African artistes whom you didn’t know were prominent politicians

Politics is becoming more and more enticing for artistes with scores joining the field during elections.

Some have been in office for two terms.

The trend is picking up not only in Kenya but in Africa as a whole.

Below is a list of artistes and actors who successfully ventured into politics.

  1. Desmond Elliot
Elliot, who is known for his acting prowess on Nigerian Movies, declared his intentions in September 2014 to run for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress.

He contested and won the Surulere Constituency in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.

Elliot was recently re-elected as the winner of the Surulere 1 state Constituency election in Lagos State.

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2. Professor Jay

The celebrated Tanzanian artiste is the Member of Parliament for MIKUMI constituency.

He is well known for songs such as ‘Yatapita’ ‘Hapo Vipi’ among others.

He is still involved in music having released a song three weeks ago.

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Below is the link

 

3. Bobi Wine

Ugandan artiste Bobi Wine is among artistes who ventured successfully into politics.

Jaguar ditched the music and joined politics for the first time, emerging the winner of the Member of Parliament seat for Starehe Constituency in 2017.

He revealed that come 2021 he will vie for Presidency.

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4. Charles Njagua Kanyi

Jaguar ditched the music and joined politics for the first time, emerging the winner of the Member of Parliament seat for Starehe Constituency in 2017.

He is no longer active in music, unlike his counterparts.

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Mheshimiwa Jaguar in a file photo

Jaguar’s best song was ‘Kigeugeu’ which he sang before he became an MP

5. Banky W

Popular musician and actor, Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W hold the position of House of Representatives.

He won during the 2019 general election.

He was declared the flag bearer of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) for Eti-Osa Federal House Of Representatives.

He is well celebrated with his songs being listened to by millions.

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Below is one of his most listened to song.

6. Jose Chameleone

Popular Ugandan afrobeat artist, Jose Chameleon confirmed his interest in politics as he eyes one of the top seats in Uganda’s next general elections.

Speaking to journalist at DNA Lounge in Kampala, the singer announced he would be vying for the Kampala Lord Mayor Seat come 2021.

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Below is a video of Chameleone doing what he loves best.

7. John Kiarie alias KJ

KJ was best known for his stint on Redykulas years ago, he, however, decided to venture into politics and he is currently the Member of Parliament for Dagoretti South.

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Check out cute photos of Jose Chameleon’s last-born daughter Princess Xara

Ugandan musician Jose Chameleon and his wife recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl Princess Xara. The new dad is enjoying every single step of it.

Princess Xara Amani Mayanja is the fifth child to Chameleon and his wife  Daniella Atim Mayanja and she seems to be enjoying all the attention she can get not only from her parents but from her siblings as well.

Ugandan musician Jose Chameleon with his family

Chameleon is not only popular in Uganda but is also a household name in the Kenyan music scene, and we here at Classic 105 celebrate him everyday.

Xara Amani Mayanja is an eye candy going by her photos and here are some of them as we all enjoy this cutie who is bound to break boys hearts.

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Princess Xara Amani Mayanja ,Jose chameleon’s youngest daughter bonding with her big sister

 

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Ugandan musician bonding with his youngest daughter princes Zara

 

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Jose chameleon’s daughter taking some time to bond

The couple have five children namely Abba Marcus Mayanja, who has released his first single “Game Over” under the name T-REX; Alfa Joseph Mayanja, Alba Shyne Mayanja, and Amma Mayanja and the new addition Princess Xara.

Other famous dads with daughters include DJ Mo, Dj Moz, Nameless and Diamond Platnumz.

Going by the photos on instagram Jose chameleon has a soft heart for his kids.

April Babies! Jose Chameleon shares his birthday with songbird Avril

Jose Chameleon recently welcomed a bouncing beautiful baby girl, Xara Amani Mayanja.

After the blessing God granted his family, they are again celebrating as the singer turns a year older today.

The April baby went to social media to wish himself and his fellow birthday mates a happy birthday.

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“Born: 30th April 1979, Today is my Birthday Life is the biggest gift God gives to man and Talent is another he gives to those he favours. Happy birthday to everyone I share this day with.

Chameleone shares his birthday with our very own Kenyan artist Avril who also recently welcomed her baby to this world.

What a coincidence, this two artist have so much in common.

Avril shared this caption on social media

“We always wish each other happy birthday and so the tradition continues… Happiest birthday to my birthday mates @fficialsusumila @jchameleon. May happiness follow you. Fam, help me wish these EA superstars a happy birthday.”

Chameleon’s oldest son Abba Marcus who is slowly following into his father’s footstep also wished him a happy birthday on his instagram account.

