Moses Golola (Born 22 May 1980) is a Ugandan self-made celebrity,Â entertainer,Â and kickboxer known for building his personal brand. He is aÂ K-1Â world champion of middle weight category as ranked by the World Kickboxing Federation.
Golola has been credited with popularizing the sport of kickboxing in Uganda (a discipline which previously generated minimal fan interest in Uganda) and has managed to build up a large fan following in Uganda. His 2011 fight against Abdul Qadir Rahim managed to attract the largest attendance in Uganda outside of Ugandan national football team matches and Golola has perhaps the largest fan following in Uganda outside of the national football team.
Golola has one of the largest online fan bases of anyone in Uganda. His fans have created various memes associated with Golola and even their own parody version ofÂ Downfall starring Golola.Â He was also given the lead role in the Ugandan movie Christmas in Kampala.
Golola is known for his humorous personalityÂ and flamboyant showmanship, traits which have helped him to popularize the sport of kickboxing in Uganda and helped him to gain a large fan following.
He is the Kickboxing Champion of East and Central Africa having emerged winner in a match against Tanzanian Emmanuel HijjaÂ last year in Jinja, Uganda.