Jose Chameleone Net Worth 2018 And Biography
Joseph Mayanja better known by his stage names, Jose Chameleone, Joe Chameleone or just chameleon is one of the most popular musicians from East Africa. Chameleon is a reggae musician and makes most of his songs in English, Swahili, and Luganda. Joe became really popular after the release of his first album “Baygeya” which was aired continuously in the country and became a hit. ( Jose Chameleone Net Worth 2018 And Biography ). Joe is often credited as the father of modern Ugandan music in the turn of the 21st century as a result of his fame, works, and numerous hit songs some of which has become popular catchphrases in the country like Basiima Ogenze, Nekolera Maali, Shida Za Dunia amongst many others.
- Full Name: Joseph Mayanja
- Date Of Birth: April 30th, 1979
- Jose Chameleone Net Worth 2018: $6 Million
- Record Label: Leone Island, Uganda Performing Right (RAP) Society
- Country Of Origin: Uganda
Jose Chameleone Net Worth 2018 And Biography
His Early Life
Jose Chameleon was born in 1979 into the family of Mayanja. He has 3 other siblings, all of which are into one music style or the other. Jose is the most successful member of the family in terms of music fame and wealth. Jose passion for music was known very early on and while he was yet in school, he was allowed to pursue his passion freely at a club playing as a DJ.
Jose Chameleone started out early in school like every other Uganda citizens. Although he started his musical career quite earlier than most since he began while yet in secondary school. Jose chameleon attended the progressive secondary school in Kampala and while he was still there, he was signed to the Kenyan record label Ogopa DJs.
- Personal life
Jose chameleon is currently married to Daniella Atim and the couple has four children. The first is Abba Mayanja who followed his father’s path into music and has released his first album “game over”. He goes by the stage name “Trex”. Jose other children include Alfa Joseph Mayanja; Alba Shyne Mayanja; and Amma Mayanja.
Music Career and Music Style
Jose’s musical career really began in 1996 as a Disk Jockey (DJ) at a Missouri night club in Kampala where he was living. He was later signed to the Kenyan record label Ogopa DJs along with the popular Bebe Cool. While signed with the music label, Jose chameleon enjoyed his first breakthrough with his legendary album “Bageya” (he featured the popular Kenya singer Redsan in the single) which became a hit immediately after its release.
Chameleone is one of the very first artists to have successfully created a new music style from the combination of the popular Ugandan folk music, central African rumba, zouk, and reggae. Jose chameleon is a fast songwriter and singer and by 2014 he already has more than 10 albums all of which are hits. His first album “Bageya” which brought him to the limelight was released in 2010 by Ogopa DJs. He followed this with other successful albums all of which are listed below in this article.
Jose continues to rise as the best artist in Uganda and in 2014, he broke the record of the single largest gathering ever in a musical concert by any East African artist. His live concert “Tubonge Live” which was held in at the Lugogo Cricket Oval Stadium in Kampala, drew a crowd of over 40,000 fans and was regarded as the largest gathering of the audience to a music performer ever in the country. Jose chameleon was proposed to be made an ambassador of the Busoga Tourism Initiative by the speaker of the parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, after his “Tubonge Live” concert fame.
Jose is currently the president of the popular Ugandan music label, the Leone Island. The Leone Island music label has some of the best artists like Moses Radio, Weasel, AK 47, King Saha, Papa Cidy, and Pallaso in its portfolio.
Jose Chameleone Net Worth 2018
For fans and readers wondering how much is Jose Chameleone worth? He is currently put at $6 million and currently regarded as one of the richest musicians in East Africa.
- He won the “Artiste of the Year & Song of the Year award at the 2004 Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards).
- Jose chameleon also won the Best Afro Beat Artiste/Group & Best Afro Beat Single (“Kipepeo”) at the 2005 Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards).
- His album “Bei Kali” won the Best East African Album at the 2004 Tanzania Music Awards.
- Jose chameleon won the 2005 Tanzania Music Awards for the Best East African Album.
- Chameleone won the 2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) for the Best Afro Beat Artist/Group.
- In 2006, Jose chameleon won the Kisima Music Awards for the Best Ugandan Song (Mama Rhoda) & Best Ugandan Music Video (Mama Rhoda).
- In 2007, Jose chameleon the Kisima Music Awards again for the Best Ugandan Song (Sivyo Ndiviyo with Professor Jay ).
- Jose chameleon song “Badilisha” won the 2014 HiPipo Music Awards for the Song of the Year.
- The same song “Basilisha” also won the 2014 HiPipo Music Awards for the Best Male ZOUK Song
- Jose chameleon was nominated for the following awards but lost it to other outstanding performers. He was nominated for 2003 Kora Awards – Best East Africa Artist.
- In 2004, Jose chameleon was nominated for the Kora Awards again for Best East African Male Artist but he lost it.
- Jose chameleon was also nominated for the 2006 MOBO Awards for Best African Act which he also lost.
- In 2012, Jose chameleon’s song “Valu Valu” was nominated for the best East African song at the Tanzania Music Awards but lost the award to another artist.
- His song “Valu Valu” was also nominated for the 2013 HiPipo Music Awards for the Best Afrobeat Song (Moto Moto ) which he also lost to another performer.
All albums by Jose Chameleone
Albums released under Ogopa DJs Record Label
- Bageya – 2000
- Mama Mia – 2001
- Njo Kari but – 2002
- The Golden Voice – 2003
- Mambo Bad – 2004
Leone Island Music Empire
- Kipepeo – 2005
- Shida za Dunia – 2006
- Sivyo Ndivyo – 2007
- Katupakase – 2007
- Bayuda – 2009
- Vumilia – 2010
- Valu Valuable – 2012
- Badilisha – 2013
- Wale Wales – 2014
Jose chameleon is a member of the popular musician community which was set up with the aim of using their fame and vast fortune to help eradicate poverty and spread the news about the dangers of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Jose is also the founder and president of the chameleon foundation.
Jose chameleon is not only popular in his home country. He has fans in different parts of the world and has performed various musical concerts in the United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, the Zambia, Switzerland and so many more. Jose chameleon is currently undergoing a peace mission with the returned former LRA rebels. He inspires them to live a humble and peaceful life in their various society.
That’s all about Jose Chameleone Net Worth 2018 And Biography.
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