
Ragga Dee - He calls himself "JJAJJA Wa Music" in Uganda. Ragga Dee is one of the most respected musicians today and this of course goes hand in hand with his works. Despite the fact that he hardly involves himself in cat fights with other musicians or fans, Ragga is also untouchable of sorts amongst the musicians.
When it comes to hanging out, the dude normally moves with a fleet of guys especially in popular hangouts and makes sure that everyone around notices his presence. Talk of being jjajja and recognition.
Thursday, 29 December 2011
First Published: 02-Sep-2011
Drop the Guns - It is believed that beef has helped some of our countrymen attain celebrity status. From hard hitting songs to spending luxuriously so they can be seen as better, richer, popular, our celebs have done it.
It is more like what was originally in the western world was imported to our local scene. Some, beef on order to screen to attract media attention and stay in the spot light, others beef out of ego or bonkmates.
But regardless of the cause some of these celebs have beefed for long and today TGIF would like to see them kiss and makeup.
Chameleone Vs Weasel - These brothers Joseph and Douglas Mayanja can't cross paths without throwing venomous insults at each other. Weasel accuses his elder brother Chameleoe who he will never forgive for raping his (Weasel's) babe some time back. These blood brothers need to come to terms.
Juliana Kanyomozi Vs Iryn Namubiru - Sincerely, it has been over two years since these two aging sexy babes began beefing. Their anger against each other stems way back in the days when Iryn deserted the duo and their music career and went with Frank her French man.
But more than a decade down the road, these two have become established musicians and deserve to call a truce and move on. It is not that Iryn is responsible for Juliana's being unlucky in love! We dare Juliana and Iryn to reunite and stage a reunion concert.
Judith Heard Vs Zari Hassan - Another classic case of egos clashing! The two top city socialites disapprove of each other's status, beauty and wealth. Nalongo Heard and Zari once exchanged gut wrenching insults on Facebook.Whether they beef, slender Judith Heard will not grow as big (size) as Zari and the reverse is true for Zari. So bury the hatchet already!
Navio Vs Atlas - The two hunky rappers do not approve of the other's rapping skills and this sparked off their beef. Sometime back, they exchanged blows outside Club Rouge.
Their music is not as hot as they are because most of their fans who by the way are babes, flock their shows and scream their lungs out not because they like what they are wrapping but rather because these guys are hot.
Sharon Nalukenge Vs Helen Lukoma - Sharon O accuses her former groupmate Helen Lukoma of poaching on her baby's father, Ronnie Mulindwa. Whether the accusations are true or not, it happened a long time a go and both have moved on.
Besides, Uganda' representative in the just concluded Big Brother Amplified Sharon O has already tight marked her territory by giving Ronnie Mulindwa a baby boy. She needs to stop being insecure and try being friends with Helen again.
Bebe Cool Vs Bobi Wine -There's has grown from beef to biff and is a classic case of clash of egos. They were once the best back then when Firebase was just starting where they even had a collabo 'Funtula' attacking fellow singer Jose Chameleone.
They later fell out due to unclear reasons. Nowadays Bebe and Bobi can't see eye to eye without going for each other's necks because each claims he is bigger than the other but who cares, the fans know better. They forget that the two have egos.
Monday, 19 December 2011
We are certain that you are in the mood to count down that last days of 2011. There have been so many memorable events that rocked the year. Today we take you through some of the most memorable happenings of the last twelve months.
January - Mid January, two of Uganda's heavy weight artistes; Chameleone and Bobi Wine buried the hutched and held a joint concert at Kati Kati dubbed 'Battle of Champions' to celebrate ten years in the game.
The presidential campaigns are also worth mentioning for they disorganized the entire country in that some candidates looked for votes in regions beyond the borders of Uganda.
February - This was the month that H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was declared the president of the Republic of Uganda; making it his third term in the office. He beat Dr. Kizza Besigye, his strongest challenger by over sixty percent.
March - The 'Temangalo' saga was on every one's lips. As a result of this bribery scandal, former NSSF boss David Chandi Jamwa was sent to Luzira for allegedly embezzling over Shs 3bn.
He was sentenced to twelve years in 'University of Understanding' but spent there a few weeks and applied for bail which was granted to him. However, Jamwa's case is still pending after he appealed against the case.
Japan's most powerful earthquake since records began struck the north-east coast, triggering a massive tsunami. Cars, ships and buildings were swept away by a wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude tremor which struck about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo.
April - Kampala was not a good place to be during this time as this was the time when members of the opposition decided to protest high prices for goods and services by walking to work. It was during these walk to work (W2W) riots that Dr.Kizza Besigye's right hand middle and index finger got shot by police trying to calm the situation.
No nonsense police officer Arinaitwe Gilbert Bwana smashed Besigye's window car and sprayed his eyes with pepper spray. In the same month, South African based Ugandan socialite, Zari threw an all white part at swanky Guvnor and treated guests to free booze until the wee hours of the morning.
May - May 12, 2011 Ugandans woke up to horrible news that local Luga-Ragga singer Rabadaba real name Faisal Seguya had stabbed Goodlyfe crew member Thaddeus Buyengo.
Thaddeus underwent two operations for the wounds he sustained and the 'Mukyamu' singer got arrested but was later released; it's believed that Rabadaba paid his way to freedom.
June - Local singer Jose Chameleone was voted sixth biggest African singer. The list showed that Senegalese born American singer Akon in the number one position, followed by 2face Idibia, P-Square in position three, Nigeria's D-Banj in number four and then South Africa's Yvone Chaka Chaka comes at number five giving Chameleone the sixth position. It was not just Chameleone's joy but Uganda at large.
Thursday, 29 September 2011
News reaching us from Industrial area based Club Silk has it that the management has started complaining of DJ Shiru absence at work. We hear these days Shiru dedicates much of his time on side jobs like that of Bukedde TV and other related small kyeyos.
As if that is not enough apparently these days Shiru camps at singer Jose Chameleone Nkumba based night spot Liquid Lounge where the singer offered him a DJ slot.
However, Club Silk management fear giving him a warning as they don't want to lose him. He might embark on being a freelance disc joking.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
It seems the bad blood between Weasal and Mose Radio and their former Leone Island mentor Jose Chameleone is not about to end. The two boys have yet again attacked Chameleone in a new song.
Chameleone dismissed them saying they are struggling to get what to sing two years down the road yet we have been around for more than ten years.
Thursday, 08 September 2011
Daniella who now looks sexier than ever before was seen negotiating with a taxi driver to take her home. Surely where is the fleet of the cars that the hubby owns?
Monday, 22 August 2011
There is fear that singer Jose Chameleone's life is in danger. This is because his skin colour has been deteriorating at very high rate. Snoops who have been watching his state of health intimated; "His skin has turned into black and red dots. You might think he recently suffered from a rush of Measles."
Of course the 'Basiima Ogenze' singer who has been in the news after converting to Islam and then denouncing it after 36 hours is considered one of the wealthiest in the country. So if it's just a mere skin problem that is chewing up his body, then we think he can afford to pay for te best treatment.
One close pal intimated to us; "May be a strange disease has attacked him because he has been having skin problems for sometime now and it seems to be getting worse each day." We hope the embattled singer can seek medical attention or else...!
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Troubled star singer Jose Chameleone Jaffar Gaddafi has broken his silence, 98hrs after converting to Islamic faith. In a breathtaking interview with Red Pepper at his home in Seguku, Entebbe Road, the sensation singer said he he greatly regrets his conversion to Islam.
"I was only supposed to attend Juma prayers and that's all. At least Daniella was even aware of this. But I was misguided misled and misled by the attention I received when I got the mosque.
I ended up reciting the Shahad, a prayer that converts someone to Islam," he said with misery written all over his face. He insisted he will sit down his family to try reaching a common ground.
"I still love Daniella and I aren't divorcing yet. I can't go forward without Daniella," the renowned singer said. Snoops decided to raid his home after numerous failed calls. He blatantly refused to pick all the calls but what also surprised snoops was that he had changed his caller tune to Judith Babirye's Mukama Wanjagala.
Chameleone said he was ready to do anything for his family and music career. He revealed that he was under pressure from his dad who said he had nothing to do with Jaffar Gadaffi. "My dad only want to talk to me only when I'm Joseph Mayanja,"
"I know the whole thing didn't go out well with Daniella after the Friday debacle. But we are still in love and planning to move on together."
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Daniella's order follows Chameleone's conversion from Catholicism to Islam last Friday at a high priofile function at Kibuli mosque that was witnessed by Prince Kassim Nakibinge, the godfather of the Kibuli faction.
A distraught Daniella told Red Pepper last night that she was kicking Chameleone out of their Shs 500m home in Seguku on Entebbe Road. The storied house has a recording studio worth Shs 100m and a big compound. The two have been married since 2008 and have two children Alfa and Abba.
Daniella also said she is talking to prominent divorce lawyers in town to explore a possibility of filing for divorce. A change fo religion by one of the partners is a powerful ground for divorce: Daniella would push 50:50 split of the couples assets and Chameleone's future earnings.
Chameleone owns Coco Beach on the shores of L.Victoria, estimated at shs 800m, a cadillac Escalade worth about Shs 200m, a super custom (Shs28m), a convertible BMW(Shs40m), a premio(Shs8m), an Ipsum (Shs14m), a landcruiser VX(sHS 120M), among others.
He is said to own an apartment in Arizona, USA and posh house in Kigali, Rwanda. He is the majority shareholder in the Leone Island, a music company.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
This was at a function in Masaka recently. A snoop revealed; "Fans gave him a hero's welcome. But they were shocked when he tucked into a huge platter full of pilao (rice) mixed with irish potatoes."
But, while the self styled singing doctor was busy working his way around a mound of food, a young girl was spotted in the background yawning with hunger. Most of his fans who had gathered to see their star were however left asking themselves so many questions and one of them was; where does te food he eats go?
Some were heard saying; "The ka-man is too thin like he doesn't eat." Surely, Chameleone is no longer just a mere champion in music but a heavy weight when it comes to crushing food. This exclusive picture tells the whole story!
