For a while now, speculations have been rife on social platforms that some Ugandan artistes’ success can be attributed to the Illuminati.
Fed up with the rampant rumours, they have come out to rubbish the claims linking them to the ‘Satanic’ forces.
For those who might not be familiar with the Illuminati discussion, the term refers to a mysterious and often evil force which has power to completely change the life of somebody.
It is said that this force enables an individual to attain outstanding success, but one must offer a sacrifice to attain the supernatural favour.
Going by the social media hype, Illuminati stories continue to rock Uganda.
The following artistes have however trashed the rumours:
He has been on several instances rumoured to belong to the secret sect.
The rumours of his involvement with the forces began early 2014 when a recording by an alleged former devil worshiper surfaced online. The former Satanist went around churches ‘exposing’ celebrities he claimed are Illuminati.
He mentioned Jose Chameleone’s name in the list, and this prompted the singer to take to his social media pages to clarify his stand.
In March 2015, the veteran singer wrote: “Money has become an excuse that losers use to blame hardworking people. Some of us are built on pillars of God given ability that nobody can take away. I am Catholic not illuminati. And will never be.”
Kenzo, Juliana Kanyomozi
Recently, the Wale Wale hitmaker together with other artistes, Eddy Kenzo and Juliana Kanyomozi in a joint statement distanced themselves from the forces.
Chameleone, Kenzo and Juliana are working together on a youth empowerment project dubbed Ambition Mission. For the past two days, articles have been doing rounds in Uganda that the project is secretly aimed at cultivating and nurturing illuminati practices.
However, they have refuted the claims in the collective statement.
“In response to articles appearing in mainstream media and rumours being spread on social media regarding Ambition Mission’s activities, we would like to state that none of that information is accurate,” read the message.
Clarifying what the project is about, the statement added: “Ambition Mission is a community of young people from across Uganda who are united in their desire to achieve their personal ambitions in life. The group supports and inspires them to achieve their dreams through things like weekly radio show, regular magazine and inspiring Facebook page.”
Dismissing Illuminati rumours, the group told: “Any accusation of association between Ambition Mission and Illuminati or a hub for nurturing homosexuals is baseless and malicious.”
The group further added they are committed to empowering and changing the youth’s lives.
She is one of Uganda’s finest singers, and arguably the best female guitarist of all.
Ntale has also been facing accusations of being involved with Illuminati due to her quick rise to stardom. She has denied the claims, even offering to reward the person who will prove she is Illuminati.
In a lengthy social media post, the singer wrote: “Let’s put the record straight on this Illuminati theory. I have hustled for way longer than most people know. It has been a journey of over 5 years, but to some it seems like Ntale is an overnight success.”
“Why are you giving away all the good God has done to the devil?” she questioned.
To challenge the ones who are attributing her success to the devil, Ntale said: “I am offering USh5 million (Ksh144, 000) to whoever can step forward and prove these baseless claims of Illuminati. Show us where they are recruited.”
Vexed, she concluded: “It’s time somebody stood up against this craze of ignorance misleading the masses.”