Many know Joseph Mayanja as Jose Chameleone the legendary musician, but to his family, he is a husband, a brother, a son, and a father. Chameleone has always portrayed himself as a family man. He has been married twice and from the two marriages, he has six children.
Jose Chameleone’s firstborn is from his first marriage to Griet Onsea. The rest of Jose Chameleon’s children are from his marriage with Daniella Atim, his second wife.
While the two who tied the knot in 2008 in one of the biggest weddings of the decade have had their share of marriage drama and scandals as expected with a celebrity couple, they definitely draw their pride from the cute souls they are raising together.
In this article, we take a look at Jose Chameleon’s children; their names, education, interests, and where they currently are.
Ayla Onsea Mayanja.
The first of Jose Chameleone’s children is the beautiful Ayla Onsea Mayanja who was born in May 2002 while Chameleon was married to his Belgian lover Griet Onsea alias Dorotia.
The two are said to have met in Nairobi while Chameleon was frequenting Kenya to win the music lovers there. He was so in love with her that his famous Dorotia song was inspired by her.
Their marriage, however, did not work out and Dorotia had to leave Uganda with a young Ayla. It was widely reported that in 2007 Chameleone fought very hard to get Ayla’s custody after Griet was allegedly arrested and sentenced to prison in Belgium for being in possession of drugs.
There is no doubt that Chameleone is very fond of his eldest child as he always posts Ayla on his social media on her birthdays as he does with all his other children.
At the moment Ayla is still in Belgium living with her mother. In 2020, she graduated from the university and Jose Chameleone could not hide his joy at his eldest child’s huge milestone.
Abba Marcus Mayanja
Abba Marcus Mayanja is the second of Jose Chameleone’s children and the first child that the Tubonge hitmaker has with his second wife. At his tender age, Marcus has already made a name for himself as a professional swimmer.
His most notable achievement is when he broke a record during a swimming competition in Cool Rapids, Minnesota in the USA where they relocated to in 2019. The record had been there for more than 30 years and his father could not be more proud.
The 16-year-old seems to be focused on creating his own path as he has tried and excelled in different fields already. He is the first of Jose Chameleone’s children to try out music as he recorded and released a song called Game Over going by the name T-Rex. It is still unclear if he will pursue music in the future or if he will follow another career path. One thing that is certain is that he is destined for greatness.
Alfa Joseph Mayanja
The third of Jose Chameleon’s children is named after the celebrated singer turned politician. Alfa Joseph Mayanja Junior also follows his big brother’s footsteps and has shown an interest in swimming. Chameleon has always been seen around the two boys most of the time compared to the other of his children.
They were however separated for some time due to the covid lockdown that found the kids and Daniella in the USA.
Alba Shyne Mayanja
After the two boys, Daniella and Chameleon were blessed with a beautiful girl whom they named Alba Shyne. She celebrates her birthday every February 8th. The fourth of Jose Chameleone’s children turned 10 this year and the Valu Valu singer took to social media to wish his daughter all the best.
His fans have noticed the striking resemblance between Chameleon and his princess Alba. She also studies in the United States where they now live with their mother Daniella.
Amma Christian Mayanja
Jose Chameleon’s child number five is his son Amma Christian. The 8-year-old adorable boy celebrates his birthday on 11th of July every year.
He is the last boy in the Chameleone household and seems to have his father’s big heart. Like his older siblings, Christian studies in the US too.
Xara Amani Mayanja
Born in the United States in 2018, Xara is the last of Jose Chameleon’s children, well at least for now. The young girl just turned four recently and she looks so much like her mother Daniella.
While all her older siblings are currently in school, it is not clear if she has already started any form of education yet.
Is Jose Chameleone still with Daniella Atim?
In 2018, Jose Chameleone and the mother of his children briefly separated and even almost got divorced.
The two however patched things up and although they live on different continents, they seem to be on great terms and they are doing a great job of raising their children.
We wish the Chameleone’s household the very best and hope the kids can grow and blossom into the best versions of themselves.