Friday, 24 June 2011
Uganda's star has been ranked number six amongst the most famous and talented musicians in Africa. The list shows that Senegalese born American singer Akon is in the number one position, followed by 2face Idibia, P-Square in position three, D-Banj in number four and then South Africa's Yvone Chakachaka comes at number five giving Chameleone the sixth position.
Chameleone's sixth position means he beats the likes of Kofi Olomide, Awilo Longomba and Fally Ipupa who follow closely. Kenya's Nameless also makes it in the top ten but behind Chameleone.
Star Dr.Jose Chameleone has been in the music industry for over twelve years. In his entire career he has belted out churning hits that have swept all over Africa and Europe. Born Joseph Mayanja to Mr and Mrs Gerald Mayanja who still stay in Kawempe, Chameleone is known for his stimulating live performances, and is revered as one of East Africa's most versatile, creative and crowd-pleasing artists.
Chameleone is frequently on demand regionally and internationally. He has been before been nominated for Kora Awards, Golden Awards, MOBO Awards and has won two PAM (Pearl of Africa) Awards for Best Afro Beat Artist and Best Afro Beat Single for Kipepeo as well winning Best video, Uganda and best song, for Mama Rhoda, at the Kisima Music Awards in Kenya.
Friday, 03 June 2011
The loaded ladies in town and glamour galz have opened their benghazis wide to be tomahawked by artistes on first come first served policy. This has caused collisions among close pals and if it continues unchecked, we shall witness an artiste dying in Kandahar just like Gen. Kazini.
DJ Michael Vs Jose Chameloene - There's no love lost between the two top local artistes. However, shockingly the beef between the two is not about who is better in music but rather a Kandahar gone nasty. The two have for long been fighting for Madam Cheri, the owner of Kabalagala based hangout, Cheri Royale and Cafe Cheri.
Both artistes have composed songs hating at each other, made hateful interviews in the press and even reached an extent of facing off all in the name of a Kandahar. Their long running feud started way back in 2008 over a performance at the Cafe Cheri bar.
It escalated in the year 2009 when Cheri rewarded DJ Michael with a Toyota Surf for the job well done. Each singer wanted exclusive rights to Cheri's Kandahar pincode. Cheri who seems not ready to loose any of the two decided to solve the problem with a time table.
After sensing trouble that can culminate into killing one another she separated them and as you read this, DJ Michael performs at the new Cafe Royale while Chameleone performs at Cafe Cheri. However, the possibility of the two becoming friends at one point has long been shelved since Madam Cheri hasn't chosen who she favours more than the other.
Thursday, 26 May 2011
It is not the first time the singer is accused of indiscipline. All through his largely successful career, the singer has been accused by many of stubbornness and indiscipline. At Monalisa bar, Chameleone has been bagging Shs 1m every Thursday, taking his earnings to Shs 4m a month.
Friday, 20 May 2011
Huh, can we say best genetics ever because for some celebs, fame and fortune run in the family. This makes us think that sometimes it is not what you know, but who you share genes with.
Take Mickie Wine for example. He would ordinarily be another ghetto kid but the day he takes up singing and colours his cornrows, suddenly he is recognized as Bobi Wine's brother. And of course Bobi's popularity helps him hit the charts.
And two of their other brothers sing too. Just like Whoopi Goldberg's sister Act movie, here we unleash some of our favourite bro/sis, sis/sis, bro/bro acts.
The Mayanja Brothers who: Jose Chameleone, Weasel TV, AK47, Lizard, Humphrey. Ha the list seems to be endless! and it and it had to be then on it first. Though they don't sing in the same group, these majorly 'reptile family' brothers sing.
Some have registered success; others are struggling in the industry.
Claim to Fame: Apart from Chameleone and partly Weasel, the rest have become famous not because they sing but because when their song is played, it is followed with the intro 'he is a brother to Jose Chameleone'
And lately AK47 is Chameleone's curtain raiser just like Weasel used to although he has not yet had a breakthrough. Their association with Chameleone has turned them into celebs after the Bobi Wine siblings. And we are not forgetting the little known Humphrey who is a music promoter.
Togetherness Rating: Bad. Jose's big boy syndrome has made him and Weasel enemies. The rest get along very well with AK47 being Jose's sidekick.
Friday, 13 May 2011
Breakups are hard. There is no question about that. And I guess they're harder when both you and your former are famous. There's no getting away from memories of him or her when you're both splashed in papers.
But there is such a thing as over mourning, and these celebs are guilty of that. Because no one should waste time being hung up on an ex, we have designated today as National "Break Up with You Ex" Day.
Chameleone - Dorotia
Juliana Kanyomozi-Amon Lukwago
Then she was allegedly linked to Peter Miles. It all seems a bit showy, no? Like she's daring Amon. Our suggestion is that she moves on and tries dating someone.
Ken Ntaro-Desire Luzinda
"I have moved on and I have a new gal in my life" only to retract the damning words later. To us, it sounds a little like the ex doth protest too much.
Friday, 15 April 2011
It seems like they have made kicking lamps out of their lives a day time job. Now the latest trouble between the two parties was when the Basiima Ogenze star knocked arch rival , Moze Radio's car into pieces.
We are told while at Anderita Beach in Entebbe last Sunday, Weasel in the company of his roguish Goodlyfe gang attacked Chameleone and started hurling insults at him with words like 'Omusajja Agenda' translated as 'the man is about to die'
In fact we are told that at one time their arrogant and self-important manager, Jeff (who knows him) said that; "We vow to smash every tiny fly that tries to interfere with our lives and to discipline our elder brother until he repents."
Now, apparently the no nonsense and trouble hungry Chameleone retaliated by smashing Radio's Golf car registration number UAN 514 T on the side to the extent that its doors couldn't open again.
This happened as he was leaving Anderita. We are told Radio had to call in a breakdown to remove and take it to their home in Makindye. He has vowed to revenge, Watch this space!
Wednesday, 06 April 2011
Two years ago, Goodlyfe duo Mose Radio and Weasel TV were banned from Ange Noir after their scuffle with one of the Club's Deejays. But last Thursday, that ban was lifted and the boys can hit the club again.
This seemed to have annoyed rather than please their nemesis Jose Chameleone. The crew who were in the company of Jeff, Allan and Symo of Hi Table, stormed the club at 1:00am after their performance at Sizzaman's unplugged show in Club Silk.
They went straight to the DJ Box and Chameleone who was next to the DJ box immediately shifted to one of the bar corners with his crew. They grabbed the mics and started singing their famous hits of Talk-Talk, Mr. DJ, and Heart Attack as they screamed on top of their voices saying 'Omusajja Agenda' literary translated as the man is going.
Chameleone remained hiding as his rival DJ Michael also grabbed the microphone to sing. The now humbled Bayuda singer remained in the corner sipping his liqour praying hard that these boys could leave the club.
And since he couldn't resist the pressure they they were putting on him, he decided to get out of the club with his boys.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Trouble started when Meddie in the company of his bouncers found out that Chameleone together with his Leone Island Crew had occupied his VIP reserved table. And according to snoops, that is Meddie's favourite table.
But the defiant Mambo Bado singer and his group who had been lined up to perform had come earlier and settled at the table. Please by managers to shift to another table fell on deaf ears. So when Meddie and his entourage stormed the night spot they were shocked to find that the reserved table had been occupied. This is when the drama started.
The self styled young money bags ordered Chameleone and his boys off his table but the Leone boys who seemed to be in Utopia asked Meddie, 'Who are you to order us around.'
All this time Chameleone was smiling with satisfaction as his boys took on Meddie in a verbal exchange. The intervention of Gareth Onyango, the organiser of the party didn't move the defiant boys.Meddie was later overheard telling Chameleone; "situula na kawawa" translated as "I don't sit with flies"
And after a long heated exchange, a frustrated Meddie and crew decided to relocate to the bar counter. He was seen gnashing his teeth and shaking his head like a wounded lion seething with anger at something he termed as 'lack of respect from the man he gave a free car.'
After like 30 minutes without locating a seat, Meddie left the club but not before demanding that 'Chameleone taks back his car' In retaliation a defiant 'Basima Ogenze' singer retorted by echoing hiss previous words that 'he should come and pick his garbage.'
Meanwhile, snoops have learnt tat something could seriously be wrong in the Meddie Empire. The splashy and showy fella was spotted moving in a Toyota Premio UAP...N that evening.
Speculation is now rife on what could have happened to his fleet of monster rides that include Meddie this and Meddie that (pun intended). Could there be something strange about to explode in his kingdom? Just Watch this Space!
Friday, 18 March 2011
A month ago mysterious city tycoon Meddie Ssentogo gave local singer Jose Chameleone his new BMW convertible, which bore personalized number plate MEDDIE 3. This was at Ange Guvnor and it was followed by a big party at Anderita Beach in Entebbe.
Surprisingly, the local star has failed to secure personalized number plate for the gift car. He just got his old personalized number plate of MAYANJA,which belonged to his old ML Benz which disappeared mysteriously, and placed it on the BMW Convertible.
To make matters worse, the singer is guilty; he does not want fans to ask anything about the car and plates. He always storms out whenever fans inquisitively ask him about the 'donation'.
To make matters worse, the same donated vehicle was sometime back impounded at Garden City. Chameleone later told Meddie; "Come and pick your gabbage' before he eventually reclaimed it. Watch this space!
Meddie Donating his BMW to Chameleone
Judith Heard, Meddie Donate to Sanyu Babies Home
Sunday, 06 March 2011
Looking at the way things are going for all Ugandan music, one who says that without haters we would have music, wouldn't be wrong. The latest of these is dance-hall Crew president DJ Michael Mugwanya's song in which he stings foe Jose Chameleone Mayanja.
The blockbuster song is titled Kilimululu. The song has been out for only two weeks but it is a major hit in bars and clubs. In the song Michael attacks self claimed Dr. Chameleone about his 'selfishness and very bad heart.'
He also describes him as a confused greedy fella. This will certainly run Chameleone on the wrong side and you can expect a fight pretty soon. At one time Chameleone and Michael used to be pals but the pair fell out so badly.
