8 Years Later. Gone Too Soon. Mayanja Family Remembers AK 47

Singer Jose Chameleone and his family members have held a memorial service in honour of Emmanuel Mayanja alias AK 47 who passed away at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala on March 16, 2015. 

“We gathered together with family and friends to pray for you,” said Chameleon in a message to his fans.

“It has been 8 years since you are gone.”

Considered one of the best dancehall musicians Uganda has ever had, AK 47 died at a tender age of 24, sending the nation into untold grief. 

The memorial service held in Ssingo, Kalangalo, was presided over by Father Lukwago Muzungu. 

Several music stars including King Michael and Ziza Bafana attended the event. 

Others paid tributes to the fallen music icon.

“May his (AK 47) soul rest in peace,” said Nina Roz. 

King Saha posted on Instagram: “Prayers for the fallen soldier. RIP Champ.”

AK47 had recorded his latest song Ndi Mulokole when he passed on.

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 would be his last update to the public. 

Around 8:00 PM, AK 47 went to the bar of his manager Jeff Kiwa, called Dejavu 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.

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