Meet Jose Chameleone's First Wife - Daniella Atim Mayanja (2022)

Meet Jose Chameleone's First Wife - Daniella Atim Mayanja (1)

We have been listening, singing along, and dancing to Jose Chameleone’s music for over 20 years now, and we consider him a living legend in Uganda’s music industry.

Besides being a prominent musician and businessman, Jose Chameleone is a husband, father, and head of a beautiful family that he has built with his wife.

Today we take a look at Jose Chameleone’s first wife, and might we add- only wife. Here is everything you didn’t know about her.

Who exactly is Jose Chameleone’s first wife?


Meet Jose Chameleone's First Wife - Daniella Atim Mayanja (2)

The beautiful woman who caught the eye and stole the heart of Dr. Jose Chameleone is called Daniella Atim Mayanja.

Daniella is a beautiful light-skinned woman from the Acholi tribe, which is something that Jose Chameleone’s late father seemed to have had a problem with. According to the Tubonge hitmaker, his father wanted him to marry from his Buganda tribe.

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Chameleone’s wife’s birth parents are not publicly known. However, she was adopted and raised by the Italian Catholic priest, Father John Scalabrini, with whom she had a very close relationship and considered him her real father and best friend. When Father Scalabrini passed on in 2016, Daniella inherited his vast properties, including schools, hospitals, and real estate.

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What does Jose Chameone’s wife do?


Besides being a full-time mother, Jose Chameleone’s wife is also the owner of several properties that she inherited.

She also runs a charitable foundation called Friends Charity which helps needy school children through donations of items such as books, sanitary towels, and other essential toiletries.

How did Jose Chameleone and his wife meet?

The love story of one of Uganda’s power couples began on one evening in 2003 when the two were introduced to each other by a mutual friend at the Alligators bar, Garden City in Kampala.

(Video) Jose chameleon's first born Ayra Mayanja

Their romance did not bloom immediately, as Daniella Mayanja had her reservations about Jose Chameleone- the musician had dreadlocks at the time, which Daniella associated with gangsters.

She eventually warmed up to him, and aren’t we just glad that things worked out?

Daniella Atim and Jose Chameleone’s wedding


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Jose Chameleone and his wife exchanged vows on 7th June 2008 in a flashy event that is often referred to as the wedding of the decade.

The glamorous event was graced by the bigshots in Uganda who arrived in Helicopters.

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Chameleone and his wife celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary in 2021, with Jose sending a heartwarming message to Daniella.

Jose Chameleone and Daniella Atim’s children


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In their almost 14 years of marriage, the Valu Valu hitmaker and his wife have been blessed with five children- Abba Marcus Mayanja, Alfa Joseph Mayanja, Alba Shyne Mayanja, Amma Christian Mayanja, and Xara Amani Mayanja.

Chameleone also has an older daughter called Ayla Mayanja with a Belgium ex-girlfriend named Griet Onsea, aka Dorotia.

Did Daniella divorce Chameleone?

In 2018, Chameleone’s wife filed for a divorce from him, claiming that Jose Chameleone was an abusive drunkard who assaulted both her and her children.

Their marriage which is far from over was saved when the two later opted for an out-of-court settlement and reconciled.

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Daniella later relocated to the US, where she lives with her children, who attend school there. Chameleone, who is mainly based in Uganda, where most of his businesses and fans are, frequently visits his family and shares the cutest photos of his children and wife.

Chamelone’s wife’s court case

In December 2012, Daniella was arrested and charged in court for fighting in a public place with a Dembe FM Radio journalist identified as Isaac Katende.

According to an anonymous source, the fight ensued when the journalist called Daniella and informed her that he would be running a ‘dirty’ article about her.

Daniella denied the charges and was released on a Sh.2 million cash bail.

Daniella Atim social media

Unlike her husband, who is very active on social media, Daniella Atim Mayanja is almost untraceable on Facebook and Twitter. She has an Instagram account, @daniellaatim, with 24.6K followers, but the account is private.

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FAQs

Who is the wife of Dr Jose Chameleone? ›

How many brothers and sisters does Jose Chameleone have? ›

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Which tribe is Daniella? ›

Daniella Atim is from which tribe? Daniella Atim is of Italian descent. But according to the Chameleone, she is an Acholi by the tribe.

What tribe is chameleone wife? ›

Jose Chameleone is called Daniella Atim Mayanja. Daniella is a beautiful light-skinned woman from the Acholi tribe, which is something that Jose Chameleone's late father seemed to have had a problem with. According to the Tubonge hitmaker, his father wanted him to marry from his Buganda tribe.