It is claimed their breakup was dur to Madame Cheri Adyeri, the proprietor of Kabalagala based bars Cafe Cheri and Cheri Royale.
Monday, 28 February 2011
It should be remembered that the showbiz world was awash with news that Meddie had donated his BMW convertible to Chameleone. They even went ahead to hold a handover ceremony where revellers galloped booze like there was no tomorrow.
It has however emerged that after driving it for for few days; Jose finally decided to dump it at Garden City. Before it was parked, NEMA nearly arrested Chameleone for air pollution since the car was like a moving chimney.
A snoop told us, "It has been parked at the shopping Mall for close to one week and Chameleone claims a man of his stature can't drive such a crap." He has even been telling close pals that "He (Meddie) should go and pick his scrap where he had parked it."
If he refuses I will the proprietors of Gate Rich Quick through selling scraps' to give small dime out of it. Further more, as you read this, the police are ready to tow it away as the management of Garden City can't allow a car to stay in their parking yard. Watch out for more!
Thursday, 03 February 2011
The two bigwigs in the music industry took what people had perceived as mere bragging too far when they nearly flexed muscles at Resort Beach on Sunday. Chameleone and Bobi, who had boasted of their wealth and ruling the industry at Kati Kati and Satelite Beach, Mukono, before the Entebbe show nearly cut wires for each other at the beach.
Clad in a celebrity gown, dark shades a mortar (an academic cap with a square) Bobi looked like he had jus graduated. He did this to prove to his fans that he went to school. He did this to attest that he could be on the same footing with Chameleone in music world but academic wise,he is Mazi Mawanvu.
This was not liked by the self styled doctor of music who in retaliation told his fans that he hates wolokoso and people who do things at a wrong time. "Sagala wolokoso, ekikulu tukole ekitulese, tukubire abantu emiziki basanyuke."
I don't like cheap popularity, lets play music for our fans, Chameleone said. They once again buried their hatchet and put up a splendid show. Whereas Bobi started with the old music, Chameleone played his new music including the collabos with Papa Cindy and Jackie Chandiru.
He sang many songs before giving way to the ghetto president to fire up the locals. Bobi who seemed to be high on Ganja told Chameleone, the fact that he comes from Kawempe makes him a ghetto boy hence under the leadership of the Uganja republic.
The Resort Hotel battle was automatically won by Bobi Wine.Firebase Crew individuals were back stage making clouds of ganja before police busted them and arrested Kabaya who works with Mickie Wine. The show which was organised by Bell, a brand for YBL, Red Pepper and organised by Balaam Enterprises ended at 11pm.
Tuesday, 01 February 2011
The battle of the champions between singers Dr. Jose Chameleone and Bobi Wine amassed a whopping Shs 59m in tickets only. This was the Kati Kati gate collections only though the money goes to promoter Balaam Barugahara.
The artistes were paid way before the concert. With sponsorship from the likes of Red Pepper, Silk Events, Bell Lager and other companies, this means all the Shs 59m could be his profit.
The Saturday show at Mukono turned a bit chaotic when Bobi Wine refused to leave the stage. This forced a police officer to fire gun shots.
Monday, 24 January 2011
But there was one guy wasn't amused and that was Bebe. Our snoops have landed on info revealing how Bebe has been going around telling whoever cares to listen that the joint concert is doomed to flop.
Apparently, he claims he is the only singer who can hold a joint concert and will pull crowds because his name sells. We are yet to fully confirm if the Bogolako Star will perform alongside his fellow music heavyweights since one of them is his bitter enemy and another his former enemy now turned friend.. Watch This!
Monday, 17 January 2011
Moze Radio and Weasel TV have attacked Dr. Jose Chameleone in their latest song dubbed 'Lwaki Tokula'. The song was released days after Chameleone and his Leone Island gang beat up his young brother, Weasel in Club Rouge.
This inspired the Goodlyfe boys into recording the song. The video will be released any time soon. Chameleone insists he did that to discipline him.
Sunday, 09 January 2011
Who the hell has given singer Dr Jose Chameleone a gun?
He has security operative friends who might have illegally armed him. On Tuesday, Chameleone was seen in the night with the bullet filled gun that he was moving around with even under the influence of the strong Red Label Whisky.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Now this is not funny at all! Celebrated singer Jose Mayanja aka Chameleone, the President of the Leone Island had his huge balls squeezed on X-mas day for diddling revellers.
A source intimated to us that the pencil thin Chameleone had been paid Shs 5m by Rock Classic Hotel to perform but after singing only three songs he resorted to playing 'Bidongo' prompting an irritated crowd to pelt him with stones.
Chameleone was slated to perform in Tororo, Mbale, Lira and Jinja and his trick was to sing 3 songs and rush to the next venue but in Tororo it was not to happen. Apolot Rose one of the fans who attended the show said the irritated fans descended on thin Chameleone and stretched his huge balls like a catapult.
He was heard screaming, "Wowe Abarugwara Banzita; Bansuna....." an amused reveller told our snoop. Tororo DPC Engwadu said the singer was detained at police for some hours before his release.
"We nabbed him, investigated the matter and after calming the situation police released him without any charges now that he had sang some songs." Engwadu said. Another source from Police told us that Chameoleone attempted to escape from police but he was re-arrested till he was released.
Monday, 20 December 2010
The biff between Jose Chameleone and Tanzania singer Professor J is getting more serious. In an email sent to us from the Bongo Flava star, he stresses that hin and Jose are not seeing eye to eye after the Leone Island Crew boss diddled him of shs 5m.
The mail says that while in the US, Jose agreed to partner with Professor J so that they perform together at different shows. Jose agreed to pay him Shs 7m for the two shows they held together.
The Bayuda star later paid him only 2m and promised to clear the difference when he comes to Kampala. But ever since that time, Professor J's efforts to get in contact with Jose for his balance has been futile.
We were told, "He doesn't pick up my calls." He has now vowed to squeeze his balls if he ever steps in Tanzania again.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Social networking service in Uganda is fast growing and it focuses on building strong relationship ties among celebrities who share interests. In Kampala, the network has helped to enhance the social interaction among the celebs who every day that passes aim at creating more friends so as to increase the network.
The night life and entertainment in our potholed city is partially responsible for the mushrooming intercourse network among musicians, actors and actresses. The artistes and their star-struck fans have formed a new and intriguing friendship in the entertainment industry.
This trend is favoured by factors like proximity, association, poverty prestige and excitement. This network is made up of individuals who are connected by one of more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, sexual relationship or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.
Bebe Cool's female pals include his wife Zuena Kirema, Sylvia Namugenyi, Desire Luzinda, Mimi Kirema, Cyclone's Esther and a one Sandra.
Bobi Wine - Apart from his wife Barbie Itungo, Bobi is friends with one UK based chic Safina with whom he has a kid. He is also a friend to Juliana Kayomozi, Daphine Basiima, Prisca Mikami, Anita Tushabe, Shana Sesanga, Faridah Kumba.
Dr. Jose Chameleone -He is been friends with many babes but the most prominent is his wife Daniella Atim and Graent Osea aka Dorotia. He has also been friends with Cherie Adyeri of Cheri bar in Kabalagala, South African based singer Zari Hassan, glamour gal Georgina, Naila Salim, Akankwas Esther of Cyclone, Iryn Namubiru and New Vision's Hope Abimanya among others.
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Just when we thought local artistes were moving from singing songs based on beef, booby singer Grace Nakimera surprised us. The latest is that the 'Kawonawo' singer has outed a new song attacking fellow singers Jose Chameleone and Goodlyfe Crew boys.
The song titled 'Bagalaki' talks about her alleged acid attack and troubles with Goodlyfe Boyz plus the court case with Chameleoene. This might not be good news to the Basiima Ogenze singer since he had withdrawn the case he had filed against her for using his picture and name while advertising for her album launch.
We are yet to get any response from all sides but we surely hope she hasn't opened a can of worms for herself. Watch this space!
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
A saying goes that 'when two elephants meet , its the grass that suffers'. But this time it was booze that begged for mercy when singer Jose Chameleone faced off with loaded city glamour gal Latifa aka Bad Black.
This was last Thursday at the Industrial area based Club Silk When Black stormed the happening spot with a group of six babes, took over a whole table and started downing them pints. It was at that same point that also Jose entered with his Leone Island Crew.
But on seeing Black who is Meddie's bonkmate (he is the guy who became famous when he almost killed Jose with a car outside Club Silk), he also told his boys to cordon off two tables. Then the war of supremacy began as both started shooting their respective groups with all tribes of booze.
A snoop told us,"At one point you could feel for the bu girls because they were under strict orders from their boss." By the time our snoop left at around 4:00pm, the battle was still going on.
Related:Bad Black Thumped to Pulp
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
However, a source tells us that they were cozy. This will certainly not please Chameleone's wife Daniella who he angrily left here in Kampala. While in Canada earlier on, Chameleone and Daniella had a bitter fight after Chameleone got much attention from the ladies.
When they came here briefly, Chameleone left Daniella. Before he met Daniella, Chameleone had a steamy relationship with Belgian Greant Osea aka Dorotia resulting in their baby Ayla. However, the pair later split.
Friday, 15 October 2010
This is not Wolokoso, it is a Kika - Today we expose Uganda's top earning musicians in the last two years i.e up to July 11, 2010 when the Alshabab spoiled the party. Most of these guys have made their kill from musical shows, endorsements, recording studios and selling CDs. We also unveil the broke ones and those who spend their dime treating STDs. Just enjoy!
Bobi Wine Shs 800m - The Gheto president has launched tow albums Carolina and mr. Money in the last two years. He has recouped Shs 250m. He did country wide tours as well as performing at an independence concert in Germany.
He organises his own shows where he handles all gate collections. He has also performed at various shows in and around Kamplaa including shows at his beach in Busabala 'One Love' twice every month. His earnings between 2009-2010, are a staggering Shs 800m.
Chameleone Shs700m - Self proclaimed Dr. Jose Chameleone did Bayuda concert in January 2009 and Basiima Ogenze early this year. The two shows were very successful. He sang the 2010 world cup song with top stars like Rowland Kelly.
