When it comes to celebrities and being famous, Uganda has lagged behind quite significantly as compared to other African nations.
However, there are some Ugandan celebrities who have made it to the “famous” list and are recognised not just in Uganda but other parts of the world as well, here is our list of Ugandan celebrities that have made it even beyond the national level:
1. Jose Chameleon
Jose might have made it to this list through some very wrong means but, at times the end justifies the means. Chameleon was the very first Ugandan celebrity to introduce many others who came after him to the trend of using older wealthy women to grow one’s wealth. If anyone remembers the hit song Dorotia, that was the name of the woman who gave Jose a boost.
Though rumour has it that she was a known drug dealer, that did not stop Jose from showing the so much older woman some love in exchange for money. Jose is also a good singer which gives him an added advantage over so many other artists in the country. His song mama mia was quite a breakthrough in making him a popular international singer.
2. Ragga Dee
Ragga has been in the music industry for quite a long time and though his music is not as popular now as it was before, he is still enjoying the fortune from his early music days.
When Ragga Dee started singing, the music industry in Uganda was booming due to the small number of musicians at the time. Ragga Dee became very popular as there were few musicians who could be compared to him at the time. His music still makes it to the radio stations and studios till today. He is also one of the richest Ugandan celebrities today.