Asia wa Charles, also known as Asia Namirembe, was a popular Ugandan TikTok celebrity who passed away on January 27, 2023, at the age of 36. Rogers Sebunya of SB4 Media confirmed the news, requesting that everyone pray for the well-being of her family members.
Asia’s relatives said she had stomach pains and a toothache for a week. She was rushed to the hospital when the situation worsened and required emergency surgery. However, she did not survive the procedure and was declared dead on Friday morning.
Following her death, her friend Charles expressed his grief in a video shot by NBS entertainment writer Kayz during Asia’s memorial. Namirembe was described as his closest friend, and he stated that he will miss her because she had a unique personality and was well-liked by everyone in the communities she visited. Charles went on to say that they had plans for two more concerts.
“I am deeply saddened,” netizens said in the aftermath of Asia wa Charles’ death.
Asia washed her hands Charles was known for his open-mindedness, and her alleged “love affair” with Charles sparked media interest. While the couple was filming wedding clothing advertisements, word of their marriage spread on social media.
Charles has been featured in several Tiktoker videos. Furthermore, SB4 aided Asia’s rise to prominence as a social media celebrity, and her fans and followers adored her dancing and skits with Charles. On several occasions, they appeared as a couple. Because Asia wa Charles was well-known on TikTok for her hilarious videos, Twitter users flooded the social media site with condolences when word of her tragic death broke.
Like omutaka Ice P always says in his movies, Asia wa Charles yaffaaa 😭😭 RIP dear Asia pic.twitter.com/kEMwD0N9yt
— Kanungu’s Finest🇺🇬 (@ElvisTrich) January 27, 2023
Life😭Life😭Life😭Asia Wa charles Mukwano Rest in peace, Oba Charles Omulekede Ani😭May God Strengthen Charles bambi😭😭😭We Live Once And Leave Once 😭😭😭Ensi Eno😭😭🙏🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/wKNB8oveLM
— 🇺🇬👑Hon-Musayi Mutto🇺🇬👑 (@Hon_musayimutto) January 27, 2023
On January 30, many well-known social media stars attended Asia wa Charles’ funeral.
Asia was laid to rest in Nakasoga village, Kirumba sub-county, Kyotera District, on January 30, 2023. The burial was attended by several well-known social media stars, as well as Frank Abaho, President of the TikTokers Association of Uganda. He praised all of the TikTok stars in attendance for altering their plans in order to pay their respects to Asia.
Several other celebrities were in attendance at the funeral. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, alias Bobi Wine, of the National Unity Platform, was also present and encouraged all TikTok stars to use the platform to raise awareness on various topics. Robert turned out to be Asia’s former classmate, and the two also shared a village.
“TikTok isn’t just for fun; you’re important individuals with the power to influence the world; utilize the platform wisely.”
Asia’s buddy Charles, also known as her husband, addressed the audience and stressed that he and the Ugandan TikToker were not married. Despite being portrayed as husband and wife on several websites, Charles indicated that he and Asia worked on TikTok videos.