December is globally known as a month of celebrating the life of those Living with HIV/ AIDs and also those who died of the deadly virus.
It is well known that ever since the outbreak of this endemic disease in Uganda in the early 1980s, it has claimed a number of lives of people we know and those whom we have never heard of.
The Daily Express exclusively brings you a list of top 10 Ugandan celebrities who are allegedly claimed to have succumbed to this deadly virus. Read the list below;
1.Philly Bongole Lutaaya
Probably Philly is the first on the list because he is the first Uganda celebrity who came out to say he is infected with the disease.
He was a music maestro whose song still hit the waves up to now especially during Christmas festivals
He died on 15 December,1989 when the virus was still fresh in the eyes of the world.
Paddy Ssali aka Paddy Bitama was a renowned comedian with the Amarula family.He died of the deadly disease in 2014 though some people alleged that he died of cancer.
Maiso was a band music singer in the now diminished Eagles production, known for his single ekimuli kya roza which flocked the air waves in the 1990s.He passed on in 2012 due to the virus.
He was a kandongo kamu singer whose name gathered mass in the 1990s due to his constructive songs like Dunia welaba, abafumbo twefumbirire among other.Kasozi died of HIV in 1997.
Paul Kafeero died of AIDS in 2007. He is a celebrated kadongokamu singer known for his illustrious musical career.
Birungi was a musical diva who died died in 2002 due to HIV/AIDS. She was a band music singer remembered for her song Okukula kweta.
Kisakye was a band music singer who succumbed to death in 2015. It is alleged that the musician died of HIV/AIDS.
Makumbi was a Kadongo kamu singer, sports journalist, TV and radio presenter who died in January 2016. He died of cancer but sources say he died of the deadly virus.
Angume was a musician well known for his single ‘switch’. He died in 2013 and its alleged that he died of HIV/AIDS.
Felix Nsibimaana who later converted to Islam and was known as Abdul Aziz Nsibimana aka Dj Berry was a club Dj as well as a radio personality who died of AIDS in the late 1990s and he is remembered as a great figure in Kampala nightlife.
The names mentioned above are only allegations and not proven from the family or close friends of the deceased.