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 c, 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
Born Joseph Mayanja, Chameleone is known for his stimulating live performances, and is revered as one of East Africa’s most versatile, creative and crowd-pleasing artists. He is frequently in demand regionally and internationally. Chameleone has 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 as winning Best Video, Uganda and Best Song, for Mama Rhoda, at the Kisima Music Awards in Kenya.And now A MTV EMA AWARD nominee! Chameleone’s musical style is a combination of Ugandan folk music, central African rumba, zouk and ragga. His first album was released in Kenya in 1999. He has since released several albums including “Bageya” in 2000, “Mama Mia” in 2001, “Njo Karibu” in 2002, “The Golden Voice” in 2003, “Mambo Bado”, in 2004 and “Kipepo” in 2005. Chameleone’s biggest hits include Jamila, Mama Rhoda, Shida za Dunia, Kipepeo, Bei Kali, Fitina Yako, Mama Mia,SivyoNdivyo He is a member of the Musician’s Community, a coalition of musicians who use their fame and fortune to help eradicate poverty and create HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns. However, despite all the negative media speculation in East Africa, Chameleone has been continuing to perform and produce new music in the USA, UK, Canada, Sweden and Denmark during the past year and his international career looks firmly set to shine bright for many years to come.