Angella Franklin Keihongani Katatumba, a Ugandan by nationality was born on February 21st in Nairobi Kenya.
She is the daughter of the former Honorary Consul of Pakistan in Uganda, Late Dr. Boney Katatumba and Gertrude Katatumba the proprietor AFK Beauty Clinic Kabalagala. Angella has a sister and seven brothers; Rosemary, Allan, Dennis, Rugiirwa (Angella’s Twin brother), Colin (the late), Ken, Ian and Jay.
She attended Katatumba Academy, for her primary education, then Belmont Senior Secondary School in Vancouver, B.C, Canada, where she obtained a Public Relations Diploma. She then went to Oxford Brookes University, England where she got Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Law from 1996-1999. Also at Oxford Brookes University, England she continued on to obtain a Masters in International Management / Public Relations.
After university in England, Angella moved to Chicago, Illinois in the US, where she had several well paying and prestigious jobs in the hospitality industry. She worked at; Buca Di Beppo Restaurant from 2001 - 2002, Isaac Hayes Restaurant in 2002 - 2003 also in Chicago and at Majestic Star Casino from 2003 - 2004 in Chicago Illinois, USA where she was earning up to almost $100,000 USD per year with bonuses.
When Angella moved back home to Uganda in 2005, she started working as the Managing Director at her father H.E Dr. Boney Katatumba’s Hotel called Hotel Diplomate in Kampala, Uganda. Angella is currently the Managing Director of the hotel.
Angella in 2005 also started to professionally record her music in Uganda. So far she has record three albums. Angella has made singing in English a priority since she started singing in Uganda; this is because she has always had the global market in mind and mostly because of her western upbringing.
The first album is titled PEACE, the Second album is titled Glad I'm Alive the third Album is titled Supernatural Girl. It so far has songs like Together Forever, Let’s Go Green a duet with Keko, In the Air a duet with Keko, Only You, So Close and Supernatural Girl.
In addition to music, in 2006 to present, Angella started an NGO called the Angella Katatumba Development Foundation which is the umbrella of two of Angella’s current projects.
The first is her extremely successful “For You Gulu” Project. The For You Gulu project’s intention is through her music to raise awareness about the plight in Northern Uganda after the 21 year old war ended and to collect anything in kind to help the people of the war torn regions.
The second project is Angella’s “Let’s Go Green campaign”. After the tremendous success of Angella’s For You Gulu project, in 2010 the British Council commissioned Angella and appointed her the International Climate Change Icon in Uganda 2010-2011. Her purpose was to spearhead again, through her music the awareness of climate change in Uganda. Angella has so far with God’s grace achieved a number of things.
Diva Awards - Humanitarian Diva Dec 2010 & Role Model Diva Dec
Office of the Prime Minister of the Government Of Uganda: - Peace Award For You
Gulu Project Sept 2010
Record TV Uganda - Woman of Power Award 2009
Buzz Teens Award - Ugandan Teens Role Model in 2007 and 2008
Kampala Rotaract Award - Humanitarian Award for my “For You Gulu” Project in 2007
Music Talent Show Awards - For winning singing contests in Canada and Oxford 1994 - 2000