He got sponsorships for his concerts from top companies like Zain and UBL which earned him lost of dime. He has also done country wide tours and performed at UNAA convetion in US. On normal days, he usually performs at Chri bar in Kabalagala where he is paid Shs 1m every monday. His toal earnings hit a soaring Shs 700m.
Bebe Cool 600m - He has had two concerts; Agenze which got the largest local attendance and return of the King. He also did a Guinness World Cup tour, Zain R. Kelly Tours and Electoral Commission civic education tours plus deals with Smile Telecom and Condom adverts.
Bebe usually has shows at Kiwatule on Boxing Day and Easter annually. He also toured Sweden and Denmark and Canada for shows early this year. He is believed to have earned Shs 600m. He is currently in the US.
Ragga Dee Shs 800m - He has toured the US and UK. He makes most of his money through his studio and music equipment which he hires out. He has also done country wide tours. His earnings are estimated at about Shs 800m.
Radio and Weasel Shs 500m
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Local singer Jose Chameleone is swimming in dimes as we talk. This is after his show that took place in Boston Last Friday sold out to capacity. The show that took place at the Best Sons of Italy, a top hangout in Boston saw all types of booze flow as the Bayuda singer rocked the whole city down.
However, even with his wife Daniella besides him Chameleone never disappoints. In an entourage of thirty cars and in company of US promoter Suudi Lukwago, they headed to Hilton Hotel's Strippers club for an after party.
A source told us, "They bought all the expensive drinks and headed to the strippers club for a real treat. Even Red Banton got two babes to take home. It was crazy." Apparently the Basiima Ogenze singer has vowed to remain in the US forever.
We are told he is now applying for citizenship because he has never seen anything like that.
Monday, 06 September 2010
Our Washington based snoop told us, "There was chaos all over after the rival groups put up shows on the same date, at the same time and at venues adjacent to each other." Remember, the Goodlyfe were performing at the UNAA Convention where they had been invited by Ugandans living in the US while Chameleone and Bebe had been snubbed by the same UNAA guys.
"To get back at them, Jose paid his own ticket to the US and then decided to team up with young promoters Zink and Robert Kasule to put up a show on the same day the Goodlyfe boys were to perform." Our source added.
The shows took place last Saturday in Washington. We hear Moze and Radio couldn't believe Chameleone had just sabotaged their event. To make matters worse, the Bayuda singer teamed up with Bebe Cool who is in the US for an operation.
Now to give a clear picture of the situation, Imagine one group having a show at Kyadondo and a different one at KCC Grounds at Lugogo. We hear it was chaos in the US as Nkuba Kyeyo's couldn't decide where to go.
The two champs have since then been threatening each other. Meanwhile we have been informed that Moze Radio survived jail and deportation after he got into a fight with a lady. "After the show he was leaning he was leaning on her car and she politely told him to get off.
But all of a sudden he started abusing her; how her car is so cheap and how she was messing with a celeb." We hear he was sternly cautioned by police after he had begged and apologized to her.
Saturday, 04 September 2010
The collabo between Jose Chameleone and Maggie Kayima is doing well no doubt but not without controversies surrounding it. After a rumour surfaced that the Bayuda singer was paid more than Shs 3m to do a song with gospel star Maggie aka Nabbi Omukazzi, another row has erupted over the terms of payment.
The whole issue started when when Jose refused to shoot the video in the church. Instead both artistes shot their video parts from their different locations and they were synchronized.
Now Jose is demanding a cool shs2m for doing the Yantuma video, yet Kayima claims she violated the terms and conditions by failing to appear in Church. Apparently all the born again guys have vowed to curse him id he dares keep demanding for the dime.
It should be remembered local music experts have analysed that the Basiima Ogenze star rarely does videos for collabo songs. But he only does so when he has an interest. So is there bad blood brewing between the two camps? Watch this Space!
Monday, 30 August 2010
At exactly 8pm, It was show time with DJ Michael acting as the curtain raiser. he ladies screamed and out competed the high voltage speakers when the doctor of music stepped on the podium, time check 9:30pm.
As he went through his iconic songs, the revellers couldn't help asking for repeats of most of them as they claimed to be their best of all times. In a flash, Chamilie, as his fans refer to him, summoned embattled Bebe Cool on stage.
They sang the Bogolako remix.After exhausting his fans with his good music, he pardoned their weak limbs by ending his performance at 11:00pm.
Saturday, 07 August 2010
Singer denies rumour that Naila's Kid is his
After a lot of speculation and counter rumours of who Naila's tot is, we have learnt that singer Jose Chameleone has come out denying any rumour connecting him to her.
This follows continuous media reports and rumours saying the Bayuda singer was actually the dad of sexy Naila's baby. A close pal to the singer told us: "Jose thinks what is being said is totally out of place. He knows nothing about the baby."
In fact we are told he claims all this is being fronted by his haters who want to destroy his marriage with wife Daniella. Remember Chameleone once thumped a scribe over an article that said, "Jose Dumps Naila in Mabira" and she is the same babe that has appeared in many of his videos.
Our snoops are working round the clock to bring you pictures of the baby so that you can tell us if it has any resemblance to the 'Vumilia' singer. Surely we don't know what to believe.
Naila's Kid is Chameleone's Photocopy
Preggie Naila Leaves Hospital
Naila Salim is Preggie
Tuesday, 03 August 2010
Battered Ragga singer Vamposs aka Vampino wants to give fellow singer Chameleone a 'hair drier treatment'. We have been told that after a thorough thumping at the hands of Basiima Ogenze singer Jose Chameleone and his gang of hooligans, he has declared war on him.
A close pal told us, "He has already lined up a team of lawyers who will fight for him in court if the police don't help bring Jose down, he is ready to open up a full bloodied war on him even if it means loosing a life"
We hear the Bayuda singer who has countless charges of assault at police has been trying to get in contact with Vampino to settle the case of assault through Ras Tadius but all in vain.
We are told he even offered him Shs 2m but Vampino rejected it.
Tuesday, 03 August 2010
Charles Mbiire, the Kabale born tycoon a few years back spent lots of dime on a song that was a birthday present for his mum. The song 'Mama Mbire' sang by music diva Juliana Kanyomozi and the Ghetto president Bobi Wine was a hit that topped charts in this country.
Now we have heard that the tycoon is again in the process of having another one done for his loving mum. But this time round it will not be either Juliana or Bobi Wine but rather from either Chameleone or Bebe Cool.
Mbire is the wealthiest indigenous Ugandan, with an estimated net worth in excess of US$ 65 million as of Dec 2008. Watch This Space!
Saturday, 31 July 2010
We know this won't shock most of our readers, but the rest of the nation shall surely be taken by storm! We've reliably been informed by Senga's that Naila Salim, the video vixen who featured in Chameleone's 'Vumilia' video, has given birth to a bouncing baby girl.
We recently reported about how the singer has been said to be extremely close to Naila ever since she featured in his video and how he dumped her in Mabira forest in the middle of the night for denying him her bearded meat.
Lots of rumours there after circulated around the celeb wire, to the effect that the singer could actually be responsible for her bulging situation. This and more other details about the paternity of her kid led Naila to go into hibernation.
However, just recently, our eagle eyed snoops smoked her out at Rubaga Hospital, where she gave birth in the general ward. Our snoops who happened to chance upon Naila during her labour pains and after giving birth, were awed to realize that her baby greatly resembles the 'doctor.'
"On taking a closer look, Our sengas were dumb struck, after scrutinizing the toddler and discovering that it has the singer's looks; piercing eyes, and showing all signs of b being sturbbon as ..err doctor.
We're pleased to announce that Naila is now a milk dripping 'Nakawere' and her out of action state of life is to continue for some time, although we know and understand that here is someone waiting to usher her into the bonkroom. Congratulations Naila.
Saturday, 31 July 2010
Randy Singer and self acclaimed doctor is a man fit to be called a war lord! This comes after he's been reported to have exchanged blows with Swangz Avenue's singer Vampos. Apparently, the two are said to have severely clawed and nearly tore each others jaws into pieces outside Club Silk on Tuesday Night.
On Tuesday night during the Campus night Chameleone arrived at 10:00pm and headed straight to the reserved seats together with his crew who comprised of mainly bouncers responsible for his security.
He was later joined by a Zungu lady we are yet to identify and had a good time together. A few minutes to midnight city cuties Yasmine and Sheena arrived dressed in skimpy short dresses. On entering Club Silk one of Chameleone's bouncers called Trevor led them to a reserved section that had beers flowing on Chameleone's account.
After downing them bottles Yasmine and Sheena realised Chameloene had opted to savour a white babe and yet they had hoped to service him. They lost their cool and began dancing with whoever crossed their way.
Vampos was in club busy gulping bottle after bottle as he waited to be called on stage. Yasmine came from nowhere and whispered something into his ear, after which she led him to where Sheena was seated.
The moment Vampos saw Sheena his face was lit up brighter than the sun, the two embraced and soon started a close dance and were almost squeezing tightly. It was then that Trevor tipped off Chameleone about the two, assuring him that Vampos was squeezing the juices out of Sheena.
Chameleone then sent Trevor with strict orders for Vampos to fcuk off his women but Vampos fired back saying he is ''a gangster who doesn't give a f**k!" On hearing this, Chameleone grabbed a stick of the hard stuff from the collection he had and thirstily puffed his lungs away, trying to contain his anger.
Vampos was called on stage and he did 'Tell It' whihc he sang with the Goodlyfe, something that seemed to turn on Sheena, reminding her of the good times with her Prince Charming Weasel Doug. In 'Tell It' song, Vampos and the Goodlyfe tell a love story where the guy loves a babe so much that he vows to tell the whole world about it.
The message in the song tickled Chameleone the wrong way because it seemed like Vampos was hammering a thorn into his poor heart.
How Jaws Were Broken
Salt was added to injury when Yasmine and Sheena jumped onto the stage and together they danced erotically with Vampos, something that made Chameleone boil with loathe for the trio. At this point , incensed Chameleone burst out of the Club and waited outside.
