Top 15 Ugandan Celebrities Who Turned into Politicians

Celebrities have vast and sensitive task of influencing the social, political and economical culture of locals in the country and many execute the duty in many professions mention musicians, and journalists since they hold a lion’s share with a mouth piece to for the agenda setting of the people’s way of living.

Below are some of the famous Ugandan celebrities who have made a great influence after crossing from their renown professions to the most tricky game of politicking in Uganda.

1. Hon. Judith Babirye

Hon. Judith Babirye

She is a Ugandan gospel musician, a senior pastor at ‘New Life Deliverance Church’ in Makindye Division, Kampala city council who holds a bachelors degree of Arts in Tourism.

She realized her music career with her debut song ‘Beera Nange’ winning the gospel single in the Pearl of Africa Music Awatrds hence she never turned back realizing more hit singles like ‘Wambatira’ Omusaayi gwa Yesu’, Ekitibwa kyo mukama’, and ‘ Maama’ that touched changed people’s lives to righteousness.

It is from here that she gained political fame thus turning down the odds as she claimed the 2016 parliamentary polls to become Buikwe parliamentary legislator.

2. Hon. Kato Lubwama {Biiso}

Hon. Kato Lubwama {Biiso}

He is one of the veteran journalists in Uganda majoring in radio comedy at CBS Fm and went on to start up the Diamond Assembles drama and music group where he produced love ballads caught attention of many band music fanatics.

He has persevered to the August house surviving on comedy with his famous morning radio show skit ‘Kalisoliso’ on Cbs fm being a point to mention and it was in j2016 presidential and parliamentary elections that gave Kato Lubwama ka chance to become a prominent politician after beating on incumbent John Ken Lukyamuzi ‘The Man’ to become the newly elected Rubaga South Mp despite the pending court suits over his academic qualifications.