Is Jose Chameleone married? ›

Chameleone is married to Danielle Atim. The couple has five children namely Abba Marcus Mayanja, Alfa Joseph Mayanja, Alba Shyne Mayanja, Amma Christian Mayanja and Xara Amani Mayanja studying and living in the United States. He ran for office as Lord Mayor of Kampala in 2021.

Is Chameleon divorced? ›

VIDEO: Jose Chameleon opens up on divorce and challenges in his marriage. Singer Joseph Mayanja commonly known as Jose Chameleon has opened up about divorce and challenges he is facing in his relationship. Jose Chameleon has been married with his wife Daniella for twelve years and the two have four children together.

Who is the last born in the Mayanja family? ›

Emmanuel was our last born; the one Mayanja that was all-round. He was very smart in school, he was very respectful to his elders and he always called me to make me listen to his new music.

What happened to Jose Chameleone? ›

The Badilisha hitmaker, real name Joseph Mayanja, has been in the hospital for the last one week and is battling Liver and Pancreas disorder.

How old is chameleon Jose? ›

Who is Daniella? ›

Daniella is a spoken word artist, poet, actress, and singer who is a twin who hopes to get recognition as a poet. She is very open and sincere. According to her, she is a jack of all trades and a master of some. Daniella is the founder of Dérrandz, a logistic company based in Cotonou Benin.

Which state Daniella is from? ›

The BBNaija housemate was born in Obudu, Cross River State, Nigeria, but currently, she resides in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Nigerian national of black ethnicity and follows Christianity. The Nigerian poet has a twin brother, five elder brothers and a younger sister.

How old is groovy? ›

Henry Olisaemeka Orakwu, popularly known as Groovy, is a 26-year-old BBNaija 2022 housemate who is ambitious and hails from Anambra state.

How many songs does Jose Chameleon have? ›

/ 132 songs

Jose Chameleon, born Joseph Mayanja on 1 January 1979 in Uganda, is an Afrobeat and reggae musician.

When did Jose Chameleon start singing? ›

Music Career

Jose Chameleone started his career as a deejay when he was 17 in a night club called Missousir in Kampala in 1996. He was later signed by a Kenyan record lable Ogoba DJs. It was under Ogopa DJs that Chameleone released his first single titled 'Bageya' where he featured a Kenyan artist Redsan.

Is Chameleon still with Danielle? ›

Daniella Atim is married to Jose Chameleone and together they have five children.

Who is Jose Chameleone in Uganda? ›

He is one of the most popular Ugandan musicians of the 21st century and enjoys strong popularity in many countries throughout Africa. Chameleone sings in Luganda, English and Swahili. Several of his songs have yielded popular catchphrases, including Basiima Ogenze, Shida Za Dunia, Nekolera Maali and Badilisha.

Is Chameleon still married? ›

In public you portray all is good but it's not easy.” The singer is, however, confident that his marriage which has stood over 13 years is still intact because he trusts his wife not to remarry.

When was Chameleon's wedding? ›

Why did chameleon get divorced? ›

The popular singer Jose Chameleone has announced that his nine-year marriage with wife Daniella Atim has ended. Atim filed for divorce in 2017. She accused her husband of cruelty, saying he would beat and humiliate her even in the presence of their children.

Is Chameleon still married? ›

In public you portray all is good but it's not easy.” The singer is, however, confident that his marriage which has stood over 13 years is still intact because he trusts his wife not to remarry.

What happened to Jose Chameleone? ›

The Badilisha hitmaker, real name Joseph Mayanja, has been in the hospital for the last one week and is battling Liver and Pancreas disorder.

How old is Jose Chameleone now? ›

How old is Juliana? ›

Videos

1. Mukyala Wa Chameleon Daniella Atim Atabuse,Chameleon Lwaki Tokula Naye Anobye....Agenze Mu Court
(Urban K Uganda)
2. Part of Izuba Showmusic:Jose chameleone wife(Daniella Atim) and Diamond Platnumz
(nikaflix)
3. Jose Chameleone's Wife Atim Daniella Reveals secrets About their Breakup.
(UGAMUSIC OFFICIAL)
4. Jose Chameleon's marriage on the rocks, Is Daniella tired of 'Chamili'? Uncut
(Next Media Uganda)
5. YES HAVE EVER CHEATED ON DANIELA- SAYS JOSE CHAMELEONE
(MM TV 256)
6. Daniella and I dated for two years without sex - Jose Chameleon on his love journey
(Baba TV Uganda)

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