After Vampos had performed he decided to leave the club in the company of Sheena and Yasmine and that is where he met Chameleone who seemed to be waiting for him. Without any words Chameleone pounced several blows on his jaws, as Vampos tried to fight back, Chameleone bouncers held him as more blows were being pounced on his jaw, lips and whooper.
Vampos was left bleeding as Chameleone took off at break neck speed to board his car. Bouncers dropped Vamposs as they scattered after their boss into a waiting car that whisked them away before Police arrived.
We have heard that Vamposs has vowed to hunt down Chameleone whether dead or alive till he crushes his poor balls. On the other hand Weasel has vowed to teach his brother a lesson for trying to harm Vamposs and trying to encroach on Sheena, who is hitherto his known princess.
Saturday, 17 July 2010
We've learnt from sources that much as Chameleone claims he sued Grace because she allegedly used his name and picture on the posters of her launch at KCC Grounds recently, the row between the seems to have stemmed from mutual rather than financial motives.
Our analysts scrutinizing the issue contend that to begin with Chameleone is far ric compared to Grace and if anything, he wouldn't have sued her for money.
Who is Grace Nakimera?
Origin of the Biff
However, sources reveal that trouble came when Chameleone who had accepted to perform, changed his mind at the last moment and demanded for more money than what had earlier been agreed upon by the two parties.
When the two camps failed to agree, sources reveal that Grace decided to go on with her launch without Chameleone, which was a success. It has been further revealed that Chameleone's camp thought the show would be a flop, since they regarded themselves as the greatest crowd pullers.
However, they were shocked to the balls when Grace's show attracted more people than any other shows in the country that weekend, especially their upcountry show. It is said that on realizing that Grace's show was a success, Chameleone's camp decided to encroach on her gate collections by claiming that they deseve a share, since she used his name on her posters.
The Leone Island Camp then filed a suit against her in Mengo magistrate's court, for allegedly using his picture without his consent, demading 100M in compesation and general damages.
Analysts have reached a consensus that Chameleoe could actually be harboring hidden intentions against Grace. She would have not used Chamili's picture had she not got permission, then also why was Chamili's camp demanding for more money if they had not given her a go ahead.
We've also learnt that there's no way Chameleone's photo couldn't have been used since he had already accepted to perform but was waiting for payment. In addition, It could have been extremely difficult for Grace to recall all the posters, banners etc advertising Chameleone as one of the performers, just because they had failed to agree about what he wanted.
Now that Chameleone has more money than Grace and it is said that the singer has sampled almost all Ugandan female musicians apart from Grace who has stuck to her pride and esteem could this mean the star is after heavenly manna! Watch this space for the proceedings.
Related: Chameleone Sues Grace Nakimera
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
After the Grand performance during the World Cup FIFA 2010 closing ceremony, Jose has come out roaring 'I'm the undisputed music Champion in the region'.
Chameleone who collaborated with different top artistes on the African Continent plus former Destiny's Child Singer Kelly Rolland to produce 'Everywhere You go' song, was among the guest performers at the prestigious once-in-a life time showpiece during Sunday final.
He told his friends back in Kampala, "Have you seen me on the world stage. I'm the best in Africa" Surely being the only East African Artiste to represent the region who can dispute his claim?
Meanwhile, we have been told Jose had to undergo serious skin cleansing before he hit the stage.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Jose Chameleone who performed in a live show was full of joy for being the only East African singer to perform at the concert. Chameleone featured in one of the World Cup Theme songs 'Everywhere You Go' where he collaborated with Kelly Rowland and other fellow African top singers like 2face, Awadi, Krotal, Jozi, Kwesta, Rola and Samini.
Sunday, 11 July 2010
Dr. Jose Chameleone - Africa will not participate in 2010 FIFA World Cup final but at least we will watch as Music stars rock during the closing ceremony. Celebrated singer Chameleone will be representing Uganda at this do.
Zari - South Africa based sex siren Zari Hassan jetted into the country for holidays and has been rocking her fans around the city. She is still here and we are looking forward to a grand World Cup finale with her today.
Eddy Kenzo - Upcoming local artiste of Stamina fame cheated death after his new Ipsum got written off, following a crash. The singer who was still celebrating his elevation from a footsubish will now have to look for more dime to get a new machine.
Angella Katatumba - Singing sensation and new British council climate change ambassador suffered the wrath of a camera flash lights causing her bodily harm and threatening to make her blind early this week. This was during a video shoot of her new single 'Go Green' A speedy recovery is all we can wish.
Sunday, 11 July 2010
Celebrities often change their names to appeal to stardom. Sometimes they just want their names to be more catchy, but in other instances, its to cover up their weird name! from the embarrassing to the overly long random names, celebrities try their best to delete their former names in the hope that it will go undiscovered by their adoring fans.
Some of the stars like Stefani Joane Angellina Gernmanotta (Lady Gagga), Chan Kwong Sung (Jackie Chan) Orville Richard Burrell (Shaggy) and Ugandans being copycats they are, they have joined the bandwagon in pursuit of stardom.
Below we unveil the pseudonym trend:
Mad Tiger - I think this is the most cunning animal in the cat family. What the hell wad going on in this guy's head when he opted to call himself a Mad Tiger? Tiger itself was enough to make your point. We hope u're sane though.
Chameleone - One simple question to his female fans: why do you fear the creepy reptile more than a deadly python and adore the guy who just added an 'e' to differentiate himself from the real thing? Makes no difference, Jose, We would all be glad to you Joseph Mayanja.
The Dee Syndrome - Ragga Dee, Mega Dee, Ziggy Dee. Makes no sense at all does it?
Wine - Million of people love Wine. If Bobi Wine was a wine, I wonder how many would proudly order for him. There are still skeptics who wonder whether Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was 'Ladies Wine' before he assumed the Wine name.
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
What everyone thought was a joke is turning out really ugly. We have sensationally learnt that the Bayuda singer Jose Chameleone has sued Kawonawo star Grace Nakimera over unauthorized use of his pictures during her album launch.
Sometime back we reported that Jose had ordered his lawyers to take further action towards Grace after she put his picture on her album launch posters without his consent. That was way back in April.
But just last week news came out revealing that Chameleone's lawyers had filed a case at Mengo Magistrates Court asking for compensation and damages worth Shs 100M. A source told us, "If you thought it was a joke then the Bayuda singer is not one to joke around.
He is demanding a vast sum of money and he is dead serious" By press time we couldn't get to both artistes but we will no doubt keep you posted on the proceedings. Watch This Space.
Friday, 25 June 2010
Most of you guys have seen our artistes during their heyday when they live a pompous lifestyle that would make the Queen of England envious. Although most of them don't want us to know their past, we can reveal that many of them came from very far as seen below:
DJ Michael - Born and raised in Najjanakumbi, dropped out in senior five after failing to raise school fees. He opened up a Matooke stall in Stella zone Najja to make ends meet. In the late 90's, due to his dynamism, he was recruited as a bouncer at Britania Night Club.
He used to do rehearsals with the DJ's box and when the DJ was fired, Michael was made the resident DJ.
When he proved to be good Lido Beach Management hired his services as an in house DJ. This time he started the journey of his singing career and luckily enough his first song 'Kwata Kwata' earned him a lot of popularity.
If you want him to add you to his list of enemies tell him to sing in English. With the help of Madam Cheryl, who is perceived by many as his sugar mummy. He got a toyota surf and jumped into another class.
Bobi Wine - The 'Uganja' president was orn from Gomba but grew up in Kamwkya. He started from Kitante but during his free times e could sell second hand clothes in Owino. He was also known for supplying 'weed' to taxi touts in Kamwokya.
It appears his parents were not badly off because they were able to sponsor him at Makerere University where he pursued a course in MDD.
Jose Chameleone - Joseph Mayanja was born in Kawempe Maganjo to the family of Mr. Mayanja, went to Kawempe P/S, Mengo SS and dropped out in S.6 when he failed to get school fees. Started working as a DJ in club Mijuri in Maganjo.
When things failed to work out he shifted to Nairobi where he became a street boy for many years. He could sleep in a disco due to lack of accommodation. He then met Bebe Cool, who at that time was working with Ogopa DJ's.
The two stayed together while he did odd jobs. That's why whenever they fight, they easily make up because they were tight buddies while in Nairobi. He then composed a song 'Mama Mia'
Because he was a skirt chaser, he met Dorotia who game him a house and they started bonking like crazy. He then came back to Uganda and his singing career has been on the rise since then. When you meet him today, he will not care to listen to you when you tell him how he suffered in Nairobi.
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Snoops were amused when a usually quiet Amira stormed Kamwokya based Iguana Bar in high partying spirits and left all horny white guys massaging their bu-whoppers.Truth is , she didn't disappoint. Amira dressed in a yellow mini dress exposing her yellow thighs, was the centre of attraction as guys , especially whites who usually flock the place were seen licking their lips.
A snoop told us: "You could see that the babe is pure milk and guys couldn't stop staring at her as she danced all the while gyrating her yummy ar*e left, right and centre". Later on after she had taken one too many, Amira was spotted pleading with the DJ to play her favourite song.
She later stormed off in the wee hours of the morning with a yet to be identified guy to some unknown location. Remember, this is the same babe who caused friction between singer Jose Chameleone and wife Daniella after it was rumoured the two were an item.
Thursday, 03 June 2010
He is used to being the main man and the centre of attraction. But Chameleone couldn't believe his eyes when he entered AngeNoir last Friday and no one paid attention. A snoop informed WTF, "He is used to being mobbed b fans wanting to greet him but this time revellers were concentrating on the dance floor and their booze."
We are told he later stormed the DJ's box begging to be allowed to use the mic to introduce himself. When he grabbed it he added' "Ladies and Gentlemen , Its Chameleone in the house." Guys told him to f*** off and leave them to enjoy their music.
Saturday, 08 May 2010
He might be the number one artiste in the land who is almost everywhere in the media but you don't tell that to Tooro Princess, Ruth Komuntale. Despite the singer being king Oyo's number one artiste it looks like Komuntale isn't a fan of Jose.