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“Happy birthday @jchameleon /papa love you so much may your wishes come true.”

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Sibling Love! Jose Chameleon’s Birthday Wish To His Brother Weasel Will Melt Your Heart!

Ugandan singing sensation Joseph Mayanja, popularly known by his stage Jose Chameleon, is one of the biggest, veteran singers in East Africa.

Jose Chameleon is known for his various hit songs like; Tubonge, Wale Wale, Valu Valu, Shida Za Dunia and has managed to keep his game up in the music industry for more than a decade.

The artist is a family man with four kids, who recently celebrated his 8th wedding anniversary with his beautiful wife, Daniella Mayanja in a sweet caption alongside a photo of them together, that read:

It feels like just yesterday we were standing at the alter and that’s one of the best decisions I ever made in life- Finding a perfect Friend in you.
Thank you for being my Daniella,Everything and a great Mother to our children. I am far from you but feel like we are hugging. I love you more and more every other day. Happy 8th Wedding anniversary My Darling Wife.

Jose Chameleon comes from a family of singers with siblings; Douglas Mayanja alias Weasel of “Weasel and Radio”, Pius Mayanja alias Pallaso and the late, Emmanuel Mayanja alias AK47, who are all musicians.

Weasel recently celebrated his birthday on Monday, June 13 and Jose Chameleon took to his social media to send him a heart-warming message that read:

Happy Birthday WEASEL My Brother | My Friend. May the good Lord bless you for the Greatness in you. A million Candles and more.Please join me wish my brother a happy Birthday

 

 

Jose Chameleon Sends A Heart-Warming Message To His Wife On Their 8th Wedding Anniversary

Jose Chameleon is known for his great genre of music that is popular on Classic 105 radio, having a huge fan base led by the one and only Maina Kageni.

He recently poured his heart out on Facebook, praising his lovely wife for the beautiful years they’ve been together and for raising their children right. He is quite the romantic, I have to say.

Check out the post below:

It feels like just yesterday we were standing at the alter and that’s one of the best decisions I ever made in life- Finding a perfect Friend in you.
Thank you for being my Daniella,Everything and a great Mother to our children.
I am far from you but feel like we are hugging.
I love you more and more every other day. Happy 8th Wedding anniversary My Darling Wife.

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DR. JOSE Chameleone's photo.
The Classic 105 family wishes them many more happy years together.

Jose Chameleon To Celebrate His Birthday In A Big Way! Find Out If Maina Kageni Will Attend His Party

Veteran Ugandan artist, Jose Chameleon is one of the most celebrated singers in East Africa, with his music cutting across the African continent and even Classic 105 Presenter Maina Kageni is a die hard fan.

The ‘Valu Valu’ singer is set to celebrate his birthday on Saturday, April 30th and he’s doing it in a big way! Wait for this!

Jose Chameleon, real name, Joseph Mayanja is known to be fond of Rwanda and even released a song in Rwandese dubbed Kinyarwanda like ‘Ndamukunda Cyane’ literally meaning ‘I love her/him very much’.

Well, the Leon Island CEO has revealed that he is going to hold his birthday celebration in Kigali, Rwanda, where he will also debuts his new song, Agatako and it’s clear that his love affair with Rwanda is on another level.

Jose Chameleon will be turning 37 years and we can’t wait to hear his new song as he entertains Rwandese fans. Will Maina Kageni attend the birthday party of his favorite East African musician?  We can only wait and see.

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Popular Ugandan Singer Mowzey Radio Of ‘Radio & Weasel’ Shaves Off His Signature Dreadlocks (Photo)

Ugandan group Radio & Weasel, is one of the most popular boy bands in Africa, with several hit songs to their name and a huge following on social media.

The Goodlyfe Crew is popular for several songs like; Zuena, Bread &Butter, Nakudata, Kuku and many more. The two singers are known for their signature dreadlocks and unique vocals.

Well, one of the group members, Mowzey Radio, is spotting a new look after shaving off his dreadlocks. Wow! He is now bald and looks like a totally different person, and without his popular beard, it would be hard to recognize him.

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The singer, real name, Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo, posted his new look on social media with sunglasses on and for some reason, he looks younger now. He shared the bald head  look with this simple caption:

Rate Ma New Look. How Do You Like Me Now?

Radio was once a backup singer (for Jose Chameleone) along with Weasel, but following disagreements between Chameleon and the two singers, the duo parted ways and formed their own group, which has since become successful.

Now, check out his new look below. Is it hot or not?

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See the comparison below;

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Before And After