Jose Chameleone Net worth, Age, And Biography

Jose Chameleone Net Worth

What is Jose Chameleone Net Worth Today?

Jose Chameleone Net Worth:$6 Million
Born:April 30, 1979
Country of Origin:Uganda 
Source of Wealth:Music, Business, Politics 
1st Hit Project:“Bageya” 

Jose Chameleone has become one of the most prominent Afrobest Musicians in Uganda. He sings in Swahili, Luganda, and English. 

In the course of his music career, Chameleone has worked with several notable artists such as Beenie Man, Davido, Sizzla, Koffi Olamide, and so on.

Being one of the richest musicians in Uganda, He is also the proud owner of the Leone Island Records in Uganda. 

Also known as Dr. Jose Chameleone, Chameleone has established himself as one of the richest and most popular musicians from East Africa with several awards to his name. 

However, music is not only Jose Chameleone’s source of wealth, he also runs chains of businesses both in Uganda and abroad, as he is worth $6 million. 

In this article, we bring you exciting facts about the career, achievements, as well as net worth of Jose Chameleone. 

Jose Chameleone Net Worth And Highlights 

As of 2021, Jose Chameleone Net worth is estimated to be $6 million.

Here are some of the best highlights of his glittering career. 

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Awards Won

  • Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) – Artiste of the Year & Song of the Year (“Jamila”) 2004
  • Tanzania Music Awards – Best East African Album (“Bei Kali”) 2005 
  • 2005 Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) – Best Afro Beat Artiste/Group & Best Afro Beat Single (“Kipepeo”)
  • Tanzania Music Awards – Best East African Album (“Jamila”) 2005
  • Kisima Music Awards – Best Ugandan Song (Mama Rhoda) & Best Ugandan Music Video (Mama Rhoda) 2006
  • Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) – Best Afro Beat Artiste/Group 2006 
  • Kisima Music Awards – Best Ugandan Song (Sivyo Ndiviyo with Professor Jay) 2007
  • HiPipo Music Awards – Song of the Year “Badilisha” 2014
  • African Entertainment Awards – International Best Male Artist 2013 
  • HiPipo Music Awards – Best Male ZOUK Song “Badilisha” 2014
  • All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) – Song Writer of the Year 2015
  • Galaxy Zzina Music Awards – Legend Award 2018 

Awards Nominated For

  • Kora Awards – Best East Africa Artist 2003 
  • Kora Awards – Best East African Male Artist 2004 
  • MOBO Awards  for  Best African Act 2006 
  • MTV Europe Music Awards  for Best African Act 2007 
  • Tanzania Music Awards – Best East African Song (Valu Valu) 2012 
  • World Music Awards (three categories)  for World Best Male Artist, World Best Live Act & World Best Performer 2014 
  • MTV Africa Music Awards  for  MAMA Evolution Award 2015 

Jose Chameleone Biography

Jose Chameleone was born Joseph Mayanja in Kampala on April 30, 1979.

His parents are Gerald Mayanja and Prossy Mayanja. 

Jose Chameleone attended Nakasero Primary school in his hometown after which he got admitted into Katikama SDA, Mengo, and Kawempe Muslim Secondary Schools where he got his Secondary education. 

Information about his higher institution is not known. 

Concerning his Marital life, Jose Chameleone is married to his lovely wife, Danielle Atim whom he tied the knot with on June 8, 2008.

Their union is blessed with five children who reside in the US with their mother. 

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What Is Jose Chameleone Net Worth

Music Career

Jose Chameleone started his career in the entertainment industry as a DJ in 1996.

He used to perform at Missouri nightclubs in Kampala where he was born. 

Seeing his amazing talents in mixing and producing songs as well as in handling the Mic, Ogopa Deejays, a Kenyan record label, had to sign Jose Chameleone.

He released his first studio album titled “Bageya” in which he featured Redsan, another artist from Kenya. 

“Bageya” became one of the best-selling albums in East Africa and this made him more popular among his contemporaries.

Having recorded his first commercial success following the release of his first studio album, Jose Chameleone went on to release over 13 albums which have had huge commercial success. 

In one of his quotes, Jose Chameleone said ” I Have never Rated myself, It’s always my works from which real music lovers rate me accordingly” He believed the best that will talk is his music, not him.

He later left Ogopa Deejays to Form his own record label, Leone Island.

Some of his smash hit singles are: “Valu valu”,  “Shida za dunia”, Bayuda, “Tatizo”, “Kipepeo”, “Dorotia” and “Kipepeo”, “Hannah”, “Bomboclat”, “Jamila”, “Nkwagala nyo”,“Dorotia” etc. 

Some of Jose Chameleone’s albums are Kipepeo, Shida za Dunia, Valu Valu, Bayuda, Badilisha, Sweet Banana, and Champion.

Jose Chameleone has had the privilege of performing live in various countries such as China, Belgium, South Africa Malaysia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, Sweden, Zambia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Malawi, and many others. 

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Other Ventures 

Apart from music, Jose Chameleone was designated by the Ugandan Parliament to become the next Ambassador of the Busoga Tourism Initiative. 

Jose Chameleone also owns a charity organization called Chameleone Foundation which was established with the aim of helping Youths develop their talents and skills in any area of life. 

Chameleone belongs to a body of musicians who use their fame and wealth to provide supports to poverty-stricken individuals or families and also create an awareness campaign for HIV/AIDS. 

In 2021, He ran for office as Lord Mayor of Kampala.

Chameleone has performed to the largest audience at the Lugogo Cricket Oval Stadium in Kampala. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Where Is Jose Chameleone Now?

Presently, Jose Chameleone is at Nakasero Hospital in Uganda where he was admitted due to Liver and Pancreas disorder.

According to his family, his health is worsening. 

Is Clever J Related To Jose Chameleone?

Clever J whose real name is Gerald Muwonge happens to be the first cousin of Jose Chameleone who is also a musician groomed by Jose Chameleone and signed to Leone Island. 

Who Are Jose Chameleone’s Siblings? 

Jose Chameleone has three brothers, Emmanuel Mayanja, Weasel, and Pallas.

His youngest brother Emmanuel Mayanja, who was popularly known as AK47, is late, leaving Jose Chameleone, Pallas, and Weasel. 

How Many Artists Has Jose Chameleone Signed To Leone Island? 

Jose Chameleone has been instrumental in the development of some of the upcoming artists who are making it big time in the entertainment industry.

Some of these artists that were signed to Leone Island Music Empire are Chagga, Goodlyfe Crew, Goodlyfe Crew, King Saha, Melody, Slate Nation, Mr. Lengs, Papa Cidy, Pallas, etc. 

Where Is Jose Chameleone’s Family Now?

The family of Jose Chameleone which consists of his wife Danielle Atim and his five children, currently reside in the United States Of America.

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Jose Chameleone Net Worth (Summary)

That is everything for now on Jose Chameleone Net Worth, Age, and Biography.

Sometimes, you won’t have to stay in one profession to be successful, you will have to consider doing multiple professions in order to be very successful and reckoned with in the community.

I hope this post is helpful for you and helps you understand that no matter what, you have to strive for your personal independence.

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