Last Wednesday both the singer and the princess attended the rock night in Club Rouge and when the singer spotted the princess he went to say hi but she couldn't recognize him at first until friends asked for the singers autograph, that is when Komuntale came to her senses and realized who he was that she looked baffled and tried to talk to him once again for at least 10mins.
This was because the singer had un-plaited his dreads donning puff hair fashion and was putting on eye glasses that night giving him a different image.
Wednesday, 05 May 2010
The owner fo Cafe Cheri and Cafe Royal pubs in in Kabalagala and a very close pal to singer Dr.Jose Chameleone, Lady Cheri proved a point on how close the two are.
Word reaching our desk indicates she fully sponsored the Bayuda singer's birthday party to a tune of shs 5m. We hear the lavish party held on Monday night at Cheri Cafe left everyone speechless.
Some who attended the party claim it was a huge statement in favour of Chameleone in terms of a long standing feud between him and DJ Michael for Cheri's favours. Remember the two have engaged in numerous fights over her.
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
"When these people use me unknowingly and my fans don't see me there, then they start abusing me that i'm a liar when most of the time I'm not aware" Chameleone bragged.
He continued to add that he launched his album early this year and Grace Nakimera was around but refused to perform so why is she using his name on her posters. 'I have instructed my lawyers to look into the matter and prepare for a court show down"
The Basiima Ogenze star added.
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Word reaching our desk indicates television star Oprah Winfrey could be set to come to Uganda for Tooro King's coronation. The coronation ceremony for King Oyo is set for the 17th of this month. And unconfirmed reports indicate that the Oprah team is contemplating on coming to Tooro to particularly interview the youngest monarch in the world.
Our source told us: "Oprah and her team would much like to be at King Oyo's coronation ceremony. He is a young maturing King, they would want to be there and talk to him." Watch This Space.
Meanwhile, star singers Jose Chameleone and Juliana Kanyomozi are set to out their collabo song dedicated for the king. Then they will travel to Fort Portal on the 15th for the much anticipated street jam.
Friday, 02 April 2010
Following the story we ran that Chameleone is planning to disregard doctors' orders again and get on stage during Easter before he is well, now the latest is that the Basiima Ogenze star has dropped the crutches again.
The las time he did this was at his Bayuda launch when he jumped out of his wheelchair to skip and hop on stage as he performed before his feet were well. The he strained the metals that were supposed to aid the healing process and tore out of the skin which saw him rush back to hospital, Chameleone is on his feet already.
He is off the crutches - though he says he is doing this on doctors advice. He posted on his FB wall thus: "Dropped the crutches upon the doctors orders! God is good. On my feet again!!!! Could this be in preparation of the Easter shows he has lined up?
Monday, 29 March 2010
After a successful foot operation at Nsambya Hospital Dr. Jose Chameleone was given instructions to rest for at least two months in order to recover thoroughly. Health experts say Chameleone should rest for several months in order for him to recover but looks like he is about o defy the doctors once again with several adverts running for the Easter shows.
Jose is being advertised on over six shows this coming Easter weekend including the Easter Cheeza at Resort Beach, a show at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds and East African Carnival at Kiwatule among others. So he can't disappoint his fans." A source close to Jose confirmed. Meanwhile, on his facebook wall he advised his fans that after this incident, he will behave more responsibly.
Should Jose miss the Easter shows, he could be loosing about 20Mn but the doctors at Nsambya Hospital insist that if he does not recover this time round, he will be lame for life.
Monday, 22 March 2010
The star is steadily improving after having a successful operation.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Singer Dr.Jose Chameleone is flying to Jamaica to shoot the video of his collaboration song with the world's dance-hall king Beanie Man. Last year when the Jamaican Superstar was here for his Crown Beverages-sponsored concert, he recorded a song with our music doctor.
The song was recorded in Dream Studios but Beenie Man had some fine tuning to do in his studio in Jamaica. Now that's done and he has invited Chameleone to shoot the video. A Leone Island source reveals: "Chameleoene is set to leave for Jamaica to work on the video of his upcoming song with dance-hall sensation Beenie Man. He is so excited about it."
The singer just returned from South Africa where he had gone to record his world cup song.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
The much anticipated and long awaited hit that was done by Jamaican dance-hall king Beenie Man and Dr. Jose Chameleone might be dead and buried for sure. The collabo which was expected to be out late last year or early this year is reportedly stuck in the studios.
Beenie has shunned Dr. Jose who has tried in vain to communicate so that they finish up the hit. We hear Chameleone sent the first lyrics of the song that was recorded from Dream Studios to Jamaica so that Beenie can polish them into a top hit.
But four months down the road, Beenie Man claims he is too busy with his projects to follow up on collabos. Chameleone though has vowed he will not a stay put till he gets the song out. Fingers crossed for you Jose!
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Naila who seems to be 19 may be for fear of being called underage expecting mother was born in Rubuga and grew up in Kabale where she pursued her O-levels and now back in Kampala staying with her mum, Rashida Salim.
SP: So who really is the guy responsible for your pregnancy?
SP: Oh really? How come on your Mengo Hospital form you put the father's name as Joseph Mayanja
SP: Why would they assume that? Have you been dating Joseph Mayanja?
SP: So this Sterwart guy, can you give us his number and we call him to ask about his 'baby'?
SP: You mean a couple of people have claimed this baby?
SP: Why were you cheating on him?
SP: Are you even sure of the father of your kid?
SP: What about Bobi Wine?
SP: How did you come to date Bobi?
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Photo: Basiima Ogenze Launch
Last Friday when the Basiima Ogenze star appeared on stage, he was in a police uniform and yet Police chief Kale kayihura had ordered him not to try out such an attempt.
To make matters worse, the artists attacked police and at one time referred to some as lunatics. Chameleone decided to dress like a policeman to show support for Bebe Cool who was shot by Alfred Akikang last January.
Insider sources reveal that was not a Uganda police uniform. Now we have learnt that RPC Moses Kafeero has been instructed to investigate the matter. This is the very officer Chameleone approached before the launch asking for permission to wear the uniform. The RPC forwarded the matter to IGP, Kale Kayihura who retaliated by phoning Chamili on his phone and advised him not to.
“The IGP is mad Chameleone disrespected him. He personally told him not to wear police gear but he didn’t listen. He won’t go away with it, ” a police source confirmed.
Monday, 22 February 2010
The Bogoloko star failed to make it to the Basiima Ogenze launch that was held last Friday at KCC Grounds. However, Zuena was able to attend and told the fans that Bebe's stitches had loosened up opening the wounds again.
Bebe Cool will be operated on again and that will be the sixth time since the January 30 shooting. Jose Chameleone was dressed in police attire to show support for bedridden Bebe Cool and referred to the cops who are trigger hungry as lunatics.
Chameleone roared: "You shoot once, twice, thrice, four times and five times. You are crazy. Iam warning Kayihura, control your mad men."
Friday, 19 February 2010
Naila Salim is the gal who appeared in Jose Chameleone's Nkwagala Nnyo video. She also been linked to several artistes: One of them, we are sure, is responsible for the bun she is baking in the oven.
Naila's mother is so grieved; our snoops say she was crying as they waited in line to see the Doctor, and when they came out. She was incontrollable.
Thursday, 07 January 2010
Originally Vumilia star was set to launch this month on the 29.Jan.2010 but with Zain setting the R.Kelly 'I believe Concert' for the same date (January 29), he had to reschedule his. And now Eagles Production star Mesach Semakula says Chameleone is just trying to fail him. On the other hand Chameleone argues that 19 February is always a free day for any artiste.
Both artistes have so far refused to reschedule their concerts. Mesach will be launching from the People's space at Hotel Africana while Chameleone will opt for the spacious Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. This rivalry could turn out to be like last year's Bebe Cool/Bobi Wine Oct 2 album launches. Watch This Space.
Monday, 28 December 2009
Self proclaimed Heavyweight Doctor, Jose Chameleone is at it again, we can reveal. After getting physical with almost all artistes, short tempered pencil-thin musician has stepped on the next flight of stairs. Word reaching us has it that the cases lodged against him and his bodyguard only identified as Trevor allegedly thumping a senior UPDF officer ably identified as Colonel Tashobya.
An assault case was registered at Entebbe Police by the beaten Colonel under file number SD/ref 31/21/12/09. Snoops say Chameleone is said to have disarmed the Colonel while his body guard rained punches and several kicks at him.
Apparently the Colonel had gone to Lido Beach on Sunday to watch Chameleone's show. The Colonel is now going around telling anyone who gives him an audience that he is going to teach Trevor and Chameleone a lesson they will never forget in life.
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Singer Dr. Jose Chameleone is back from Johannesburg after recording a surprise track with renowned international producer Steve Morales. Morales has produced for artistes like Ricky Ross, Celine Dion, and Lil Wayne.
Pals tell us Chamelone can't believe his luck at having been invited to Johannesburg to record a song. We are told he could perform the song at the World Cup opening ceremony next year. We have confirmed that the singer will perform around South Africa in the world Cup activation tour.
Friday, 18 December 2009
This will incense if not shock beauty queen and Jose's wife Daniella. Our under cover snoop in the Leone Island has given us vital information that the lanky fellow 'Chamili Technology' star is set to unite with Mama Ayla, after a long time apart.
We hear, this move is meant for the sake of the kid's upbringing, which is the secret of the upcoming meet set to take place in Nairobi soon at Red San's Pad. Our snoops contend that Ayla greatly need paternal love, something that Jose has failed to deliver for a long time.
We only hope that Daniella doesn't run riotous.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
The final results are out as Zain customers have chosen the five artistes to perform alongside R.Kelly in the 'I Believe' Concert set for January next year. Jose Chameleone has beaten all the musicians by far, garnering a massive 30 percent a head of Bebe Cool who got 16.7.
Others are Goodlyfe duo Moze Radio and Weasel, GNL and Peter Miles who will provide the local flavour at the show. Sadly, there is no Cindy, Grace Nakimera, Iryn Namubiru or even Lady Mariam. The top five will now go on to share the stage with international artiste, R.Kelly at the widely anticipated Zain "I Believe Concert"
Monday, 14 December 2009
The concert for South African-based singer Zarie and Bongo Dube has been rescheduled to February next year. THe show which was meant to take place on 16.Dec.2009 was put off for fear of flopping due to the festive season.
