Uganda’s ‘most unusual looking person’ becomes POPSTAR

Despite facing endless taunts about his face, Godfrey Baguma has formed a successful career as a pop star with his music videos racking up 3,000,000 views on YouTube.

A man with a severely deformed head who won a competition searching for Uganda’s most unusual looking man wants to use his fame to launch a music career.

Godfrey Baguma, 47, was thrust into the limelight for his unique head, becoming a local celebrity for his unique looks and helping him launch a career in African pop music .


But the singer’s mystery condition has never been diagnosed – and he is always fearful he may have passed it on to his eight children.

He said: “Right now I am afraid because I have a little daughter who kind of resembles me. I look at her head and I believe that she might look like me.

“Sometimes I worry because my children are still very young. I worry about what would happen to them if I died. I think about that a lot now.”


With Godfrey’s health recently declining, Doctor Tony Wilson – the head of medicine at Mbarara Hospital – decided to carry out tests to diagnose him.

Doctor Wilson said: “He has very widespread abnormality in his head and pressing on various parts of his brain.

“His posture is compressing his chest – this is why he’s not breathing well.”


Six weeks after an MRI scan with Doctor Wilson, Godfrey received the full examination he had always hoped for.

He suffers from a rare condition called Fibrodysplasia – which affects the growth and placement of his cells and tissue.

With the correct medication, Godfrey’s health can be managed and better still – he cannot pass the disease down to his children.

He said: “I was so worried that the doctor wanted to operate on me. I feel glad that he just told me about my condition.

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