Leone Island singing doctor Jose Chameleone is organising a tribute party for his little brother, the late AK47, at his Kololo based DNA Lounge.
“DNA LOUNGE KAMPALA presents: “A TRIBUTE NIGHT FOR AK47” DanceHall Party,” the management of the bar said on social media.
“We still love and celebrate the joyful memories of you our youngsta. You left so soon but only Good Lord knows why. As commonly “The Good die young” – But for us who loved you still treasure you and know you are alive still living in within us.”
Chameleone invited all AK47 fans family and friends for the March 14, 2019 event.
“As we celebrate the life of a fallen soldier. Entrance is free to the entire public,” the invitation says.
Dj Ras Brown, Dj King and Dj Urbanstar will be the mixers of the night.
AK 47, Akay 47, Ak Fortyseven, AkayFourtyseven birth name Emmanuel Mayanja (October 29, 1990 – March 16, 2015) was a Ugandan Dancehall artist.
He rose to fame in 2012 with his song “Champion”. He is said to be one of the best dancehall musicians Uganda has ever had. He died on 16 March 2015 in a mysterious death.
Ak 47 was born to Gerald Mayanja, who hails from Busato Mityana but lives in Seguku Kampala.
He was a biological brother to famous Ugandan musicians Chameleone, Pallaso and Weasel of Goodlyfe Crew.
He started as a producer and later diverted to singing.
He started singing in Leone Island group which is managed by his brother Chameleone with his first song Usiende in 2008.
However, this song did not get enough air play on Ugandan radios and TV, he came to limelight in 2011 when he made a remix of Bayuda with his brother Jose Chameleone.
This gave him popularity and much fan base in Uganda.
Since then he continued with more other good songs such as Mbeera ya nsi and Champion which topped Ugandan music chats for so long, Kidandali, Kaleba with his brother Chameleone, Musajja watu with King Saha and many others.
In 2014, he joined the group Team No Sleep which is managed and owned Jeff Kiwa.
In 2012, AK 47 married his wife Maggie Mayanja and they were blessed with 2 children (twins).
He is known for songs like; Usiende, Bayunda Remix feat. Chameleone, Champion, Kidandali, Mbera ya nsi, Mussajja watu with King Saha and Ndi Mulokole.
AK47 had recorded his latest song Ndi Mulokole, On 16 March, his last day, he went on and posted on his Facebook page saying “Nze Ndi Mulokole Nafuuka Mulokole AK Mulokole Naawe Fuuka Mulokole In God we trust” (I am saved, I received salvation, AK is saved, you also get saved In God we trust) little did he know that it will be his last update to the public.
Around 8:00PM, AK 47 went to the bar of his manager Jeff Kiwa, called Denjavu which is found in Kampala, where he started drinking with friends.
At around 10:PM, AK 47 was found lying on the floor of the bathrooms bleeding from the nose and with foam in his mouth.
It was said that he went unconscious and fainted. He was taken to the nearest clinic for first aid but the clinic was unable to deal with the difficult situation and instead referred him to a bigger hospital.
They reached Nsambya Hospital and the doctors found it impossible to cure his complication. He was announced dead five minutes after arriving in the hospital.