Meanwhile Zari has shown that she is among the richest female musicians in country by adding a new state of art posh car to her fleet. She bought a new Chrysler registered with personalized number plate of ZARI 3 GP.
She was seen at Garden City on Friday cruising the monster machine with her three kids. She is in town to finalize her duet with Jose Chameleone and also promote her album. Jose and Zarie spent the whole of Thursday putting final touches to the song that will hit airwaves very soon.
Friday, 11 December 2009
Singer Jose Chamleone proves he is the man closest to outh African-bases Ugandan artiste Zarei Hassan’s heart after he steals her from Big Brother Africa flop Phil Okure in Club Silk on Tuesday.
Phil had been having a great time with Zarie in a dark corner until the Vumilia singer showed up. Zarie ran to him and the pair started their cosiness, forcing a frustrated Phil to leave the industrial area based night spot.
Chameleone and Zarie have been sensationally close for about a year but the pair got even closerrecently following Zarie’s split with her hubby and Dad of her three sons. He is based in South Africa.
We are told Zarie and Phil met for the first time on Monday. It was on a plane from Soutrh Africa. Phil had been attending the grand finale of Big brother Africa. A plane hostess told us: “As soon as Zarie set her eyes on Phil, there was a glow. It looked like she had just seen the one as she is still recovering from her split with hubby.
Phill equally looked smitten. He had seen the best thing on two legs and was determined to get closer.” We are told the pair then moved and shared a seat. “He even sat her baby. They exchanged numbers upon reaching Entebbe Airport.”
But on Tuesday, in Silk, Chameleone showed he was still number one in Zarie’s heart. However on Wednesday, a close source tells us Zarie phoned a still heart broken Phil and apologized for her behaviour the previous night.
She even sent a text message after the apology call. The text read: “You are the finest and the sweetest. You are still my number one. See you soon. Love Zarie.” She’s lying you Phil…
Monday, 07 December 2009
Bobi Wine and Chameleone almost killed each other in Kamwokya. It took police that fired live bullets to disperse the crowds around dream studios. The fresh row between the two heavy weights stems from the bickering over who owns the rights to be a closest buddy to Jamaican dancehall king Beenie Man.
Beenie Man was in the country last Friday to grace the Chamuka Grand Finale function and during the show Beenie introduced Chameleone as one of the finest artistes in AFRICA and the two were set to record a collabo that should be out in the next few weeks.
This did not go down well with most of Chameleone's rivals. As Chameleone and Beenie Man were recording the hit at Dream Studios in Kamwokya, Bobi learnt of the deal and decided to storm the place to also use the opportunity to do a song with the Jamaican sensation before he flies out.
Chameleone sensed danger and decided to block Bobi from entering the studios, causing a serious fracas. Punches, abusive words were exchanged before Bobi was thrown out. To revenge, Bobi dashed out, organized his Ghetto boys, who swarmed the studios like bees. Sources say the Ghetto boys wanted t o finish off Beenie Man and Chameleone.
A road block was erected to stop Chameleone's Escalade from moving ahead. Chameleone simply called in the police who responded with tear gas plus shooting in the air to disperse crowds. Later, Beenie Man was whisked away to some unknown place all shaken up.
Friday, 04 December 2009
Beenie Man will be performing at the Chamuka Grand Finale tomorrow at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.
Sunday, 22 November 2009
The two have already done a joint remix of 'Bogolako', originally done by Bebe and it is ballistic. The recording sessions take place late in the night and the latest we have heard is that it is complimented with booze and casual sexcapades with sexy back up singers.
Friday, 13 November 2009
After the bloody fight last week between Chameleone and Goodlyfe crew, apparently Chameleone barred his parents from ever fraternizing with their son Weasel, something that is very hard to be accepted by them.
We hear that Chameleone had an agreement with the mum not to visit Weasel for he is a spoilt brat. That she must only go home to see him. Do we see Cain and Abel here?
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Whatever is wrong with star singer Dr. Jose Chameleone, God only knows. The singer whose latest hit is "Technology" had trouble in Malaba after he failed to a clear a Shs 700,000 bill which forced the authorities to impound his tour bus.
The 700,000 bill includes venue hire for the concert, food for the Leone Island Crew and accommodation for two nights plus advertising dues for a local marketing company, Lennox Malaba Limited that widely advertised the concert.
The fans who attended the show were left disapointed after the star sampled some of his hits for 10 minutes before driving off.
Sunday, 25 October 2009
The feud between these artistes will not come to an end soon. In the song titled"Ensimbi Etumpagulula" he refers to Ssali and Sentamu not to split because of dime but it becomes clear he is referring to Radio and Weasel when he brings in Jeff Kiwanuka the pairs manager.
Ssali is Bebe Cool's last name and Sentamu is Bobi Wine's last name but the mere fact that he brought in Jeff Kiwanuka, the song was aiming at Radio and Weasel. Knowing the Goodlyfe guys, they will soon hit the studio to record a counter track.
Friday, 02 October 2009
Singer Chameleone’s Netherlands concert came to an abrupt halt after ten minutes as an assassin tried to finish him off on stage. Chameleone and his fans had to run for dear lives after an assassin shot at him minutes into the Saturday 26th show at Café Legmer in Amsterdam.
We have learnt that the assassin missed the Ba Yuda star’s head, hitting a speaker just next to the singer in the process. Police was at the scene ten minutes later as the singer alongside his brother AK47 and manager Sam Mukasa were driven to safety.
Investigations are underway, but it is believed one of the promoters could be behind the saga.
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Pic: Dr. Jose Chameleone in Arua
All this happened at Bridal Care Waxing Salon at Katatumba Suites when Chameleone demanded that he needed to talk to the Saloon owner Mutesi Patricia but the hair dresser insisted that he had to clear the entire bill before he could move a step.
Chameloene punched the hair dresser to the ground but before he could drive away cyclists and boda boda men had surrounded his monster Escalade. He phoned Patricia who came to his rescue but insisted the increment was not well communicated, so he released 200,000/- to Patricia.
He fled off minus clearing his parking tickets. He is currently on a European tour.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
The event took place at his plush home in Seguku and was graced by singer H.E Bobi Wine and several other celebrities as well as our own snoops. Top city celebrities drank themselves silly and some of them almost forgot their way back home.
Friday, 11 September 2009
Police has stepped up the search for star singer Dr. Jose Chameleone for using a real gun in his hot latest video Vumilia. Police sources tell us the Bayuda star is being hunted to explain where he got the gun he used in the video.
Monday, 10 August 2009
The heavy weight started off with the verbal artillery which did not go down well with the youth thus a fight which ended up into the singer's serious injuries. He was rescued bleeding profusely and rushed to Gulu Independent Hospital.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
The details as to why he was denied a visa are still not known.
Monday, 06 July 2009
The pair hit club separately but the moment they set eyes on each other, the chemistry took took over. An eye witness noted "Zarie bumped into Chameleone and the pair were inseparable there after. They talked at length as they sipped on their drinks. They looked really happy and excited to be together. No wonder they left together in the same car!" More of Zari
Tuesday, 09 June 2009
The raging feud between singers and brothers Jose Chameleone and Weasel TV could be about to end. Hi Table bar owner Simon Rusoke aka Saimo we are told is close to reuniting them.This is after he opened talks between the two feuding groups. Even Radio who is on Weasel's side, is involved.
We are told: ''Saimo is a big time socialite who owns currently the biggest bar in town. He is als a marketing boss of Kampala's number one night spot AngeNoir. He needs both Leone and Goodlyf crew members and it is the reason he has decided to reconcile them.''
We hear Chameleone was supposed to meet Weasal and Radio at Serena Hotel over the weekend but the Goodlyf boys never turned up. But Saimo is determined to reconcile them. Radio and Weasel perform at Hi Table every Monday.
Friday, 05 June 2009
It looks like the wars are coming back in the music industry. We take a look at the biggest wars in the industry of music at the moment.
Dr.Jose Chameleone Vs Dj Michael.
Because of this they both want favors from the owner Cheri. DJ Michael has opened a case against the Ba Yuda Star at Jinja Road Police Station following their Ange Noir Scuffle.
Blu3 Vs Cindy
Radio/Weasel Vs Bebe Cool
Bebe Cool Vs Buchaman
Friday, 22 May 2009
The last time the star traveled to TZ, he broke his legs under dubious circumstances. He later claimed it was a sleep walking accident but few believed him.Now looks like the mom of his two kids didn't buy the story of sleep walking. We are told: "Daniella doesn't want Chameleone to travel to Tanzania simply because he could get into fresh trouble. The last time he was there, he broke his legs. She's dead worried." But sadly, there is a misunderstanding between the lovers as Chameleone insists his son's futures depend on his music concerts.
"if he get a good deal like this weekend's deal in Tanzania, he doesn't see why he can't go for it. His life depends on music,"a close source told us. The singer was last in Tanzania on 3rd October.
That night he broke his legs and was found lying in pain at the hotel. He later claimed he had sleep walked from his hotel room on third floor and fell to the ground. But other sources claimed he could have been beaten. He will be performing tomorrow night in Arusha in a mega cash deal.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Daniella can't wait to cruise around Kampala after the heavy weight has showed just how much he loves her. A mega bash is planned.
Friday, 17 April 2009
A few months sexually starved Daniella Atim asked her beloved husband Chameleone to scale down on his performances at night so as to let them have ample intimate time together when she needs it most.
Chameleone has been failing his nightly duties forcing Daniella to take this to another level.
She alerted the family elders who in turn held reconciliatory meetings at his home in Seguku.
A verdict has now been passed that the heavy weight scales down on his night performances and also relocate his studio to somewhere else other than his home. Reliable sources say she could even try out a Zuena move if the star doesn't change his ways.
Saturday, 04 April 2009
You have listened to their music, you know who is loaded when it comes to dime, doing very well when it comes to sex lives but one thing is lacking and that is Education.
