Moses Golola

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Moses Golola (Born 22 May 1980) is a Ugandan self-made celebrity[1] [2], entertainer[3], and kickboxer known for building his personal brand.

While his actual accomplishments as a kickboxer have been questioned by the media in Uganda [4][5] [6], with accusations ranging from rigged events [7] to outright fraud[8], Golola has, nevertheless, been credited with popularizing the sport of kickboxing in Uganda (a discipline which previously generated minimal fan interest in Uganda) [9][10] and has managed to build up a large fan following in Uganda[11]. His 2011 fight against Abdul Qadir Rahim managed to attract the largest attendance in Uganda outside of Ugandan national football team matches[12] and Golola has perhaps the largest fan following in Uganda outside of the national football team[13].

Golola has one of the largest online fan bases of anyone in Uganda[14]. His fans have created various memes associated with Golola [15] and even their own parody version of Downfall starring Golola [16]. He was also given the lead role in the Ugandan movie Christmas in Kampala[17].

Golola is known for his humorous personality[18][19] and flamboyant showmanship[20], traits which have helped him to popularize the sport of kickboxing in Uganda and helped him to gain a large fan following. [21][22]

He is the Kickboxing Champion of East and Central Africa[23] having emerged winner in a controversial match against Hungarian Andras Nagy on 9 December 2011.[24][25]. Golola was involved in a financial dispute with his promoter at that time, Patrick Kanyomozi, and claimed that he was owed 30 million Ugandan shillings as his part of a 40-60 split from the fight [26]. The dispute later caused him to split with Kanyomozi and introduce his own brother as his promoter[27].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "There is more substance to Golola’s success story than we care to admit". 
  2. ^ "The Golola Moses phenomenon: He loses Fight but takes Belt home! What in the World Happened?". 
  3. ^ "Golola’s brand transcends individual sports disciplines". 
  4. ^ "There is more substance to Golola’s success story than we care to admit". 
  5. ^ "Golola has been sued to court over breaching the contract url=http://www.natpenews.com/golola-was-sued-to-court-over-breach-of-contract.html". 
  6. ^ "COMMON SENSE: What Golola’s debacle shows about Ugandans". 
  7. ^ "The rise and fall of Golola Moses". 
  8. ^ "Time to look beyond the Golola brand url=http://www.campusjournal.ug/index.php/perspective/commentary/525-time-to-look-beyond-the-golola-brand". 
  9. ^ "Golola’s brand transcends individual sports disciplines url=http://www.monitor.co.ug/Sports/Soccer/Golola-s-brand-transcends-individual-sports-disciplines/-/690266/2307514/-/item/1/-/wuwile/-/index.html". 
  10. ^ "How Golola moses made kickboxing famous". 
  11. ^ "There is more substance to Golola’s success story than we care to admit". 
  12. ^ "How Golola moses made kickboxing famous". 
  13. ^ "Finally, Moses Golola not a joking subject url=http://www.monitor.co.ug/Sports/Boxing/Finally++Moses+Golola+not+a+joking+subject/-/690270/1974830/-/12x7mptz/-/index.html". 
  14. ^ {{cite news=The Golola Moses phenomenon: He loses Fight but takes Belt home! What in the World Happened? |title= url=http://www.ekimeeza.com/2011/12/10/the-golola-moses-phenomenon-he-loses-fight-but-takes-belt-home-what-in-the-world-happened/
  15. ^ "http://muwado.com/golola-moses-a-stunning-ko-and-trip-down-memory-lane/". 
  16. ^ "YouTube turns Ugandans into instant celebrities url=http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&id=19333:youtube-turns-ugandans-into-instant-celebrities&catid=42:sizzling-entertainment&Itemid=74". 
  17. ^ "YouTube turns Ugandans into instant celebrities url=http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&id=19333:youtube-turns-ugandans-into-instant-celebrities&catid=42:sizzling-entertainment&Itemid=74". 
  18. ^ "There is more substance to Golola’s success story than we care to admit". 
  19. ^ "Golola Moses spices up Silk comedy night". Daily Monitor. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  20. ^ "Uganda: Behind the Scenes - We Must Embrace and Encourage Flamboyance in Sport url=http://allafrica.com/stories/201111071305.html". 
  21. ^ "Golola Moses spices up Silk comedy night". Daily Monitor. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  22. ^ "Who is Golola Moses?". New Vision. 26 June 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  23. ^ "Brash Golola Faces Uphill Task at K-1 Africa Event". Daily Monitor. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  24. ^ Swalley Kenyi, "Golola declared winner amid controversy", The New Vision, 2011-12-10
  25. ^ Usher Komugisha, "Judges speak out on Andras-Golola scandalous fight", The New Vision, 2011-12-11
  26. ^ "url=http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/314821-golola-in-financial-dispute-with-managers.html". 
  27. ^ "How Golola moses made kickboxing famous".