The year 2019 has witnessed several trends amonsgt Ugandan celebrities but the biggest of which we applaud is the ‘House Unveiling Fever’. Many top celebrities have acquired brand new houses and many others left hints of walking down the same lane.
In this piece, we look at those celebrities who have been victims of the House Unveiling Fever:
By a mile, Sheebah Karungi has been one of the biggest female achievers in the celebrity circles and it’s not for her music this time. The Team No Sleep queen finally managed to put a roof on top of her head as she finished construction of her house located in Muyenga. She moved in with a mega house warming party on July 1st 2019.
Now at 30, Sheebah is a proud owner of a 5-bedroom mansion in the affluent location of Munyonyo after 14 years in the field of music. For the biggest part of the year, the house valued at Shs800m has been her identity on social media and some of her songs have been influenced by the achievement. She has also acquired a couple of endorsements from companies which used her house to sell their brands.
2018 was such a great year for Spice Diana and 2019 has just been a continuation of the successful streak. With a concert awaiting to happen in January 2020, Spice Diana rounded off her major achievements with a brand new 6-bedroom mansion in Makindye valued at Shs800m.
Hellen Lukoma is another artiste who will not want 2019 to end. The former HB Toxic songstress got married to her man, gave birth to a healthy baby, and acquired a brand new multi-million house in Bunga, very much to the surprise of many.
The house warming bug bit her so hard that she threw a big party at which she invited close friends and members of the press to celebrate her victory. She named it the Black Barbie Mansion.
Rema Namakula also unveiled her apartments in Namugongo. She has been building them for a couple of years even when she was still living with her baby daddy Eddy Kenzo. The songstress finally moved out of Kenzo’s house when she married Dr. Hamzah Ssebunya.
Besides the music, Bobi Wine’s younger brother Banjo Man is a business man dealing in real estate and he managed to complete construction of his own residential house at the start of December 2019. He followed the trend of other artistes as he unveiled the mansion which he valued at Shs1 billion.
With all the properties he has possessed over the two decades he has been a celebrity, Jose Chameleone still wants more and he unveiled his new mansion located in the Entebbe-based Akright Estate with a mega party at which he invited fellow celebrities and close friends.
Another singer that surprised us with a house unveiling this year is King Saha. The former Leone Island singer unveiled his house, located in Nakawuka, on December 24th 2019. He thanked his fans for the unending support and this could be the reason why he has had a silent year musically. We hope he can now bounce back with some hit songs in 2020.
Lydia Jazmine has also showed interest in having her own house very soon. In September, she showed off photos and artistic impressions of what her dream house looks like and we hope the dream will be achieved sooner than later.
We have also had some celebrities that have fallen in trouble with their houses:
The Triplets Ghetto Kids have been in and out of influential offices, on and off the news headlines, this time about issues to do with their house. They were threatened to be evicted by their landlord who demands that they clear a balance of Shs102m before the end of December this year.
Following several twists in his private life, Eddy Kenzo lost his baby mama Rema Namakula to another man and he almost lost his house as well. It might have been an issue to do with his own emotions getting the best of him but the Big Talent singer revealed how he wanted to put his Seguku house, evaluated at about Shs500m, on sale. He reasoned that there were so many memories from the past that he needed to deal away with and selling the house would help achieve that. Well, it didn’t happen and it’s still his house.
Heading into 2020, we anticipate several other celebrities to jump onto the new trend and honestly speaking, it is one that will help them develop their personal lives and achieve the most from their music careers.
Congratulations to all who managed to put a roof above their heads. You’re the real winners!