Ragga Dee: He is a music heavy weight no doubt. But when it comes to Education, he is certainly a featherweight. The self proclaimed grand father of Ugandan Music isn' t so learned. What is known is the fact that he completed his senior six from Masaka based St. Henry's College Kitovu. He claims he went to a US Institution but nope, we don't believe.
Henry Tigan: The soft spoken reggae star Henry Tigan is a fresh graduate from Kyambogo University. He graduated with a bachelors degree in Adult Community education earlier this year.He is truly a force to reckon with the upstairs department.
Bobi Wine: Singer Bobi Wine is truly a great man. He grew up from the Ghetto but that never stopped him from acquiring a degree in Music from Makerere University. Seriously the Mazzi Mawanvu singer is a heavy weight in the education section unlike his top competitors.
Juliana Kanyomozi: She is the reigning PAM Award artiste of the year, she is talented, an amazing figure and a very good voice but sadly, very few teachers heard it. Sources reveal that Juliana due to social and financial problems stopped in Senior Five. We are told she could escape from school and hit Sabrinas Pub for Karaoke in the 1990's. So lucky she had a killer voice.
Moze Radio: is one hell of a dangerous singer who definitely has a big and bright future ahead. He is a graduate from Makerere University. He completed a degree in Community Psychology but I don't understand why his English is suspect.
Straka Mwezi: The celebrated music MC and WBS late show star has seen it all. She has been on the social scene for far far too long and worked and worked on almost all the best Radio and TV stations in uganda. And Bars! She has rubbed shoulders with Uganda's richest and is ever invited at the best functions in town. You just can't mess with Straka. But wait a minute, she never completed school. Senior Four was her highest.
Jose Chameleone: He is undoubtedly a heavy weight in the music but when it comes to school, he is a light weight. Just like pal Bebe Cool, The Ba Yuda star is a senior six graduate. And again like Bebe, he stormed to Nairobi and released his first hit Mama Mia. Since then he has not looked back.
Iryn Namubiru: She Released one hit that took her heights but ever since it's been down all the way through even though she has tried that much to revive her career with collaborations. Well she is married to a white guy and dime is available but her education is in slumber mode. Sources indicate that the last time she checked out a black board was in Senior Three.
Karitas Karisimbi: She is gorgeous! Now imagine if she had gone to school. She would be a perfect model woman. But sadly, she dropped out in Senior six from City High School and hit Kampala streets. Ever since she has worked on WBS, Capital Radio, and now she is back on WBS. She's definitely seen it all.
Jackie Chandiru: The Blu3 heartthrob was offering a degree in Industrial Fine Art at MUK but later dropped. Retakes were accumulating like hell. she was spending most of her time in the Sir Apollo Kaggwa Hostel Baston instead of class. They were set to fire her anyway.
Weasel TV: Just like his older brother Jose Chameleone, Weasel TV isn' t learned. We hear he dropped out of school in Senior Three. No wonder he call himself TV. I doubt if he knows what it means.
Desire Luzinda: Ah, Seya's pal! Desire Luzinda is undoubtedly a great singer with a great body. But one thing that has eluded her is a certificate or any academic document of note. Ok she's got a senior six certificate but that is what she has. In 2004, she joined Makerere University for a development studies degree course. The two years later, she dropped out and joined campus but this time Nkozi University for a long distance course. We hear she dropped out of it too.. Ahhh!
Friday, 20 March 2009
Artistes who include top star Bebe Cool have been struggling financially. Red Banton was offered Red a stick of roasted meat and it turned out to be his first meat in 2009. It's that bad! But there are those artistes who continue to thrive even in the crunch. Today we unveil the top richest artistes in Uganda.
Bobi Wine - Uganja President with his magnificent mansion in Gayaza with a Cadillac Escalade, Lad Cruiser, Bus, and a Ford Convertible. He is building a beach and a hotel. He has a horse and exotic dogs. He is signed to Centenary Bank, MTN, Life Guard Condoms, and Ministry of Health. He has a hardware shop in Kamwokya, a recording studio, posh offices in Bukoto and a garden of weed. He recently bought a motor-bike. Estimated Fortune: Shs 2.7Bn
Jose Chameleone - The Bayuda Star is filthy rich! he has been on the social scene for over ten years and has amassed wealth. He recently imported a Cadillac Escalade worth over Shs 200million. He also owns a Mercedes Benz ML 320, a Super Custom, a convertible and a Premio. He owns a state of art mansion on Seguku hill. He also owns exotic dogs at home. He also owns a house in Arizona in the United States and recently bought a house in Kigali. He has a singing group, Leaone Island and a recording studio. He is signed to Nile Breweries. Estimated fortune: Shs 2.5Bn
Others are: Geoffrey Lutaaya, Ragga Dee, Mesach Semakula
Sunday, 08 March 2009
Companies like GTV have already succumbed to the credit crunch while other companies are cutting on their budgets, most bars in town have run out of business with popular nights especially Friday nights now shockingly empty. Celebrities have equally been affected and below are some of them:
Chizzo - Fresh from UK, Gagamel singer should be regretting why he left his wife to come to Uganda and blow the few dollars with new catch Flavia Oketcho. Having drunk all the Bond 7 whisky in town, they are now broke and what is left to them is to hold each other every time they go out. He has even failed to secure a return ticket to the UK.
Sarah Zawedde - All that is left is a powerful car. The Kambele nawe star like defunct Pay TV GTV has faced a credit crisis. In fact she' not only off the social scene but also on the music scene. The arrival of the credit crunch seems to have made her situation tightens she has disappeared to oblivion.
Boyz in September - We are told the MUBS student recently begged Dr. Jose Chameleone for help. He is their long time rich buddy only that they don't fall in the same money category. Their late last year European tour was the lowest in history of local music abroad. With their poor music on the decline, Boyz in September are finished and sadly, September.
Amarula Family - These guys are funny but the Credit Crunch isn't joking. General Manager Amooti and his buddies Paddy Bitama and DJ Messe are struggling financially. By the way their story is a funny one. One day while at a wedding , they were served a bottle of Amarula . After downing it, they decided to call themselves Amarula family. But as expected they couldn't afford a drink. So they resorted to the usual beers with Amooti opting for guinness. Ever since the Credit Crunch hit, he has abandoned and now drinks Vodka. Paddy Bitama has lost his DMC Benz after he failed to pay Ugx 200,000/- he had borrowed for his birthday party. DJ Messe on the other hand has resorted to mc-eeing at the Makerere kavule based Punchline bar branch.
Saturday, 28 February 2009
Chameleone having heard the song, he instantly knew he could use it to make his great come back like he has proved in the past. Word reaching us however, is that he was supposed to pay a certain amount of money to the younger brother which Chameleone has refused to do insisting that the young boy first finishes school. Now we hear the younger brother has opted to drop out of school and start performing his song ''Bayuda" and won't let Chameleone continue making money on him while he looks on.
Now Chameleone has has vowed to lock up his young brother if he doesn't go back to school; whether he can do that remains to be seen.
Friday, 20 February 2009
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Chameleone joins Bobi Wine in the class of Escalades though Bobi Wine's is a model 2000. Meanwhile this makes the total number of Escalades to three with one still stuck in the bond. ''Iam leaving a dream, this is a car that every artist should drive. I respect Bobi Wine so much. He inspired me to buy this car," Chameleone said. ''I hope it will inspire upcoming artistes to work hard, " he added.
He bought the car at $40,000 before taxes and paid close to $9,000 in transportation costs and paid approximately $18,500 as taxes. This Friday the pimping accessories will be arriving aboard Emirates Cargo which were bought from the same guy Bobi Wine bought accessories from only identified as Lorenzo.
The Bayuda star who will certainly customize his escalade with either ''Bayuda'' or ''Leone'' number plate will unleash the monster on Saturday at Club Silk Reggae/Ragga Night.
Wednesday, 31 December 2008
The singer who is down with leg injuries has been a big spender and he continues splashing around monies. If you were wondering where he gets his money wonder no more. Last year Jose bought a mansion in Chicago through auctioning and now rents it out.
Now that he has a huge fan base in Kigali, chances are he is relocating there after the launch of his new album on 30.Jan.2009.
Friday, 19 December 2008
Stars Iryn Namubiru and Jose Chameleone proved yet again why they are top artists with an amazing performance for their hit Samwa Samwa in silk lounge. Fears that the two stars would never perform their hit together following Chameleone's deadly injury were trashed after he made an appearance for silk lounge anniversary in a spectacular form. In his now trademark wheelchair, the BaYuda star proved he is cut above the rest with an unbelievable stage presence alongside Iryn. Irene certainly made a massive statement on her return from France where she's been enjoying the company of her husband. The pair will again team up next year in January as Chameleone launches his latest album in VIP on 31st
Monday, 06 October 2008
Jose Chameleone's accident in Tanzania is being interpreted as a consequence of the feud between the top musicians. "These are Chameleone's rivals at work. The guy has dominated them for a long time and they think the only way to get back to him is by bewitching him" said a member of his entourage. They might have cast a spell on him that forced him through the window from the 3rd floor to the ground.It is the first time it has happened to him. More on this here
Weasle Loses a Tooth: Last Friday Angenoir bouncers were treated to some action after Weasle and one guy alleged to be former Chameleone's body guard fought. Weasle lost his cool over some matter and smashed a wine glass on the table in the process cutting some guy's neck. The guy retaliated by thumping Weasle who lost a tooth.
Mazzi Mawanvu a Flop: Uganda is on Terror alert so many people should gather in a single place for so many hours. This is what the Mazzi Mawanvu man had not taken care of in his album launch. The show kicked off at 7:00pm and a few artists had performed.. Bobi Wine hit the stage at 10:30pm and 30 minutes later police intervened demanded that the show be put to a complete stop. Bobi went back stage and shed tears." This is Unfair"
Barbie Gives Birth to a Baby Girl: This was a massive boost after the flop of Mazzi Mawanvu because Barbie downloaded a baby girl the following day. The baby girl is named Shalom. Shalom and mother are in fine health.