5 Ugandan Celebrities With A Million-plus Following on Facebook

Anne Kansiime

She is a very popular comedian not only in Uganda but also in Africa wholly. She is most common for her skit comedy that she plays in English – which is an official language to most of the African countries and this probably fetches her a very big following. She is followed by 1.90 million people thus putting him in the first position of Uganda’s most followed celebrities. Her facebook page is in the names of ‘Kansiime Anne/Entertainer” and it is verified with a blue tick.

Eddy Kenzo

Real names Edirisa Musuuza, the semyekozo singer is by no doubt the most followed Ugandan singer on facebook. The singer who is claimed to be the first African to ever hold a concert in Colombia has a following of 1.19 million and his facebook page is verified as well.

Though least known and loved locally, compared to some other musicians, currently Eddy Kenzo is the most formidable Ugandan singer outside the country. Recently he was even spotted chilling with a Manchester United right back, Aron Wan Bissaka – I don’t remember seeing a Ugandan singer having an English player as a friend, Eddy is really international!!

He is also the only Ugandan singer to have a song with over 20 million views on youtube, sitya loss with 23M views – a song that introduced him to international market about 5 years back. Up to now, he is such a big icon chiefly when it comes to international scene.

His huge following thus comes from a variety of people from different countries, predictably you can find there are; Ugandans, Ivorians, Kenyans, Tanzanians, Rwandese, Nigerians, Ghanaians, Guineans, Congolose, Malagasies, Malawians, Angolans and not forgetting the Colombians by the way….he can even be the only African singer with a Colombian Fan, who knows!!!

Juliana Kanyomozi

These are her real names and they are the same she uses on facebook. Naturally Juliana is a very beautiful and intelligent woman – she looks so enticing and it’s actually difficult to know that she is in her late 30s. Her page has a following of 1.14 million and it can easily be differentiated from other fake pages with a blue tick on it. She has inspired very many female musicians and she is certainly the most celebrated female singer,of this generation, in Uganda.

Bobi Wine

Barbie and Bobi Wine

As of now, he is probably the most loved person in Uganda for the reason am not sure of! And it’s for this case that Bobi Wine has even got guts to run for the presidential seat to remove the long-serving incumbent president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, come 2021. Following his presidential seat desires, he introduced a slogan of ”People power, our power”.

He was born in the ghettos of Kamwokya and was christened Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert before changing the names to Bobi Wine when starting his successful music career. The singer later joined politics in the 2017 Kyadondo East member of parliament by-elections, in which he moved out victorious and he is now the member of parliament for that constituency.

Since he is both a singer and a politician, he fetches his following from the two fields and as of current, he has a following of 1.06 million.


Last on this list is Rema, real names Rehema Namakula who has just introduced her new hubby after ditching the famed fellow singer, Eddy Kenzo, in a Uganda record ceremony. Rema was raised by a veteran musician known as Halima Namakula after losing all her parents and it is even claimed that the veteran singer is the one who named Rema.

Rema started her music career back in school days when she was among the school choir of St Balikuddembe, she was actually the lead performer in the choir. She later joined Gagamel Crew of famed singer Bebe Cool, with whom she did her first senior music career song dubbed ‘Cease and Sekkle’.

Rema went on to out another hit song dubbed ‘oli wange’, loosely meaning ‘you are mine’, and from there on wards she hasn’t retarded. She is now one of the most celebrated female singers in Uganda thus having a very huge following. The decent and dimpled singer has a following of 1.04 million on facebook.

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Written by Myalo Tonny Mata


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