Pallaso Biography: Wife, Age, Songs, Net Worth, Children, Albums, Parents, Family, Music

Posted By Michael Amos


Pallaso (born September 5, 1987), whose real name is Pius Mayanja, is a multifaceted Ugandan artist recognized for his roles as a recording artist, songwriter, producer, and videographer. 

His musical style seamlessly blends Luganda’s local language with English and sometimes Kiswahili. Demonstrating remarkable versatility, Pallaso excels in various music genres, delivering outstanding Afrobeats, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Afropop, and RnB hits that resonate with a wide and diverse audience.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Pius Mayanja
Stage Name: Pallaso
Born: 5 September 1987 (age 36 years old)
Place of Birth: Kawempe, Kampala, Uganda
Nationality: Ugandan
Education: Pennsylvania High School
Height: 1.61 m
Parents: Prossy Mayanja, Gerald Mayanja
Siblings: Jose Chameleone, Weasel, AK 47 Mayanja
Spouse: Nicole Hayman
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Dinari Mayanja, Maisha Mayanja
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: US$100,000-$250,000

Early Life & Education

Born on September 5, 1987, at Mulago Hospital to parents Gerald Mayanja and Prossy MayanjaPallaso is a renowned Ugandan musician. Growing up in Kawempe, a suburb of Kampala, he is the fifth among seven siblings. 

Pallaso hails from a family deeply rooted in music, with three of his brothers—Jose ChameleoneWeasel Goodlyfe, and AK 47 Mayanja—also making their mark in Uganda’s music industry.

His educational path commenced at Happy Hours Nursery and Primary School in Bwaise, Kampala, followed by Mengo Senior School and Kasawo Secondary School for his O-levels. After completing his O-levels, Pallaso pursued his A-levels at St. Augustine College in Wakiso. Post-high school, he ventured to the United States, enrolling at Pennsylvania High School to further his studies. Pallaso successfully obtained a diploma in Direct Support, marking a significant achievement in his academic journey.


Embarking on his musical odyssey in the year 2000, Pallaso found his rhythm as a member of the Leone Island musical group, adopting the stage name Lizard. In 2003, the symphony of his solo career commenced with the launch of his inaugural single, Mudigidde.

The pursuit of musical excellence led him across the Atlantic to the United States in 2004, where he underwent a creative metamorphosis, reemerging as the artist known today as Pallaso. The crescendo of his solo career climaxed in 2015 with the release of his debut album, Lover Man.

Pallaso, a star in the Ugandan music scene, has harmonized his talents with acclaimed artists like DavidoSheebah Karungi, and Vector. His virtuosity has not gone unnoticed, adorned with accolades such as the Best Artist in Diaspora at the HiPipo Music Awards and the Hottest Collabo title at the Buzz Teeniez Awards in 2014. Adding to his laurels, he claimed the Teenies Award for the Most Fly Video in 2014, creating a symphony of success in his musical journey.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: King Of The East (@pallasomusic)
  • Twitter handle: Pallaso (@pallasomusic)
  • Facebook: Pallaso

Personal Life

At 36 years old, Pallaso, the younger sibling of the renowned musician Jose Chameleone, takes pride in his role as a father to two children alongside his wife, Nicole Hayman. Their family includes a lovely daughter named Maisha Mayanja and a son named Dinari Mayanja

However, Pallaso was entangled with the law when he faced arrest for breaching COVID-19 social distancing regulations. The narrative took an unexpected turn as he managed a daring escape from police custody, adorned with handcuffs, subsequently becoming a fugitive, prompting law enforcement to initiate a manhunt.

In another dramatic twist, Pallaso, celebrated for his musical prowess, encountered hostility while filming a music video in Johannesburg, South Africa. The unfortunate episode unfolded as an angry mob targeted him, unleashing stones and wielding pangas, the machetes prevalent in southern and eastern Africa. While the details surrounding the assault remain shrouded in ambiguity, it is evident that Pallaso suffered severe injuries, necessitating immediate medical attention. 


  • 2014: Mundongo 
  • 2014: Go Down Low 
  • 2015: Twatoba 
  • 2015: Ffe tuliko 
  • 2015: Mubambazanga 
  • 2015: Tebakusobolola 
  • 2016: Wololo 
  • 2018: Kona (feat. Spice Diana
  • 2019: Akomererwe
  • 2020: Nkwesoose (feat. John Blaq
  • 2021: Naleeta 
  • 2022: Kulabako 

Net Worth

Pallaso‘s net worth is believed to range from $100,000 to $250,000. This projection considers various income sources, including revenue from his music sales, live performances, and sponsorship deals. 

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