Here Are East Africa’s Showbiz Power Couples (Photos)

Being in a relationship is hard, being a celebrity in a relationship is even harder. They are always in the spotlight regardless of what they do.

Due to being in the public eye, some have garnered haters and fans but despite all the things society says about them they stay together through thick and thin.

Meet East Africa’s Showbiz Power Couples:

1. Diamond Platnumz and Zari Hassan

Zarinah Hassan, is a Ugandan artiste, reality Tv star and an entrepreneur who grew  up in Jinja, Uganda. She has a Diploma in Cosmetology and has won the diva award of the year 2009 in the Diaspora. Currently she is based in South Africa and married to the famously known Bongo Flava artiste Diamond Platnumz who is known for his hit songs such as Nomber One and Nataka Kulewa. This is a couple that many admire and they are blessed with two kids.

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2. Chameleone and Daniella Mayanja

Jose Chameleone, born Joseph Mayanja, is a Ugandan afrobeat and reggae musician. Chameleone sings in Luganda, English and Swahili. Several of his songs have become hit songs, including Basiima Ogenze, Shida Za Dunia, Nekolera Maali and Badilisha. He is married to socialite Daniella Atim, a daughter of a local religious figure.

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3. Bebe Cool and Zuena Kirema

Bebe Cool is a pioneer of modern contemporary Ugandan music and an influential presence in the East Africa reggae game with more than 200 songs. He has won several awards and other local and foreign honors. He is married to model, TV presenter and former Miss Uganda contestant Zuena Kirema.

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4. Marek Fuchs and Annabel Onyango

Marek Fuchs is the entertainment managing director of Kenyan Hearttrobs Sauti Sol and has worked and toured with the group all over Africa, Europe and the United States. He is married to  Annabel Onyango who is a fashion stylist and a blogger under the brand Dressupnation. With a Bachlor’s Degree in Environment and Resource Studies and a Masters in English, her unexpected career  in fashion began as a fashion editor for True Love and Drum East Africa magazine.  She’s now a freelancer for television shows, commercial advertisements, music entertainers such as award winning East African super band Sauti Sol among other jobs.

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5. Nameless and Wahu

David Mathenge better known by his name Nameless is a Kenyan pop artist signed to the Ogopa DJ’s record label. He is commonly known for his hit songs such as Butterfly and Salary. Nameless is married to fellow musician Wahu whose real name is Rosemary Wahu Kagwi also a singer, song writer, former fashion model, actress and an entrepreneur. Her songs include Sweet love, Niangalie and Still a Liar.

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6. Chris and Kate Kirwa

Chris Kirwa is a popular event organizer and a media personality. This lovely couple is always celebrated for their unending love and support for each other. Chirs Kirwa and his wife Christine are inseparable despite being married for years. They are mentors for many celebrity couples and most of them look up to them for marriage advice and guidance.

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7. Dj Mo and Size 8.

Sammy Muraya commonly known as Dj Mo is a Kenyan gospel Dj and currently hosts the show on NTV Crossover 101. He is married to musician Size 8 whose real name is Linet Masiro Munyali. She is a singer, song writer and actress who switched from secular music to Gospel music known for her hit song Mateke.

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Chameleone Wants To Settle In Kenya

Uganda’s music sensation Jose Chameleone is “still warming up and looking forward” to moving to Kenya for good.

The Badilisha hit-maker, who during a recently trashed the Ugandan media for negative publicity that he is getting an is “aggressively irritated” by the way media in his home country report about him.

During a recent interview, Chameleone said that he still has plans of “relocating” to Kenya.

“When people chose to write or report only about your controversies than the good, it gets aggressively irritating. And that is what I am becoming. I hate it when I get misrepresented and Ugandan media is an expert at this. They misrepresent a lot of things,” said the singer.

He added: “It’s not that Kenyan media are ‘any different’ but I can handle that. But I am really getting tired with Uganda. And if I get extremely tired, I am coming to Kenya to settle. I love Kenya as my home and it will forever remain my home.”

Chameleone also advises artistes to respect laws governing their countries saying that “as long as art is a profession, you cannot break the laws because you are an artiste.”

-The Star