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Chameleone’s wife Atim reveals her financial struggles after moving abroad

By Elizabeth Ngigi September 15th, 2023 2 min read

Daniella Atim, the wife of Ugandan music legend Jose Chameleone, has spoken about the financial difficulties she encountered after moving abroad, despite being married to the popular Ugandan singer.

Through her Instagram account, Atim penned a touching message to her first-born son, Abba, reflecting on their journey through life’s challenges and expressing her unwavering faith in the future.

Atim pledged to one day sit down with her son under the starry skies and share the story of their struggles. Atim recounted the challenges they faced, including living in a cold, damp basement room that flooded every spring.

At one point, Atim said she had to leave her other children with Abba, the eldest, while she went to work abroad.

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“Dear son, one day you and I will sit under a bonfire and talk about it all. We shall talk about your cold dingy basement room that flooded every spring, we shall talk about how I went to ‘kyeyo’ for several days without return and left you in charge of your siblings plus an infant,” Atim wrote.

To make ends meet, Atim even took on two full-time jobs, all to ensure her children could enjoy the simple pleasure of drinking milk daily and receive a quality education.

“We shall talk about how I so badly wanted you and your siblings to be able to drink milk every day; we shall talk about how I took up two full-time jobs because I wanted you all to go to good schools. We shall talk about that twin bunk bed that all six of us had to fit in,” Atim said.

“When all of that is done, we shall sit and laugh at it all; we shall laugh at how God has kept us through the hardships. We will testify about the goodness of God; we shall tell of how God kept elevating us; we shall tell of how He brought total strangers that helped us along the way, ” she added.

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Atim concluded her heartfelt message with words of hope and dedication.

“While we wait for that time, while we wait for the dollars to flow in so that I can send you all on that vacation I have promised for years, while we wait for the good life you always promise me, my boy, while we wait, I will stay committed to being your mother. I will stay committed to the pact I made with God at your birth, to raise you to be a Man of God.”

“Like your name Abba, may you be the man people will always encounter and experience God. Like your name Abba, may you turn out to be a great father and husband. May God keep proving His faithfulness to you.”

In a touching reassurance to her son, Atim added, “Dear son, things do get better; let’s keep walking; it’s just a matter of time. Love, Mom.”

Chameleone’s wife relocated abroad for her safety as at the time her husband was vying for a political seat about five years ago.

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